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Thursday, February 10, 2011 1:30PM IST (8:00AM GMT)
Yahoo! India R&D to Organize Apache Hadoop India Summit 2011
Industry leaders to converge on Feb 16 to discuss the latest cloud computing trends
Karnataka, India

After a highly successful event last year, Yahoo! India R&D is organizing the second ‘Apache Hadoop India Summit 2011' on Feb 16, 2011. The day-long event will provide the Indian cloud computing community with a chance to hear speakers from leading Internet and technology companies and learn how organizations are driving business results through Apache Hadoop and cloud computing. In addition, researchers from IIT Madras, IIT Bombay, IISc Bangalore, IIIT Hyderabad will discuss how cloud computing and Hadoop can be used to solve complex research problems. Hadoop is the open source technology at the epicenter of big data and cloud computing, helping companies get value from their data and better manage their businesses.

Yahoo!'s application of cloud computing technologies and Hadoop has played a pivotal role in enabling Yahoo! to rapidly personalize its content and advertising offerings to deliver highly relevant customer experiences, while maintaining the trust of its 600 million users. Yahoo! is currently the leading contributor to Hadoop, running the world's largest Hadoop implementation consisting of more than 40,000 nodes.

According to Hari Vasudev, vice president, Cloud Platform Group, Yahoo! India R&D "as one of the largest Internet companies in the world, Yahoo! initially used Hadoop for projects within Yahoo! Labs and has since built it into a robust platform used across our business to develop increasingly personalized consumer and advertising experiences at a global scale. As the largest contributor to the Apache Hadoop project, Yahoo! considers it important to bring the community together to discuss best practices, trends and innovations."

Participants at the Apache Hadoop India Summit 2011 will get an opportunity to hear and learn from experts working on Apache Hadoop and will also discuss large scale distributed computing across verticals. Todd Papaioannou, chief architect of cloud computing at Yahoo! and vice president of cloud architecture will give the keynote address at the event. The event is also supported by from Amazon and Informatica.

According to Sanjeev Kumar, VP & MD, Informatica Business Solutions, India,
"With increasing amounts of data being produced daily from traditional and non-traditional sources - including social, mobile and cloud computing, we are looking at ways to address the challenges created by ‘Big Data'. Last year we announced a partnership with Cloudera, to provide our joint customers with the solutions needed to address concerns associated with managing large-scale data. The Hadoop India Summit is the right platform for us to share our innovative data integration solution offerings and discuss how organizations can gain a competitive advantage while they grow their business."

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About Yahoo!

Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO) is an innovative technology company that operates the largest digital media, content, and communications business in the world. Yahoo! keeps more than half a billion consumers worldwide connected to what matters to them most, and delivers powerful audience solutions to advertisers through its unique combination of Science + Art + Scale. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit the pressroom or the company's blog, Yodel Anecdotal. Yahoo! is the trademark and/or registered trademark of Yahoo! Inc.

Yahoo! India Research & Development

Bangalore is where Yahoo! has its second largest R&D center. Established 10 years ago, Yahoo! India R&D works with a mission to deliver product and technology innovation that create a significant business impact globally. It is engaged in end-to-end product development, from concept through launch. The research arm, called Yahoo! Labs, focuses on basic and applied research in the areas of next-generation search, advertising and large-scale computing systems. The organization has invested in specialist talent in key areas like product managers, user experience designers, architects, developers, program managers, quality engineers, service engineers and researchers, to build a world-class team in India.

The center is a significant contributor of the IP produced by Yahoo! globally. It has undertaken end-to-end development of more than 20 products providing best-in-class consumer experiences and online advertising products for both global and emerging markets. Some of its well-known products innovations are Yahoo! Cricket, OMG, Helium, Vertex, NGD Marketplace.

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Sonali P.S., Mutual PR, +91 9844489854, sonali@mutualpr.com
Arunav Sinha, Yahoo! India R&D, +91 9008300155, arunav@yahoo-inc.com
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