by The Fifth Elephant

The Fifth Elephant 2012

Finding the elephant in the data.

The Fifth Elephant 2012

Finding the elephant in the data.

by The Fifth Elephant
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Date

27–28 Jul 2012, Bangalore

About

What are your users doing on your website or in your store? How do you turn the piles of data your organization generates into actionable information? Where do you get complementary data to make yours more comprehensive? What tech, and what techniques?

The Fifth Elephant is a two day conference on big data.

Early Geek tickets are available from fifthelephant.doattend.com.

The proposal funnel below will enable you to submit a session and vote on proposed sessions. It is a good practice introduce yourself and share details about your work as well as the subject of your talk while proposing a session.

Each community member can vote for or against a talk. A vote from each member of the Editorial Panel is equivalent to two community votes. Both types of votes will be considered for final speaker selection.

It’s useful to keep a few guidelines in mind while submitting proposals:

  1. Describe how to use something that is available under a liberal open source license. Participants can use this without having to pay you anything.

  2. Tell a story of how you did something. If it involves commercial tools, please explain why they made sense.

  3. Buy a slot to pitch whatever commercial tool you are backing.

Speakers will get a free ticket to both days of the event. Proposers whose talks are not on the final schedule will be able to purchase tickets at the Early Geek price of Rs. 1800.

All proposals

Confirmed sessions

In Data We Believe

Harish Pillay (@harishpillay)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Beginner
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 18 Jul

Crunching big data, Google scale

Rahul Kulkarni

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Beginner
  • 15 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 9 Jul

Looking beyond the usual suspects for Near Real Time analytics on Big Data

Navjot Sidhu

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 8 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 9 Jul

Aadhaar - world's largest biometric identity platform (200 trillion biometric matches per day, 2 PB of data)

Regunath Balasubramanian (@regunathb)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 41 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Fri, 6 Jul
  • slideshow

Big Data and the Cloud a Best Friend Story

Joseph Ziegler (@jiyosub)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Beginner
  • 3 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Fri, 6 Jul

Building Watson -- A Brief Overview of DeepQA and the Jeopardy! Challenge

Karthik Visweswariah

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 4 Jul

Simplifying advanced analytics to empower business managers

Prithvijit roy (@prithvijit)

  • Industry & Business
  • Beginner
  • 9 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 3 Jul
  • slideshow

Towards Social Semantic Tools

Arvind K (@zoso)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 2 Jul
  • slideshow

The science behind Predictive Analytics- a Text Mining Perspective

Ankur Pandey (@ankurpandey42)

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 5 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Mon, 2 Jul
  • slideshow

Open data and the life sciences: An open world

Kalpana Krishnaswami (@kalpana)

  • Industry & Business
  • Beginner
  • 13 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 2 Jul

RTI & Data: Opportunities, Issues & Challenges

Nikhil Pahwa (@nixxin)

  • Industry & Business
  • Beginner
  • 19 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 1 Jul

“I know what you are going to do next summer” – Predicting Repeat Purchase Behavior by using Bayesian Hierarchical model and Regression Techniques

Biswajit Pal

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 9 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Fri, 29 Jun

Analytics is a magic wand for HR professionals

Karthikeyan Damodaran

  • Industry & Business
  • Beginner
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 29 Jun
  • slideshow

Building the Infrastructure to Handle Big Data

Prashant Kumar

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 53 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Thu, 28 Jun

The Data Journalism Handbook

Lucy Chambers (@lucychambers)

  • Industry & Business
  • Beginner
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 27 Jun
  • slideshow

Recommendation Play @Flipkart

Gaurav Bhalotia

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 36 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 23 Jun

Build your own Real Time Analytics and Visualization, Enable Complex Event Processing, Event Patterns and Aggregates

Ramesh Perumalsamy (@rameshp87)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 33 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 22 Jun

Analytics Platform - Experience and evolution

Prasad A N

  • Industry & Business
  • Beginner
  • 3 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 22 Jun

How the Internet Archive preserves petabytes of data

Anand Chitipothu (@anandology)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Beginner
  • 11 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 20 Jun
  • slideshow

Application of Data analytics in Small / Medium Enterprise planning

Arvind Saraf (@arvinds)

  • Industry & Business
  • Beginner
  • 4 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 19 Jun

Data Explosion in Medical Imaging

Shourya Sarcar

  • Industry & Business
  • Beginner
  • 4 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Fri, 15 Jun

Building analyzing and visualizing large graphs

Ashwin Rajeev (@winash)

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 23 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Fri, 15 Jun

Build Your Own Search Engine

Siddhartha Reddy (@sids)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 36 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 15 Jun

Same News, Different Channels? – Measuring Diversity in TV News

Vibodh Parthasarathi

  • Industry & Business
  • Beginner
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 14 Jun

Exponential Growth Models and Impact on Sales Forecast,Data Volume, Query Latency, Capacity Planning and Search Latency

Ashok Banerjee (@ashokbanerjee)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Beginner
  • 25 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 14 Jun

Big Data in Real Time: Processing the Social Web within a tolerable elapsed time

Harish (@harish)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 14 Jun

Your Genome on the Cloud: Big Data Challenges in Personalized Medicine

Ramesh Hariharan

  • Data Analytics
  • Beginner
  • 31 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Tue, 12 Jun
  • slideshow

Messaging architecture at Facebook

qubole (@qubole)

  • Industry & Business
  • Advanced
  • 21 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Sun, 10 Jun

How your favorite retailers make money from analytics?

