Virtusa in Sri Lanka powers Colombo Big Data Meetup to discuss the latest developments in big data tools and technologies - Opportunity Sri Lanka
Virtusa in Sri Lanka powers Colombo Big Data Meetup to discuss the latest developments in big data tools and technologies

Virtusa in Sri Lanka powers Colombo Big Data Meetup to discuss the latest developments in big data tools and technologies

Virtusa in Sri Lanka had recently power the Colomo Big Meetup with Industry professionals, big data enthusiasts, academics and students to discuss the latest developments in big data tools and technologies.
The interactive sessions were held recently at the Virtusa auditorium.
Selvendra Selvarajah, Associate Architect at Virtusa and Sajeetharan Sinnathurai, Microsoft MVP and Senior Tech Lead at 99X Technology had reportedly delivered the key note addresses of the evening.
Selvarajah had presented the increasing use of R programming language in industry.
A leading open source programming language consisting of powerful functions to tackle all problems related to Big Data processing, it has been used only in academics, historically.
However, recent developments have seen it being more commonly used in industry.
According to a local media report, Selvarajah believes this latest trend will make Big Data analytics easier for most programmers as it eliminates the requirement for fresh graduates to learn a new programming language or use another program.
“Microsoft has begun including R language in their development process making it more popular than ever. This makes the lives of programmers that much easier as they can directly apply what they learn in university to real world situations.
“The ready-to-use statistical modelling algorithms and machine learning nature of R language help speed up the process as well. This makes R language invaluable for analytics driven companies and essential for those looking to create value from stored data,” he has been quoted as saying.
The Big Data meetup has reportedly been taking place each quarter since 2014 with the participation of many industry professionals and academics. The event has proven popular amongst its target audience with the community growing to almost 3000 strong.

OSL take:

The constant discussion on big data tools and technologies being held in Colombo is indicative of the growing interest in the subject by local industry stakeholders. It is a clear indication of the constant awareness and knowledge of the latest trends and technologies while keeping abreast with them. This would undoubtedly be a welcome sign for foreign ICT companies to explore opportunities in the sector in Sri Lanka and set up base in the country.

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