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Cancellation policy

All cancellations prior to August 8, 2016 (4:30 pm PST) will be refunded in full. If you cancel your event and hotel reservation on or after August 8, your conference fee will be refunded less a $100 processing fee and your credit card will be charged for one night's hotel stay.

Big Data Developers Lounge

Located inside the Solution Showcase, the Developers Lounge is where you get 1:1 face time with HPE engineers to address your big data challenges. No question or topic is too tough. Get all your questions answered on topics like:

  • HPE Vertica Management Console
    Simplified management for your Vertica cluster
  • Achieving real-time analytics
    Optimize your SQL query performance with projections and the database designer utility
  • All forms of analytics
    Explore SQL analytics from time series, event-based windowing, and gap filling, plus advanced analytics from sentiment, geospatial, machine learning and more
  • Taking Big Data to the cloud
    Deploy Vertica on AWS and private cloud environments with ease
  • Apache Hadoop
    Take advantage of a highly optimized, enterprise-ready SQL engine
  • Data management
    Protect your environment with HPE Vertica Backup and Recovery

Training content

Come learn with us! Training and Professional Services are delivering Big Data technical training sessions to kick off our conference on Monday, August 29. Enroll in the sessions of your choice when you register for the Big Data Conference. Space is limited so sign up early.

HPE Vertica Sessions

Session Prerequisite knowledge Description Time offered
Architecture overview None See how HPE Vertica's fundamental design makes your data safe and your analytics lightning fast! 8:45-10:15AM 10:30AM-12:00PM
Advanced projection design Beginner Need to build customized projections? Want to tune projections to optimize your "joins" and "group bys?" Attend this informative session on creating and/or tweaking projections to optimize your system. 8:45-10:15AM 1:00-2:30PM
Apache Kafka Beginner Tired of your latent, batch-oriented ingestion? Receive hands-on experience with near real-time ingestion using HPE Vertica, Apache Spark and Apache Kafka. Learn about best practices, as well as vetted solutions to design problems you will face with near real-time ingestion. 1:00-2:30PM 3:00-4:30PM
Backup and restore an HPE Vertica database Intermediate Hear a variety of tips including when to back up a database and how to configure a backup location. Learn how to configure a backup and restore at the database and object levels. See how to restore the database to past points in time. In addition, discuss how to monitor backups. 8:45-10:15AM 1:00-2:30PM
Database designer Beginner What the HPE Vertica Database Designer? What can it do for you and how do you use it? Come see what you're missing. 10:30AM-12:00PM 3:00-4:30PM
Extending HPE Vertica Advanced Cover how to extend HPE Vertica’s functionality using external procedures, user-defined SQL functions and user-defined extensions (UDxs). We’ll examine each topic in the context of real-world use cases. Scenarios will be coded in bash, R and C++ to highlight implementation. Topics include porting legacy SQL functions to HPE Vertica, K-means clustering and customized analytics. 10:30AM-12:00PM 8:45-10:15AM
HPE Vertica Analytics Beginner Learn what some of HPE Vertica's unique analytic commands can do for you and the value they provide to your organization. 10:30AM-12:00PM 3:00-4:30PM
Managing an HPE Vertica cluster Intermediate Hear how to manage an HPE Vertica cluster using both the Management Console and Administration Tools. Learn how to monitor the health of a database and modify the size of a cluster. We’ll also cover the enhancement of K-Safe high availability through the use of active standby nodes. 10:30AM-12:00PM 1:00-2:30PM
Query performance tuning Intermediate Have some troublesome queries? Hear common causes and how to improve query speed. 1:00-2:30PM
Resource management Intermediate Is node recovery too slow? Are your queries not getting enough resources? Are some queries hogging all the resources? Learn about the parameters you can use to adjust HPE Vertica's resource usage. 8:45-10:15AM 3:00-4:30PM
Backup and restore an HPE Vertica database Intermediate Hear a variety of tips including when to back up a database and how to configure a backup location. Learn how to configure a backup and restore at the database and object levels. See how to restore the database to past points in time. In addition, discuss how to monitor backups. 1:00-2:30PM

HPE IDOL Sessions

Session Prerequisite knowledge Description Time offered
HPE IDOL admin tool Intermediate View the HPE IDOL admin tool, a web-based tool for administering the IDOL content component. 3:00-4:00PM
HPE IDOL configuration Intermediate Learn how to prepare your HPE IDOL prior to indexing data or sending queries to the engine. See how to organize your indexes through the creation of tailored indexes. Attendees will be introduced to pre-indexing considerations and learn how to optimize the storage and performance of indexes. 1:00-2:30PM
HPE IDOL overview Beginner To understand the complexities of this powerful infrastructure software, attendees examine the technology from a high-level perspective to gain a holistic view of the technology and insight into the overall philosophy, methodology and approach to making sense of information. 8:45-10:15AM
Installing the lab infrastructure Intermediate Learn how to install connectors, CFS, HPE IDOL, Find and BIFHI (front-end web applications) and how to get them to work with each other. 10:30AM-12:00PM

Hotel Information

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has negotiated a special discounted rate for the Big Data Conference Hotel. Please do not book hotels on your own.

