The scope and scale of analytics is ever widening with the latent manifestation of emergent properties in data at rest and data in motion.
Following diagram from MIT Technology Review article on the emerging technology trends summarises the perimeters of applying analytics for the lifecycle of digital interactions, processes and things.
Analytics for monitoring could be applied at a systemic scale and dimension when it is for a business problem at scale. Analytics for monitoring could be relevant and suitable for microscopic interactions and control when it is applied for fast data and small data related problems. Both system analytics and control analytics are intuitive and non-interpretative in nature.
Predictive and process analytics are dynamic and interpretive in nature as it analytics is the input to a logic constructed priori. The scale and scope of context varies in process and predictive analysis methods. Process analytics is mostly prescriptive and descriptive in nature whereas predictive analytics is exploratory and ephemeral in nature.
Blockchain Scalability techniques and the scale cube metrics has made my Saturday morning live and loud ! I had the pleasure and privilege to take a live streaming webinar session on Blockchain Scalability – Architectures and Algorithms for the TechAthena community founded by technology leaders Shalaka Verma and Deepthi Annie.
During the initial interaction itself TechAthena community set their expectations clear. They are looking for a session on Blockchain technology beyond a product pitch or a corporate narrative. Hence I did a deep dive on Blockchain Scalability techniques from the vantage point of defining scalability of distributed systems with a specific focus on decentralised scaling.
I could lay out the most prominent Blockchain scalability techniques such as StateChannels, Sidechains, Offchain computation, Sharding, Replicated State Machines, Directed Acyclic Graphs, Gossip Protocols, variants of voting consensus algorithms, vertical and horizontal scaling etc. My presentation from this session is uploaded to SlideShare for further reviews and references. Request your thought and views.
During my preparations for the webinar, I could realise that fundamental postulates such as CAP theorem, Partial Synchronous processors etc. lay at the bottom of the Blockchain Scalability Constraints. It was a clear realisation that Consensus algorithms are not the bottlenecks in Blockchain scalability. Blockchain Trilemma coined by Vitalik Buterin underlined the need for factoring in Scalability trade offs in conjunction with decentralisation and security. I could easily comprehend the fact that in the contours of Blockchain, Decentralisation, Transparency and Scalability are the most important notions.
For a Blockchain evangelist, security and privacy gets redefined within the terrains of transparency. It is quite an interesting dimension. I could also connect with the scale cube defined in the book ‘Art of Scalability’ along with the Blockchain Scalability Trilemma and CAP theorem.
All together it was a great beginning to the weekend together with a network of hundred plus Blockchain evangelists. Thank you TechAthena community once again ! You can find the YouTube recording of the Webinar in the following channel. Request your views and thoughts.
I had an opportunity to talk about Blockchain Technology and its building blocks to the students and faculties of MCA department in Jain University in Bangalore.
It was a great experience to reflect on effective knowledge sharing strategies and pedagogic methods in the context of Blockchain technology. Students seem to have good awareness about the importance of cryptography in the Blockchain technology at the outset.
However, they are not well versed in the concepts like consensus algorithms, synchronous and asynchronous processes, time stamping, merkle tree etc. I could see that the history and emergence of Blockchain technology through CypherPunk and Cryptoanarchist community was not much exciting to them.
They were all attentive when I demonstrated Ganache UI and the Geth client. They were very curious when I demonstrated the use of Remix IDE and the Solidity syntax. All together it was a reflective and pedagogic experience to converse with young and ignited minds about Blockchain Technology.
This is a short note reflecting on my conversations with one of my favorite teachers of all time. I have learned about life, livelihood, logic, literature and so many forms of knowledge from various masters. I respect their knowledge and remember all of them with gratitude. Today when professor K.C.Ravindranath called me inviting to take a session on AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning at Rajadhani Institute of Engineering and Technology at Thiruvananthapuram, I am really honored and more importantly astonished by his vitality and passion to travel future forward with the younger generation as energetic as a creatively curious and confident child. I wish I will have this spirit and passion in the days to come. He is very keen and eager to get the young talent to contribute to the academic ecosystem with all integrity and sincerity. We need teachers and mentors like him to revive the creative confidence in our teachers and students all over India.
I am quite creatively curious about the innovation master classes program organised by #HUBSTREET a group of talented youngsters in Kerala. Perhaps it is the first innovation community fully organised by young children. Looking forward to converse with them on the basic purposes and concepts of innovation.
I have answered an interesting question on Enterprise Digital Transformation in Quora. Please read further in the following link and share your thoughts on an interesting analysis on the relevance of Business Process Governance in the #EnterpriseDigitalTransformation
Excited to be part of the Innovation Master Class : INNLOGUE #Innologue2k18 Organised by Hub Street – A Knowledge Collective formed by a group of creative youngsters ! It is quite inspiring to see how the future generation is marching towards the mastery of digital technologies and business models through creative conversations. Thank you B’hub and R Abhilash Pillaifor connecting us with emerging knowledge collectives !! It is nice to see Maklab Innovations joining us in this initiative !