Tech Stack: Cloud Big Data Platforms

Location: Strata OLC May Level:

It’s never been easier to launch a data startup. Vast computing resources are available on a pay-as-you-go basis, so you don’t need up-front investment. And many of these platforms offer much more than raw computing: turnkey APIs and toolkits for machine learning, parallel data processing, message busses and more make it easy for a new venture to stand on the shoulders of giants. In this Tech Stack session, Jinesh Varia looks at cloud stacks that can accelerate data startups dramatically.

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Jinesh Varia

Amazon Web Services

As a Technology Evangelist at Amazon, Jinesh Varia helps businesses take advantage of disruptive technologies like Cloud Computing that are changing the way businesses compete in the new web world. Jinesh has spoken at more than 150 conferences around the world. His passion lies in architecture, design and XML Web services. Jinesh has over 15 years experience in XML and Web services and has worked with standards-based working groups in XBRL. Prior to joining Amazon as an evangelist, he held several positions in UBmatrix including Solutions Architect, Enterprise Team Lead and Software engineer, working on various financial services projects including Call Modernization Project at FDIC. He was also lead developer at Penn State Data Center, Institute of Regional Affairs. Jinesh’s publications have been published in ACM and IEEE. Jinesh is originally from India and holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Penn State University.