Streaming data, social media content, electronic medical records, astronomy surveys, genomic and proteomic studies and similar areas are generating data at a scale that is becoming increasingly difficult to manage using traditional database technologies. The scale of such data pose significant challenges for analytics, going beyond what can be supported by conventional data, storage and retrieval models.
The International Conference on Big Data Analytics (BDA) is set in this backdrop. The conference was conceived as part of a collaboration between the University of Delhi, India and the University of Aizu, Japan. The first BDA conference was successfully held in New Delhi, India, in December 2012. The enthusiastic response to this event prompted the decision to make the BDA conference as an annual event under the umbrella of this collaboration. BDA 2013 will be held in the city of Mysore, India in December 2013. BDA 2013 is hosted by the MYRA School of Business in Mysore.