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VirtusaPolaris supported the inaugural Jaffna Big Data Workshop organized by Colombo Big Data Meetup Group, which concluded recently at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna, Kilinochchi.

The session began with Dinesh Priyankara, Microsoft MVP and Founder/Principal Architect at dinesQL delivering a session on “Processing Big Data – the Microsoft Way” where he explained the process of big data using Microsoft tools. Dinesh Asanka, Microsoft MVP and Senior Architect at VirtusaPolaris then delivered a session on “Data Mining with Weka”, speaking on data mining concepts and Weka, which is a well known open source tool for data mining.

Selvarajah    Selvendra, Associate Architect at VirtusaPolaris then presented on the topic “Churning of Big Data for Better Value”, which discussed insights on turning big data into valuable information. Following this, Robinson Prashanthan, CEO at Innovay and Online Business Consultant at Internet (Web) Marketing Strategist delivered a session on “Social Media and Big Data” on analyzing big data generated by social media and gathering insights from social networks.

The Colombo Big Data Meetup Group is the largest tech community in Sri Lanka who specializes in processing extremely large data sets that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions.