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About Big Data Technology Grand Slam:

Attention : We are changing the date of Big Data Technology Grand Slam Qualifier Round 1 from 15th Jan 2014 to 16th Jan 2014 due to holiday on 15th Jan 2014 in most of the organisations.

Big Data Technology Grand Slam is an initiative of India Big Data Week 2014 (IBDW2014) and UNICOM to run India's most prestigious Corporate Quiz on Big Data Technologies.

List of Topics that will be covered in Big Data Technology Grand Slam:

  • NoSQL
  • Hadoop
  • MapReduce
  • Machine Learning
  • Pig
  • Hive
  • Recommendations
  • Data Science
  • Data Mining
  • Big Data in the cloud

Game Plan:

Qualifier Round 1: Online on Jan 16, 2014 - Duration 30 Mins [Time: 5:00-5:30 PM] FREE

  • Link to take the quiz would be sent to nominees via email 5 days before the quiz
  • Quiz can be taken from anywhere – office / home / browsing centres, etc.
  • This round will be for 30 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Questions have been designed to be generic covering all areas of Big Data Technology. Most delegates will find questions to be easy.
  • Based on performance selected teams will be qualified for Round 2.
  • Selected Candidates will be informed via Email.

Semi-Finals in Pune (Jan 25), Hyderabad (Jan 25), Chennai (Jan 28), Kolkata (Jan 28), Mumbai (Jan 29), Delhi (Jan 30th), Bangalore (Jan 31st) PAY

  • Format – Pen and Paper based quiz.
  • This round will be for 40 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions and 2 Situational and Subjective Questions
  • Top 4 teams will go to finals.
  • Certificates will be provided to all semi-finalists

Finals with 4 Teams on 31st Jan, 2014 (Time: 4:00-4:45 PM) in Bangalore Venue The Atria

  • Format – Oral quiz to be held on stage
  • Quiz will have Audio and Video Rounds with Live scoring. Contest Format will be explained at the beginning.
  • This round will be for 40 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions and 2 Situational and Subjective Questions
  • Result will be announced at the Venue by 6 PM. Winners and Runners-Up Teams will be given Prizes by our Chief Guest.

What's the Best Big Data Tech Team taking home?

  • Winning Team – Smart Phone and Platinum certificates to both players in the team
  • First Runner Up Team –Gold Certificates to both players in the team
  • Second Runner Up Team – Bronze Certificates to both players in the team
  • Winners shall be facilitated with the awards on the same day of conference (i.e. 31st Jan, 2014) in Bangalore at the India Big Data week Bangalore venue.

Free Webinar to get answer for your FAQ’s:

  • Join Nitesh Naveen, Chair-India Big Data Week 2013 on 7Jan 2014, 5:00 PM (IST) at UNICOM Experts Speak to know more about Big Data Tech Grand Slam.

Who is eligible for Big Data Tech Grand Slam?

  • Anyone who is professionally involved in Software Development (at all roles)is eligible
  • Student/Fresher is not eligible

Is there any participation fee?

There is no participation fee to take Qualifier Round.
However those who get selected for Semi-finals will need to pay Rs 8000/team as participation fee. This fee includes –

  • Attendance @ SemiFinals and India Big Data Week conference at a city of your choice.

How to Enrol for Big Data Tech Grand Slam?

Corporate Nomination:

  • A Team* of two needs to enrol together by sending an email to contact@unicomlearning.com with following details of each participant:
  • Team Name | Full Name | Email Id | Phone Number | Company Name | Designation | Team name | Comments (If Any)
  • *More than one team can be nominated by a company

Non-Corporate Nomination:

  • If your company is not nominating you and your friend, then you can still nominate your team
  • A Team of two needs to enrol together by sending an email to contact@unicomlearning.com with following details of each participant:
  • Team Name | Full Name | Email Id | Phone Number | Company Name | Designation | Team name | Comments (If Any)

FAQ Big Data Tech Grand Slam (Frequently Asked Question)

  1. I am managing Testing team. Am I eligible?
    • Yes, This contest is open to all corporate citizens who have passion for Software Development & Big Data.
  2. I am a free-lance consultant in software development/testing. Am I eligible?
    • Yes, This contest is open to all experience professionals (working or freelancing) who have passion for software development.
  3. I am interested but do not have a partner. Can I still participate?
    • No, This contest needs to be registered in a group of two. Single nomination is not acceptable. So kindly find a suitable partner and register.
  4. I am not in software domain. Can I participate?
    • Yes, you can try your luck. :-)
  5. My friend and I are students and passionate about Hadoop. Can we participate?
    • No, This contest is not for students.
  6. My friend and I have corporate experience but currently not working. Can we participate?
    • Yes.
  7. I am from company A and my friend is from company B. Both work on Big Data Projects. Can we participate?
    • Yes.
  8. What will be difficulty level of quiz questions?
    • All quiz questions are expected to be at basic to intermediate level

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Sample Quiz Questions
  • Q1.Which of the following company has the largest Hadoop cluster in the world?
    1. eBay
    2. Google
    3. Facebook
    4. NASA
  • Q2. Which of the following does not belong to Apache Projects?
    1. PIG
    2. Hive
    3. Zookeeper
    4. MongoDB
  • Q3.Suppose you are building a large-scale distributed system. Several different services need to be brought online and must discover one another. It is not guaranteed that each service will have a fixed master IP address. For example, it may be the case that you start the same service on 100 nodes, and they elect a master from among whichever of the 100 boots first. Each of these disparate services must communicate with each other. Which of the following ensures that all the nodes of each service find the master IP address of each other service.
    1. Mahout
    2. Zookeeper
    3. HBase
    4. None of the above
  • Q4. Which of the following requires modeling using statistical and machine learning techniques?
    1. Business Intelligence
    2. Descriptive Analytics
    3. Predictive Analytics
    4. None of the above
Answers to above sample Big Data Tech Questions are available at Facebook