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:
Describe how to use something that is available under a liberal open source license. Participants can use this without having to pay you anything.
Tell a story of how you did something. If it involves commercial tools, please explain why they made sense.
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.
Riak: Robust and featureful distributed Key-Value store
In this talk I’ll try to bring out unique features for Riak compared to other NoSQL databases. In particular its rich API, high availability and its use as a core building block for big data.
Riak is one of the most robust and featureful distributed K-V store based on the seminal Dynamo paper. In this talk, we’ll briefly cover the underlying concepts of Eventual Consistency and CAP theorem, then moving on to following Riak specific topics and use cases :
- Clustering in Riak will discuss how being implemented in Erlang and being masterless helps increase fault tolerance.
- Quick summary of conflict resolution with vector clock and the data recovery
- Secondary Index and its use as tags.
- Link-walking in Riak and its use cases
- Briefly cover Map-Reduce and Riak-search.
Speaker Bio :
Prashant passed out from IIT Kanpur and then joined Yahoo! data team where he worked for about a year. Among other things he worked on the analytics for the new version of Yahoo! front page then.
Currently Prashant runs a leading Big data and Cloud computing startup PromptCloud (http://promptcloud.com) where flagship product is large scale data crawl and extraction and hosted indexing of the data. PromptCloud also deals with Big data analytics but at a limited scale as of now. This talk will be based on many of the learnings at PromptCloud .
PS : I have submitted another talk for ‘Building the infrastructure to handle Big data’ , depending upon which (if any :) ) has enough interest , we’ll pick one.
Link for the other proposal :