WJAX 2013 Slides online: Big Data beyond Apache Hadoop – How to integrate ALL your Data with Camel and Talend

Posted in Uncategorized on November 5th, 2013 by Kai Wähner

I just want to publish my updated slide deck from WJAX 2013 in Munich. I have integrated some real world use cases for showing Hadoop integration with Apache Camel and Talend Open Studio for Big Data.

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You are not Facebook or Google? Why you should still care about Big Data and Apache Hadoop Ecosystem (Pig, Hive, Hortonworks, Cloudera, MapR, Informatica, Talend)

Posted in Uncategorized on March 14th, 2013 by Kai Wähner

In March 2013, I was at 33rd Degree – “A Conference for Java Masters”. I had two talks, including a new one: “You are not Facebook or Google? Why you should still care about Big Data”. It is a great talk to give an overview about big data, especially from a business perspective (paradigm shift, business value, challenges). However, I also talk about alternatives for big data from a technology perspective, mainly about the defacto standard Apache Hadoop, its ecosystem (Hive, Pig, HBase, Oozie, Sqoop, etc.), distributions (Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR), and tooling (i.e. big data suites, e.g. Talend, Informatica, Oracle, IBM).

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Progress Report from CamelOne 2012 in Boston (Apache Camel, ActiveMQ, ServiceMix, CXF)

Posted in IT Conferences, Uncategorized on May 17th, 2012 by Kai Wähner

This week, I was at CamelOne 2012 in Boston, organized by FuseSource.  The sessions addressed several open source integration projects from Apache. Here is a short summary of the event…


Sessions covered several open source projects such as Apache Camel, Apache ActiveMQ, Apache ServiceMix, and Apache CXF. Attendees learned directly from their peers and other industry experts how open source can deliver measurable technical and business benefits to their organizations.

Besides Camel, ActiveMQ, ServiceMix and CXF, several other interesting topics were covered, for example:

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Progress Report: „Atlassian Unite 2012 London“ (Confluence JIRA et al)

Posted in Uncategorized on March 13th, 2012 by Kai Wähner

Today, I was at the “Atlassian Unite 2012 London”, a one-day event of Atlassian (http://www.atlassian.com/company/about/events/unite/2012). As the slogan says “Atlassian Users of Europe, Unite!”, it was a community event for users of Atlassian products. I guess about 200 people attended. Two other events will follow in Paris and Frankfurt.

The Company

Atlassian is a software company based in Sydney, Australia which makes software targeted for software developers. Atlassian’s best known products are JIRA (bug tracking) and Confluence (Wiki). Besides, Bamboo (continuous integration) and Crowd (Web Single-Sign On) are used often.

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iPad @ Work: 10 Reasons why the iPad is a great help for me

Posted in Uncategorized on July 18th, 2010 by Kai Wähner

iPad @ Work: 10 Reasons why that’s awesome

I use an iPad at work and I love it. The following shows my experiences.

Why the hell do you need an iPad at work?

The big question many of my buddies and colleagues ask me: What can you do at work with your iPad? Does it make any sense? Or do you just need it to be a fashionably, cool guy with a nice gadget?

The iPad has so many disadvantages

Everybody talks about the bad points of the iPad:
– no flash player
– no directory system and file support
– no printing
– restrictions for developers (keyword: AppStore)
– no %&§§& whatever &§%&

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