Big Data Month

November 2016

DataZone & CloudZone are proud to present a whole month dedicated to Big Data. During this BIG month we plan to host conferences, hands-on labs and round tables. Don’t miss out on our meetups as part of our Big Data Month Movie Club.


Defining Big Data

6th Nov

08:30 - 13:00

Google Campus, Electra Tower- 34th Floor, 98 Yigal Alon Street, Tel Aviv



As one of Big Data’s Founding Fathers, Google will explore the technological changes we faced over the past 10 years and present their solutions to the new data challenges within the Google Cloud ecosystem

Who should attend?

Software Developers, Data Architects, Database Administrators, DevOps Engineers, Software Architects, System Architects, Solution Architects, System Engineers, BI Managers, CTOs &CIOs.


08:30 – 09:00 Gathering & Breakfast

09:00-  09:15 Opening Words

Arthur Gimpel, Head of DataZone

09:15 – 10:00 Birds Eye View on Big Data

Pini Cohen, Senior Analyst STKI

10:00- 10:45 Prototype > Production >  Planet Scale by GCP

Nir Chinsky, Head of Google Cloud Platform, MEA

10:45 – 11:00 Break \ Ask an Architect Booth

11:00 -11:20 Case Study: Proactive Data Driven Security

Tzury Bar Yochay, Founder and CTO, Reblaze

11:20- 12:00 Data lake – On Premise VS Cloud

Ido Freidman – NoSQL Israel Community

12:00 – 12:15 Big Data in the Clouds

Ran Rothschild, GM of CloudZone

12:15 – 13:00 Ask an Architect Booth

VIP Breakfast

Big Data - More Than Just a Buzzword

10th Nov

Deca, 10 Hataasyah Street, Tel Aviv



Despite the hype, many organizations don’t realize they have a big data problem or they simply don’t think of it in terms of big data. By the end of this session you will learn how to plan, build and scale a big data application with all the relevant services AWS has to offer.

Who should attend?

CIOs, CTOs, Chief Architects, IT Managers, R&D Managers and BI Managers.


9:00 – 9:30 Gathering and Breakfast

9:30 – 9:40 Opening Words

Ran Rothschild, GM of CloudZone

9:40 – 10:40  A step by step walkthrough into your first Big Data application on AWS

Ran Tessler, Solutions Architecture Manager at AWS

10:40 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11:45 Redshift – Lessons Learned

Shimon Tolts, GM, Data Solutions @ Iron Source

11:45– 12:00 Rabbi Interactive Case Study

Gil Rabbi, CEO of Rabbi Interactive

12:00 – 12:30 Open Discussion

Master AWS Redshift

Hands-on Labs

10th Nov

13:00 – 17:30

IronSource’s Offices, Lilinblum st 28, Tel Aviv-Yafo



As part of the Big Data Month we are giving you the chance to get hands-on experience with Amazon Redshift. Learn how to create a cluster, load data, run queries and monitor performance. You will create tables using various methods for data compression and distribution, and analyze which methods work best.

Who should attend?

Chief Architects, Data Architects, DeVOps Engineers, Software Engineers IT Managers, BI Managers, R&D Managers and CTOs.


13:00 – 13:20 Intro to Amazon Redshift

13:20 – 15:00 LAB I – Using Amazon RedShift

15:00 – 15:15 Break

15:15 – 15:30 LAB II – Table Layout and Schema Design with Amazon Redshift

17:20 – 17:30 Your next steps on AWS

To ensure you get the most out of the hands-on workshop, please bring your own laptop.

Big Data

Science or Fiction?

CXO Round Table

20th Nov

8:30 - 12:30

matrix offices, Abba Eben 3, building C, 3rd Floor, Herzlyia



The phrase ‘Big Data’ is used too often without a single thought of its true meaning and potential. During this session we will explore the capabilities of Big Data in the cloud and demonstrate through real-life use cases technology that up until recently was deemed Science Fiction.

Who should attend?

CIOs, CTOs, Chief Architects, IT Managers, R&D Managers and BI Managers.



