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WHO WE ARE : Established in 2009, Ashnik is a leading open source solutions and consulting company in South East Asia and India, with headquarters in Singapore. We enable Digital transformation for large enterprises through our design, architecting and solution skills. Over 100 large enterprises of the region have acknowledged our expertise in delivering solutions using key open source technologies. Our offerings form critical part of Digital transformation, Big Data platform, Cloud and Web acceleration and IT modernization. We represent EnterpriseDB, Pentaho, […]

A few short years ago, I recall attending a conference where the goal was to title your presentation with the word “Docker” in as many times as possible. This was a guaranteed way to generate buzz, because containers were a hype machine. And, although everyone was very hyped about containers at the time, few knew what they actually were. Yet, for all the buzz and perceived complexity, containers were actually a fairly simple concept. They packaged all the software, executables, and […]

Well, many of you would wonder why this question is being raised again. Considering that open source has been around for over 25 years and has been an integral part of your enterprise software needs. You might even be thinking, ‘does it matter if it is open source or not, since everything I am consuming is a cloud-based service’. The common thread in these arguments is that enterprises have started taking open source software for granted and it has become an […]

Ashnik and Docker hosted a 2-hour technical update workshop on Docker. This session focused on the highlighting features of Docker and a deep dive into technical updates accompanied by a live demo. Workshop covered: Running Kubernetes & Swarm clusters side by side Exciting features of DTR 2.5 Scaling CI/CD with Docker at Enterprise grade

Ashnik hosted the NGINX Leaders – CEO, Gus Robertson, and Head of Products, Owen Garrett on 23rd April in Singapore over a meet and greet session. The session kicked off with a welcome note from Norbert Kiss, Head of APAC, NGINX. Followed by the Past, Present, and Future of NGINX by Gus Robertson and how NGINX Application platform is powering load balancers, microservices and API gateways by Owen Garrett, Head of Product at NGINX.

Imperva, a provider of data and application security solutions, is actively running a research effort with the express goal of identifying attack methods on databases. They call their project StickyDB, a database decoy designed to deceive a would-be hacker into targeting their databases. Once hackers engage the database decoy and reveal their methods, Imperva has more knowledge to counter new exploits and harden their customer’s data security. Recently, the Imperva research team uncovered a technique targeted at their database decoy leveraging code […]

How to modernize Enterprise Data Warehouse solutions using open source? Enterprise Data Warehouses have been around for more than 30 years and have become an essential part of any business intelligence operation. It is basically the science of storing and retrieving data so that some meaningful analysis can be performed on that data to corroborate / support a business decision or to predict a business outcome, while also offering secure access to only authorized users. And, by modernizing age-old EDW systems through the […]

Ashnik hosted Asia Pacific’s largest PostgreSQL event. PGConf APAC aims to create a platform for the developer community to network, exchange ideas, and get better equipped on PostgreSQL. The event kicked off with a keynote from Joe Conway (flying in all the way from USA!), who talked about the features to look forward to in PostgreSQL 11. The release is currently scheduled for September 2018. This was followed by 8 talks on the first day and 7 talks on the second day. We […]

Financial Services Institutions Look to Open Source Today’s financial services institutions must innovate and evolve their technology to remain competitive during a time of great disruption. The need for rapid innovation and increasing digitalization is shining a light on the IT complexity many financial services institutions now face — untangling years of layered legacy systems. Legacy IT systems dominate many large financial services institutions, and it is safe to say that highly customized applications are a major issue. Many financial services […]

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 12 March 2018 – PGConf APAC has announced its third user conference, which will be held on March 22–23, 2018 in Singapore. Known to be the only large-scale PostgreSQL conference in Asia Pacific, PGConf APAC aims to create a platform for the developer community to network, exchange ideas, and get better equipped on Postgres. “This event is a part of the effort to grow the PostgreSQL community by increasing awareness and knowledge to enhance PostgreSQL adoption […]