Executives to Discuss Insights on Fast Self-Service Analytics, Raw Data, and Design in Three Different Tracks

Menlo Park, Calif. – February 10, 2015, – Interana, a self-service analytics solution for event data, today announced that the company will participate in Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2015, taking place February 17-20, 2015, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, C.A. Interana is the analytics solution that focuses specifically on understanding behavior, or the patterns of events people, products, or machines take over time – enabling users to answer critical business questions about how customers behave and products are used. With Interana, users can analyze and explore the key business metrics that matter most such as growth, retention, conversion and engagement in seconds, rather than the hours or days it often takes with existing solutions. Interana allows its customers to discover and investigate these key insights easily through its visual and interactive interface, delivering instant answers to the dozens of important questions people have on a daily basis.

Interana CEO and Co-Founder Ann Johnson, CTO and Co-Founder Bobby Johnson, Director of Product Management Joseph Adler, and Head of Product Design Alonzo Canada will speak at the conference in three different tracks: “Data-Driven Business Day,” “Machine Data/ IoT,” and “Design and Interfaces.”

Ann Johnson will discuss the growing interest and need for data. Given the choice between knowing what’s going on and not knowing, almost anyone will choose knowing. People will not, however, choose things that take a long time and are hard to understand. So the question of how to make people data driven is really a question of how to make data accessible. Ann will explain the barriers to data access and strategies for addressing them.

Alonzo Canada will reframe thoughts of data software development as a design challenge. He will discuss the importance of designing data products that are appealing and easy to understand, and not limited to technologists. Alonzo will discuss design methodologies taught at the Stanford D.School and practices that have been in designing interfaces for Samsung, Audi, and Yahoo. He will present metaphors and analogies to design UX elements that make data products feel familiar and new at the same time and speak on designing products for daily use that will appeal to everyone.

Bobby Johnson and Joseph Adler will discuss alternate strategies for data management, using raw event logs for analysis, skipping the normalization and aggregation steps required to build a traditional warehouse. They will discuss traditional warehouse architecture, its strengths and weaknesses along with the basic ideas behind event logging systems. They will also share their own experiences with traditional data warehouses and event based system. They will also discuss open source tools that can be used to build an event processing system which will include Apache Kafka, Apache Kafka, Apache Samza and Storm, Apache Hadoop and Druid.

Data “Driven” is Really Data “Accessible”
Speaker: Ann Johnson, CEO and co-founder, Interana
Track: Data Driven Business Day
When: Wednesday, February 18th at 10:10 a.m. PT
Where: Strata + Hadoop World 2015; San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA
Room: LL20 A
Additional Details: http://strataconf.com/big-data-conference-ca-2015/public/schedule/speaker/191642

“Designing Delightful Data Products”
Speakers: Alonzo Canada, head of product design, Interana Track: Design and Interfaces
When: Thursday, February 19th at 1:30 p.m. PT
Where: Strata + Hadoop World 2015; San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA
Room: LL21 E/F
Additional Details: http://strataconf.com/big-data-conference-ca-2015/public/schedule/detail/38734

“The Sushi Principle: Raw Data is Better”

  • Bobby Johnson, CTO and co-founder, Interana
  • Joseph Adler, director of product management, Interana

Track: Machine Data/ IoT
When: Friday, February 20th at 11:30 p.m. PT
Where: Strata + Hadoop World 2015; San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA
Room: LL21 E/F
Additional Details: http://strataconf.com/big-data-conference-ca-2015/public/schedule/speaker/87848

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