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The accidental step into the “Big Data”

When we tried to build our android app “GeoSpeed”, we stumbled upon a lot of issues. The most prominent, and unexpected being the amount of data. Well, to be exact, the data was too huge to handle.

When we go unplanned, and then find something great, things go way out of hand. We found an untamed dragon – “The Big Data”. Then the question of handling and interpreting it came into our minds. How do we tame the dragon ?

There are people who have tamed them well, and then we went on to see the masters. We started with the simpler spell to cast – “Python”. Well, most masters believe this spell to be slower. And in fact, it seems to be true as well. Spell is pretty easy to learn and cast though. We did try to tame the dragon with the spell and it kind of worked when the dragon was smaller, and if it was not about to eat us the next moment. When the data is relatively small, and quick processing might not matter, python may be used.

Most wizards, suggested better spells, which could be faster; the spells for dragons – “Scala” & “Spark”. These spells are for the bigger dragons, and mostly helps when you are about to get eaten or fried. Mastering the spell though, is not easy as it was with “Python”. These languages are equipped to run on parallel systems or clusters, and thus is expected to be much faster compared to python.

I believe, we would share our spell reviews after we have tried to tame the quick spells. Stay tuned for our updates on Big Data !

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RDTwo: Our Experiments with Android

The emerging platform of Smartphones, and android operating system was one of the most important factors in the start up boom and culture here in India. Since the investment required was considerably less compared to hardware platforms, and as the SDK by Google was quite helpful with StackOverflow being able to solve most problems, android application grew, and with it, the startups.

Most unicorn start ups, has android application presence. We too had earlier experiences with Android Application development, and Windows Phone Application development as well.

Both SDK was pretty good to start with. Stack overflow being the encyclopedia for us.

Our Project RDTwo, is just a big analytical project. We collect data and just display the data. While working on Project RDOne, which is hardware related, we stumbled upon a few issues, and though, we should do that as well. We already had plans of expanding to Android Application Development, but didn’t even had idea that RDOne schedule would fall not behind RDTwo.

RDTwo – will be probably released as ‘GeoSpeed’. Stay tuned for more updates.

Expected release: December 1st week
Current Status: In Development