Quick Guide for Processing GPS Data with Azure Stream Analytics: Geo-spatial Functions

Posted on May 2, 2017 by Arzan A | Comments(0)

Tracking the location of a vehicle has become a very common task carried out by various industries like transport and logistics. But as the world is rushing towards smart solutions in every aspect, it requires much more than just tracking a vehicle. I always say “Data is money”. This stands true even for GPS data which can open an ocean of opportunities for building up smart solutions for fleet management, logistics, automobile remote monitoring / maintenance, security, weather forecast, etc.

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Data Analytics Ecosystem – AWS & Azure (Part 1)

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Sankeerth Reddy | Comments(4)

In the past decade, technologies around data analytics and business intelligence have seen a tremendous growth in number and reach. The emergence of Cloud has undoubtedly been a catalyst to this growth. Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure have both been working towards offering services for Collecting, Uploading, Storing and processing for Data.

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Ramifications of Microsoft Azure’s Strategic Shift towards Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) Partners

Posted on February 8, 2017 by Bhavesh Goswami | Comments(2)

Microsoft Azure is giving a tough fight to AWS in the public cloud market. Its no secret that AWS, with its 6 years of headstart in IaaS segment has more market share and more services. The latest announcement by Microsoft about Azure pay-as-you-go model not available in the MPSA licensing model gives us a hint on the strategic initiative by Microsoft Azure to capture more market share.

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Establishing multi-site connectivity with Azure Virtual Networks

Posted on May 20, 2016 by CloudThat | Comments(0)

Recently, I designed an architecture for client application where we used Azure’s VNet-to-VNet connectivity for geo-redundancy. The requirement was such that they wanted to continue with their on-premises infrastructure, so we thought of it as DR (disaster recovery) solution. In the design we proposed Multi-Site connectivity as well, with VNet-to-VNet connectivity in Azure, you can connect two different VNets with each other.

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Migration Tale of Databases – 6 Reasons to move from Oracle to Microsoft SQL

Posted on April 14, 2016 by Arzan A | Comments(0)

As far as I have seen, there are majorly two types of DBAs. The one who favor the Oracle and the others who favor Microsoft SQL. Each of the database systems are very well tested and designed with years of improvement done with experience. They share a long listing of similarities but also few differences which makes the software and system architects choose one from the two.

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5 Reasons why Multi-Cloud Disaster Recovery (DR) is the Only Real DR Strategy

Posted on March 14, 2016 by Bhavesh Goswami | Comments(2)

Disaster Recovery (DR) is an important aspect of any cloud deployment. In the words of Amazon’s CTO Vernal Vogel’s, “Everything fails, all the time”. It is possible that an entire data center or region of the cloud provider goes down. This has already happened to most cloud providers like Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure and will surely happen again in future.

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Data Warehouse as a Service powered by Azure

Posted on December 29, 2015 by Satya Prakash Sharma | Comments(4)

Before starting any business, you might think how to equip your data, how to maintain and manipulate your data (as it will be there in abundance). You might go and ask some IT expert what to do, how to do and a bunch of other questions. The IT guy may suggest you to build your own Data Warehouse, to which you will ask if it is cost effective or not, what’s the upfront cost, what will be the maintenance charges, etc.

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