The host hotel for customers and partners attending Big Data Conference 2016 is The Westin Boston Waterfront, located at 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210.

Located in the heart of the emerging Boston Seaport district, The Westin Boston Waterfront is less than three miles from Logan International Airport, as well as a short cab, bus, water taxi or T train ride away from Back Bay, the Financial District and plenty of things to do in Boston.

The hotel room cost is $279 per night + 14.5% tax.

Please note that the following terms apply for cancelled hotel reservations:

All cancellations should be submitted in writing to the Big Data Conference 2016 Hotel Team.

Prior to and including August 12, 2016 (4:30 pm Pacific time), no cancellation fee is payable.

Between August 12, 2016 (4:30 pm Pacific time) and the event, your credit card may be charged for one night’s hotel stay.

In the event of a cancellation after August 12, 2016 (4:30 pm Pacific time) the hotel will charge for any cancellation or no-show fees that might apply and will send you an invoice according to the details you submit during registration.

Questions regarding housing should be directed to the Big Data Conference 2016 Hotel Team.

Reducing the number of nights of your hotel reservation

Hewlett Packard Enterprise will attempt to resell the room nights you might need to reduce. However, this cannot be guaranteed and the cancellation policy will apply. All reductions after August 12, 2016 (4:30 pm Pacific time) should be submitted in writing to the Big Data Conference 2016 Hotel Team.

Travel information

The closest airport to Big Data Conference is Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), approximately three miles from The Westin Boston Waterfront hotel. Travel to and from the conference center is the responsibility of the attendee.

Boston Logan International Airport
1 Harborside Drive
East Boston, MA 02128

Driving Directions to the Westin

From East

Follow the signs out of Boston Logan International Airport to Interstate 90 West/Massachusetts Turnpike West by way of the Ted Williams Tunnel. Take Exit 25 to South Boston. Keep right at the fork and exit onto Congress Street. Turn right on D Street. Turn right on Summer Street and the hotel is on the left.

From North

Take Interstate 93 South to Exit 20A towards South Station. Turn left at the light onto Summer Street. The hotel is approximately 0.7 miles ahead on the right just past the convention center.

From West

Take Interstate 90 East to Exit 24A (South Station). Go straight onto Atlantic Avenue. Turn right onto Summer Street. The hotel is approximately 0.7 miles ahead on the right, just past the convention center.

From South

Take Interstate 93 North to Exit 20 (South Station). Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Kneeland Street and then take the 2nd left onto Atlantic Avenue. Turn right on Summer Street and the hotel is approximately 0.7 miles ahead on the right


Parking at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel costs $36/day self-parking or $46/day for valet parking.

Public Transportation Directions to the Westin

By Subway (the “T”)

The hotel is located on the MBTA Silver Line at the World Trade Center stop. The Silver Line is accessed via the Red Line at South Station. Once at the World Trade Center stop, proceed 2 levels up to the Mezzanine level. The hotel is located at the end of the foot bridge on Summer Street, next door to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

The MBTA begins daily service Monday - Saturday at 5:35 am with the last train arriving at South Station at 1:10 am. The schedule varies on Sundays and holidays. Fare costs average between $1.70 - $2.00 per ride.

By Bus

The number 7 bus on the MBTA bus line stops outside the hotel on Summer Street. The bus schedule varies depending on the time of week. Monday - Saturday buses start leaving stations at 5:30 am and the last bus leaves at 10:14 pm. The cost is $1.50 per trip.

By Taxi

Taxi fare between Boston Logan International Airport and the Westin Boston Waterfront will range from $25 - $35 depending on traffic conditions.

By Uber

Uber runs throughout the Boston area.

By Shuttle/Van

Shuttle/van services are also available between Boston Logan International Airport and the Westin Boston Waterfront. Check online for pricing and availability.

