Travis Oliphant, the CEO of Continuum Analytics gives a nice presentation on Python and BigData. He argues that python is frequently used in bigdata, but it does not get a lot of attention from the bigdata community. The bigdata community only wants to talk about hadoop. Travis would like to see python have a larger role in bigdata.
He also provides a quick overview of NumPy and SciPy. Below is a video of his presentation.
How do you feel about python and bigdata? Do you use python for bigdata?