Anant Corporation Blog: Our research, knowledge, thoughts, and recommendations about building and managing online business platforms.
The backbone of any business is the business platform, and the backbone of any business platform is the architecture, the technology that makes everything tick and keeps the gears turning. The modern business is especially responsible for leveraging all the technology at its fingertips in an efficient and effective manner, to make some money at the end of the day. To do this, the keyword is real-time. As data comes in, it needs to be analyzed and outputted at once for maximum use. This past week, our founder Rahul Singh hosted a Cassandra Chicago meetup during which he discussed how to use certain technologies to accomplish just that.
What is real-time centralized data? How do I utilize it? Do I need it for my business? These are key questions that any ambitious company asks itself when attempting to expand and develop.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
I decided to write this article because recently customers have been asking if they should move to the cloud and the steps for migrating their On-Premise Architecture to Cloud Scale. If you have ever worked on a Sitecore Project or any software project with multiple team members, then you are well aware of the pitfalls of On-Premise management. Scaling your platform in the cloud not only gives your team development and design benefits but also allows them to make strong cost-saving arguments to corporate management.
Real-time data processing is the current state-of-the-art in business platform data engineering practices. Long gone are the days of batch processing and monolithic ETL engines that are turned on at midnight. Today’s demands come from the number of mobile users and things on the internet. Mobile phones and tablets have steadily increased in the realm of customer experience as companies create mobile only or mobile-first interfaces to interact with their commercial systems or business processes. Similarly, there are other “things” in the “Internet of Things” (IoT) such as rental bikes and scooters, key-less home locks, as smart home thermostats.