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This week the Apache Software Foundation, in partnership with the Linux Foundation, is organizing in Budapest the ApacheCon Europe 2015. ApacheCon is a well-established event in the open source community. For more than a decade, these events have brought the Apache project community together to meet, network, learn and collaborate in order to improve the wide range of Apache projects. Now that the Apache project portfolio has grown to encompass so many different areas of open source software and technology, it has become apparent that offering a single event does not provide enough time or concentration of sessions to meet the needs of the various projects. There are simply too many great projects with too much happening to fit into a conference this size. So this year the event is actually divided in two conferences: ApacheCon Big Data and ApacheCon Core.ApacheCon Big Data Europe 2015

ApacheCon Big Data will focus on Apache’s wide range of Big Data-focused projects, including Bigtop, Crunch, Falcon, Flink, Hadoop, Kafka, Parquet, Phoenix, Samza, Spark, Storm, Tajo, and more. ApacheCon Core will follow immediately after, providing space for sessions and mini-summits covering the range of other Apache projects, including those focused on the cloud and mobile, as well as a Web Technologies track, Incubator & Innovation track, and Community track. All these sessions will be largely community-driven, with maintainers and other experts sharing their knowledge across a range of topics. In addition to the technical sessions that ApacheCon is known for, having an event dedicated to Big Data will enable Apache: Big Data to appeal to a broader range of attendees. While there will still be countless sessions for maintainers, committers, developers and engineers, new content will be added for SysAdmins and other users of Apache Big Data projects.

The SSIX Project, represented Sergio Fernández from Redlink Gmbh, will be attending the conference during the first half of the week, catching up with the latest developments in the Big Data spectrum that may be useful for the goals of the project. Particularly those that are already part of the SSIX stack; e.g., Kafka, Storm, Spark, etc. In addition, on Monday Sergio is also presenting at the ApacheCon the new geospatial support for querying Apache Marmotta they are currently developing as part of other project.


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