Big Data Conference 2016

Westin Waterfront
Boston, MA
August 29-September 1, 2016

Live from Big Data Conference 2016

Meet the engineers and organizations that push
Big Data to the limit

This is the must-attend Big Data conference of the year with the most in-depth technical discussions, delivered by the experts in the industry. No sales. No marketing. Just pure Big Data content and invaluable peer discussions.



KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Women Leaders in Technology

Technical topic areas

HPE Empowered

Empowering a Data-Driven Organization is one of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s four core Transformation Areas. What does that mean to you? It means that HPE is serious about Big Data and will work tirelessly with you to ensure you achieve maximum success from your Big Data analytics initiatives. In these sessions, you will meet key HPE product and service teams as they share how they embed or build solutions on the core HPE Vertica and HPE IDOL analytical engines so that you can get to market faster and address all your analytical use cases – from operations analytics to security analytics to intelligent application monitoring to many others.

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HPE Vertica - Under the Hood

From its inception as a columnar store database to its evolution as the massively parallel SQL analytics platform, the HPE Vertica architecture delivers blazingly fast performance at massive scale. In these sessions, you will hear from the original engineers behind HPE Vertica as they share the latest architectural improvements and future enhancements so you can maximize the performance of your most demanding and critical queries to your business, while maintaining linear scalability.

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Advanced Text and Rich Media Analytics

The potential for human-generated information to shape and improve our lives is only limited by our imaginations. In these sessions, you will have a peek “under the hood” of the HPE IDOL engine to understand the secret to extracting actual meaning from audio, video, text and other forms of human-generated information to enable safer cities, understand and improve the perception of your company’s brand and more. The brightest engineering minds behind HPE IDOL as well as real-world customers will share the approaches and powerful features for you to extract value from your ever-increasing volumes of human data with advanced text and rich media analytics.

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Machine Learning and Next-Gen App Development

Machine Learning presents exciting new possibilities for developers and data scientists who are solving seemingly impossible problems. Hear directly from the engineers as they put HPE Haven OnDemand and its more than 60 Machine Learning APIs into action for image recognition, face detection, prediction, recommendation, graph analysis and text analysis. You will explore the APIs, see use cases and dive under the hood of Haven Search OnDemand and witness Machine Learning applied.

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Real-World Data Leaders

These sessions feature the most impressive real-world Big Data deployments, as can only be described and told by HPE Big Data customers. Organizations from a variety of industries – financial services, retail, telecommunications, Web 2.0 and more – will share their best practices, lessons learned, successes and challenges in managing and extracting business value from massive volumes of data. HPE-sponsored partners will also co-present with customers, who will share how they rely on HPE Vertica IDOL and Haven OnDemand with complementary partner technology or services to reduce costs, improve customer satisfaction and generate new sources of revenue for their respective organizations.

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Open Innovation with Open Source

These sessions focus on predictive analytics, in-memory processing, streaming and SQL on Hadoop by leveraging open source technologies such as R, Apache Hadoop, Apache Kafka and Spark. You will learn how customers use these emerging technologies with HPE Vertica to run predictive analytics at scale, explore data lakes and integrate real-time streaming into their applications and Big Data analytics initiatives. HPE Big Data Engineers and partners will also share the latest developments for integrating and expanding these and other open source technologies so organizations can adopt a "best-tool-for-the-job" approach without any compromises or limits.

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Our agenda is designed to provide you with the strategies, insights and answers you'll need to accelerate change. See Big Data innovation brought to life via use cases demonstrating solutions for your top analytics challenges.

Monday, August 29 Tuesday, August 30 Wednesday, August 31 Thursday, September 1
7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Registration open Lobby Level
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Best Practices Forum
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Welcome Reception

Come learn with us! Our training and Professional Services experts are delivering almost 20 unique Big Data courses to kick off our conference on Monday, August 29. Topics will cover the entire Big Data Platform portfolio including HPE Vertica, HPE IDOL and HPE Haven OnDemand. Pre-conference training is being offered at a rate of $299 in addition to the cost of the conference. You can participate in as many training courses as you’d like. Registration for training will open soon.

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Big Data Developers Lounge:

Due to its popularity last year, we are bringing back the Developers Lounge. Meet and network with the engineers behind the HPE Big Data Platform. You’ll have the chance to chat with the developers who write the code for Vertica, IDOL and Haven OnDemand. Bring your toughest questions and get the answers straight from the experts. No question is too large or small.

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Event sponsors

Meet directly with event sponsors to hear best practices and extend your Big Data capabilities.


Mobile App

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  • View event agenda, sessions, demos and speakers
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Travel information

Join us in Boston

The Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210