[Chicago] Strata 2013 is open. Register by Nov. 30 for best price & save up to $689

J. D. Jordan zanson at zanson.org
Fri Nov 30 07:17:48 CET 2012


Just noticed my name in here.

Re: Thrift comment.  The low level Cassandra interface is in thrift.  Thrift is awesome for that interface, you can use Cassandra from anywhere that has Thrift.  The thrift interface is also generic, and doesn't fit a python programming paradigm…  So for actually using Cassandra, you want to use a higher level interface designed to look like python code.

-Jeremiah

On Nov 9, 2012, at 8:04 AM, Brian Ray <brianhray at gmail.com> wrote:

> Someone asked me last night about how many good solid jobs in "Big Data" tools (NoSQL, Hadoop, Casandra, MongoDB, Disco, R...) Truth is, I am not not sure how many jobs labeled as "Big Data" and involve Python are on the market right now. I imagine there are plenty of jobs with different titles that use "Big Data" tools; although, they are not in a class of their own. For example, financial analyst, scientific, open gov data, GIS, and social media analytics, are some places you may find Python with Big Data but no jobs marketed as such.
> 
> One thing I do know is that when I attended Strata conference (see below) in the past there were a lot of startups and better established companies (twitter, linkedin) who use Python heavily in conjunction with big data.  Python was mentioned in nearly every corner of the conference.
> 
> Also, here are almost random links that might be good references of mentioning Python in the same breath as Big Data:
>   Hadoop and Python http://www.michael-noll.com/tutorials/writing-an-hadoop-mapreduce-program-in-python/
>   Disco map reduce in Python http://discoproject.org/ Anyone ever use this?
>   Jeremiah Jordan (Morningstar) on Casandra and Python http://www.slideshare.net/jeremiahdjordan/pycon-2012-apache-cassandra Has a lot of links in slides including a note not to use Thrift (comments Garrett?)
> Found this from our friend @JoeGermuska http://www.cio.com.au/article/440163/python_big_data_secret_power_tool/ and references PyData Conference last month in NYC
> So to make a long story shorter, if your looking to use Python with big data on the job, it sounds like there is no shortage of this. However, I am just not sure if the job title will be something like DBA or "Big Data".  Although, I am sure that might also be the case but is probably the exception. Instead, you probably want to look along the lines of Data Scientist as a job title and pay special attention to mention of Python or tools available written in Python in the job listing.
> 
> Cheers, Brian
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