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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Creating complex business solutions

In spite of the fact that I haven't posted on this blog for 2-2.5 years, there has been an average of 100 page views a month. I assume from this that the content has been helpful to some. Inspiration enough to start again.
Technology has made giant strides in these few years making it possible to create very complex business solutions. Two areas get highlighted:
a. how do we maintain large volumes of structured and unstructured data, query and analyse it
b. how do we build and deploy applications in terms of performance, scalability and mobility.
It is a time when developers are under extreme pressure to learn and understand a lot of new technologies (in addition to the traditional ones) in a very short time - and deliver. .NET developers, IMHO, are at a greater disadvantage, because solutions are more in the Java/ Open Source space and require more effort on their part.
In subsequent posts we will discuss the topics below. This will address some of the areas related to 'a' above.
1. NoSQL databases: the need, different types, performance comparisons, applications
2. Search: the need, different approaches, performance comparisons, applications