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Concurrent, Inc. to Present at Upcoming Leading Big Data and Hadoop Industry Events

Alexis Roos to Deliver Session on Cascading Pattern at Hadoop Summit North America, Cascading at Big Data Expo 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/28/14 -- Concurrent, Inc., the enterprise data application platform company, today announced that Alexis Roos, senior solutions architect, will present at two upcoming industry events: Hadoop Summit North America 2014, taking place June 3-5 in San Jose, Calif. and Big Data Expo 2014, taking place June 10-12 in New York City.

At Hadoop Summit North America, Alexis will deliver a talk on Cascading Pattern, a standards-based scoring engine that leverages the power of Cascading and enables analysts and data scientists to quickly deploy machine-scoring applications on Hadoop. Additionally, a week later at Big Data Expo, Alexis will provide an introduction to Cascading, the most widely used and deployed application development framework for building data-oriented applications that enables organizations to operationalize their data and solve business problems.

Concurrent Presentations At-A-Glance

Hadoop Summit North America 2014
What: "Pattern: An Open Source Project for Migrating Predictive Models from SAS, etc., onto Hadoop"
Who: Alexis Roos, senior solutions architect, Concurrent, Inc.
When: Tuesday, June 3 at 1:45 p.m. PT
How: Register at

Session Description
Cascading Pattern is a free, open source project, which takes models trained in popular analytics frameworks, such as SAS, Microstrategy, SQL Server, etc., and runs them at scale on Hadoop. Based on the popular Cascading framework, Cascading Pattern effectively lowers the barrier or adoption on Hadoop for developers where they can use a Java API to create complex machine-scoring applications. Alexis will provide sample code that will show applications using predictive models build in SAS and R, such as anti-fraud classifiers. Additionally, Alexis will compare variations of models for enterprise-class customer experiments.

Big Data Expo 2014
What: "Using Cascading to Build Enterprise Data Applications that Drive Innovation and Advantage"
Who: Alexis Roos, senior solutions architect, Concurrent, Inc.
When: Tuesday, June 10 at 1:55 p.m. ET
How: Register at

Session Description
Cascading is the most popular application development framework for building enterprise-grade data applications on Hadoop. This open source development framework allows developers to leverage their existing skillsets, such as Java and SQL, to create reliable applications without having to think in MapReduce. Alexis will provide an introduction to Cascading and then dive into using it to build applications. Attendees will learn what types of use cases exist for data-driven businesses, how to approach them with Cascading and its vast ecosystems, and the best practices for Cascading application development.

About the Speaker
Alexis Roos is a senior solutions architect focusing on Big Data solutions at Concurrent, Inc. He has more than 18 years of experience in software and sales engineering, helping both Fortune 500 firms and startups build new products that leverage Big Data, application infrastructure, security, databases and mobile technologies. Prior, Alexis worked for Sun Microsystems and Oracle for more than 13 years, as well as Couchbase and several large systems integrators in Europe.

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About Concurrent, Inc.
Concurrent, Inc. is the leader in Big Data application infrastructure, delivering products that help enterprises create, deploy, run and manage data applications at scale. The company's flagship enterprise solution, Driven, was designed to accelerate the development and management of enterprise data applications. Concurrent is the team behind Cascading, the most widely deployed technology for data applications with more than 150,000 user downloads a month. Used by thousands of businesses including eBay, Etsy, The Climate Corp and Twitter, Cascading is the de facto standard in open source application infrastructure technology. Concurrent is headquartered in San Francisco and online at

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