Friday, December 18, 2009

Its been a while...

Its been quite some time since I wrote anything to this blog, let alone anything valuable.

However, last few months have been quite eventful in my personal and professional life. I have landed a job with a company in Bangalore now, which works a lot more with open source systems/applications than my previous employer. I can easily say that this was one of the points in my decision making.

Currently, I am opening up to working on Ubuntu and probably virtualization, mysql, postgresql and most importantly, Informatica Powercenter and Pentaho. The suite of tools is just too exciting for me to find right words to express my feelings.

Recently I have picked up a project to do a Proof of Concept for using an open source columnar database and compare its behavior with oracle for a given application. Of course it involves data loading, and analytical queries, so there would be some interesting stats collection and comparison. Attempts to break a system are always more interesting than to make it J

Lets see how it goes…

Also, I would try to be more regular on the blog now onwards…