Panel Discussion, Agile, Big Data, and Globalization
Panel DiscussionsJames Chen (Executive Officer/ViceManaging Director of Development Unit/Managerof Rakuten Ichiba Service Development &Operation Department, Rakuten, Inc.)Terje Marthinussen (Executive Officer /Vice Managing Director of Development Unit /Chief Architect of Next Generation Search,Rakuten, Inc.)Hirotaka Yoshioka (Technical ManagingOfficer, Rakuten Inc.) 1
James Chen Title: Executive Officer Mission: To build the Rakuten global ecommerce platform and ecosystem – Leverage the best skills and background from around the world mitnerd – Leverage the latest technology trends (PaaS, 100% API based systems)twitter @mitnerd – Build out a globally distributed development process/teams.http://www.mitnerd.com/ Joined Rakuten since September 2009, CTO of multiple internet service related companies. Both startups and large companies Still enjoys hands-on coding!!! 2
Terje Marthinussen Title: Executive Office/Search Architect Mission: Improve search and other large scale data processing problems. – Development, scaling, operations Joined Rakuten February 2010 (butTerje worked with Rakuten since 2003) 11 years of large scale search experience. (Fast Search & Microsoft) 19 years in large scale IT environments Worked in 4 countries on 3 continents 3
Hiro Yoshioka Title: Technical Managing Officer Mission: Lead the technical direction of Rakuten – Improve software development productivity (introducing Agile software development). Yoshioka – Build Scalable computer – Build developers community in Rakuten andtwitter @hyoshiok promote OSS strategy Joined Rakuten since August 2009, before it, he was a founding member and CTO of Miracle Linux since 2000. More than 25 years experience in the IT. OSS activistDEBUG HACKS (in Japanese),O’reilly Japan 4
Big Data – Not a linear growth problemGartner: 3 dimensional problem:– Volume • 13 Exabyte global data growth expected in 2010 • Annual growth 70%.– Variety • Complexity and types and sources– Velocity • Speed/frequency of data access • Cisco: Avg. annual Internet traffic +32% next 5 years 6
Rakuten Ichiba – Multi Dimensional ScalingVelocity Varietyqueries/sec Behaviour analytics Mixing with other data (reviews/social+++) Query Complexity Volume Products 7
Commoditized through OSS? Even Microsoft Joining?!?!?? (MS) HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 3“In line with our announcement in Octoberat the PASS conference we will focus oureffort on bringing Apache Hadoop to bothWindows Server and Windows Azure.Hadoop has emerged as a great platformfor analyzing unstructured data or largevolumes of data at low cost…” 8
Big Data – Why you may want to be interested“By 2018, the United States alone couldface a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000people with deep analytical skills as wellas 1.5 million managers and analysts withthe know-how to use the analysis of bigdata to make effective decisions.”“McKinsey - Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity “ 9
Rakuten Japan Architecture Team 11 Nationalities! 10
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