Author Archives: Vikas Hazrati

About Vikas Hazrati

Vikas is the CTO @ Knoldus which is a group of software industry veterans who have joined hands to add value to the art of software development. We do niche product and project development on Scala, Spark and Java. We consult and coach on effective software development and agile practices. With our focus on software craftsmanship you can be assured of a good quality at the right price. To know more, send a mail to info@knoldus.com or visit www.knoldus.com

Insurance needs to wake up to blockchains!


In an interesting discussion that we were having with our banking client, their insurance department kept bragging about the state of the art technology that they were building. Head of Insurance was eager enough to call it InsurTech enabled and … Continue reading

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What would kill Uber, Airbnb, TripAdvisor in one go?


What do Uber, Airbnb, TripAdvisor, PayPal etc have in common. Right, they are super successful and highly valued and …. ? Uber and Airbnb fall in the category of Shared Economy. Paypal has changed the way financial transactions are carried … Continue reading

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Quick example of a block in the blockchain


Further to our earlier post, which describes the data structure of a block in the blockchain, here is a quick example of what does the block look like   Relating it back to the post, it contains the Size, Version, … Continue reading

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Are we really eliminating central authorities with blockchain?


There is a lot of promise around blockchains. While we at DeepChains do subscribe to the philosophy and would be eager to provide business solutions to meet the industry needs but there has been a lot of double talk, it … Continue reading

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Knoldus Partners with Confluent to Power Real Time Streams


Knoldus is pleased to announce a Consulting and System Integrator partnership with Confluent, the company founded by the creators of Apache KafkaTM Confluent, creators of the first streaming platform based on Apache KafkaTM, provides the most complete platform to build enterprise-scale … Continue reading

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Understanding Support Vector Machines


[Contributed by Raghu from Knoldus, Canada] One of the important and popular classification techniques among Machine Learning algorithms is Support Vector Machines. This is also called large margin classification. Support Vector Machine technique results in a hyperplane that separates and … Continue reading

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RDF – Basic Building Blocks of Semantic Web


In the first post, we talked about the general description of Semantic Web and how it can be useful. In this post, we would try to look at RDF which is the basic building block. RDF is Resource Description Framework … Continue reading

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Semantic Web – The lure to a better world


The story of the Semantic Web is not new, however, it is interesting how some things become more and more important with the passage of time. The term was coined by Sir Tim Berners-Lee in May 2001 however, it took … Continue reading

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And you thought you were doing Microservices


If you have been in the software industry for some time you would have heard things like. Yes we do Scrum but …we do not have timeboxed sprints. Yes, we write automated user acceptance tests but … as a part … Continue reading

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Another Apache Flink tutorial, following Hortonworks’ Big Data series


Background A couple of weeks back, I was discussing with a friend of mine, on the topic of training materials on Apache Spark, available online. Of the couple of sites that I mentioned, the hadoop tutorial from Hortonworks, came up. … Continue reading

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