ApacheCon Europe 2012

Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim, Germany

5–8 November 2012

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SPONSORING: The Entire ApacheCon Europe Event

SAP is the market leader in enterprise software. It offers the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform for building, integrating and consuming applications. The platform offers many important application middleware components, several of which have been built using Java. SAP is a key participant in many standards bodies and open-source projects consuming and contributing to them. With SAP’s vision for the SAP HANA® platform and the real-time data platform, integration with Apache projects like Hadoop have seen a significant boost in the SAP® product portfolio. SAP contributes back to the open-source community in many ways, including participation in conferences like ApacheCon Europe 2012.




SPONSORING: Big Data Track

Hortonworks is a leading commercial vendor of Apache Hadoop, the preeminent open source platform for storing, managing and analyzing big data. Our distribution, Hortonworks Data Platform powered by Apache Hadoop, provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build and deploy big data solutions. Hortonworks is the trusted source for information on Hadoop, and together with the Apache community, Hortonworks is making Hadoop more robust and easier to install, manage and use. Hortonworks provides unmatched technical support, training and certification programs for enterprises, systems integrators, and technology vendors. For more information, visit www.hortonworks.com.



SPONSORING: Lucene/Solr Track & Lucene EuroCon

LucidWorks is the trusted name in Search, Discovery and Analytics, delivering the only enterprise-grade embedded search solutions built on Apache Lucene/Solr open source search. The LucidWorks Product Suite consists of two development platforms – LucidWorks Search and LucidWorks Big Data. LucidWorks Search delivers unmatched scalability to billions of documents, with sub-second query and faceting response time. LucidWorks Big Data tightly integrates key Apache projects needed to build and deploy applications needing access to multi-structured data. Leveraging the scalable power of Apache projects such as Lucene/Solr, Hadoop, Mahout and Zookeeper enables organizations to meet Big Data requirements: Volume, Variety and Velocity.



SPONSORING: Special student registration subsidies

Google is a proud user and supporter of open source software and development methodologies. Google contributes back to the Open Source community in many ways, including more than 35 million lines of source code, project hosting on Google Code, projects for students including Google Summer of Code and the Google Code-in Contest, and support fora wide variety of projects, LUGS, and events around the world.



SPONSORING: Cloud Track and Wireless Connectivity.

Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is the company transforming how people, businesses and IT work and collaborate in the cloud era. With market-leading cloud, collaboration, networking and virtualization technologies, Citrix powers mobile workstyles and cloud services, making complex enterprise IT simpler and more accessible for 260,000 enterprises. Citrix touches 75 percent of Internet users each day and partners with more than 10,000 companies in 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2011 was $2.21 billion. Learn more at www.citrix.com.





As the world's largest IT company, HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all its customers - from individual consumers to large enterprises. HP helps businesses focus on innovation instead of IT operations by offering robust solutions based on HP inventions, open source software, and industry-standard hardware in a converged infrastructure. In fact, as the leading provider of scalable Linux platforms, HP ships one Linux server every minute. HP not only uses open source within the company extensively but also contributes expertise to hundreds of open source projects worldwide. In fact, we built tools for open source governance in enterprises, then released them as an open source project called FOSSology. Also, HP actively drives industry-wide discussions on open source best practices as part of the Linux Foundation's Open Compliance Program and SPDX workgroup.

Oracle Corporation


SPONSORING: 2-day Open Office track

With more than 380,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—and with deployments across a wide variety of industries in more than 145 countries around the globe, Oracle offers an optimized and fully integrated stack of business hardware and software systems. Oracle is committed to offering choice, flexibility, and lower cost of computing for end users. By investing significant resources in developing, testing, optimizing, and supporting open source technologies such as MySQL, GlassFish, Linux, PHP, Apache, Eclipse, Berkeley DB, NetBeans, VirtualBox, and Xen, Oracle clearly embraces and offers leading open source solutions for development and deployment. Visit www.oracle.com today.



