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What are the best big data conferences?

21st July 2011

My answer to What are the best big data conferences? on Quora

O’Reilly’s Strata is excellent—I went to their first event in February in Santa Clara, and they’re running another one in New York on 22nd-23rd September:

If you’re interested in Hadoop, Hadoop World is coming up in November (again in New York):

OSCON have a separate Big Data event running parallel to the main conference—that’s next week 25th-27th July in Portland:—it’s the first time they’ve done it, but it’s likely to be excellent.

You can track our collection of all the big data conferences we know about on these pages: and ( may be of interest as well)