The Fifth Elephant 2012

Finding the elephant in the data.

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.

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The Fifth Elephant - known as one of the best data science and Machine Learning conference in Asia - has transitioned into a year-round forum for conversations about data and ML engineering; data science in production; data security and privacy practices. more

Pramod Biligiri

@pramodbiligiri

Big Data in a Small Startup

Submitted May 20, 2012

What unexpected problems and challenges will you find when you go tackling big data problems, esp. if you’re a bootstrapped startup with resource constraints?

How do you stay agile and not sacrifice user workflow with technology choices designed for big enterprises?

Outline

Based on my experience building DistilBio.com, I’ll talk about the technology challenges as we keep scaling our data. I’ll touch upon NoSQL systems like Solr, Redis, MongoDB, graph database (Virtuoso), build-vs-buy, hardware-vs-software optimization, Cloud vs On Premise and framework-vs-libraries.

Keeping in mind that all the while your company is still trying to achieve Product/Market fit.

Speaker bio

Working on data processing and query performance at DistilBio.com. Using Scala, JVM and some NoSQL systems. Used to be an Application Developer at ThoughtWorks.

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Hosted by

The Fifth Elephant - known as one of the best data science and Machine Learning conference in Asia - has transitioned into a year-round forum for conversations about data and ML engineering; data science in production; data security and privacy practices. more