The Fifth Elephant 2012

Finding the elephant in the data.

Milind Bhandarkar


Big Data Analytics with Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform

Submitted May 4, 2012

In this talk, attendees will learn various use cases of Big Data analytics, and how to solve them Greenplum’s Unified Analytics platform that combines Greenplum Chorus, a collaboration platform for data science teams; Greenplum Database, a powerful MPP database; and Greenplum HD, a distribution of Apache Hadoop.


Increase in the volume, variety and velocity of data in the enterprise has given rise to data analytics infrastructure that is markedly different from the traditional data warehousing platforms. In addition, deriving value from the available data has prompted a new discipline called data science, and has resulted in different workloads for these platforms. In this talk, I will outline Greenplum’s vision of the Unified Analytics Platform (UAP). Greenplum UAP combines Chorus, a collaboration platform for data science and analytics teams; Greenplum Database, a massively parallel database for structured data processing; and Greenplum HD, our distribution of Apache Hadoop. I will outline several use-cases that involved both structured and unstructured data analytics, and and describe how these are solved by our customers using Greenplum UAP.


Knowledge of SQL, and familiarity of Apache Hadoop ecosystem is assumed.

Speaker bio

Dr. Milind Bhandarkar was the founding member of the team at Yahoo! that took Apache Hadoop from 20-node prototype to datacenter-scale production system, and has been contributing and working with Hadoop since version 0.1.0. He started the Yahoo! Grid solutions team focused on training, consulting, and supporting hundreds of new migrants to Hadoop. Parallel programming languages and paradigms has been his area of focus for over 20 years. He worked at the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets, Siebel Systems, Pathscale Inc. (acquired by QLogic), Yahoo! and Linkedin. Currently, he is the Chief Architect at Greenplum Labs, a division of EMC.


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