Category Archives: Technical

Hazelcast & Distributed Sequence Counter

There always comes a time in your professional career when you get stuck, and for days at a time! Every developer worth his salt has definitely gone through this phase. Another such moment occurred in my career too recently. We … Continue reading

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Big Data for Retail Analysis – Hive & Flume

Last week we introduced Big Data ecosystem and showed a glimpse of the possibilities. This week we take one industry (Retail) use case and illustrate how the various tools can be orchestrated to provide insights. Background The last couple of … Continue reading

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Big Data: Getting Started with Hadoop, Sqoop & Hive

We live in the Data Age! Web has been growing rapidly in size as well as scale during the last 10 years and shows no signs of slowing down. Statistics show that every passing year more data gets generated than all … Continue reading

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Apache Solr 4 Cookbook – A Review

I got an opportunity to review Apache Solr 4 Cookbook. Read my review below – I recently read this book and I am really impressed! This book provides good understanding of Apache Solr for both developers as well as consultants. … Continue reading

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easyXDM made easy. Really!

Today’s world is connected. In the early 1950s, the degrees of separation was 6. Today, with all the Facebooking and Twittering it is just 3. Can you imagine? Just 3. Times have changed. Phew! With this connectedness comes the additional … Continue reading

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Play Framework – A simple cookbook

Play Framework is creating a lot of hype but it is still way behind that generated by Bitcoin. Just saying. Anyways, let’s get to the point without beating around the bush. The documentation of Play sucks big (no pun intended … Continue reading

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Play Framework – Good or Bad?

The latest buzz word doing the rounds is Play Framework. It is deployed at high-profile companies such as LinkedIn. Chances are that you would not have heard of Play or Akka (because I hadn’t :-)) When we started work on … Continue reading

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