On Demand Video

Rakuten presents: Modernizing Global Shared Data Analytics Platform and Our Alluxio Journey

Rakuten is a leading global conglomerate with 70+ businesses spanning e-commerce, digital content, communications and fintech, serving more than 1billion users globally.

In this presentation, you will learn about Rakuten’s journey of evolving their global data platform to serve billions of users and the use of data orchestration to achieve high performance cross region cross cloud data access and management.

Challenge: Managing Geo-distributed Data is Complex:

  • Lack of data availability across multiple environments.
  • Cross-region data access was slow and increasing needs of data copy pipelines became an operational overhead.
  • The heterogeneity of the data platform leads to complexity.

Solution: Data Federation across Private Data Centers and Public Cloud on Kubernetes

  • Data access across data centers and cloud without copy.
  • Data tiering in the data pipeline across multiple environments.
  • A single access model to accommodate future scenarios.


Sandipan Chakraborty works as Director of Engineering in the Global Data Office of Rakuten. He and his team are responsible for developing and maintaining the “Global Shared Data Analytics Platform” for Rakuten Group. The platform today serves analytical and Data services to more than 80+ different businesses in Rakuten Group. Sandi spent his last 20+ years in various aspects of Data including Data Integration, distributed systems, Big Data and BI.