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Summary Grassroot Smart Cities

February 1, 2017

Cities are complex systems, characterized by massive numbers of interconnected citizens. In the advent of new technologies, such as IoT or mobile applications, various domains within these systems can be enhanced to support the decisions of its citizens, businesses, or administration.

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Performance considerations when using Apache Kafka with SSL/TLS

January 11, 2017

Running a cluster of a distributed software such as Apache Kafka in a production environment will lead to operational concerns. One of these concerns is certainly security. Companies have varying guidelines and policies when it comes to security. This depends on various factors for example the type of application data that the system is processing or in which network infrastructure the system is running and what security concerns this zone implies on the servers that are running within.

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Import Relational Database Data to Elasticsearch with Spring Batch (Part 1)

January 5, 2017

Recently I had a customer project that required transferring large amounts of data from a relational database to the NoSQL database that is Elasticsearch in order to take advantage of its famous fast searching capabilities. Elasticsearch is part of the ELK stack that is released and maintained by Elastic.co. The abbreviation ELK stand for Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana.

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