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EC2 Spot Fleet = 5x Faster Regression + 90% Lesser Cost

EC2 Spot Fleet = 5x Faster Regression + 90% Lesser Cost

Introduction: Most companies adopt QA automation for speed, accuracy, reusability, transparency and long-term cost efficiency. We, too, started automation with similar reasons. We had the most popular and powerful tool used in the market and known to every Automation engineer i.e. Selenium. This tool allows test developers to create completely custom UI automation frameworks and allows us to take advantage of the Page Object design model. Tests built using this design pattern usually contain less code and are much easier…

Neeth Kunjappa May 4, 2020
How we Reduced Google BigQuery Cost by 50%

How we Reduced Google BigQuery Cost by 50%

Background At Acko, we run our big data platform on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). BigQuery is our Data warehouse for analytics. Apart from the Data Platform, all our transactional systems are running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The beauty of BigQuery lies in the statement from BigQuery product page: These above three benefits marked in bold are what we typically look for in any technical solution –  scalability, low operational overhead and addressing what the end-user expects. The BigQuery offering…

Shiv Shankar March 30, 2020
NewRelic + Rust = Ackorelic

NewRelic + Rust = Ackorelic

This post highlights the work we have done to implement the integration of Rust with New Relic. Background: New Relic is one of the most popular Real User Monitoring(RUM) tool with capabilities ranging from page load timing, session tracking, requests per minute stats, database query timing, external calls timing, etc. We are already using New Relic for instrumenting our frontend and backend, written in Go & Python. With our Backend APIs written in Rust, it became inevitable to instrument the…

Ankit Das January 15, 2020
Hello World!

Hello World!

Technology has disrupted many businesses and industries like telecom, retail, mobility, data centers, gig economy etc. across the globe. Now it has been time that technology has started  disrupting finance as a while. We are surrounded by technology innovations happening in areas like core banking, lending, investment and insurance. We at Acko technology team, are building InsurTech platform marrying insurance with technology. We have been building and scaling our InsurTech platform for building disruptive offerings. This blog is our humble…

Vaibhav Shah December 23, 2019