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Process 7800 Crore Rupees Through a Website in 20 Days: Challenges and Workarounds for Creating Truly Scalable Web Hosting Infrastructure.

We worked with amicus curiae, Mr. Pawanshree Agrawal and his team to create a Supreme Court mandated portal for buyers of Unitech properties to exercise their option of refund or possession. The work of creating the portal was challenging and the deadlines tight.

Challenging because about seventeen thousand property buyers would register on the portal and each would upload thirty megabytes of documents (affidavit, letter of allotment, and photo Id). The storage requirements for this exceed one terabyte!

Another challenge was the practicality of internet users uploading thirty megabytes worth of documents when they submit the claim registration form. The default behaviour of Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari browser is that documents / images referenced in a HTML form are uploaded to a server after the user hits the submit button. But we could not assume that everyone who registers on the portal would have an internet connection fast enough to move thirty megabytes of data at one go. So, in addition to the tight deadline, we had to find a workaround which would function reliably for users who had slow internet connections. We were able to do it and are happy to report that we have seen a high success rate and very few complaints from users about file uploads after the portal was launched.

The biggest challenge before us was to design and configure infrastructure which was capable of handling peak loads. The average load on a server for seventeen thousand registrations done over a period of twenty days (from September 21 to October 10) is about nine hundred registrations a day or forty registrations per hour. However we know from experience that there would be a rush of property buyers who would want to register their claims immediately after the amicus curiae, Mr. Pawanshree Agrawal, discloses to the to Hon'ble Supreme Court the URL of the portal. We had to configure cloud infrastructure in such a way that the portal would not slow down or become unresponsive even if a significant percentage of the seventeen thousand claimants made use of the portal simultaneously. We specialise in high availability website hosting so we were able to execute this successfully. Which was just as well: peak usage exceeded seven hundred registrations per minute.

We had to keep costs low; this in addition to the challenge of providing a scalable infrastructure and the challenge of customization to get it to work in Indian conditions. We used the Rackspace cloud for all resources which were being used to service Unitech property buyers; and the Amazon cloud for back office operations (such as user validation, support, email and data export) which was being conducted by the office of the amicus curiae. Rackspace and Amazon are reputed brands. We used the services of each to best match requirements and budget. There are so many clouds now that if one shops around, a lot of money can be saved.

The Unitech Claims Portal is one of the most exciting projects which we have done. We love challenges and the fact that eight thousand seven hundred crore Rupees worth of property refunds and transfers would be processed through a web application created by us added an element of thrill to the work which we did on the portal.

It is a great honour for us to execute this assignment and it was a distinct pleasure to work with Advocate Pawanshree Agrawal and his team, particularly Advocate Aneesh Mittal who had kindly made himself available for clarifications and feedback whenever we needed it.

Maybe we should automate an airport or railway station next? :-)
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RERA SaaS is finalist at mBillionth 2017 award

RERA SaaS is finalist in the “Smart Settlements & Urbanisation” category, which “recognises the use of mobile applications that support mobility, crowdsourcing urban data and sharing information, sustainable living applications, smart cities and work environment applications”. It is one of the 65 finalists out of the total 294 entries received for the mBillionth Awards 2017 from across South Asia. Winners will be announced at the “mBillionth Awards Gala 2017” on the 4th of August 2017 in New Delhi.

RERA SaaS is an ongoing web app cum mobile app based project which we are developing with partners who are real estate promoters. It is a software application which enables promoters to comply with the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act of 2016, property owners to access property documents & information to which they are entitled, as per RERA 2016 and regulatory authorities to query data and view reports.

+mBillionth Award South Asia seeks to not only reward all those who are taking initiatives to bridge the digital divide, empower people and bring about greater socio-economic equality but also create an ecosystem and network of such innovators and developers so that they can learn from each other, collaborate and scale up.

#RERA #SaaS #mobieapp
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#CyberSecurity for web and #email to keep your business secure.

If you are looking for enterprise-grade IT Security, Compliance and Productivity services which offer flexible, cost-effective, fully tested and compatible solutions for your business - we can help.

https://www.calport.com/Email+Threat+Intelligence
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A #mobileapp for #wedding in #india. App features event info, live updates and guest arrival / departure form
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We offer   #india  businesses   #elasticsearch  on fully managed instances of   #mongodb  and Redis on  #cloudservers . Get up and running fast with industry-leading tools and hosting accessible directly from ObjectRocket.

* Monitor your data environment with +New Relic 
* Choose your hosting environment: AWS Direct Connect, AWS EC2 integration, or +Rackspace 
* Migrate data between #mongodb  and #hadoop  using free tools
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How many active mobile phone subscribers does India really have? Did 1.2 crore new subscribers really sign up in India last quarter, as +Ericsson's report claims? 

There is no global definition but in the UK it is generally held that a subscriber is inactive if there have been no revenue-generating calls in the past three months. Are Indian mobile telcos using the same definition when calculating the strength of their subscribe base and its growth or are they using a different method of calculation to show investors a picture which does not reflect reality?
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Stop information about your business, your employees and your customers from leaking out. Use Data Loss Prevention rules with our Hosted Microsoft Exchange service to monitor and prevent employees working with sensitive or proprietary information from sharing it with others via email, intentionally or by accident.
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Users of banking apps in India are held liable for transactions made using their credentials, even though known security vulnerabilities exist in the apps provided by banks and telcos, according to a report titled "Analysis of Branchless Banking Applications in the Developing World" by University of Florida.

But elsewhere, credit card firms are jointly liable alongside vendors if something goes wrong with a product or a service purchased by credit card for purchases over £100 in the UK. Visa USA offers consumers "zero liability" for unauthorized purchases. Similar protections exist for the majority of credit cards issued by banks in Europe.

Indian banks and telcos should secure their mobile apps and offer the similar safeguards to Indian consumers.
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+Aziz Shroff of Shroff Distributors was a major bookseller on +Flipkart, the Indian multi-brand eCommerce marketplace. He has recently suspended the sale of his books and provided information that busts the myth: buying online in cheaper.

Additionally, he has alleged that the policies and practices of +Flipkart , +Amazon.com and other online marketplaces are unfair, non-transparent and exploitative.
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