Dananjaya Hettiarachchi – I see something in you

January 7, 2015 Leave a comment

Categories: Insipirational

Mastering Apache Maven 3

January 6, 2015 Leave a comment

This is my fourth Book as Reviewer.
Good book for Java Developers / Build Engineers / Maven Plugin Developers.

Link: http://amzn.com/1783983868

mastering_apache_maven3

2015-01-06 20_38_40-Mastering Apache Maven 3 _ Packt

https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/mastering-apache-maven-3

Paperback: 298 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing (December 29, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1783983868
ISBN-13: 978-1783983865

Categories: Maven

Business Intelligence (BI)

January 6, 2015 Leave a comment

BI technologies provide historical, current and predictive views of business operations.
Common functions of business intelligence technologies are reporting, online analytical processing,
analytics, data mining, process mining, complex event processing, business performance management,
benchmarking, text mining, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics.

Business analytics (BA)

Types of analytics
Decisive analytics: supports human decisions with visual analytics the user models to reflect reasoning.
Descriptive Analytics: Gain insight from historical data with reporting, scorecards, clustering etc.
Predictive analytics (predictive modeling using statistical and machine learning techniques)
Prescriptive analytics recommend decisions using optimization, simulation etc.

Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_analytics

Online analytical processing (OLAP)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_analytical_processing

Online transaction processing (OLTP)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_transaction_processing
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Implementation:
Existing: Olden days we used to implement everything on our own using basic graph/charting tools.

Suggested: Build frame work with basic tools to longevity or go with self service software for quick returns. Architect need to decide based on business needs. In current world we need to keep mobile users in mind while designing solutions. Mobile devices need rich UI and lighter data sizes to CPU power and band width issues.

References:
Pentaho Business Analytics

http://www.pentaho.com/product/business-visualization-analytics#administration

Jasper Soft SELF-SERVICE BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE IMPROVES YOUR APP

https://www.jaspersoft.com/self-service-business-intelligence-improves-your-app

Rise Above the Competition with High-Performance Analytics

http://www.crystalreports.com/sap-crystal-analytics.asp

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Categories: Business Intelligence

Database Replication

January 6, 2015 Leave a comment

Database Replication can kill production if right technique was not selected. Identify the purpose/need for database replication. Put a scope around it and identify right technique and tools to achieve the goal. Setting authorization on data is very important. Always treat data with most respect as cash. Visit compliance / audit issues.

Why we need database replication?
1. To re-produce production issues in other environment.
2. To analyze production data
3. To run reports / business intelligence
4. For failover purpose
5. For back up
6. To achieve high availability
7. To improve performance for end user by putting db servers across continents and sync them up.
And many more

Types of Replication

Transactional replication.
Merge replication.
Snapshot replication.
Good pointer from Microsoft: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-IN/library/ms152531.aspx
Oracle GoldenGate is costly product and reliable. But consultant costs around $2000/- per day.

Hire an Architect to give complete roadmap for given problem.
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Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM) – SixSigma

December 29, 2014 Leave a comment

Complete Tutorial
http://sixsigmatutorial.com/what-is-raci-download-raci-rasci-matrix-templates-six-sigma/141/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsibility_assignment_matrix

RACI Diagrams for Managing Six Sigma Information

Notes:
This matrix brings clarity in communication.
Clearly shows work flow between different people
Puts scope/boundaries to roles and work
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Guy flip over on his light up round circle bike

December 29, 2014 Leave a comment

Define the problem for this feat.
Now give this to others and see how they solve?

Categories: Uncategorized

Interior Design – Light

December 29, 2014 Leave a comment

While designing Interiors, Light plays vital role. We need to consider Sun rise, Sun set and Sun’s travel path around home. Also we need to know importance of colors and its impact on human psychology. Many people use too many bulbs, too many shades, blinkers and finally make it as club house. This type of settings takes away the peace of mind.

Few Links for your reference:
Measuring Light Levels http://sustainabilityworkshop.autodesk.com/buildings/measuring-light-levels
How Many Lumens Do I Need? http://blog.1000bulbs.com/how-many-lumens-do-i-need/

http://www.americanlightingassoc.com/

http://www.iald.org/design/index.asp

http://www.globallightingassociation.org/about

http://www.usailighting.com/

Personalized Lighting® as Defined by USAI Lighting

http://www.usailighting.com/stuff/contentmgr/files/0/58ad5e919608154c7a94bbd1afb5b1b0/files/personalized_lighting.pdf

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Categories: Interiors
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