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Soam Acharya

Soam Acharya
Head of Application Architecture, Altiscale


Soam Acharya is Head of Application Architecture at Altiscale, Inc, a company focused on building the world’s best Hadoop clusters. Previously, he was Chief Scientist and Architect of the Limelight Video Platform where he focussed on video analytics, hybrid cloud architectures and big data issues. Prior to acquisition by Limelight, he led Delve Network’s initiatives into semantic video, video search, analytics and cloud computing in AWS. In addition, Soam has also worked on web and enterprise search at Inktomi, LookSmart and Yahoo.


Hadoop and Beyond
GA Ballroom J
Soam Acharya (Altiscale), Charles Wimmer (Altiscale), David Chaiken (Altiscale)
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The growing popularity of Hadoop has led to an increasing number of clusters worldwide. Priming these clusters with data from existing client repositories is difficult due to a number of issues including data size, network constraints, security & lack of domain knowledge. In this talk, we present a number of techniques & best practices for uploading large amounts of data to remote Hadoop clusters. Read more.
Office Hour
Table C
Soam Acharya (Altiscale), Charles Wimmer (Altiscale)
Soam’s talk on “Making Big Data Portable” will get you thinking about the potential pitfalls of moving large quantities of data between Hadoop clusters. Meet with Soam to explore the limitations of using Hadoop’s DistCp to copy data from one cluster to another. And learn how to secure in-transit data, including when to transfer data over networks and when to use disks. Read more.