Ankur Desai is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager at MapR. He leads the go-to-market efforts for MapR Event Store. Previously Ankur worked at SAP on product marketing of SAP HANA. Ankur holds an MBA from Dartmouth College, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology from University of Mumbai.
Blog Posts by Ankur Desai
December 15, 2016 | By Ankur Desai
Kafka Connect on MapR | Whiteboard Walkthrough
In this week’s Whiteboard Walkthrough, Ankur Desai, Senior Product Marketing Manager at MapR, describes how Apache Kafka Connect and a REST API simplify and improve agility in working with streaming data from a variety of data sources including legacy...Read more
December 09, 2016 | By Ankur Desai
Kafka Connect and Kafka REST API on MapR: Streaming Just Became a Whole Lot Easier!
In my previous blogpost, I explained the three major components of a streaming architecture. Most streaming architectures have three major components – producers, a streaming system, and consumers. Producers (such as Apache Flume) publish event data into...Read more
July 29, 2016 | By Ankur Desai
IoT Spotlight: Sensor to Dashboard – Real-Time Stream Processing for Oil and Gas
In my previous post, I showed you an Internet of Things demo that we presented at Hadoop Summit which combined IoT stream analysis using MapR Event Store and Spark Streaming. I displayed the results in Grafana, which is a fantastic tool for building analytics...Read more
July 08, 2016 | By Ankur Desai
IoT Spotlight: Why did we bring an Arduino to Hadoop Summit?
I was at the annual Hadoop Summit in San Jose last week. As usual, the MapR booth was buzzing with big data enthusiasts and experts alike. We showcased demos that spanned multiple topics including multi-cluster Hadoop monitoring using Grafana and Kibana...Read more
April 14, 2016 | By Ankur Desai
Real-Time Event Streaming: What Are Your Options?
With the Internet of Things expected to bring at least 21 billion devices online by 2020 (according to Gartner), a lot of people are excited about the potential value of event streaming, that is, ingesting and analyzing lots of real-time data for immediate...Read more
April 08, 2016 | By Ankur Desai
IoT Spotlight: Predictive Maintenance and the Promised Land of Zero Unexpected Downtime
What is predictive maintenance? If you drive a modern car, chances are you are already very familiar with predictive maintenance. All modern cars are equipped with 100 or more sensors to continuously monitor performance and predict part failures well...Read more
March 28, 2016 | By Ankur Desai
Can Event Streaming Make My Business More Productive?
Editor's Note: Download the free O'Reilly ebook, "Streaming Architecture: New Designs Using Apache Kafka and MapR Streams" to learn how event streaming can make your business more productive. Can we agree at the outset that modern businesses...Read more
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