The Linux Foundation Announces New Conference to Support Collaboration Among Open Source Big Data Communities

The Linux Foundation plans to present Apache: Big Data, a new event to bring together leading committers of Apache projects to advance big data technologies. The first Apache: Big Data event will be held in Budapest, September 28-30, and takes the place of the former ApacheCon event. A new co-located event called ApacheCon: Core, taking place October 1-2, will host select Apache projects in a mix of self-organized tracks and mini-summits, as well as a Web Technologies track, Incubator & Innovation track, and Community track.

“Big Data continues to grow in importance, as both data volumes and processing power increase,” said Amanda McPherson, CMO and VP Developer Programs at The Linux Foundation. “Apache Software Foundation projects like Hadoop, Spark and Storm are the building blocks of big data infrastructure. Apache: Big Data will bring the developers and committers of these and other projects together with sophisticated end users who want to make the most of them.”

Both events are accepting speaking proposals. Session topic proposals for Apache: Big Data can be submitted by July 10 at, and session topic proposals for ApacheCon: Core can be submitted by July 1 at