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We all have very busy lives. And even busier social media lives. Our digital consumption today is far, far heavier and our smart phones have made us fidgety fingered without an ounce of rest. Our phones have become so crucial to us today that our necessities list would literally read like air, water, food and phone. And not necessarily in that order! We had wallets, cards, cash, and newspapers – now we have a phone. We had habits, now we have […]

DockerCon Europe 2017 is coming to an end and we’d like to thank all of the speakers, sponsors and attendees for contributing to the success of these amazing 3 days in Copenhagen. All the slides will soon be published on our Slideshare account and all the breakout session videos recordings will soon be available on the docker website. DockerCon Day 1 Highlights On Tuesday, we announced that Docker will be delivering seamless integration of Kubernetes into the Docker platform. Adding Kubernetes support […]

Next-Generation Release Provides Integration With Spark for Data and Stream Processing and Kafka for Data Ingestion in Real Time October 26, 2017, PENTAHOWORLD, ORLANDO, FL. — From its PentahoWorld 2017 user conference, Hitachi Vantara, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., today unveiled the next generation of its Pentaho data integration and analytics platform software. Pentaho 8.0 is enhanced and provides support for Spark and Kafka to improve data and stream processing, plus the ability to easily match compute resources with business demand in real time. […]

Virtual machines are by far the most prevalent deployment model for data centers – close to 99%. What was once a revolutionary idea has transformed into the best practice standard for data center deployments. Virtualization has evolved into a very well established and understood technology that is also extremely robust and reliable. And, the largest growth in cloud deployment today is in fact still in virtual machines. But that is about to change. Today’s great interest in containers is impossible to ignore, for […]

You must be hearing the term Polyglot Persistence quite often. So I thought, why not take our readers through what exactly it is, the role it plays and more. Let’s start with the basics – Polyglot Persistence is the idea of using various, right-fitting databases to store data for either single or multiple applications. In the new-age world, most applications need to connect with multiple databases; and each with different types of data stored in different ways. This is where Polyglot […]

Use case: Mobile Application with offline first approach One of Ashnik’s customers – a top Insurance company in Asia was looking to develop a mobile application with online & offline capabilities. The needs being: To enable the field agents to access their customers’ insurance related information for read and offline operations Subsequently, sync all the insurance related customer data, captured by the field agents while being offline, back to the data centre  – when the device goes online later The Goal of the […]

And here I am, back to writing and this time it is about Cloud. Today, it is an undisputable fact that whether you are a start-up or a mid-level or a behemoth, Cloud is the way forward. Hence, what better than sponsoring Asia’s largest and best-attended cloud event for business, Cloud Expo Asia (CEA) in Singapore. We along with Docker, were silver sponsors for this mammoth Cloud event that took place in October. We work with enterprises large and not-so-large across […]