Sridhar Bollam (@bollam)

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 46 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Fri, 8 Jun

Real Time Intelligent Systems & Big Data Streams

Deepinder Dhingra

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 8 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Wed, 6 Jun

Explorations in Data Analysis and Visualization

Dorai Thodla (@dorait)

  • Data Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 2 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 6 Jun
  • slideshow

Splunk> Driving Real-time Analytics from Small Data, Big Data and Huge Data

Rahul Deshmukh (@thedeshmukhs)

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 9 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 30 May

Approaches to ML techniques on the Real world data.

Venkata Ramana (@ramana)

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 10 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Mon, 28 May
  • slideshow

Targeting the Moment of Truth: Using Big Data in Retail

Amit Kapoor (@amitkaps)

  • Industry & Business
  • Beginner
  • 10 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 24 May
  • slideshow

From Data to Action (in Retail Banking)

Anannya Deb (@anannyadeb)

  • Industry & Business
  • Intermediate
  • 5 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Thu, 24 May

The Elephant in the Cloud

Joydeep Sen Sarma (@jsensarma)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 24 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Wed, 23 May

Structuring data from surveys - A case study from a slum survey conducted in 2010

Onkar Hoysala (@onkarhoysala)

  • Industry & Business
  • Intermediate
  • 22 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Tue, 8 May
  • slideshow

Introduction to data analysis & visualisation with R

shree joshi

  • Data Analytics
  • Beginner
  • 10 upvotes
  • 5 comments
  • Sat, 5 May

Visual data apps using d3.js and Knoema Data API

Amritayan Nayak

  • Data Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 14 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 26 Apr

Seeing through the Haze - Advanced Visualisations using Python

Vinayak Hegde (@vin)

  • Data Visualization
  • Advanced
  • 5 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Wed, 25 Apr

A Herd of Elephants - Navigating the Hadoop Ecosystem

Vinayak Hegde (@vin)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 23 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Wed, 25 Apr

Exploratory Data Analysis with Python

Jaidev Deshpande (@jaidevd)

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 20 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 25 Apr

the aRt of NSSO data

Sumandro C (@sumandro)

  • Industry & Business
  • Intermediate
  • 9 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 25 Apr

Financial Market and Economic Data

Deepak Shenoy (@deepakshenoy)

  • Data Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 23 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Mon, 23 Apr
  • slideshow

An Introduction to Data Visualization & Processing ( Programming Language)

Uttam Grandhi (@uttamg911)

  • Data Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 21 upvotes
  • 12 comments
  • Mon, 23 Apr
  • slideshow

Finding signal in the noise: How to put big data to use

Goldee Udani (@goldee)

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 13 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 29 Mar

Visualising Text

Anand S (@sanand0)

  • Data Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 65 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 29 Mar

Unconfirmed proposals

GlusterFS "Big Data" Interface

Venky Shankar (@efault)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 20 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 17 Jul

A complete suite setup and challenges on modern database

Anand Shankar (@anandvns)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 0 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Mon, 9 Jul

Making money out of data

Chandu Nair (@chandunair)

  • Industry & Business
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 6 Jul

Delivering profitable growth for eCommerce business using advance analytics

ahmar abdullah

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 6 Jul

Social Media & Text Analytics using Open Source Tools

rhebbar (@rhebbar)

  • Data Analytics
  • Beginner
  • 7 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Thu, 5 Jul

Everything you wanted to know about internet analytics - to infinity and beyond.....

Sandeep Amar (@sancalls)

  • Data Analytics
  • Advanced
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 4 Jul

Social Media Monitoring - what is it and why do you need to know about it?

apoorv durga (@apoorv)

  • Industry & Business
  • Beginner
  • 3 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Sun, 1 Jul

Fieldata: Transparency and analytics for non-profits

Gora Mohanty (@gora)

  • Industry & Business
  • Beginner
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 30 Jun

Mobile Portal Personalization using Real-Time Prediction Analytics in order to help Communication Service Providers (CSPs) in customized offerings to users

Gitali Halder (proposing)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Advanced
  • 3 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 30 Jun

Making sense of UGC on social networks

Gaurav Mishra (@gmishra)

  • Industry & Business
  • Beginner
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 30 Jun

"Honey, we blew the data - to build a Market Mix Model" : Modeling the Market Mix under unfavourable data conditions

Anindya Neogi

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 30 Jun

How to balance insights from analytics and your intuition to drive product decisions

pranavbhasin (@pranavbhasin)

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 7 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 29 Jun

Data Visualization with Python

Puneeth Chaganti (@punchagan)

  • Data Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 16 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 29 Jun

Making sense out of semi-structured log data

Piyush Goel (@pigol1)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 32 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 29 Jun

