Blogs

13 Feb

Building a scalable architecture for Machine Data Analytics

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In this article, I am sharing an architecture on how to get insights from machine data and further analyse it. This architecture can act as an analytical platform for a scalable solution to analyse machine data. This article is divided into 2 parts. Part 1 describes the real-time processing of data using Spark and Elasticsearch. Part 2 describes the batch processing of data using Flume and HDFS. Problem Statement In the world of machine data, raw data does not provide any […]

Ayandeep Das | Technical Specialist - ETL, Ashnik

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13 Feb

Elastic Stack Sizing consideration and architecture

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We have recently completed a few challenging but successful implementations using the Elastic stack. One of the biggest challenges we came across is, ‘How one can size Elastic cluster?’. And my best response to this is – ‘It Depends’! Because there is no magic wand, there are many parameters to be considered. In this article I am sharing some of the considerations based on my experience of recent Elastic implementations. There are many factors which you need to consider while sizing […]

Ajit Gadge | Senior Database Consultant, Ashnik

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Feb
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16 Jan

Everything you need to know about Connection Pooling in Postgres

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Connection pooling refers to the method of creating a pool of connections and caching those connections so that it can be reused again. PostgreSQL has a postmaster process, which spawns new processes for each new connection to the database. This process takes up around 2 to 3 MB memory which happens every time you create a connection to the database. Without connection pooling, for each connection, the postmaster process will have to spawn a new process at the back end using […]

Nikhil Shetty I Database Consultant, Ashnik

16
Jan
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16 Jan

Top Open Source Trends of 2019

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Bye Bye 2018 and time to embrace 2019 – the year of Innovation, Transformation and Relevance! With 2018, the days of relying on proprietary technologies are long gone. Open standards have now become a part of strategy to implement technology innovations. And those that have not done so yet, will soon follow as they seek to find relevance in an increasingly digital world. Given how it has become the driving force behind much of the digital innovations today, I would like to […]

Kaustubh Patwardhan I Director – SE, Asia & HK, Ashnik

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Jan
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15 Jan

Retail therapy thru digital therapy!

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I have seen my non-shopper husband butterfly into a shopper, much recently. More parcels arrive at our doorsteps of his than mine now (not sure if that’s a good thing or not!). The modernisation of retail has made shopping a breeze, more importantly, fun and engaging. From the times when we lugged ourselves to a mall or shop as opposed to now when the shop comes to us. Our generation picks the latter for its obvious convenience, efficiency and experience. And […]

Deepti Dilip J | Director – Marketing & Communications, Ashnik

15
Jan
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15 Jan

Silent heroes of Digital Transformation

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It is the beginning of a new calendar year and you may have seen numerous articles talking about technology trends for 2019 already. They come in many hues and colours such as ‘Technologies that would matter in 2019’, ‘Key technologies for Digital Transformation in 2019’ etc. There are many articles that review the year went by under the various names such as ’Technologies that did not fulfill the promise’, ’Top technologies adopted by Enterprises’ etc. And then there are a lot […]

Sachin Dabir | Founder & Director, Ashnik

15
Jan
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