Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
3 years back, I started developing ETL application using Pentaho; it was observed as the noticeable industry product then. In fact, Pentaho replaced Informatica with 'open-source' trump-card in our business use case. Time fly; what is the current state of Pentaho ?
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., recently announced that it has completed its acquisition of Pentaho, a leading data integration, visualization and analytic company. Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, Pentaho will retain its existing brand and continue to operate independently.
HDS is a rapidly emerging global leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), operational technology, big data and machine-to-machine (M2M) analytic. Its big data analytic solutions help organizations transform vast quantities of structured and unstructured data from disparate sources into knowledge through the application of advanced data analytic, connected intelligence from IoT devices, and operational technologies (OT)
Pentaho recently released cloud-based Hadoop integration, with support for Amazon Elastic MapReduce. Integration with SAP HANA is included too. Support for Apache Spark has been added to Pentaho Data Integration (PDI), allowing PDI to orchestrate Spark jobs. The look and feel of PDI has been updated as well, says Pentaho. And new APIs have been added to make Pentaho an even stronger solution for embedding BI features into custom and commercial applications.
By Pentaho platform integration, HDS is now extending its data integration, refinement, monitoring, management, and orchestration capabilities to deliver an incomparably sophisticated data analytics stack. This stack powers its Social Innovation solutions and delivers on the full promise of the “Internet of Things that matter,” by helping businesses to derive rich insights from their data with faster time to value, and supporting the development of smarter, safer, healthier and more efficient societies
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Yday, I had the chance to participate Microsoft Build conference 2015 at Bangalore. Just a recap, Microsoft runs this yearly campaign to reach their latest technology to the developers community. This year theme, is upcoming Windows 10, general availability on 29 July 2015.
Recently Microsoft announced the first year free upgrade for genuine Windows 7 & 8.x users. It is already popping up in the user's desktop to accept/roll back the auto free upgrade. Unlike earlier versions, Microsoft is pushing the upgrade without the traditional installation process. Njoy it at your Windows desktop, laptop, mobile, pad.
Back to the annual conference, couple of Redmond visitors ran the whole day hands on coding demo awesome sessions. Top-5 Game changing evolutionary upgrade list:
- One App in One store to One Windows for any device
- 2500+ new platform features with pure API strategy
- IoT (Internet of Things) adoption, ready for 25 billion devices by 2020
- Next generation browser - Edge, to replace Internet Explorer regime
- As phone becomes unified device, Continum for phones to feel desktop experience
Just wanted to share other highlights during this demo:
Windows Holographic is a mixed reality computing platform by Microsoft, which enables HD holograms of real-world elements. This emerging technology/artificial intelligence device is yet to PROD ready and so they didn't expand this topic. Of course, no demo on this space. Eager to see soon.
Microsoft has quietly built up its machine learning expertise over decades, transforming academic discoveries into product functionality along the way. Windows 10 platform is ready for the machine learning process using Azure Cloud solution. Sample App is available at how-old.net, which guesses the age of uploaded picture.
Unified Windows Platform (UWP)
Universal Windows Platform is a single App platform that is available across all Windows device families, enabling you to reach a new user base and open up new revenue opportunities. For existing Android™ developers, ”Project Astoria” will enable you to build apps using Android code to target Windows 10. For existing iOS® developers, ”Project Islandwood” will enable you to build a universal Windows app from within Visual Studio 2015 using your existing Objective-C code. Sample code is available at https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples
Azure HDInsight is their advanced big data solution by leveraging Hadoop, Cloud - Azure, Big Data DB-DocumentDB. HDInsight uses the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) Hadoop distribution at Azure cloud.
Windows 10 has the high degree of coupling with low cohesive among its applications. As the result, it provides the smart recommendation with the available resources prior to connect the external links. Example: when user looks for weather update, Win10 smartly connects the existing local App if any, prior to external request.
Microsoft is aiming for one billion users of Windows 10 by next 2-3 years. It is promising to achieve by shifting their development strategy. Instead of their own traditional effort, Microsoft is adapting the open source/community strategy for the bigger participation from the developer communities.
Windows 10 is unified for any kind of application notification and seamless response actions. It is applicable not only for traditional Windows updates but also for any application like social media Facebook, Whatsapp, etc. So, Microsoft makes Action Centre as the separate application for One-Stop notification.
Last couple of years, I'm so privileged to build the products by coding the undiscovered disruptive technologies like Big Data, IoT, now Windows 10 SDK. Will share my hands on experience soon.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
India's second largest software exporter Infosys, on Friday announced $120 million acquisition of Kallidus (doing business as Skava) and its affiliate.
Skava is powering the next generation of digital commerce for leading retailers worldwide by delivering the most versatile technology platform in the industry. With over 10 years experience in mobile, their evolution of digital commerce is only just beginning and create visionary technologies to ensure retailers are prepared for the multi-device, always-on world of today and tomorrow.
“The acquisition is in accordance with the terms set out in the agreement announced on April 24, 2015. The acquisition of Skava is part of Infosys’ strategy to help clients bring new digital experiences to their customers through IP-led technology offerings, new automation tools and unparalleled skill and expertise in these new emerging areas,” Infosys said on its website.
Infosys also acquired Panaya, an Israel based automation solutions startup for $200 million earlier this year.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Cloud technology has become the driving force behind the new era of growth. So it is imperative that executives have a clear understanding of three key factors:
■ How Cloud has changed the market landscape
■ The effect it is having on their business
■ And, most importantly, the way it is changing how they engage with their customers
Taking place in June and July 2015, AWS Enterprise Summit in India has been designed as an education platform focused on supporting enterprise innovation, agility and transformation through the application of Cloud Computing technologies.
The Summit will showcase a galaxy of techno-commercial content including expert sessions as well as customer experience sharing. And the afternoon will offer a choice of cutting-edge tracks, allowing you to customize your experience to suit your specific needs.
Don't miss this opportunity to attend this landmark event. What You Can Expect?
■ Cloud-focused platform for senior executives.
■ Techno-commercial content
■ Best practices from customers
■ Expertise from worldwide
Space is limited so register now to secure your spot at http://aws.amazon.com/summits/enterprise-india/