Special characters in cURL – especially with Solr

cURL is an excellent utility to check processing / download times of your web application. It just downloads the content from http url but gives useful insights as well. There are Linux and Windows versions of the tool. Now, handling special characters is tricky as the command will fail. For example, below command fails as…

Big Data implementations – 2 common mistakes

Big Data is a term used to refer to an ecosystem where huge amount of unstructured data is handled to typically meet the analytics/reporting needs of organizations. We have had our own share of excitement and problems while implementing such solution in our IT shop. Couple of years back, we had a data handling system…