Nick Burch, TweetApache Software Foundation
Biography: Nick Burch
Nick is heavily involved in a number of Apache projects, such as Tika, POI and Chemistry. He works as a senior developer at Alfresco, a leading open source Enterprise Content Management vendor. He is a big fan of many aspects of agile and extreme development, and rapid web development frameworks such as Django. Nick is often to be found attending or organising BarCamps, Geek Nights, or other such fun events dedicated to sharing what's great and new!
You've all heard about Hadoop, SOLR, Cassandra, CouchDB, HBase, NoSQL and friends, and now you're ready to start building your own solution on top of one of those! What you might not realise is that you may end up reinventing some bits of the wheel whilst building your system..
In this talk we'll take a whistle-stop tour through a number of the projects from the Apache Software Foundation that aren't ""big data"" projects, but which could prove very helpful to you in building your big data solution. We'll see that Apache is more than just the webserver, Hadoop and Lucene, and with any luck point you at projects that'll save you time!