8:30 – 9:00 Gathering and breakfast

9:00 – 9:05 Opening remarks

Ran Rothschild, GM of CloudZone

9:05 – 9:45  Leveraging your existing data with Microsoft Azure

Assaf Jacoby, CTO, Microsoft Israel

9:45 – 10:25 Grand Scale IoT and its impact on Big Data

Guy Bertental, Azure Cloud Solution Architect , Microsoft Israel

10:25 – 10:40 Break

10:40 – 11:20 True Insight into your Big Data by Machine Learning

Elad Shwarchberg, Data Solution Specialist & Itay Binyamin, Azure Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft Israel

11:20 – 11:40 Customer Success story: Bar Ilan University – Big Data & HPC

Gil Gross, Azure Tech Lead, CloudZone

11:40 – 11:50 Turning fiction into science with Azure & CloudZone

11:50 – 12:30 Open discussion

Breakfast with Elastic

22 Nov

9:00 - 12:00

East TLV, Kremenetski St 12, Tel Aviv-Yafo



Elastic’s products have become paramount solutions to a growing number of organizations and their ecosystems, with a variety of use cases: from IT Operations to Search Engines and Realtime Analytics. During this session you will hear more about the practices and opportunities the Elastic Stack has to offer from the team themselves and their customers.

Who should attend?

CIOs, CTOs, Software/System Architects, IT Managers, R&D Managers and BI Managers.


09:00 – 09:30 Gathering and Breakfast

09:30 – 09:45 Opening Words

Arthur Gimpel, Head of DataZone, Matrix

09:45 – 10:30 What’s new in Elastic? Overview and Use Cases

Lee Wright, Sales Territory Manager EMEA, Elastic

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:20 Technical Customer Story by Sarine Technologies

Rostislav Aronov, System Architect, Sarine Technologies

11:20 – 12:00 Ask an Architect Booth

Hands-on Labs

Elasticsearch {zone}

22nd Nov

13:00 – 17:00

East TLV, Kremenetski St 12, Tel Aviv-Yafo

(Parking: Kremenetski St 16, Tel Aviv-Yafo)



DataZone is giving you the chance to deep dive with Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack. Throughout this Hands-on lab you will gain experience in creating your own advanced analytical system,deploying the Elastic Stack in a cloud environment, ingest metrics into the system, and create alerts on anomalies.

Who should attend?

CTOs, CIOs, Software Developers, Data Architects, Database Administrators, DevOps Engineers, Software Architects, System Architects, Solution Architects, System Engineers, BI Managers.


13:00 – 13:45 Using Elastic to monitor everything
Christoph Wurm, Solutions Architect, Elastic

13:45 – 14:15 Supercharge your RDBMS with Elasticsearch
Arthur Gimpel, Head of DataZone, Matrix

14:15 – 14:30 Break

14:30 – 17:00 Hands on: Monitor Everything – Zero to Hero
Mentors: Elastic, DataZone, Microsoft OSS

To ensure you get the most out of the hands-on workshop, please bring your own laptop.

Couchbase Day

28th Nov

08:30 – 16:30

East TLV | Kremenetski St 12, Tel Aviv-Yafo



This FREE day-long educational event will feature a combination of hands-on workshops and presentations on Couchbase Technology. Couchbase experts will walk you through:

  • Understanding distributed database architecture
  • Modeling and working with data for high performance, scalable access
  • Indexing and querying your data with our SQL-based language for JSON, N1QL (“Nickel”)
  • Deploying and maintaining Couchbase Server in production

Who should attend?

Software Developers, Data Architects, Database Administrators, DevOps Engineers, Software Architects, System Architects, Solution Architects, System Engineers, CTOs and CIOs.


8:30 – 9:00 Registration & Coffee

9:00 – 09:40 Introduction to NoSQL & Couchbase

9:40 – 10:00 Hosting Couchbase Server on Microsoft Azure

10:00 – 10:45 Couchbase Architecture – How Things Work

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:00 Modeling Data for Scalable Access

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch

12:45 – 13:45 Couchbase Indexing Fundamentals

13:45 – 14:15 Accessing your Data with N1QL

14:15 – 14:30 Break

14:30 – 15:00 High Availability & Disaster Recovery

15:00 – 16:00 Deploying and Upgrading Couchbase

16:00 – 16:30 Working with Couchbase Mobile

*Please be advised, by enrolling to this event you are agreeing for CloudZone to share your details with the partners who are sponsoring this event.

