Serverless Analytics

Once I had to confront with a specific case where the analytical data was to be kept in house and that meant not to use third party analytical scripts like GA or Matomo or any other in that line. This sparked the thought of playing with opensource Matomo old Piwik. Utilizing the piwik tracker public method setTrackerUrl we could change ...

AWS Summit 2019

Year after year, techies, devops and newbies come together in the month of May to the Mumbai Exhibition Center (NESCO) to exchange and gather knowldege, product information, training and certifications from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Delegates to AWS Summit is increasing by 45% year on year, and is named as the "largest IT event in India". This year online registrations ...

Video Preview Generation – Wild walk with Innoval and AWS

Recently a client contact, challenged our AWS team with a task, to generate previews of video files which will be synced to Amazon S3 frequently after sourcing it from an ftp site. Challenges: Files will come at any time of the day 24 x 7 Will be organized into date based folders on bucket level Will need to check the …

Cloud is not (just) about cost cutting

The question “I am already running my application in a Datacenter and paying an amount per month, how cost effective can we be after moving to the cloud?” is a real nightmare for the solution providers. Whichever is the cloud provider, they will try to convince that there will be enough cost reduction. Indeed is there any cost reduction? The …

Elastic Project – Shrinking from Elastic to S3

One of our portals is seasonal, and we usually pop it to Dynamic on Elastic by October every year and shrink down to static on S3 the subsequent January end. This has been a manual process for the past 5 years. But in 2017 we attempted to automate it with some tweaks to the application. Since we had enhanced the …

AWS Meetup – Serverless Computing

Was at the AWS Meetup at Bangalore for delivering use cases. The event was quite AWSome.. Like always anything connected with AWS.. the hall was jam packed.. Had guys from even outside the state.. phew I was invited to give a talk. But these others came hoping to share and learn. Being formal, I would thank Habeeb and Jeevan for …

Amazon ELB Log analyzing the most elegant way

Well we at Innoval is managing a Crowd Management system for a State Department for a festival season in a pilgrim center. The system is open to public during October to January every year. 2016-17 is the fifth consecutive season that we are handling this. We designed a framework of our own to deploy the system which was a simple …

Two applications – One API

Earlier this month while developing a mobile application to compliment a Crowd Management system for a State Department which Innoval is managing for the past 5 years, we had to face a challenge. There was content which should be managed from a CMS portal which was running on one sub domain, whereas an application running on another portal needed to …