India Hadoop Summit

The first India Hadoop Summit was held on Feb 28th, 2010 at DAYANANDA SAGAR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, Bangalore, in partnership with CloudCamp event. It was organized by Yahoo! Research and Development India in association with CloudCamp committee.

This was the first Hadoop event, of this scale, in India, and brought many Hadoop enthusiasts together. Speakers and audiences from Hadoop development community, Hadoop user-groups, Industry evangelists, university researchers and college students came together to learn more about using Hadoop in various environments.

The morning began with a keynote session “Hadoop and its impact in Computing” (slides) by Hemanth Yamijala from Yahoo!. Hari Vasudev, VP Platform Technology Group at Yahoo!, spoke on Yahoo!’s commitment to Hadoop and Open-Source (slides).

In the afternoon, a Hadoop panel followed several fascinating sessions. Some of the Hadoop sessions:

  1. “Data Management on Grid” by Srikanth Sundarrajan, Yahoo! (slides)
  2. “Machine Learning using Hadoop - Real Case Study” by Krishna Prasad Chitrapura, Yahoo! (slides)
  3. “Multiple Sequence Alignment using Hadoop” by Dr. G. Sudha Sadhasivam, PSG Tech Coimbatore (slides)
  4. “Benchmarking and Optimizing Hadoop” by Mukesh Gangadhar, Intel (slides)
  5. “Challenges and Uniqueness of QE and RE processes in Hadoop” by Jayant Mahajan, Yahoo! (slides)
  6. “Tuning Hadoop to deliver performance to your application” by Srigurunath Chakravarthi, Yahoo! (slides)

The ending panel was moderated by Basant Verma, Yahoo! The participants were Chidambaran V. Kollengode from Yahoo!, Dr. T.S. Mohan from Infosys, Jothi Padmanabhan from Yahoo!, and Dr. G. Sudha Sadhasivam from PSG Tech Coimbatore. They discussed a range of topics pertaining to Hadoop’s adoption, usage in research, and the future of Hadoop & Cloud Computing.

Yahoo! India also hosted a booth during the event, including a Hadoop cross-word puzzle and some popular Hadoop swag. Stay tuned to hear more about our continued commitment to Hadoop and to Open Source Technologies.

Preeti Priyadarshini
Program Manager, CCDI Grid Computing