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Joe Natoli is the Director of ISV Applications as part of Intel’s Data Center Software division.  Joe leads technology development and go-to-market programs which combine Intel technology with partner platforms to create new and innovative solutions.  In his over a decade of work at Intel, Joe has held many roles including architect, engineering manager, and program manager.  When not working Joe enjoys his family, his dogs, martial arts, and the great outdoors of Arizona.


Intel has one of the world's largest ecosystem of developers.  My day to day regularly involves meeting with companies and individuals in that ecosystem to help them find the right combination of Intel technology to blend with their platforms in order to establish new and valuable solutions for the market.  Like with most other Intel technology sets, the Intel(r) Distribution for Apache Hadoop* (IDH) has broad and deep interest from Intel's partner community in order to integrate Big Data capabilities into their enterprise, scientific, and machine learning computing platforms across a whole host of industry verticals such as Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail, Telecommunications, Government, etc.

 

To best support our partners we are launching a virtual conference series called "The IDH Partner Days Conference".  It is a free, virtual, 3-day conference (3 hours each day) where you can learn a lot about IDH and how to incorporate it into your application and/or platform quickly.

 

The conference objective, agenda and logistics for the sessions are included here:

 

Meeting Objective:

To provide partners with the information and support needed to efficiently and effectively setup, configure and certify IDH with their platforms and applications.

 

Meeting Logistics:

Screen sharing: https://global.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join/938902989

Phone Bridge:

  1. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended.
  2. Or, call in using your telephone: : +1 (805) 309-0012, Access Code: 938-902-989
  3. Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting
  4. Meeting ID:938-902-989

 

Meeting Agenda:

  1. 1. Day #1 – Introduction to IDH and Install
    1. 45-min slide presentation on what IDH is, what it consists of, and what it needs to run (OS, network, storage and compute nodes). Presentation will be recorded and posted to data stack @ communities.intel.com (search IDH Partner Days Conference). 
    2. 15-min Q&A session on the presentation.
    3. 90-minute live demonstration & run through of how to install and configure IDH for a basic cluster (4-6 node). This will also be recorded and posted to data stack @ communities.intel.com.
    4. 30-minute Q&A session on the demonstration and the topics related to “What is IDH?”.
  2. 2. Day #2 – How to Integrate with IDH
    1. 45-min slide presentation on IDH APIs (command line for scripting and REST API).  Presentation will be recorded and posted to data stack @ communities.intel.com (search IDH Partner Days Conference). 
    2. 15-min Q&A session on the presentation.
    3. 60-minute live demonstration & run through of how to use the IDH’s APIs on the cluster setup on Day #1.  This will also be recorded and posted to data stack @ communities.intel.com.
    4. 60-minute Q&A session on the information provided in Day #1 and Day #2.
  3. 3. Day #3 – How to Load, Tune and Test IDH
    1. 45-min slide presentation on how to import and export data to and from IDH including uses of HBASE vs. HDFS as well as key tuning parameters/considerations for the IDH platform.  Presentation will be recorded and posted to data stack @ communities.intel.com (search IDH Partner Days Conference). 
    2. 15-min Q&A session on the presentation.
    3. 60-minute live demonstration & run through on how to import and export data with IDH and to tune its operation.  This will also be recorded and posted to data stack @ communities.intel.com.
    4. 60-minute Q&A session on the information provided in Day #1, Day #2, and Day #3.
  4. Blogs and forums will be available on data stack @ communities.intel.com (search IDH Partner Days Conference), where Q&A will be recorded for future reference as well as additional questions can be asked and answered creating a FAQ on IDH for partners.

 

The first session starts on Wednesday, September 18th at 1:30 pm PST and runs until 4:30 pm PST.

 

In addition to the offline recordings of the conference made available from the IDH main web and IDH blog sites, there will be 5 additional IDH Partner Day Conferences held between 9/18 and the end of 2013.  That schedule is listed here:

  • Partner Day #2 - 10/7/2013 until 10/9/2013 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 pm PST
  • Partner Day #3 - 10/23/2013 until 10/25/2013 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 pm PST
  • Partner Day #4 - 11/4/2013 until 11/6/2013 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 am PST
  • Partner Day #5 - 11/20/2013 until 11/22/2013 from 12:30 PM to 3:30  pm PST
  • Partner Day #6 - 12/9/2013 until 12/11/2013 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 am PST

 

I hope you are able to attend and find the sessions both live and offline to be valuable.  I would love to get your feedback on the event, so please leave it in the comment section of the post if you can.

 

Bye for now,

 

Joe

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