Over the period of my professional career, I have been working with non-conventional data types for various applications including documents for knowledge management, machine generated data feeds in process control applications, 3D objects for configuration management applications, audio and video data for media applications, images for pattern recognition. I had recognised very early that relational databases would not be suitable for these types of data. I ended up using persistence in data files, then later moved to key/value stores such as Berkley DB. In more recent times, have worked with several other persistence systems like Hadoop, MongoDB, Redis and Cassandra to name a few, and expanded my domain into search and analytics as well as text mining and sentiment analysis.
I have been invited to be a speaker in a big data conference in Mumbai on 22nd August 2013. I shall be presenting a case study in the Pharmaceutical industry to illustrate how big data technologies can significantly add business … Read more →
I was invited to speak to a big data innovation conference in Mumbai this week. I chose to present a case study to illustrate how we use Polyglot Persistence – or in plain English – using more than one database … Read more →
McKinsey Global Institute published a report that identifies the top 5 catalysts of growth for the US economy: The US economy is struggling to find a new formula for vigorous growth. But all growth opportunities are not created equal. New … Read more →
Excellent talk and presentation by Martin Fowler, author of my favorite book on the subject. He introduces NoSQL from a historical and technical perspective. He refers to actual use cases to describe the various types of NoSQL databases.
We have started using NodeJS a lot these days typically to handle data processing applications that involve a large number of concurrent requests, each of which involve one or more I/O operations. Why Nodejs? Why not Java? Java obviously has … Read more →
There is a mind-boggling amount of data floating around our society. Physicists at CERN have been pondering how to store and share their ever more massive data for decades – stimulating globalization of the internet along the way, whilst ‘solving’ … Read more →
During my visit to Pittsburgh at the Accion Labs head office, I was interviewed at Pittsburgh Technology Council by host Jonathan Kersting. Jonathan runs a regular show titled Tech Vibe Radio, and has had a string of interesting episodes. I was honored to … Read more →
Isaac Asimov, my favorite science fiction writer and thinker introduced a concept called Psychohistory in his famous “Foundation” novel series. Psychohistory is the science of predicting the behavior of large groups of people using a statistical model of the psychology … Read more →
Data-driven predictions are responsible for a massive transformation of America’s dairy cows. While other industries are just catching on to this whole “big data” thing, the animal sciences — and dairy breeding in particular — have been using large amounts of data since long before VanRaden was calculating the outsized genetic impact of the most sought-after bulls with a pencil and paper in the 1980s. Read more →
Reach1to1 is very excited to participate in the development of a truly revolutionary product in online television. Nimble TV combines a whole host of technologies and smart UI design to bring a great user experience along with great performance!
Andrew Brust writes in the ZDnet Big Data Blog why he thinks Big Data technology is not “evolutionary” but “revolutionary”. Here is a quick excerpt of the key points: Big Data’s manifesto: don’t be afraid For the first time in … Read more →
Cloud Infrastructure and Big Data Technology together deliver dynamically scalable computing for managing your structured and unstructured data. This brings down the upfront cost of ownership significantly, thereby allowing you to incrementally increase technology investments as the value delivered increases
Mary-Jo Foley reports in her blog “All About Microsoft“: Microsoft is going to be working with Hadoop core contributors from Yahoo Hadoop spinoff Hortonworks. Microsoft and Hortonworks are readying a CTP test build of their Hadoop-based service for Windows Azure … Read more →
1400 attendees to Hadoop World… Object databases are entering mainstream enterprise applications. Having used object databases for over 10 years now, it is exciting to be involved in this high growth and exciting times for object databases.