Database transaction - ACID vs BASE
In today's world organizations are no longer competing for market share; they are competing to build their vision of the future faster than the competition. Success will depend on their ability to accelerate and master change in all parts of their business, which in turn will be a direct function of technology decisions they make today, and one of the key technologies and functions is the choice of technology for managing data.
The amount of data we produce everyday is truly mind-boggling. To manage and leverage all of this data, a database comes in handy with storing, organizing, and managing large data volumes, also referred to as big data. However, every database does not necessarily fit every business need. Therefore, deciding on which type will best suit your business needs can be tricky.
Let's decipher this tricky problem.
As many things around us are changing faster and more furiously, it is impacting and rewiring the way we live and work and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down any time soon. It has also impacted leadership in many ways, so we as leaders need to embrace change and evolve. Leaders can't afford to lead in a vacuum (i.e. Leaders can't be stubborn and hold on to how things used to be) Instead, we should be first and ready to embrace new trends and mindsets.
"In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists" - Eric Hoffer, quoted in on becoming a leader.
Part of being a successful leader is self-awareness and situational awareness (i.e. paying attention to what's happening around us, keeping an eye on the latest trends, and what's coming down the pipeline), so we can adjust and deliver better experiences and inspiration to our teams.
In today's world of RPA (Robotic Process Automation), Bot or botamation platforms are ruled by COTS (Commercial off the shelf), products which come with a very hefty price tag which makes the skill very expensive. These costs add up to make productionization and maintenance very costly. To add insult to injury, most of the business processes which are eliminated by automating are low cost, ranging from ~$10 to $30 per hour, which results very long time to get ROI i.e. spans too many years. That means that sometimes it's more profitable to build it rather then buying it.
Science, Engineering and Technology connection
We tend to think of Science, engineering and technology as three separate things, they’re actually closely connected. Before we understand the connection let’s try to understand world we live in.
So, our world can be classified in two part’s as below:
- Natural World
- Designed World