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The biggest Apache Cassandra event in a couple of years, DataStax Accelerate, is happening in National Harbor, MD from May 21 to 23.
We’re excited to have been picked as presenters for one of the most significant big data conferences in the world.
Every customer interaction including purchases offer redemptions, web/mobile interactions, and emails, generates massive amounts of customer data, challenging the boundaries of traditional data management systems.
In this session, we’ll cover how implementing a real-time marketing data platform helped a global Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) understand important customer signals, including behaviors, needs, and style to generate actionable insights for various applications in real-time.
We’ll provide an overview of the solution built with DataStax Enterprise covering the different platform components including storage, stream processing, and data APIs, and how the components can be configured for various use cases.
Hope to see you at the conference as well as the talk (50% off with the code
Singh50)! If you have interest in DataStax consulting, managed services, or remote DBAs feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or pick a time to chat.
We’ve created the definitive resource for Apache Cassandra over at Cassandra.link, contributions, as well as feedback, are welcome!
More and more companies are becoming aware of artificial intelligence (AI) and what it can do for the enterprise. This event will consist of three talks that will focus on a variety of actions your team and company can do to make use of artificial intelligence, specifically using a subset of AI called machine learning (ML).
Come check this event out on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at the George Washington University’s Funger Hall. There will be food and drinks before the start of the event as well as a post-event get together at Circa. Please make sure to RSVP!
Find more information at this link.
Rahul Singh, CEO of Anant, had the opportunity to co-organize and MC the May Meetup of Data Wranglers DC where the speakers, John Clune and Timothy Hathaway, covered two topics related to open government and public data for data processing and visualization. We had a great turnout at the event and had the chance to do some networking after.
As technology has continued to mature in the last two decades there have been many challenges overcome, obstacles faced, and solutions crafted. A recurring theme, in the area of obstacles (more specifically, self-imposed obstacles), has been the propensity for software companies to more often than not 1) turn to developing applications from the ground up for a particular problem or 2) take existing pieces of software that are perfectly fine for their specific use case and then tailor them to a different (but sometimes slightly similar) use case.
Software Algebra is essentially a best practice in software development to make sure that we are using 1) the tools best suited to a particular problem 2) while also dodging the trap of re-inventing the wheel by starting from scratch or trying to fit a tool into solving a problem it was never intended to address.
There are multiple cases in which this best practice is entirely ignored, most commonly so by inexperienced software architects who have the “my hammer can solve all problems” mindset. Often times, one of the best ways to avoid falling into this trap is to relentlessly focus on getting a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) out of the door in a time-boxed span of time and iterating multiple times on that MVP to steadily bring it up to support all use cases.
We recently spoke about this topic at the WebTech Conference in Washington, DC and will be doing so again on Tuesday, April 11th at 6PM at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, you can find additional details as well as register for the event here.
Rahul Singh will be presenting on Thursday, March 30th at WebTech on the topic of Software Algebra. He’ll be speaking about the ways online software (SaaS) and open source applications can work in tandem with web and mobile applications to deliver powerful business results.
From this presentation, you will learn how to plan and build web apps that support business process using existing software. This approach takes a very practical approach to taking inventory of business teams, processes, information, and systems and creating future-proof web systems without reinventing the wheel.