SODA Foundation at Open Source India 2020

Platinum Sponsor

A Detailed Summary Report

The mission of Open Source India (OSI) is simple—to accelerate development and deployment of open source in India, and beyond.

The annual two-day OSI conference has grown into one of Asia’s largest events on open source. It features keynotes, tech talks, workshops, expo booths, Startup Zone, Community Zone, networking lunch, and discussions. Every year the conference attracts 2,000+ delegates, 100+ speakers, 50+ companies, and 8 tracks with 20 workshops and co-located events.

OPEN SOURCE INDIA 2020

This year OSI 2020 took place virtually. It was held on the India Technology Week platform, hosting 6 events with 20,000+ attendees, 400+ exhibitors and sponsors, and 300+ speakers from India and across the globe.

SODA FOUNDATION, A PLATINUM SPONSOR of OSI 2020

SODA Foundation was one of the two Platinum Sponsors of OSI 2020.

SODA Foundation at OSI 2020

 

SODA Foundation, a Platinum Sponsor of OSI 2020, participated on both days of the conference. We had the highest participation for any of our online events so far! We were excited to see 326 participants in our SODA Forum, a 3-hour SODA-dedicated mini summit comprising of a keynote and technical talks. Our virtual showcase booth attracted 300+ visitors.

Technical experts, contributors, and supporters from various organizations joined the SODA sessions: SODA, NTT, Yahoo! JAPAN, Microsoft, Huawei, Click2Cloud, MayaData, Wipro, IBM, Cloudera, CCICI, universities and more. Once again, we witnessed the strength of a growing SODA India Community.


Keynote

Steven Tan

SODA Board Chair, VP & CTO Cloud Solutions, Futurewei

SODA: ONE DATA FRAMEWORK, INFINITE POSSIBILITIES

Presentation Slides

 

Steven gave the keynote “SODA: One Data Network, Infinite Possibilities” on the second day of OSI 2020.  

Steven introduced SODA Foundation, its vision, roadmap, End User Advisory Committee, Incubator, POC methodology, SODA global committees, and SODA Academy. He emphasised the need for consolidation and collaboration for data autonomy in the industry, and how it can be achieved through SODA vendor-agnostic One Data Framework.

Announcements made during the keynote:

  • Intel DAOS is incubating in SODA
  • Seagate & JDSF have joined SODA
  • CCICI (Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India) is joining SODA
  • SODA v1.1 Greenland Release

Key members from our supporting organizations—Mayadata (OpenEBS), Wipro, Huawei India, Click2Cloud, and CCICI—provided their views, use cases and the value of SODA Foundation.

SODA Forum (16 Speakers, 326 Participants)

 

DATA! FUTURE READY FOR CLOUD, EDGE & CORE

9-October-2020, 10.45 – 13.45 IST

Speakers from SODA, NTT, Yahoo! JAPAN, Huawei, Wipro, IBM, Microsoft, Cloudera, Click2Cloud, MayaData, Wipro, CCICI, and Team Osive (open source students group) 

Data explosion on a daily basis is the new norm! The use case demands are exploding. There is a huge opportunity to research technologies and develop solutions for data. The challenges are also growing alongside!

SODA Foundation brought industry experts to discuss the latest data challenges, opportunities, and technology trends (Edge Computing, Cloud, Big Data, and more). Our speakers also offered inputs on further collaboration for unified data solutions in open source.

The SODA Forum comprised of technical sessions, lightning talks, demos, and an industry panel discussion.

INCREASING USE CASE DEMANDS FOR DATA!

Kei Kusunoki

SODA TOC Co-chair, Storage Engineer, NTT Communications

Yusuke Sato

SODA EUAC Member, Architect (Private Cloud and Storage), Yahoo! JAPAN

Kei-san and Sato-san provided insights on why their organizations joined SODA and outlined their key use cases in SODA Projects. They emphasized the importance and value of heterogeneous platforms and storages supported in SODA releases. They also shared some of their requirements for future SODA implementations.

CONNECTING PLATFORMS, SODA AND COMMUNITY!

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Jalmeen Kaur Sethi (Joy)

SODA Student Contributor, Team Osive, George Brown College, Toronto

Team Osive is a community of students from India working on various learning projects using open source software. Osive is a grassroot level initiative which strives to bring Top of the Pyramid knowledge to Bottom of the Pyramid students. Joy represented the contributor community in India and shared their experience working with the SODA community. She articulated the challenges and opportunities in open source contribution for a newcomer. Joy also shared her team’s contributions, next steps, and their home lab setup.

THE STORY OF SODA FEATURES

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Sanil Kumar D

SODA TOC member, SODA AWG Lead

Sushanth Kumar

SODA Project Maintainer

Najmudheen CT

SODA Project Maintainer

Ashit Kumar

SODA Project Maintainer, SODA India OC

“Once upon a time….”, Sanil offered a peek at the key features in SODA Projects through a story of human evolution and data explosion, touching on the catalysts of technological innovations and finally the demands in data management.

Sushanth provided the background, need and value of on-premise heterogeneous storage management, cloud native storage, heterogeneous storage monitoring, unified SODA Multicloud, and future-looking data management at edge. Najmudheen and Ashit covered the high level architectures and use cases of these features.

