Cloudera Sessions Sydney 4.4.16

Kickstart Your Data Journey


Join us at Cloudera Sessions as like-minded data innovators from around Sydney come together for a comprehensive day of exploring the different stages of the data journey.

Whether you are trying to increase operational efficiencies, discover and automate analytics, or transform your industry through unique data applications, we will walk you through our first hand experience of helping organizations build a modern architecture in order to make analytics pervasive across their organization.

4th April 2016
Hilton Sydney
488 George St, Sydney



Morning Sessions for Business Decision Makers                  Afternoon Sessions for Technical Decision Makers




Big Data Landscape 2016

Matt Turck has updated his famous Big Data Landscape Infographic for 2016  on his LinkedIn post “Is Big Data Still a Thing? (The 2016 Big Data Landscape)“. He includes commentary on the maturing ecosystem, from the Infrastructure, to the Analytics, through to the Applications. Also included were links to the full size image and the full list of companies.

It’s instructive to look at the taxonomy of the landscape. The overall changes are an expansion of the Cloud components in Infrastructure, and a marked growth in the analytics and applications layers above the maturing infrastructure.



  • Hadoop On-Premise
  • Hadoop in the Cloud
  • Spark
  • Cluster Services
  • NoSQL Databases
  • NewSQL Databases
  • Graph Databases
  • MPP Databases
  • Cloud EDW
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Integration
  • Management/Monitoring
  • Security
  • Storage
  • App Dev
  • Crowdsourcing


  • Analyst Platforms
  • Analytics Platforms
  • Data Science Platforms
  • Visualisation
  • BI Platforms
  • Statistical Computing
  • Log Analytics
  • Social Analytics
  • Real-Time
  • Machine Learning
  • Speech & NLP
  • Horizontal AI
  • Search
  • Data Services
  • For Business Analysts
  • SMB/Commerce



  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Human Capital
  • Legal
  • Ad Optimisation
  • Security
  • Vertical AI Applications
  • Publisher Tools
  • Government/Regulation
  • Finance
  • Education/Learning
  • Life Sciences
  • Industries


  • Framework
  • Query/Data Flow
  • Data Access
  • Coordination
  • Real-Time
  • Stat Tools
  • Machine Learning
  • Search
  • Security
  • Visualisation


  • Health
  • IOT
  • Financial & Economic Data
  • Air/Space/Sea
  • Location/People/Entities
  • Other


Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms 2016

This year’s report has seen a fundamental change in how Gartner evaluates vendors for it’s BI and Analytics Platforms Magic Quadrant.

“During the past several years, the balance of power for business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform buying decisions has gradually shifted from IT to the business as the long-standing BI requirement for centrally provisioned, highly governed and scalable system-of-record reporting has been counterbalanced by the need for analytical agility and business user autonomy.”

The vendors were assessed across five use cases and 14 critical capabilities of a BI and Analytics Platform. The five use cases were:

  • Agile Centralized BI Provisioning – Supports an agile IT-enabled workflow — from data to centrally delivered and managed content — using the self-contained data management capabilities of the platform.
  • Decentralized Analytics – Supports a workflow from data to self-service analytics.
  • Governed Data Discovery – Supports a workflow from data to self-service analytics, to systems-of-record, IT-managed content with governance, reusability and promotability.
  • Embedded BI – Supports a workflow from data to embedded BI content in a process or application.
  • Extranet Deployment – Supports a workflow similar to agile centralized BI provisioning for the external customer or, in the public sector, citizen access to analytic content.

The 14 critical capabilities were spread across the following 4 groups and were used to assess how well each vendor supported the subcriteria.

  • Infrastructure
  • Data Management
  • Analysis and Content Creation
  • Sharing of Findings

The big winners this year were Tableau, Qlik, and Microsoft as the Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant BI and Analytics leaders.

Read the full Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms here >>>

COE Event : Seven important Big Data trends in 2016 (17/03/2016)

We live in a world where accelerated change is the only constant and how organizations should apply big data is constantly changing. During this talk, Mark van Rijmenam, Founder of Datafloq, will share 7 important big data trends, including real-life examples how organizations apply these trends, that will impact your business in 2016 and beyond.


  • What should your organization know to remain competitive in 2016?
  • An overview of the most important data trends in 2016
  • How will the latest trends affect your business?


  • 8:30 – Arrivals and Coffee (15 mins)Eventbrite Book Now
  • 8:45 – Mark van Rijmenam (30 mins)
  • 9:15 – Q&A Session (15 mins)
  • 9:30 – Networking (Optional)

About the speaker:

Mark van Rijmenam is Founder of Datafloq. Datafloq is the One-Stop Source for Big Data, creating the Big Data ecosystem by connecting all stakeholders within the global Big Data market. He is an entrepreneur, a sought-after international public speaker and a Big Data strategist. He is author of the best-selling book Think Bigger – Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business and has been named a global top 10 Big Data influencer.

The Contexti Digital Centre of Excellence features speakers, events and demos on Big Data Analytics, Cloud, IoT, Digital and Innovation.

Contexti | Big Data Analytics – Level 4. 80 Clarence Street. Sydney, NSW 2000 AU

Chief Analytics Officer Forum Sydney

The Chief Analytics Officer Forum is the premier event for CAOs, de-facto CAOs, analytics and data science leaders to garner top-level strategic advice and discussion with their peers.

The event brings together analytics leaders to address challenges and solutions specific to their unique and evolving role. Leading international speakers from global brands will discuss how the CAO role is developing and how they are taking their organisations to the next level in data based decision making, collaboration and discovery driven culture.

Attend the CAO Forum for:

On 5th – 6th April 2016, over 100 in situ, de-facto and aspiring CAOs from all over the APAC region will meet in Sydney to examine the role of the CAO, explore how to drive their own analytic capability and innovate with new approaches to deriving actionable insight from data. Practitioners aspiring to drive their analytics to the next-level and beyond will discern invaluable take-aways that will support their CAO aspirations.