Cloudera announced the inaugural Hadoop World conference, which will take place Friday, October 2 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Sponsors include Yahoo!, IBM, Intel, eHarmony, and others. Hadoop World will feature in-depth case studies and real-world examples of how traditional enterprises use Hadoop. Representatives from enterprises including About.com, Booz Allen Hamilton, China Mobile, Context Web, eBay, Facebook, IBM, Intel, JPMC, Microsoft, New York Times, NexR, Rackspace, Vertica, Visa, Visible Measures, Yale, and Yahoo! take part in the event. These companies have changed the way they understand data by leaning on tools originally developed for the Web.