The Elephant in the Cloud
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  Ashish Thusoo   Ashish Thusoo
CEO and co-founder


Wednesday, April 20, 2016
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Level:  Introductory

Over the last few years, Hadoop and related emerging technologies have sought to democratize processing and analytics on big data. While these technologies offer tremendous cost and capability benefits, many organizations still struggle with operating and expanding the use of these technologies for data processing. In The Elephant in the Cloud, Apache Hive co-creator and Qubole CEO, Ashish Thusoo, will discuss how Hadoop as a service offerings can help organizations bridge that capability gap. In addition, he will discuss how these cloud-based services can bring the benefits of the unique properties of the cloud, such as dynamic provisioning, elasticity of compute and storage, and availability in multiple geographies. Ashish will discuss how Hadoop workloads are perfect to take advantage of these properties and why Hadoop as a Service offerings are a compelling option to look at while deciding on your big data infrastructure.

Before co-founding Qubole Ashish ran Facebook’s Data Infrastructure team; under his leadership the team built one of the largest data processing and analytics platforms in the world. This platform achieved not just the bold aim of making data accessible to analysts, engineers and data scientists, but drove the “big data” revolution. In the process of scaling Facebook’s big data infrastructure, he helped drive the creation of a host of tools, technologies and templates that are used industry wide today. Ashish also contributed to the development of the Apache Hive data warehouse infrastructure project for Hadoop.

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