Tag: NextGen Media

While NoSQL and NewSQL systems are maturing as high-performance data store options and being adopted increasingly, relational databases are based on a proven and solid model. Several scalable products still use them and need sharding, caching, routing when their databases grow into large clusters to protect their investment without significant re-engineering and operate 24×7. Lack...

I have always been fascinated by the way in which real-time streaming technology has evolved. Today this technology can be used to deliver multimedia content simultaneously to participants of a network-based communication. Multimedia content may include audio, video, graphics, animation, images, text, etc. To be effective, streaming multimedia is presented in a continuous fashion, and...

Let’s face it. Workplaces are becoming increasingly distributed, often geographically spread in different parts of the world. Day-to-day work related interaction among colleagues is the one area impacted most by this. If communication channels are poor and insufficient, the fabric of interaction appears to weaken, resulting in inefficient and unproductive organizations. Developing effective communication channels...

WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is an API definition drafted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that supports browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat, and P2P file sharing without the need of either internal or external plugins. WebRTC is not exactly new, having been in existence since about 2011. Until now, however, adoption has been limited...

Sharing my talk at a recent panel discussion organized by Nasscom in Pune. https://urtalk.kpoint.com/kapsule/gcc-cac4197b-31ea-4f97-b14a-13b4343761bc/v2/embedded In the year 2013, there were over 33,000 rapes reported all over the country, and over 70,000 cases of molestation. These numbers show that the danger to women in India is very real. There are about 24% of women in the...

It used to serve all text and now it serves streaming rich content. YouTube is streaming 6 billion hours of video each month. Netflix has 40 million paying streaming video subscribers, about 30 million of which are in the US. A typical non-streamer consumes about 4.5 GB a month vs 212 GB that a typical...