Innovate & Grow – Mantra for CIOs. But where’s the budget?
In the coming years, CIOs are going to be under pressure not just because of increasing demands but also because of the widening gap between demand and budget. One of the Gartner reports for 2014 captures the above challenge very well. “But despite the need to grow, there is pressure on budgets. The global weighted average expected change in CIO IT budgets is +0.2%. This lack of significant uptick presents challenges for the CIO and IT organization since there is a […]
Sachin Dabir | Founder & Director, Ashnik
How to give up Oracle and welcome Postgres?
I meet many customers who actually want to over come dependency on Oracle database but they think it is tricky and difficult. Not many know of alternatives those are as robust as Oracle database. And it begins with having doubts on how they can minimize the efforts of modifying the application (if needed) and importantly whom to trust it with. Oracle users’ pain point revolves mainly around: “contracts and application packages”. Oracle sells whole stack of application not just the database […]
– Rajni Baliyan I DBA Consultant, Ashnik
The Awesome Force-some!
We have all been hearing of ‘The Nexus of Forces’ for some time now. And why it’s touted to become the technology platform of tomorrow. However, if you don’t already know what it means or how it’s going to help your business or enterprise, you might want to read this up. The Nexus of Forces is a concept developed by Gartner Inc., describing the convergence and mutual strengthening of the four powerful and interdependent trends: Social Media, Mobility, Cloud and Data […]
Deepti Dilip J | Director – Marketing & Communications, Ashnik
Postgres Performance Diagnostics: Busting that slow running SQL
Watch Ashnik’s Video Blog showcasing ‘Busting that slow running SQL’ PL CLICK HERE TO TAKE A QUICK 3-QUESTION SURVEY
Three Things to Unlearn about RDBMS before you Learn MongoDB
Years ago, while doing my university course for DBMS, I used to have a whole book talking about Relational Theory & RDBMS. I was lucky that the alternative models were also discussed in a couple of lectures – where my professor took keen interest to discuss hierarchical models, network/graph based models and columnar models. And now, when I started learning MongoDB I realized that there are a few things I will have to unlearn. 3 concepts that form the foundation of […]
Sameer Kumar I Senior Solution Architect, Ashnik
Guest Article: What is Big Data?
For organizations of all sizes, data management has shifted from an important competency to a critical differentiator. Fortune 1000 companies and government bodies are starting to benefit from the innovations of the web pioneers. These organizations are defining new initiatives and re-evaluating existing strategies to examine how they can transform their businesses using Big Data. In the process, they are learning that Big Data is not a single technology, technique or initiative. Rather, it is a trend across many areas of […]