Last week I was talking to one of the app developers working at a large enterprise. He was very proudly telling about his new internal application and how it looks like combination of Facebook and Google+ pages. When I reflected upon this conversation a little later, I realised that this is a very common demand from most users or business heads to have a FB like application. What exactly is happening on the enterprise app side? I see a few trends here:
Sachin Dabir, CEO, Ashnik (UK)
If database were a world full of organisms then PostgreSQL's streaming replication feature would certainly qualify for evolving humans. The Darwin's principles of "survival of fittest" and "adapt to survive" has been well understood by the PostgreSQL community. Planned switchovers are quite a common scenario in data-centres. Keeping that in mind PostgreSQL v9.3 had major enhancements in streaming replication which made the switch over smoother and much easy to
Sameer Kumar, DB Solution Architect | Ashnik
NGINX (pronounced "engine x") is a open source web server. Since its public launch in 2004, Nginx has focused on high performance, high concurrency and low memory usage. Features like load balancing, caching, access and bandwidth control, and the ability to integrate efficiently with a variety of applications, have helped to make Nginx a platform of choice for enterprise website architectures. These days applications rule the world. They aren't just tools that run people's workplaces-they now run people's lives. Demand for immediate response, flawless behavior, and even more features is unprecedented.
- Sandeep Khuperkar, Director, Ashnik (India)
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