On Wednesday Feb 16th, YDN was at the Hadoop India Summit hosted by Yahoo! in Bangalore. There was a great turnout with more than 700 attendees. The summit featured a broad range of talks with speakers from various companies like Yahoo!, Facebook, Amazon, Linkedin, eBay, Informatica, HP, AOL, as well as academia.
My personal favorite of the day was learning about a very cool use of Hadoop by FlightCaster. FlightCaster predicts flight delays before airline alerts. The prediction is based on a combination of real-time and historical data about weather, flight status, and other factors. They use Cascading which runs on top of Hadoop to forecast the future!
All in all we had an excellent time at the Summit we learned a lot and talked to a lot of smart people. If you couldn't be there, do check out presentations on YDN's SlideShare. Here is the keynote address presented by Todd Papaioannou, VP, Cloud Architecture, Yahoo!.