SPONSORING: NoSQL Database Tracks

Cloudant is a cloud database service built on top of Apache CouchDB. It is hosted, operated, and scaled for developers of fast-growing web and mobile applications. It is accessed via a CouchDB-compatible RESTful JSON API, and features global data distribution, replication and sync, Apache Lucene-powered full-text search, advanced analytics via MapReduce, and more.



SPONSORING: NoSQL Database Track

As an international and innovative trading company, Optiver deals with electronic market making activities in a wide variety of products such as derivatives, stocks and fixed income. With offices in Amsterdam, Chicago and Sydney, employing around 600 talented individuals from over 30 nationalities, we trade in more than 20 countries, across 5 continents, 24 hours a day. Our IT Department makes sure that we can trade fast, reliable and consistent at any time, while continuously browsing for new and innovative ways to optimize our technologies by developing our trading software in-house.

Evening Events

The Open Bastion


The Open Bastion is the events arm of Open Source technology and education consultancy Holden Web. Founded by PyCon creator Steve Holden, The Open Bastion specializes in producing high-quality, Open Source and corporate technology events in the United States and Europe. Deeply committed to developing and supporting the Python community, Holden chaired the first three PyCon events and launched the OpenPython conference series held bi-coastally and regionally across America. Building on its success developing, seeding, and supporting Open Source community events, the company’s planning and management services have grown to include DjangoCon US in 2010, OpenDjango in 2012, and ApacheCon North America 2013. More information, including upcoming conferences, is available at http://theopenbastion.com/ and @TheOpenBastion on Twitter.



- web based systems - is a software engineering company specialized in open source web based systems (wbs) and IT-Consulting.

Who you gonna call?

- when you need advice about information technology? We advise on information technology, architectural design and implementations. In other words all round, care free IT-consulting.
- when your code/project goes bad? Our customers call us to enter in a later/critical state of their projects to fix nasty bugs and implement last minute features in a state-of-the-art fashion.
- when you depend on the solution? We develop tailor-made solutions concentrating on the critical success factors right from the start. Our solutions are highly scalable and robust based on state-of-the-art technologies allowing them to grow with your needs.



VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, delivers customer-proven solutions that accelerate IT by reducing complexity and enabling more flexible, agile service delivery. VMware enables enterprises to adopt a cloud model that addresses their unique business challenges. VMware’s approach accelerates the transition to cloud computing while preserving existing investments and improving security and control. With more than 400,000 customers and 55,000 partners, VMware solutions help organizations of all sizes lower costs, increase business agility and ensure freedom of choice. VMware contributes to a number of open source projects, including Apache Tomcat, Apache HTTP Server, Spring, RabbitMQ, Redis, Cloud Foundry, and more.



Adobe is changing the world though digital experiences. We help our customers develop and deliver high-impact experiences that differentiate brands, build loyalty, and drive revenue across every screen, including smartphones, computers, tablets and TVs.

Adobe is active in the Apache Software Foundation and many Apache projects. To learn more visit http://bit.ly/adobe-asf


innoQ Deutschland GmbH


innoQ is a technology consultancy, focusing on software architecture with an explicit specialization in service-oriented architecture (SOA) using Web services and REST, and lightweight software development methods using Java, Ruby and other technologies. With knowledge gained in many Fortune 500 software projects in various industries, innoQ offers both high level and strategic consulting as well as architectural guidance and advanced development capabilities.



Software architecture, scalabile applications using Lucene and ElasticSearch



Néréide contributes to Apache OFBiz project since 2003. It offers all implementation services on Apache OFBiz : audit, training, functional and technical consulting, development of specifics or new standard functions...
Néréide's ERP implementation background last for more than 15 years, previously on classical solutions (Baan, Oracle and SAP) but company is now dedicated to Apache OFBiz. Our clients are either industrial SME (Small and Medium Enterprise ) based in France or other consulting companies for training and functional expertise missions on Apache OFBiz.

Néréide is the initiator of tools to manage addons in OFBiz providing flexibility and allowing erp evolution sharing.

dkd Internet Service GmbH


dkd Internet Service GmbH is an owner-managed Full Service Internet Agency located in Frankfurt, Germany. We are specialised in Development, Communications and Design and live and love the ›Open Source‹ idea. Since our foundation in 1998 we have evolved to an exceedingly successful and sought-after TYPO3 agency. We have demonstrated our expert knowledge in more than 350 projects working for over 100 clients.