The team invited the audience to join in the effort to further developer collaboration and community support for new research and development projects in SODA Foundation.

PANEL DISCUSSION: “WHERE ARE WE HEADING TO?”

Pradipta Banerjee

SODA India OC Lead, Architect and Engineering lead, IBM

Vinod Eswaraprasad

SODA TOC Member, Chief Architect and Global Head of Cloud and Platform practise, Wipro

Pradip Kumar Das

Senior Vice President Of Engineering – Cloud & AI R&D, Huawei Technologies India

Vivek Sridhar

Sr. Developer Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft (Azure)

Industry experts from IBM, Wipro, Huawei, and Microsoft shared their views on the key challenges, current solutions, and future trends in data management. They also discussed the value of SODA vision, architecture and projects, how SODA can help to resolve some of the fundamental data challenges in the industry, as well as offered insights on key priorities for SODA projects.

CHALLENGES OF RUNNING BIG DATA WORKLOADS IN CLOUD NATIVE PLATFORM

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Rajesh Balamohan

Principal Engineer 2 @ Cloudera, Apache Hive, ORC Committer & Apache Tez PMC and Committer

Sunil Govindan

Engineering Manager @ Cloudera, Apache Hadoop, YuniKorn, Submarine PMC and Committer

Big data is one of the key areas in data management. Big data workloads are moving towards cloud deployments (multi cloud, hybrid cloud) due to ease of use, hassle free deployments, elasticity, and other advantages. Rajesh shared the necessaries to create enterprise ready cloud service for big data workload deployments. Sunil addressed the key challenges in an efficient big data workload migration to cloud.

PERFORMANCE MONITORING OF ON-PREMISE STORAGES AND ANALYTICS/ARCHIVAL ON CLOUD

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Pravin Ranjan
System Architect, Huawei

Joseph Vazhappilly
Senior system architect, Huawei

Provin and Joseph presented heterogeneous storage monitoring and how performance data can be used for intelligent analytics. They showed a live demo of SODA delfin project and how it can be connected to SODA Multi Cloud project through prometheus and Kafka for archival, analytics, and anomaly detection.

SODA COMMUNITY AND INDIA ECOSYSTEM

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Sai Nath
SODA India OC Lead, Practice Head (Storage), Industrial & Engineering Services (I&ES), Wipro

Sai provided an overall view of SODA Community, the governance structure, India Community growth, and activities in 2020. Sai thanked all the contributors and supporters in making India one of the largest communities of SODA Foundation worldwide. Sai also announced upcoming outreach efforts under SODA Academy, including the first boot camp for developers by November.

SODA Virtual Booth attracted 300+ visitors

 

SODA FOUNDATION VIRTUAL SHOWCASE BOOTH

8th & 9th October 2020

SODA Foundation set up a virtual booth with multiple exhibits on both days of OSI 2020. Over 300 visitors interacted with OpenSDS developers, end users, and contributors at our booth.

Two SODA team members manned the booth, interacting with online visitors and answering their questions in a live call/discussion channel. Exhibits included SODA Foundation videos, introduction, roadmap, SODA Projects, architecture, as well as information on how to join and contribute to SODA.

Other Technical Sessions

Besides SODA Forum, SODA Community members also presented features of key SODA Projects in 3 technical sessions at the OSI 2020 conference.

INTEGRATION AND ORCHESTRATION OF MULTIPLE MICRO-SERVICES BASED OPEN SOURCE PROJECTS

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Rajat R Verma

SODA Contributor, Lead Architect, Huawei Technologies India Pvt Ltd

Rajat detailed key aspects in integration and orchestration of multiple projects to a single release. SODA Foundation provides multiple projects into a single installer and release. Rajat covered the important aspects of DevOps for open source projects and how they are handled in SODA.

 

DATA MANAGEMENT FOR MULTI-CLOUD, MADE EASY

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Archana Pathak

Senior TPL, Click2Cloud

Roshan Wanaskar

Lead Developer, Click2Cloud

Himanshu Varshney

Senior TPL, Huawei

Contributors of SODA Projects

The speakers discussed the key data management challenges and how SODA Multi Cloud project provides a unified interface for Object/File/Block data management across multiple cloud vendors and on-premise.

UNIFIED CSI PLUGIN FOR ALL? EXPERIMENTING HETEROGENEOUS STORAGE WITH SINGLE CSI PLUGIN FOR KUBERNETES

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Kiran Mova

Chief Architect, MayaData

Mohammad Asif Siddiqui

Senior System Architect, Huawei

Contributors of SODA Projects

Data management from Kubernetes through CSI is an important area to focus. Kiran and Asif provided SODA experiments on plug and plug CSI drivers which can help to add any existing CSI drivers to a single SODA CSI plugin. This can enable seamless integration of heterogeneous storages to Kubernetes. A live demo was given to demonstrate the advantages of SODA CSI PlugNPlay.

SODA Raffle

SODA RAFFLE :  AMAZING PRIZES FOR LUCKY WINNERS

A total of 35,000 INR worth of gifts were given to 6 lucky winners, who were selected from the participants of SODA Forum in OSI 2020. The SODA Raffle prizes were sponsored by SODA Foundation, Cloudera, and Click2Cloud.

The SODA Raffle prizes were sponsored by SODA Foundation, Cloudera and Click2Cloud

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