TDWI Chapters: India

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The purpose of the India Chapter of The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) is to enable local BI/DW professionals to:

  • Meet regularly with each other on a regional basis
  • Share best practices in a small group setting
  • Establish a strong network of peers
  • Gain technical advice and career direction

Everyone is welcome. We encourage you to become a member but you do not need to be a TDWI Member to attend.

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Dear INDIA BI/DW and ANALYTICS Professionals,

We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI India Chapter meeting on November 18th 2010 on “Business Intelligence in the clod”. Come meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. See our meeting agenda below. Online Pre-Registration is Required.

When: Thursday, November 18th 2010, 13:30 – 17:30 pm
Where: Microsoft Campus,

Gachibowli, Hyderabad.


DON’T MISS THIS EVENT! Please RSVP here. Space is limited so sign up early!


13:30 14:00 p.m Registration and Reception
14:00– 14:10 p.m. Inaugural address: “ Business Intelligence in the Cloud” by Sri Sreenivas Simhadri, GM, Microsoft- IT
14:10 – 14:40 p.m. Key Note: “Microsoft IT Cloud Story” by Sri. Raj Biyani, General Manager, Microsoft.

Cloud computing is here, and it has important implications in the way applications are designed and hosted. Microsoft IT has been leading the way in adopting Cloud for internal IT needs. In this key note, the following thoughts will be shared

§ Why does cloud matter to Microsoft IT?

§ What is Microsoft IT’s Cloud Adoption Strategy?

§ How is the cloud implemented across internal application portfolio?

§ What are some of the Best practices, tips or lessons learned?


14:40 – 15:00 p.m. What is the Cloud by Sri. Prabhakar Kasu, Founder-CEO, Ortus Consulting

Different cloud options from vendors as well as various strategies to help organizations leverage utility computing in their BI programs. We will discuss an architecture that has been implemented and the technologies used to process large volumes of data.

· The different definitions of cloud computing

· The different vendors offering cloud solutions, from infrastructure to BI

· The benefits and current challenges of implementing BI in the cloud

· Architectures that work well in today’s cloud

· Emerging technologies that are being used to implement large scale data warehouses in the cloud

15:00 – 15:30 p.m. Tea Break
15:30 – 15:50 p.m. “Cloud vs. Conventional BI” by Sri. Ramesh Loganathan, MD, Progress Software

Managing and implementing BI in a could is a fascinating thought, particularly for analysis work rather than running transactions. Some aspects of the BI, particularly the infrastructure, platform services could be moved to the cloud… a challenge when compared to their more traditional however, the analysis and transfer of data and data operations remain counterparts. We will explore the architectures of the could and assess the opportunities and limitations it imposes on the adoption. We will also briefly cover the aspects related to :

· virtualization technologies

· Service-oriented architecture’s (SOA)

· What Web 2.0 technologies and Social Computing

· Google’s effect on BI

15:50 – 16:20 p.m. “Building BI Solution on Cloud” by Sri. Ramesh Kumar Koona, Mahindra Satyam 

One-size-fits-all approach in BI on cloud is bound to fail. So how can we make sure that we tailor the solutions to meet each customer’s individual BI needs, and in doing so, how do we leverage on the experiences, and the best practices gained from our on-premise BI implementations. How do we build flexible and scalable BI solutions, and yet make them secure on cloud. To understand these aspects better let’s look at – the IP led approach for developing BI solutions on cloud and follow it up with a demo


16:20 – 16:40 p.m. “Cloud BI Case Study” by Sri. Bhavin Raichura / Sri. Amit Dayal, Infosys 

A small PoC was built for a large customer in online postal solutions, for whom we maintain a large portfolio of applications. We assessed the application portfolio, infrastructure, inventory and usage-scenarios to create a business-case for cloud adoption. An integrated-prototype was built to gain confidence of the senior management and prove out feasibility. We will explore the technical and illustrative-financial details of this case. Objective of this session will be explore how they should go about planning & implementing a BI solution in cloud.

Evaluating cloud solution for a BI/DW application

Plan a BI cloud solution – things to watch out for!

Benefits Analysis of implementing a solution in Cloud

16:40 – 17:00 p.m “Closing Keynote” by Sri.Subbu Venkatraman, Vice President, Computer Associates
17:00p.m Closing
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