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Digital Transformation – Time to redefine our lives!
Digital Transformation means different things to different people. To distinguish what it is, the industry tries to deconstruct its components. In my opinion, what is important is to acknowledge and understand its impact on organizations, societies and our lives on the whole. First of all, Digital Transformation (DX) is all about transformations happening in every sphere of our lives –ways of doing business, ways of consuming information, ways of existing and upgrading lifestyles. New technologies, new advancements have given rise to […]
Automating PostgreSQL provisioning using Ansible
Ansible’s motto is “simple, agentless and powerful open source IT automation” quoting from Ansible docs. Ansible is your go-to friend when you want to automate everything in your system. It’s agentless and you can simply manage your things (i.e. servers, load balancers, switches, firewalls) via SSH. It’s a tool that has been used for automating admin tasks, provisioning the infrastructure and more. So let’s delve a little deeper into how one can automate Postgres provisioning using Ansible, in this blog. In this […]
UnBlocking Southeast Asia with Blockchain
“KP, can Ashnik help us in building a Blockchain prototype for our KYC (Know Your Customer) application?” asked a Senior Executive driving the Blockchain initiative with a consortium of banks in Indonesia. He continued “We are seriously looking into a possibility of using Single KYC application network using Blockchain, so that all the participating organisations can leverage it, reducing large overheads while dramatically improving customer experience”. I recollected my own experience 2 years back, running from one financial institution to the […]
Teletrac Navman’s Innovative IoT Platform Tracks a Half Million Vehicles Worldwide
Teletrac Navman won the 2017 Pentaho Excellence Award for Internet of Things (IoT), a category that recognizes organizations for leveraging data from devices to improve customer engagement, enhance operations and drive new revenue opportunities through machine learning or predictive analytics. Fleet Management Platform Tracks Enormous Volume and Variety of Data With 25 years of telematics experience, Teletrac Navman provides advanced data tools for location tracking, fuel monitoring, reporting, safety and compliance. Its powerful fleet management platform is used by 40,000 organizations, in six continents, […]
Be Sure to Stop Your Backups!
In a recent support case, I came across a customer who used a clever way to create streaming replication base backups–by taking a Google Cloud instance and cloning it. With the proliferation of cloud computing, it’s very convenient to be able to create a block-level clone of a VM within minutes or even seconds, and it would be much faster than any program like scp or rsync. They had found it to be faster than pg_basebackup for sure, on the order of several […]