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Any application you pick up, there are some issues – big or small. There will be copy-paste code, mistakes, algorithms which could have better thought through. But what distinguishes an antipattern from these normal errors is that like patterns these antipatterns are recurring throughout the code base. In my recent experience in dealing with performance issues, I had observed certain recurrent themes that are undermining the overall application performance. Most of these antipatterns are well documented but it seems we do not learn from others mistakes. We need to make our own mistakes. I am recounting some of the common patterns that I observed in the recent months. Excessive Layering - Most of the underlying performance starts with the excessive layering antipattern. The application design has grown over the usage of controllers, commands and facades. In order to d... (more)

Big Data Trends in 2012

Big Data has caught the fancy of each and everyone. Consumer and enterprise world is looking to adopt the Big Data. Analysts are talking about it, proclaiming it to the next big thing! Below is my take on how the Big Data market space will evolve in 2012 and years to come. Data Analytics Service – We will start seeing SaaS vendors that will start offering data analytics as a service (e.g., 1010data). These vendors will be able to pull in your unstructured data and provide you standardized reports and data services. This is very similar to the Web analytics (like Omniture) but ac... (more)

Social Networks Going Visual

Social Networks are traditionally focused on sharing of status messages and links. The focus of these networks was about sharing of all kinds, but not as much as about the Visual aspects. This focus has been shifting recently to Visuals. This can be seen in the recent growth of the Visual Social Networks such as Instagram and Pinterest. These networks put the Visual aspects in front and center of the sharing. Some of the facts that support this observation: This week Facebook announced to buy Instagram for $1bn. (Instagram has just 13 employees but has about 50 million plus users.... (more)

Top Five Picks of Google IO 2012

Google IO 2012 developer conference has just concluded last week amid lot of fanfare.   I for one think that Google has lot more influence on Enterprise technology than it seems. Some of what Enterprises see as latest and greatest of technology (such as Map Reduce) has been pioneered in Google a while ago. This is one the main reasons why I followed this event closely. Over the 3 days Google had several technology and product announcements across the product lines.   Here are the top 5 picks at Techspot. #1 Google Compute Engine With Compute Engine, Google made it intentions clear ... (more)

Architecting Multi-Cloud Applications

Slide deck of my talk at Cloud Connect 2013 in Mumbai.   I spoke on the topic of architecting multi-cloud applications.    Architecting Multi-Cloud Applications - Myth or Reality? from aravindajju This post originally appeared at www.techspot.co.in ... (more)