SOURCE: Concurrent Inc.

Concurrent Inc.

February 25, 2013 09:01 ET

Concurrent, Inc. to Present at O'Reilly Strata Conference 2013

Concurrent's Paco Nathan to Deliver Session on "The Workflow Abstraction"

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 25, 2013) - Concurrent, Inc., the enterprise Big Data application platform company, today announced that Paco Nathan, director of Data Science, will deliver a talk, titled "The Workflow Abstraction," at O'Reilly Strata Conference 2013, taking place Feb. 26-28 in Santa Clara, Calif. With the theme of "Making Data Work," the event will focus on core issues and opportunities specific to the Big Data community that are shaping the business, finance, media and government worlds. Additionally, an early copy of Nathan's "Enterprise Data Workflow with Cascading" book will also be available for viewing.

Details At-A-Glance
"The Workflow Abstraction"
Who: Paco Nathan, director of Data Science, Concurrent, Inc.
When: Thursday, Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m. PST
Where: Great American Ballroom K, Santa Clara Convention Center
How: Register at

Session Description
Patterns of workflows provide recipes for integrating different frameworks, plus the means for optimizing large-scale applications. This session will review this approach in the context of a sample application based on the Cascading open source project. Nathan will also examine the notion of a "workflow" as a general abstraction for common use cases encountered in Data Science, particularly for building enterprise applications.

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Nathan will be holding office hours immediately following his speaking session. Please visit the following link for more detail:

About the Speaker
Paco Nathan is director of Data Science at Concurrent, Inc., where he leads the company's developer outreach program. He holds a dual degree from Stanford in math/statistics and distributed computing, and has more than 25 years experience in the technology industry. Nathan is an expert in Hadoop, R, predictive analytics, machine learning and natural language processing. He has built and led several expert Data Science teams and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

Early Review of "Enterprise Data Workflow with Cascading" Book
Early copies of the upcoming O'Reilly "Enterprise Data Workflow with Cascading" book, by Paco Nathan, will be available for review and giveaway at the event. To access a copy, visit the O'Reilly booth from Feb. 26-28.

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About Concurrent, Inc.
Concurrent, Inc. is the enterprise Big Data application platform company. Founded in 2008, Concurrent simplifies Big Data application development, deployment and management on Apache Hadoop. We are the company behind Cascading, the most widely used and deployed technology for building Big Data applications with more than 75,000 user downloads a month. Enterprises including Twitter, eBay, The Climate Corporation and Etsy all rely on Concurrent's technology to drive their Big Data deployments. Concurrent is headquartered in San Francisco. Visit Concurrent online at

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