Groupinar Speaker Series: Faster, Cheaper, Better - Using Hadoop and Solr vs Oracle

Palo Alto, CA

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Groupon's Groupinar Speaker Series, a collection of talks and forums for sharing information on anything and everything related to tech, start-ups, and new, innovative ideas!

Come join Groupon to learn and engage with guest speaker Ken Krugler on Thursday, June 7th at 5:00pm as he discusses the following topic:

Faster, Cheaper, Better - Using Hadoop and Solr vs. Oracle

Who is Ken Krugler?

President of Scale Unlimited, a Big Data consulting and training company. Past founder and CTO of Krugle, a vertical search engine and enterprise appliance for code and technical information. Co-founder of Bixo web mining open source project. Apache Software Foundation member and Apache Tika committer. Author and speaker on vertical search, web mining and Hadoop.


What is the talk about?

This talk will cover some of the unique challenges in switching a web site from relying on slow, expensive real-time analytics using database queries to fast, affordable batch analytics and search using Hadoop and Solr.
Adbeat helps advertisers target publishers/networks and improve ad results by analyzing millions of web pages every day. Adbeat has been able to cut monthly costs by more than 50%, improve response time by 4x, and quickly add new features by switching from a traditional DB-centric approach to one based on Hadoop & Solr. This analysis is handled by a complex Hadoop-based workflow, where the end result is a set of unique, highly optimized Solr indexes. The data processing platform provided by Hadoop also enables scalable machine learning using Mahout.