Rajeev Agrawal, Brian Deegan,
Kathy Josephson, Ajay Yelne
ENTERPRISE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT/BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
ARCHITECTS OF THE YEAR
Team deftly handles complex project.
For Ajay Yelne, senior relational architect at General Dynamics
Information Technology—a large-scale systems integrator providing
technology services to government and commercial customers—the
key to successful business intelligence is the data.
“Understanding the whole range of data, across business
processes, is the key to architectural success,” says Yelne, who, along
with teammates Rajeev Agrawal, Brian Deegan, and Kathy Josephson,
is Oracle Magazine’s Enterprise Performance Management/Business
Intelligence Architect of the Year.
General Dynamics’ team used Oracle technologies including
Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost
Management, Oracle Hyperion Planning, Oracle Essbase, and Oracle
Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition to create a solution that
calculates forward pricing rates and allocations of overhead costs for
government projects. It marks a significant improvement over the
previous, partially manual process.
“It’s always great to deliver a project that enables people to work
more effectively and efficiently,” says Josephson, senior architect. “The
new Oracle-based solution empowers our users to access and analyze
information, rather than simply spending time gathering it.”
Names: Rajeev Agrawal (left), Brian Deegan (not pictured), Kathy Josephson, and Ajay Yelne Job titles: Senior developer (Agrawal), practice lead (Deegan), senior architect (Josephson), senior relational architect (Yelne) Company: General Dynamics Information Technology Location: Fairfax, Virginia Award: Enterprise Performance Management/ Business Intelligence Architects of the Year 2010
Yekesa Kosuru MYSQL DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR Scalability is the key for architect developing MySQL solution. 2010
WINNER S TATS
Name: Yekesa Kosuru
Job title: Distinguished architect
Location: Burlington, Massachusetts
Award: MySQL Developer of the
Smaller doesn’t necessarily mean less powerful. In fact, sometimes it
can be an advantage. That’s why Nokia chose MySQL as the basis of
its new back-end data platform for smartphone applications.
“When you use MySQL at its sweet spot, it provides really good
performance,” says Yekesa Kosuru, distinguished architect at
leading mobile device maker Nokia and Oracle Magazine’s MySQL
Developer of the Year. Kosuru and his team developed a new
MySQL-based key-value data platform for large-scale, mission-critical Web-based services.
Nokia’s goal was to build a back-end platform that could fulfill the
data requirements for all its internal services supporting a variety of
smartphone applications. That platform uses MySQL, which according
to Kosuru is optimal for Nokia’s back-end data platform partly because
it provides a streamlined, easy-to-deploy, scalable solution for simple
key-value-like queries. With an orchestration layer on top, it also
enables Nokia to tune the consistency and availability characteristics
required for different applications.
“As we’ve really scaled and stressed MySQL, it’s been a great
learning experience for us,” says Kosuru. “Oracle and MySQL have
really worked to make it better and faster.”