Handle BigData Analytics with Hadoop eco-system (Hadoop, HBase, Hive, WorkFlow)

Kushwaha Manish Kaushal (@manish)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 7 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 29 Jun

Big Data : The wave of Innovation and Disruption

Sharad Agarwal

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Beginner
  • 7 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 28 Jun

Identifying your influencers in social media is not rocket science

Bibhash Chakrabarty (@bibhash6)

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 28 Jun

Riak: Robust and featureful distributed Key-Value store

Prashant Kumar

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 10 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 28 Jun

Sharding MySQL

Kaushik Paranjape

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 6 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 28 Jun

Dianemo: Distributed task management to achieve faster throughput

Santosh Gannavarapu

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 28 Jun

Lessons from the evolution of Mayavi

Prabhu Ramachandran (@prabhu)

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 7 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 27 Jun
  • slideshow

Combining Social Media Insights with Statistical Insights for Improved Analytics

Avik Sarkar (@avik)

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 7 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Mon, 25 Jun

The Art of Data Analysis

Karthik Shashidhar (@karthiks)

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 6 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 25 Jun

Survey of Machine Learning tools as the data grows (Weka, R, Octave, Mahout)

Vivek Mehta (@vivekmehta)

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 14 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Sun, 24 Jun

Start with step 0 -> Approaching big data for small enterprises

Supreet Sethi (@djinn)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Beginner
  • 8 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 21 Jun

Become a Data Wrangler! Learning how to work with data.

Laura Newman

  • Data Analytics
  • Beginner
  • 6 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Tue, 19 Jun

Finding the elephant with Neo4j

Ashish Prasad (@codemaniac)

  • Data Analytics
  • Beginner
  • 5 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Mon, 18 Jun

ACID + BASE = ??

Vivek Y S (@vivekys)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 23 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Sun, 17 Jun

Scaling Data ( DB ->Caching -> Archiving -> Sharding and NoSQL)

Shashwat Agarwal (@shashwatag)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 21 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 16 Jun

How big data moved the needle from monolithic SQL RDBMS to distributed NoSQL

Sunil Sayyaparaju

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 30 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Mon, 11 Jun
  • slideshow

The Elephant that Flew - Big Data Analytics @ InMobi

Gaurav Agarwal (@calven321)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 22 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 10 Jun

Hands-on introduction to Pig

Prashanth Babu (@p7h)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Beginner
  • 11 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 10 Jun

An introduction to Data Analysis and Visualisation using D3.js

Prashanth Babu (@p7h)

  • Data Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 14 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 10 Jun

Emerging techniques in stake holder feedback management

Shantanu Gudihal

  • Industry & Business
  • Intermediate
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 6 Jun

Managing Data on Hadoop

prashant singh (@prashantkr2002)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 6 Jun

Operational Data Analytics and Insights - Leveraging Bigdata to manage IT infrastructure.

Girish Narasimha Raghavan (@girishnr)

  • Industry & Business
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Thu, 31 May

CouchDB: All your JSON are belong to us

Sameer Segal (@sameersegal)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 14 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 29 May

Logstash & Elasticsearch - Give meaning to your logs, and more

Mohit Chawla (@alcy)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Beginner
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 27 May

Big Data in a Small Startup

Pramod Biligiri (@pramodbiligiri)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Beginner
  • 12 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Sun, 20 May

OpenSpending: Data Literacy, Citizen Participation and Government Spending

Lucy Chambers (@lucychambers)

  • Data Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 8 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 18 May

Everybody Needs a Story: A Narrative Approach to Information Visualization

Sherline Pimenta K. (@sherline)

  • Data Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 9 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 11 May

Games for Data Collection

Onkar Hoysala (@onkarhoysala)

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 23 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 8 May

Data Analysis using SAS Software.

Manoj Diwakar (@manojdiwakar)

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 0 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 7 May

The Redis way of Analytics

Anoop Thomas

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 19 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 6 May

Big Data Analytics with Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform

Milind Bhandarkar (@techmilind)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 2 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Thu, 3 May

Data analysis with Pydata

kracetheking (proposing)

  • Data Analytics
  • Beginner
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 28 Apr

Visualization using MS Excel - Hands on Workshop

Purnachandra Rao Duggirala (@chandoo)

  • Data Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 11 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 27 Apr

How to select right charts for your data?

Purnachandra Rao Duggirala (@chandoo)

  • Data Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 6 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 27 Apr
  • slideshow

Real Time Analytics with Twitter Storm

Karthik Kastury (@karthikdot)

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 19 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Thu, 26 Apr

Lessons Learned : Scaling Hadoop and BigData in Cloud (Amazon EMR )

Vijay Rayapati (@amnigos)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 14 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Tue, 20 Mar

Video Analytics for live streams

Akbar Ladak (@ladak)

  • Data Analytics
  • Beginner
  • 10 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Mon, 10 Oct

Hadoop and its Eco System

PhanindraSarma (@thunderbird) (proposing)

  • Big Data Infrastructure & Processing
  • Intermediate
  • 11 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Mon, 3 Oct