Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 12th) from 6:00-8:00pm, we’ll be hosting a group of Hadoop users and developers here at our SOMA headquarters, ShangRolla, for their monthly meetup. Hadoop is an “open-source software for reliable, scalable, distributed computing” used by top tech companies like Yahoo!, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft. According to a recent TDWI survey, three-quarters of respondents have either deployed or expect to deploy HDFS (Hadoop Distributed File System) in production.

Our very own Derek Nelson will present on the “Real-World Use Cases of Hadoop/HBase Synergy” and will be followed by Christophe Taton of WibiData, for his presentation “Under the Hood: How KijiSchmea extends HBase.”

This event follows a very successful, content-rich April meetup in which Derek Nelson joined Benoit Sigoure of Arista Networks, Francis Liu of Yahoo!, and Sergey Shelukhin of HortonWorks, to share the Big Data challenges of the online advertising space and and discuss how HBase fits into our engineering toolkit.

For Derek, advertising “combines big data, real-time processing, machine learning and money. It helps the internet be free and fluid, and it happens to be one of the most interesting places to sink your teeth into and build cool things.” Here at AdRoll, “we have all of our raw data being processed, aggregated, summarized and sliced-and-diced, in many, many different ways with Hadoop and all of that data is dumped into HBase.”

Want more information on April’s meetup? Check out Derek’s slideshow here or watch the recordings from all four of the April HBase Meetup speakers below: