Business Platform Team

Anant Corporation Blog: Our research, knowledge, thoughts, and recommendations about building and managing online business platforms.

Category Archives: Data & Analytics

read and write paths

Apache Cassandra Lunch #20: Cassandra Read and Write Paths

In Cassandra Lunch #20, we discuss Cassandra read and write paths which is how Cassandra stores and retrieves data at high speeds. We won’t cover how Cassandra replicates data because that is its own subject, but we will take a look at these four sub-topics: Write Path, Update / Delete, Maintenance Path, and Read Path.

Continue reading

Deploying Kubernetes on AWS using Terraform Pt. 2

Today I’m going to walk you through how to deploy Kubernetes on AWS using Terraform. In Part 1 of this series, I mentioned that I had a tough time getting my terraform demonstration to work because of my auto-scaling configuration. That resulted in endless instances being spun up on my AWS account and prevented me from creating more due to the limit. This time around I was able to get my demo working successfully! The procedure and setup are different from my first attempt however I had an in-depth overview of Kubernetes in the first webinar so I will include them in the same series.

Continue reading

Machine Learning with Spark and Cassandra: Model Deployment


What is model deployment?

Model deployment is the process that we take to put our trained models to work. It involves moving our model to somewhere with the resources to do serious processing. That place also needs the ability to receive or retrieve data to be processed. We place that trained model within an architecture that delivers data to the model for processing. It then retrieves and delivers or stores the results so that they can be used or seen by users. Similar choices need to be made about whether the model gets retrained, updated, or replaced during operation.

Continue reading

Introduction to Ansible

In this blog post, I’m going to introduce you to Ansible, an open-source software provisioning, configuration management, and application-deployment tool enabling infrastructure as code. I’ll cover what Ansible is, what it can do, and how you can start using it today. I have also linked my accompanying webinar in this post to help you get started!

Continue reading

Create Production and Development Environments on AWS

In this blog post, I’ll be walking you through how to create Production and Development environments on Amazon’s Web Service. If you would like an introduction or a refresher on Terraform, please refer to my previous blog post. Without further ado, let’s get into this demo.

Continue reading