Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What is Apache Accumulo?

Apache Accumulo® is based on Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop, Zookeeper, and Thrift. Apache Accumulo features a few novel improvements on the BigTable design in the form of cell-based access control and a server-side programming mechanism that can modify key/value pairs at various points in the data management process. Other notable improvements and feature are outlined here.

Google published the design of BigTable in 2006. Several other open source projects have implemented aspects of this design including HBase, Hypertable, and Cassandra. Accumulo began its development in 2008 and joined the Apache community in 2011.

What is Accumulo Summit?

Accumulo Summit is the annual premier event that serves as a focal meeting point for the Apache Accumulo community. The event is hosted and organized by the Accumulo community. Attendees will include both Accumulo newcomers and Accumulo experts.

When is Accumulo Summit 2018?

Accumulo Summit 2018 takes place on October 15th, 2018. Take a look at the Program Schedule for details on the daily agenda.

Where is Accumulo Summit 2018?

Accumulo Summit 2018 will be held at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel. It is conveniently located between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

See the Venue Page for more information.

Registration Questions

Why should I attend Accumulo Summit?

There are many benefits to attending the Accumulo Summit. Newcomers to Accumulo will learn the basics from some of the most experienced practitioners. Accumulo experts will be able to network with their peers and learn about cutting-edge projects using Accumulo. Accumulo vendors will also be onsite providing demos and overviews of their tools and services.

How much does it cost to attend the event?

We offer early bird registration at $239, which increases to the regular rate of $299 after September 1st, 2018. Government and Military registration is provided at no cost (though number of tickets are limited). Discounted registration for groups of 5 or more is also available.

For more information, please see the Registration Page.

What is the registration cancellation policy?

See the full Cancellations and Changes Policy as documented on the Registration Page.

Can I send a substitution if I am unable to attend?

Yes. See the full Cancellations and Changes Policy as documented on the Registration Page.