OTC Talks #4

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Files, DAGs and the Yardstick

Speaker: Krishna Gadia


Working in a major financial institute, exposes one to fairly orthodox practices followed in the industry. We hear about the things like MySQL databases and Mongo document stores. But at times, all you need is a file. In fact in UNIX, everything is a file.

One other important consideration that we had there, was the idea of chaining processes up. Individual units of work, with dependency. How was it put to use? What were the parameters needed?

Lastly, in my Internship days, I had a yardstick problem presented to me as a batching issue. How do you make boxes of 30 units each, when your storage and retival unit can have trays of 1-5 units each?