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This blog is intended for software system engineers, architects and managers or people generally interested in development, testing and integration of software systems. It is part of profiq’s community effort that has the objective of sharing knowledge and ideas about software system integration, testing and development. In addition to this technical content, we share updates about life at profiq.

Deep Learning in Elixir with Axon

Posted 3 months ago by Milos Svana

At profiq, we are always interested in learning something new, and trying novel technologies. One of these technologies is Elixir—a functional programming language whose main strengths lie in fault tolerance and scalability through concurrency. This makes it a good candidate for backend development, especially when it comes to high-traffic web applications. We, for example, utilize […]

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Presto – part 2: Data Analysis and Machine Learning in SQL

Posted 5 months ago by Milos Svana

In an earlier article, we introduced you to Presto, an open-source, distributed SQL query engine. It lets you use SQL to query data from many types of storage solutions. This includes data sources that don’t support SQL natively; for example, a JSON file stored on AWS S3. What’s even more interesting, is that Presto lets […]

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Presto: Running SQL queries on anything

Posted 6 months ago by Milos Svana

It is not uncommon for companies to use multiple data stores based on different technologies. We can easily imagine an organization using relational databases for transactional data, a NoSQL database such as MongoDB for semi-structured data, and an S3 bucket for large datasets. When performing analytical tasks, we often need to combine data from all […]

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Making musical instruments speak using AI

Posted 7 months ago by Milos Svana

Have you ever seen a speaking piano? Pretty cool, right? At profiq, we sometimes take a break from serious business and explore some pretty obscure ideas. A musical instrument able to replicate human speech is one of them. Inspired by YouTube videos and by our friends from the House of Hungarian Music in Budapest, we […]

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Gaining Valuable Insights From Complex Surveys with Alchemer

Posted 9 months ago by Milos Svana

Surveys are a great way to collect opinions from a large number of people from different groups, subsequently using this information to design better products and services. Despite the proliferation of many advanced analysis tools it’s often difficult to understand the needs of your customers without the direct communication provided by surveys. Simple survey tools […]

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Decoupling Policies From Your Software With Open Policy Agent, Part 2

Posted 1 year ago by Milos Svana

In a previous article, we introduced Open Policy Agent (OPA), a simple open source tool that lets you decouple your organizational policies, including service authorization rules, from other parts of your software stack. We showed you many ways how OPA can be integrated into your service architecture, and also presented a few policy definition examples. […]

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Decoupling Policies From Your Software With Open Policy Agent, Part 1

Posted 1 year ago by Milos Svana

Organizations operate in an ever-changing environment. These environmental changes for example include an introduction of a new law, technological progress, or even large-scale crises, such as the one we are experiencing right now. Organizations often need to react to these outside factors by updating their organizational policies. Many of these policies are implemented in software. […]

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