Its a couple of days to go until the call for papers for the Rittman Mead BI Forum 2014 closes, with suggested topics this year including OBIEE (of course), Essbase, Endeca, Big Data, Visualizations, In-Memory analysis and data integration. So far we’ve had some excellent submissions but we’re still looking for more - so if you’re considering putting an abstract in, do it now before we close the process late this Friday night!
I’m also very excited to announce that this year’s optional one-day masterclass on the Wednesday before each event will be presented by Lars George from Cloudera, who be talking about Hadoop, Cloudera’s distribution of Hadoop and their management and real-time query tools, and how these relate to the world of Oracle BI&DW. Lars is a Cloudera Solutions Architect and Head of Services for them in EMEA, and is also an HBase committer and author of the book “HBase: The Definitive Guide”.
You’ll probably have seen a lot on big data, and Cloudera, on this blog over the past few months, and I’m particularly grateful to Justin Kestelyn who used to run OTN and the Oracle ACE Program, but now does a similar role over at Cloudera, for making it happen. Thanks Justin and Lars, and we’ll look forward to seeing Lars in Brighton and Atlanta in May this year.
Once the call for papers closes, we’ll do the usual vote to allow potential attendees to influence the paper selection, and then we’ll announce the agendas and open the events up for registration later in February. Until then though - get your abstracts in now before it’s too late...