Hortonworks will sponsor several Birds of Feather (BoFs) sessions, hosted by Apache Committers, Hortonworks’ architects, tech-leads, and engineers. Come and share your experiences, challenges, future interests, and requirements on key Apache projects and discuss what’s on the roadmap and future design options.

Apache Hive, Apache Hbase & Apache Phoenix

Apache Hive is the de facto standard for SQL queries in Hadoop. The next phase of the Stinger. next initiative, the Apache community has greatly improved Hive’s speed, scale and SQL semantics.  Come learn and discuss what is new in Hive 3.0.

Apache HBase is the NoSQL store that runs on Apache Hadoop.  Apache Phoenix provides a SQL skin on top of HBase.

Come learn and discuss Hbase 2.0 along with the latest developments Phoenix.


Speakers: Alan Gates, Josh Elser, Jesus Camacho Rodriguez, Nishant Bangarwa

IoT, Streaming & Data Flow

Real-time data processing with Apache NiFi, Apache Kafka, Apache Storm and Apache Spark Streaming provides the foundation for IoT. Come learn and discuss the latest streaming & data flow innovations and future directions.

Speakers: Aldrin Piri, Davor Bonaci, George Vetticaden

Apache Hadoop – YARN, HDFS

Apache Hadoop keeps evolving to meet the community demands around distributing computing and storage.  Apache Hadoop 3.0 is actively in development in the community with key enhancements to YARN and HDFS.

Apache Hadoop YARN is the architectural center of Hadoop that allows multiple data processing engines to handle data stored in a single platform, unlocking an entirely new approach to analytics. Come learn and discuss the latest YARN innovations and future directions.

Apache Hadoop HDFS is a distributed Java-based file system for storing large volumes of data. Come learn and discuss the latest HDFS innovations and future directions.

Hosts:  Sanjay Radio(Apache Hadoop), Anu Engineer(Apache Hadoop), Vinod Vavilapalli(Apache Hadoop), Wangda Tan(Apache Hadoop)

Speakers: sanjay Radia, Anu Engineer, Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli, Wangda Tan

Security and Governance

Apache Knox and Apache Ranger provide Hadoop security while Atlas provides a Hadoop metadata store and enterprise compliance. Come learn and discuss security & governance innovations and future directions.

Speakers: Srikanth Venkat

Cloud & Operations

Apache Ambari and Cloudbreak provide the foundation for Hadoop and Streaming install, configuration and management on-premise and in the cloud. Come learn and discuss Hadoop & Streaming Operations & Cloud innovations and future directions.

Speakers: Paul Codding, Jayush Luniya

Cybersecurity and Apache Metron

Apache Metron is a new top level Apache project focused on open source big data cyber security analytics platform supporting real time ingest and analytics to discover information security threats and build out a high value security data lake. Apache Metron helps security operations teams be more efficient by reducing the amount of “DIY” big data and data science tooling necessary to detect threats in real time.

Come learn and discuss the latest Metron innovations and future directions.

Speakers: Simon Elliston Ball, Casey Stella