The Strata+Hadoop World big data industry conference was held in San Jose this week and as usual, AMPLab and Berkeley were well-represented among the presentations, while uniquely among university projects, AMPLab alumni and AMPLab-developed software were prominent throughout the conference. I got the opportunity to give an update on the BDAS stack in a short Keynote talk to the (I’m guessing) 2500 or so people who got up early enough to attend the morning session on Thursday. Scheduled between a talk on brain surgery and a stand up improv routine by Paula Poundstone (of NPR’s “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me“) and after a nice introduction from long-time AMPLab friend and supporter Ben Lorica, I gave a quick over view of the AMPLab and BDAS, and then focused on four of our ongoing projects: Succinct, Velox, KeystoneML, and AMPCrowd/SampleClean.
O’Reilly, the sponsor of Strata, has put videos of the keynotes on line (free, but log-in required). The keynote I gave can be viewed here. Thanks to everyone who provided slides for and advice on the presentation.