The Fifth Elephant 2013

An Event on Big Data and Cloud Computing

Big Data is it a fad or future?

Submitted by Raghu Kashyap (@ragskashyap1) on Monday, 8 April 2013

Section: Storage and Databases Technical level: Intermediate


See how Hadoop has progressed over the last 4 years from an early adapter organization standpoint. Learn about the use cases that are operational and not just a POC


Learn how Hadoop is a critical part of Orbitz Worldwide’s data infrastructure. Raghu Kashyap will share insight into the business cases around their 1 petabyte Hadoop installation.

Future of Big data is very fuzzy. We are still in the early days of it. Be part of it to learn more of its true capabilities and usage in corporate world.


Open mind and listening skills

Speaker bio

Raghu Kashyap serves as the Director of Data Insights Group at Orbitz Worldwide. Raghu possesses an extensive background in technology and travel and leads the Data Infrastructure functions at Orbitz Worldwide. Raghu’s team leverages Hadoop extensively to augment traditional BI/DW and unlock the joy of travel for its customers and drive business performance. Raghu currently resides in Bangalore and heads up the Orbitz Bangalore office.



  • Govind Kanshi (@govindsk) 6 years ago

    Thanks Raghu , This will be cool addition consisting of learnings , what works and application.

  • Srinivasan Seshadri (@sesh) 6 years ago

    congratulations to you for getting a 1 PB hadoop cluster..

    would love to understand a little bit more in detail what exactly is the focus of the talk.
    Is it expanding on business problems and how you answered these questions with hadoop. Is it more of challenges in bringing up a huge hadoop cluster, things for others to be wary about and learn from you..

    Would love to pinpoint better the scope and focus of the talk..

  • Raghu Kashyap (@ragskashyap1) Proposer 6 years ago

    This more of a real life use case. We had challenges with our existing DWH and the collection and storage of our raw data. Using Hadoop we are able to integrate our much needed web data along with the OLTP data.

  • binish nb (@binishnb) 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago)

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