ApacheCon NA 2011

Tom White

Tom White has been an Apache Hadoop committer since February 2007, and is a member of the Apache Software Foundation. He started the Apache Whirr project in May 2010. Tom is the author of "Hadoop: The Definitive Guide", published by O'Reilly Media. He works for Cloudera, a company set up to offer Hadoop support and training. Previously he was an independent Hadoop consultant, working with companies to set up, use, and extend Hadoop. Tom has a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and a Master's in Philosophy of Science from the University of Leeds, UK.

Whirr: Open Source Cloud Services
November 11 10:00AM
Apache Whirr is an Incubator project which provides a way to run distributed systems - such as Hadoop, HBase, Cassandra, and ZooKeeper - in the cloud. Whirr provides a simple API for starting and stopping clusters for evaluation, test, or production purposes. Whirr is cloud neutral, so services may be run on a wide variety of cloud providers (such as Amazon EC2 or Rackspace), simply by changing a configuration property. This talk explains Whirr's architecture and shows how to use it.

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