Data-Blitz Agency is the consulting arm of Data-Blitz inc; makers of the Data-Blitz processing framework. Data Blitz is a modern data processing platform that greatly simplifies building web-scale applications that can reason against PetaBytes of data, in real-time. The Data-Blitz platform uses and exposes, modern processing techniques in a consistent way.
Data-Blitz is built on the following technologies:
- Node.js for performant functional programming
- Apache Kafka for real-time messaging
- Apache Storm for real-time massively parallel processing
- Apache Zookeeper for real-time cluster control.
- Dev/Ops with Puppet and Chef
- Hadoop Eco System, including Spark
In the process of building Data-Blitz, we have created a culture around the above technologies. Creating this culture was no easy task. Finding people who really understand MPP and Big Data as it pertains to the above technologies was hard. We found lots of people who have read the book and at most worked through the examples. With this meager understanding of our underlying core technologies in the marketplace, we gave up trying to find real knowledgeable talent. We realize that we had to grow it. Hence, we’ve built the Data-Blitz Boot Camp. So now we look for good people who are easy to work with, smart ,and absolutely love with they’re doing. We pay for each consultant/engineer to work through the Data-Blitz Boot Camp. This takes between one in four weeks depending on the individual. The result as a resource that thoroughly understands modern Stream oriented, noSql processing systems.
Based on the growing demand for Resources understanding modern data processing systems, we have created sabbatical opportunities for our internal software engineers to work with remote clients. This results in a win-win for everyone. Our software engineers grow and get to see exactly how our clients use technology. Clients get the best software delivered in the fastest time. This is what separates us from other consulting shops. Our account executive completely understands the cause-and-effect for the technologies we support. Other consulting shops, the account executive could just as well be selling used cars or enterprise software.