eBay’s ecommerce platform creates a huge amount of data. It has more than 800 million active listings, with 8.8 million new listings each week. There are 162 million active buyers, and 25 million sellers.
“The data is the most important asset that we have,” said Seshu Adunuthula, eBay’s head of analytics infrastructure, during a keynote at Apache Big Data in Vancouver in May.
The Open Connectivity Consortium and the AllSeen Alliance have made different architectural choices but at a conceptual level there are more similarities than differences. The Open Connectivity Foundation has been formed to reconcile some of the main differences with the goal of developing a best-of-breed platform that evolves on the OIC specification with the addition of selected features from AllJoyn. This talk compares the OIC and AllJoyn approaches and also some of the lessons learned over the last six years.
In this keynote, Ashish Thusoo, CEO and co-founder of Qubole, will discuss how cloud platforms can offer the elasticity, automation and access planes to alleviate these issues and provide a more accessible data platform. Additionally, despite a new class of user-friendly tools, there is still a gap between a company’s ability to make data accessible throughout throughout the organization. To truly bridge this gap, Ashish will offer strategies on how developers can take a verticalized approach to building applications on top of data so that users can benefit from easy-to-use visualizations and other tools.
Release 2.0 of IoTivity is expected in the latter part of 2016, and this talk will preview some of the features and design updates to IoTivity that are being considered. Features under consideration will enable support for applications in the industrial, automotive, and health sectors. Additional features that enhance cloud technologies and services such as notifications and easy setup will also be discussed.
When IBM got involved with the Linux open source project in 1998, they were betting that giving their code and time to the community would be a worthwhile investment. Now, 18 years later, IBM is more involved than ever, with more than 62,000 employees trained and expected to contribute to open source projects, according to Todd Moore, Vice President of Open Technology at IBM, speaking at ApacheCon in May.
In this session from the Embedded Linux Conference, Mike Anderson discusses several techniques for improving the robustness of our platforms and hardening them against the myriad of bad actors lurking on the Internet.
Hadoop was born into a world begging to better utilize data, says project co-founder Doug Cutting, in this keynote presentation from Apache: Big Data North America 2016.