VLDB is a premier annual international database research conference. It was held in India first in Mumbai in 1996 in Mumbai and then returned after 20 years as VLDB 2016 with Persistent Systems being the key organizing sponsor.

 

The conference consisted of peer-reviewed contributed papers, tutorials, workshops and keynote sessions by Prof. Ion Stoica from University of California and Dr. Anand Rajaraman, a well know serial entrepreneur from Silicon Valley. The event well attended by more than 900 academicians, practitioners and students from 39 countries.

With a population in excess of 1.3 billion, nearly a billion Aadhar cards and 200+ million Jan-Dhan Yojana accounts, anything India-scale implies large data. In conjunction with the VLDB 2016 conference, the conference hosted a one-day Digital India Symposium which highlighted India-scale challenges and showcased innovative solutions. The conference also hosted a data hackathon which created excitement about data management issues and received some great participation.