Plan. Build. Run.

We think of ourselves not only as TYPO3 professionals. Our young team consisting of 50 experts offers everything which can make a good website a perfect one: Starting with conception, followed by development up to operations.

Intrafind Software AG


Intrafind Software AG was founded in 2000. We support over 800 customers with products, solutions and consulting around enterprise search and text analytics. Our technological portfolio includes user-friendly high-performance scalable full-text search, enhanced with linguistic, statistical and semantic modules. Based on these modules we deliver most relevant search results, semantic context-sensitive search, navigation, guided search and faceting. Our products for information access to structured and unstructured data are based on the open-source technologies Lucene and Solr. Two of Intrafind’s developers are Lucene committers. As an independent software vendor, Intrafind cooperates with embedding and reselling partners in Europe. Renowned customers are Audi, Deutsche Post, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Landesbank Berlin, Rohde & Schwarz, Voith, Webasto, Wolters Kluwer, Zeit Online, ZF Friedrichshafen.

Grid Dynamics


Grid Dynamics provides a range of custom technology services for our clients, large eCommerce companies, from architecture through design, development, integration and post-production support. We are the only independent company of its kind, focused on scalability and performance of large-scale eCommerce platforms and highly regarded in the industry for our deep expertise and engineering excellence. Our engagement model is so simple that it makes even the initial exploration valuable for you. 100% of our customers are willing to provide private references.

Lynx-Consulting GmbH


Lynx has positioned itself as a vendor-independent IT consulting company. Its strength is combining proven IT expertise with specialised industry expertise and pass this knowledge on to its customers. As consultants to the management, we are providing the embracing arc from the business processes all the way to the application and technology level. We focus on ERP, CRM and E-Business solutions, where we often use OpenSource within our customers' projects (Apache OFBiz, Apache Lucene, Apache Solr) and contribute parts of our work back to the community.



Sentric is a big data specialist, delivering clients valuable information and analysis; Sentric transforms data into insights. Operating as a technology partner, Sentric draws upon proven commercial big data experience to provide consultancy through to complete solution development and support. Do you need help sourcing the data you need to drive a business idea? Are you looking for consultancy on developing a data strategy? Are you searching for an experienced development partner? Sentric will help you make sense of all this.



Hippo sets the standard for how organizations can bring real-time relevance to their audience and is the foundation for personalized communication across all channels: mobile, social and web. Hippo CMS is open source, 100% Java and convinces with its lean product architecture that is built for uptime, security and performance.

Our dedicated, Certified Partner Network delivers Hippo Awesomeness around the globe to our valued customers like Disney, British Telecom, Dolce & Gabbana, the Dutch Police, Thomson / Reuters and The City University of New York.

Hippo is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Boston, USA.
Curious for more? Visit http://www.onehippo.com

s-lab - Software Quality Lab


The s-lab – Software Quality Lab is the software engineering competence center at the University of Paderborn. Founded in 2005 the s-lab runs research and development projects with industrial partners focusing on software development and software quality assurance.

zanox.de AG


About zanox

zanox is the leading performance advertising network in Europe. With over 600 employees across the globe, the zanox Group - comprising the companies, zanox, Affiliate Window, M4N and eprofessional - supports companies from all industries and of all sizes in the effective marketing of products and services on the internet. With zanox's transaction-linked business model, advertisers only pay for the measurable success of their online advertising activities. Over 4000 advertisers bank on the zanox global publisher network; additional monetisation power is provided by 'zanox Web Services' and the 'zanox Application Store' internet and mobile applications. zanox stands for customer service with industry expertise, the highest standards of technology and security, as well as the swift and transparent payment of its partners. The zanox Group has its headquarters in Berlin and has branches in Germany, England, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, Brazil and the USA.

ZANOX.de AG is owned by Axel Springer AG, with a shareholding of 52.5%, and by the Swiss PubliGroupe AG with 47.5%.

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