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by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
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Heatmap - Examples

A heatmap (aka heat map) depicts values for a main variable of interest across two axis variables as a grid of colored squares. There was only one instance in 3 decades where there was 20+% return over 3 consecutive months in 1992 and that too was a result of a scam. Apart from this there has not been a year where there’s 10% return in 3 consecutive...

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery - 2021

Gartner’s view of the enterprise backup and recovery software solution market is focused on transformational technologies or approaches delivering on the future needs of end users. It is not focused on the market as it is today. Gartner defines the market as follows: Backup and recovery software solutions are designed to capture a point-in-time copy...

Anant Pai, the Walt Disney of India

Anant Pai also known as Uncle Pai and Walt Disney of India, started Amar Chitra Katha (Immortal Picture Stories), an educational comic-book series which retold traditional Indian folk tales, Hindu mythology and biographies of historical persons.He took on the role of writer, editor and publisher. The series went on to become a publishing milestone for...

This Week I Learned - Week #41 2021

This Week I Learned - * Microsoft lists prioritizing assessments as one of our top three recommendations to accelerate your cloud migration journey. Comprehensive cloud migration assessments should cover the entire fleet and help you arrive at key decisions related to candidate apps, optimum resource allocation, and cost projections. You’ll want to...

Azure Arc: The Big Picture

Notes & illustrations from the Pluralsight course Azure Arc: The Big Picture and other online resources: With Cloud and especially Edge computing, our data and compute estate is more distributed than ever before Azure Arc extends resources that are outside of Azure to Azure and brings services that were previously only available in Azure to any...

This Week I Learned - Week #40 2021

This Week I Learned - * Dynatrace offers an observability, AIOps, and application security platform for modern, dynamic hybrid, and multicloud environments.  The reinvented Dynatrace platform is built on Azure. Customers will soon have access to the Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform directly within the Azure Portal, which means customers can...

Kind of Hindu, essay by Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling is the first Indian American to create and star in her own TV show (“The Mindy Project”). Kind of Hindu is one of seven essays each available as a Kindle book from her collection titled "Nothing Like I Imagined".Though largely secular, she adopts Hindu traditions when they fit the moment. On the eve of her daughter's mundan or the ancient...

This Week I Learned - Week #39 2021

This Week I Learned - * The Azure Spring Cloud offering is created and managed jointly by Microsoft and VMware, the company that builds the Spring Framework. Spring Cloud provides support both for OS and JVM updates and patches, such as Azure App Service, and for advanced Spring services.* Data stories are similar to just regular stories. You see a...

Python: The Big Picture

Python is a general‑purpose and high‑level programming language. Algorithms + Data structures = ProgramsPython is an interpreted programming language - it's like having a live translator translating your code into the language the CPU understands in real time. In compiled languages like C++, Java, C#, the code has to be changed into instructions that...

This Week I Learned - Week #38 2021

This Week I Learned - * In modern websites, scripts are often “heavier” than HTML: their download size is larger, and processing time is also longer. Scripts without async , defer or type="module" attributes, as well as inline scripts, are fetched and executed immediately, before the browser continues to parse the page and only then can it process the...

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