Anant Corporation Blog: Our research, knowledge, thoughts, and recommendations about building and managing online business platforms.
Sitecore is a customer experience management company that provides web content management and multichannel marketing automation software. Sitecore is amazing but it requires a lot of knowledge and patience to truly produce a world-class platform.Continue reading
Modern business platforms require modern business solutions. Technologies such as Spark, Akka, Cassandra, Kafka, and Alpakka are several tools that we have identified as platforms game changers in the world today.Continue reading
Now more than ever can a small team get off the ground quickly, start selling and deliver their service or product, and compete with established players.Continue reading
Once a new distributed platform is implemented, any growing organization needs to be able to properly scale the system. Scaling a system for the sake of scaling it doesn’t make sense because cloud resources cost money. The best way to see when and how to scale is to properly monitor the software.Continue reading
Thus far we’ve discussed how Cassandra, Spark, Kafka, Docker, and Kubernetes can be useful to build a global data platform. These components are powerful in their own right and managing them is a little simpler if we decide to use commercial components from DataStax and Confluent.
There are other tools and services we can use to further accelerate our timeline to deliver a world-class global data and analytics platform. Although bringing up a distributed data (Cassandra), distributed computing (Spark), and distributed communication (Kafka) is a great start for a framework, it still needs a few more components to make it a “Platform” which allows quick creation and delivery of services that an enterprise can use.Continue reading