Speaking @ 11th Open Source India Conference

11th Open Source India / 7th - 8th November 2014 http://osidays.com/osidays/speaker-lineup/abhishek-dwivedi/ I will be speaking at Open Source India (OSI)  a premier Open Source conference in Asia targeted at nurturing and promoting the Open Source ecosystem in the subcontinent. Started as Linux Asia in 2004, OSI has been at the helm of bringing together the Open Source … Continue reading Speaking @ 11th Open Source India Conference

Amazon Redshift Light Analysis

Good The ability to provision huge databases as needed, without going through a costly and slow procurement process to obtain the hardware and software The ability to scale to handle huge databases, perhaps well beyond the petabyte range The potential to use an elastic set of resources to return result sets with enough speed to … Continue reading Amazon Redshift Light Analysis

Tableau CEO says the company’s biggest challenge now is talent

Finding right talent with go-getter attitude to support scale is a challenge which transcends geographies worldwide


Tableau Software announced a $100 million third quarter on Wednesday and seems poised to continue growing at a rapid clip — if, that is, it can attract and keep the right employees. In an interview with Gigaom on Thursday, Tableau Co-founder and CEO Christian Chabot (above) said the biggest challenges facing the company right now have to do with people rather than just technology.

Because of the company’s newfound size (it’s up to 1,700 employees) and the lucrative market in which it operates, it’s now competing for top talent against companies such as [company]Google[/company] and [company]Apple[/company]. Referencing the stories he used to read about those companies fighting over employees, Chabot said, “It just seemed like someone else’s war, and now I’m in it.”

Otherwise, Chabot was upbeat about Tableau’s prospects for growth, and dismissive of would-be competitors big and small. Despite the company’s losses over the past few quarters, he said…

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Amazon CTO Werner Vogels: Cloud and SaaS are going global, fast

India is a hot-bed of new start-up culture & acting frugal to launch ideas as products will accelerate the utility service model


It goes without saying that when it comes to cloud, Amazon’s (s AWS) chief technology officer Werner Vogels has a pulse of the planet. Thanks to the boom in demand for Amazon Web Services and his endless evangelizing of its cloud services in furthest corners of the world, Vogels is intimately aware of how people are using cloud and how it is impacting businesses and people.

A few years ago, during the course of an interview, he told us the cloud with its pay-as-you-go led to more tinkering and that was good for entrepreneurial activity. That prognosis has come true and Amazon is now at the heart of the startup revolution. So a few weeks ago when I asked him where will cloud and cloud services will have the biggest impact, Vogels said one should look overseas, especially in countries that have little or no technology infrastructure.

Going global

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