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Title: Big Data @ Flipkart: Driving Intelligence at Scale
Mr. Gaurav Bhalotia, Flipkart, Flipkart
Date & Time: October 9, 2015 17:00
Venue: SIC 301, 03rd Floor, C Block, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kanwal Rekhi (KReSIT) Building
Data is the only true IP for an internet company, even more than scale and infrastructure. Over the past few years, there has been a strong trend in the industry around data and products that use data to make intelligent decisions. At Flipkart we have the largest amount of commerce data in the country with 5TB data getting added every day. In this talk I will share our approach to data and how we are building realtime systemic intelligence to power great experiences for our users. I will motivate the need for a central infrastructure that provides large scale, reliable storage, processing and querying of this data. I will walk through the high level architecture of our data platform and some interesting technology challenges that we encounter. If time permits I will delve deeper into the details of our query engine 'Apache Lens' which recently graduated into a top level Apache project.
Speaker Profile:
Gaurav Bhalotia is Vice President (Engineering) and heads Data Platform at Flipkart. He has nearly 13 years of experience architecting, implementing and leading development of large-scale distributed systems. He was director of Engineering at Kosmix, where he led the development of a local search engine and also created the first version of their categorization engine. Gaurav is a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai and has a MS in Computer Science from University of California Berkeley. He has filed multiple patents and has several conference publications in Search, Categorization and Information Extraction.
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