**To ensure you get the most out of the hands-on workshop, please bring your own laptop.

Introducing StreamSets

Creating Scalable and Resilient Data Pipelines

30th Nov


NICE Auditorium, Zarhin 13, Ra’anana



A key impediment to harnessing the potential of big data is creating a repeatable process for continuously flowing data from source to use.  In this meetup we will demonstrate various use cases for which you can use the Open Source solution of StreamSets to address data ingestion and pipeline challenges.


17:45 – 18:15 Arrival, Pizza & Beer
18:15 – 19:00 Data pipeline engineering with StreamSets SDC
Ido Friedman, NoSQL Israel Community
19:00 – 19:45 StreamSets in action: Use Cases and Demos
Arthur Gimpel, Head of DataZone

Big Data Month's Movie Club

More than just meetups

DataZone & CloudZone are taking you to the movies with the hottest Sci-fi flicks, combined with innovative lectures from the Big Data giants: Google, HortonWorks and AWS.

14 Novemver | 16:45

AWS AdTech Tales - Use cases from Nuviad & Sizmek


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

On the agenda

16:45 – 17:00 Arrival and ticket distribution

17:00 – 17:15 Opening Words and introduction to AWS’s Data Stack

Arthur Gimpel, Head of DataZone

17:15 – 17:45 Using AWS Kinesis and Apache Storm to processing 14 billion events daily

Igor Khailovsky, Tech Lead for the Big Data Group at Sizmek

17:45 – 18:15 Utilizing Big Data and Real-time Analysis for detect Programmatic RTB Fraud

Rafi Ton, CEO of Nuviad

18:15 Screening of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

15 November | 17:15

The Best of Hadoop Summit 2016 with matrix, HortonWorks and HDInsight by Azure



Doctor Strange

On the agenda

17:15 – 17:30 Arrival and ticket distribution

17:30 – 17:50 Hortonworks Data Platform – Opening a gate to Big Data

Matan Zohar, Data Technologies Senior Consultant, Matrix

17:50 – 18:10  HDInsight Introduction: A Managed Hadoop service in Microsoft Azure

Adir Ron, Open Source Lead, Microsoft

18:10 – 18:30 Big Data Analytics made easy: Spark and R built-in solutions for HDInsight

Yuval Mazor, Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft

18:30 Screening of Doctor Strange

27 November | 16:45

Build Smart Applications Using Cloud Machine Learning (In English)


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

On the agenda

16:45 – 17:00 Arrival and ticket distribution

17:00 – 17:15 Opening Words and Introduction

Ran Rothschild, GM of CloudZone

17:15 – 18:00 Build Smart Applications Using Cloud Machine Learning (English)

Matthieu Mayran, Cloud Solutions Architect at GCP

18: 00 Screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Who We Are


Cloudzone, Matrix’s cloud unit, is an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, a Microsoft Azure Cloud Service Provider and a Google Cloud Platform Authorized Services Partner. With over 7 years of experience in the Cloud, we provide our customers with a complete service package that includes professional services, managed services and consulting. For more details go to


DataZone is a high-end data solutions and services provider. DataZone provides its customers with a comprehensive package that includes architecture deep dive, consulting, managed services and training. DataZone can simplify your persistence infrastructure and allow you to focus on your application and business logic while remaining stable and agile. For more details go to

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Architecture Design

Complete serverless architecture redesign or maybe a small face lifting – we are here to improve your scalability, availability and reduce your costs.


Our experts are ready to help you with DevOps, NoSQL, Big Data and other buzzwords.

Our team of experts

Arthur Gimpel
Arthur Gimpel
Head of DataZone
Shimon Tolts
Shimon Tolts
GM, Data Solutions at Iron Source
Ran Rothschild
Ran Rothschild
GM of CloudZone
Ran Tessler
Ran Tessler
Manager, Solutions Architecture at Amazon Web Services
Gil Gross
Gil Gross
Azure Tech Leat at CloudZone
Adir Ron
Adir Ron
Open Source Lead at Microsoft
Idan Tohami
Idan Tohami
Marketing Manager CloudZone & DataZone
Nir Chinsky
Nir Chinsky
Head of MEA Cloud Platform at Google

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