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Top 10 Big Data Trends in 2017 for Financial Services

In the past year, the big data pendulum for financial services has officially swung from passing fad or experiment to large deployments. That puts a somewhat different slant on big data trends when compared to 2016 trends. The question of big data hype versus reality has finally been put to rest for banks. This is further supported by the upward ...

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Discover Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & the R Programming Language in This 4-Course Bundle Hey fellow geeks, This week, on our JCG Deals store, we have an extreme offer. We are offering the Machine Learning & AI for Business Bundle for only $39 instead of the original price of $1,195, yeap that is a massive 96% off. Artificial Intelligence & ...

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Starting a Kubernetes 1.5.x cluster

Kubernetes 1.5.0 was released just about a month ago! Key theme for the release are: StatefulSets (ex-PetSets) StatefulSets are beta now (fixes and stabilization) Improved Federation Support New command: kubefed DaemonSets Deployments ConfigMaps Simplified Cluster Deployment Improvements to kubeadm HA Setup for Master Node Robustness and Extensibility Windows Server Container support CRI for pluggable container runtimes kubelet API supports authentication and authorization ...

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Real-time Smart City Traffic Monitoring Using Microservices-based Streaming Architecture (Part 2)

Modern Open Source Complex Event Processing For IoT This series of blog posts details my findings as I bring to production a fully modern take on Complex Event Processing, or CEP for short. In many applications, ranging from financials to retail and IoT applications, there is tremendous value in automating tasks that require to take action in real time. Putting ...

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Deploying akka-http app to Cloud Foundry

In a preceding post I had gone over the steps to deploy a simple akka-http app to Cloud Foundry. The gist of it was that as long there is a way to create a runnable fat(uber) jar, the deployment is very straightforward – Cloud Foundry’s Java buildpack can take the bits and wire up everything needed to get it up an running in ...

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Spring-Boot and Cache Abstraction with HazelCast

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Previously we got started with Spring Cache abstraction using the default Cache Manager that spring provides. Although this approach might suit our needs for simple applications, in case of complex problems we need to use different tools with more capabilities. Hazelcast is one of them. Hazelcast is hands down a great caching tool when it comes to a JVM based ...

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Building Android IoT app for Android Things

This post describes how to build an Android IoT app for Android Things. As you may already know, recently Google has released a new IoT operating system called Android Things. Android Things is OS derived from Android and the interesting part is that we can re-use our Android knowledge to develop Android IoT app. Before diving into Android IoT app, it ...

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Cross-functional teams

Cross-functional teams aren’t a new idea. And yet, somehow, we still don’t seem to have got the memo. I was listening to the excellent Scott Hanselman’s podcast “Hanselminutes” last week, he had Angie Jones on to talk about automation. Among all the great advice around ensuring that automation is a first-class citizen in your development process one thing stood out ...

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How to Teach a Customer

In outsourcing, very often a customer is an idiot doesn’t really know what he needs — not only in terms of functionality, but also on a technical level. What makes the situation even worse is that the customer very often always thinks he knows and understands enough. The question is how do you teach a customer? How do you train, educate, and help him? ...

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