Author: Vikas Hazrati

Are you missing on the Digital wave?

It has been an interesting week for Knoldus. At this time, almost half of the organization is awake worldwide for us in Toronto, Singapore, Berlin, Chicago, Miami, Mumbai and Noida participating in our CodeCombat 2018 (24 hours long Hackathon). This week Knoldus also spoke at the ScalaDays 2018, Berlin. The other wonderful part is onboarding of a huge healthcare organization who would like to transform Continue Reading

Blockchain Nuggets – Distributed Systems

The first law of distribution is “Don’t Distribute“. If everything can be done on a single machine then nothing beats that. But, lets cut to reality. Today’s computing and information systems are inherently distributed. Starting from large data centers to cloud storage to your mobile phone, everything is a part of the distributed infrastructure. Distribution, just like distributed development teams is here to stay because Continue Reading

Can we stop talking about Big Data now?

If it was still 2012 I would have eagerly heard and responded to any conversation about Big Data. Well, it was the buzz and you had to be speaking the magic words for getting people to listen to the latest and greatest in technology. But fortunately/unfortunately, it is 2017 now and it is disappointing to note that most of the world has not moved beyond Continue Reading

Forget It! Going Digital & You haven’t heard Reactive?

Today, you talk to any CIO, attend any CDO conference and it would have a track about going Digital. Digital transformation is a sought out area to invest … err … throw money. Without knowing how digital is going to help you and what is the technology stack that can allow you to go truly digital, I do not recommend any CIO/CDO to get into the ring.

Wait! Don’t write your microservice … yet

Day one, we were super excited to start a new project for a huge financial institution. They seemed to know the domain and as Knoldus we understood the technology. The stakeholders were excited about the Reactive Paradigm and the client architects were all stoked up the way there would be microservices which would allow them all the benefits that other companies had been harping about. Continue Reading

Lightbend Monitoring: Lagom

Lightbend Monitoring provides insight into applications built with Lightbend technologies. It does so by instrumentation of frameworks like Akka and Lagom. The instrumentation is done by a Java agent (called Cinnamon) that runs when your application is starting up. It collects information in runtime based on the configurations that you have provided. In this post, we would show the Circuit Breaker (CB) monitoring with Lagom. Continue Reading

Knoldus Bags the Prestigious Huawei Partner of the Year Award

Knoldus was humbled to receive the prestigious partner of the year award from Huawei at a recently held ceremony in Bangalore, India. It means a lot for us and is a validation of the quality and focus that we put on the Scala and Spark Ecosystem. Huawei recognized Knoldus for the expertise in Scala and Spark along with the excellent software development process practices under Continue Reading

2017 – Year of FAST Data

As we approach 2017, there is a strong focus on Fast Data. This is a combination of data at rest and data in motion and the speed has to be remarkably fast. In the deck that follows, we at Knoldus present to you how we have implemented a complex multi scale solution for a large bank on the Fast Data Architecture philosophy. As we partner Continue Reading

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 very sophisticated. However, surprisingly when I mentioned IoT and Blockchain and how it could impact the sector, the person drew a blank ( Well, to Continue Reading

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 out and TripAdvisor makes the rating and booking of hotels and trips easier. So, what is the common theme? The common theme is that all Continue Reading

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, Bits and Height in the chain as to where it belongs Number of transactions Merkle root Timestamp Link to the previous block Mining Difficulty Nonce Continue Reading

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 seems with blockchains. The premise of blockchain is the following No central registration – No big papa. Decentralized – there is no single point of Continue Reading

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 streaming pipelines using Apache Kafka and simplify the development of stream processing applications. Via rapid adoption in the Fortune 500, Apache Kafka is quickly emerging as Continue Reading

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