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Current Knowledge Sharing Winners and Articles

The 2018 Knowledge Sharing Winners accept their awards at the ceremony.

L – R: Asha Saini, Bill Lupo, Mike Apigian, Sr. Director Dell EMC Education Services, Marina Levina, Charles Atkins, Vice President Dell EMC Education Services, Umit Dericioglu, Nelson Jiao, Rajasekhar Nannapanneni, Wei Lin, Anthony Dutra, Steve Todd, Varshith Anilkumar, Ravinder Singh.


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Title Author Overview
2018 Competition First Place Winner
Rock Around the Blockchain with Dell Technologies

Author Interview
Steve Todd,
Dell Technologies Fellow, DELL EMC
This article explores all the system issues that need to be considered when supporting new blockchain applications. Steve compares and contrasts leading blockchain implementations, guides us through a full spectrum of integration issues, and outlines best practices for tackling those issues.
2018 Competition Second Place Winner
Prediction using Artificial Neural Networks

Author Interview
Rajasekhar Nannapaneni,
Senior Advisor, Solutions Architect, Dell EMC
This article details how the benchmark called Mackey-Glass chaotic time series model is predicted using feed forward multi-layer perceptron neural network with error back propagation algorithm. The architecture and algorithm developed in this article can easily be extended to any real world time-series prediction requirements.
2018 Competition Third Place Winner

Conceptual Framework using DL for Airport CEP

Author Interview
Wei Lin, Ph.D.
Chief Data Scientist, Senior Manager, 
Americas Consulting Practice 
Application and Big Data/IoT Transformation, Dell EMC

Bill Schmarzo,
CTO, Big Data Analytics Consulting Practice, Dell EMC
This article presents a simplified airport complex event processing (CEP) scenario with an airliner on fire on the tarmac. In this conceptual framework, Deep Learning (DL) techniques are leveraged to simplify the processing by encapsulating the events sequence and responses by recognizing an event and then, generating logical responses via supervised learning.
Best of Big Data

Using Open Data to Predict Market Movements

Author Interview
Ravinder Singh, Director of Analytics, Dell EMC

Marina Levina, Data Scientist, Dell EMC

Nelson Jiao, Data Architect, Dell EMC

Asha Saini, Data Architect, Dell EMC
An IT firms’ ability to predict the movement of market players provides competitive benefits. This article explores how the archive of billions of web pages, captured monthly since 2008 and available for free analysis on AWS, can be used to mimic and predict IT trends reflected in industry-standard consulting reports.
Best of Data Protection

Optimization of VM Image Backups with Right Proxies

Author Interview
Umit Dericioglu, Senior Advisor, Delivery Specialist, Dell EMC This article explains the importance of using the right proxy and what it means. It discusses a suggested method to determine the appropriate proxy to use for backups, development of a simple Perl program using VMware Perl SDK, how to perform a periodical proxy health check and posits ideas to incorporate into Avamar or any other backup system which does not perform automatic proxy optimization.
Best of IT Transformation

Transformation in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Author Interview
Anthony Dutra, Presales Systems Engineer, Dell EMC

William Lupo, Technical Strategist, Club Benchmarking LLC.

Varshith Hakkithimmanahalli
, Software Engineer, Boston University
This article explores the history of technologies’ influence on humanity, beginning with the first Industrial Revolution to how e-commerce has reshaped the way we do business. The authors discuss the influence of technologies such as virtualization, Cloud, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), cryptocurrencies, and VR/AR in shifting social consciousness.







Current Articles Selected for Publishing

Title Category Author Summary
IoT Security: Challenges, Solutions & Future Prospects Internet of Things Mikhail Gloukhovtsev
Sr. Solutions Architect
Digital Solutions, Cloud & IoT
Orange Business Services

IoT attack vectors can target devices, gateways, SIM/Cell, transceivers, wearables and take advantage of weak passwords, lack of encryption, backdoors, and more.

This article explores IoT security challenges, security requirements for IoT architecture, current security solutions and new evolving technologies. A great resource for those involved in selecting secure IoT technologies for their businesses.

Solving Educational Pitfalls with Big Data Big Data Zeehasham Rasheed
Principal Software Engineer Data Science
Adjunct Professor - George Mason University
This article discusses the need for educational institutions to utilize more data to improve their performance. The author highlights the opportunity that adoption of data science and big data technologies presents to improve data gathering and analysis in education.
NVMe over Fabrics: New Class of Storage Emerging Technologies Ravi Kumar Sriramulu
Sales Engineer Analyst
Dell EMC

Chethan Nagaraj
Sales Engineer Analyst
Dell EMC

Narendra Nekkanti
Senior Sales Engineer
Dell EMC
Non-volatile memory (NVMe) devices have a limitation of being local to the host over its PCIe bus which makes it difficult to extend its potential to different use cases. This article discusses ‘NVMe over Fabrics’, a new technology that alleviates this limitation by enabling the use of alternate transports to PCIe and acts as alternative to SCSI standards.
Title Category Author Summary
Blockchain Enabling IT Transformation Blockchain

Dahab Shafik
Associate Sales Engineer Analyst
Dell EMC

Abdelrahman Elnakeeb
Associate Sales Engineer Analyst
Dell EMC

Ahmed Abdelaal
Associate Sales Engineer Analyst
Dell EMC

Mohamed Sohail
Delivery Specialist
Dell EMC

Blockchain technology is clearly impacting many industries. This article examine three of the biggest – FinTech, supply chain management and  distributed cloud – where applying Blockchain is ground breaking or has the potential to be ground breaking in the future. The authors conclude their article with a discussion on how the Dell Technologies portfolio can help leverage the recent prominence of Blockchain.

EEG Report to Recordings Matching and Text Mining

Machine Learning

Tony Ku, Ph.D.
Advisory Consultant
Dell EMC Consulting Services

Yu-Ping Shao
Data Scientist
Massachusetts General Hospital

M. Brandon Westover, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Clinical Data Animation Center (CDAC)
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

Manohar Ghanta
Data Engineer
Massachusetts General Hospital

To take advantage of advanced machine learning and deep learning techniques to accelerate clinical diagnoses such as Electroencephalography (EEG), supervised learning is typically the most time-consuming, expensive, and least scalable process. This article examines how to streamline the data pipeline of curating labeled data sets of neurological events to patient waveform files.
Data Access Technologies  for Java – General Study DevOps Manzar Chaudhary
Principal Software Engineer
Persistence layer is required in almost every project. As data access technologies rapidly evolve, new frameworks are being written to make development of persistence layer easier and faster. This article classifies database access technologies (for Java) into various generation as per the chronological order as they evolve. It also highlights the features and presents a comparative study of each generation.
Human-Computer Interaction and the User Interface Emerging Technologies Bruce Yellin
Data Center Architect
This Knowledge Sharing article examines the world of user interfaces and innovations that have allowed us to more fully benefit from the computing world around us. Readers will be taken on a fascinating adventure, touching on the beginning of the user interface, and diving into the world of voice, gesture and brain control of technology.
Storage Migration – Hybrid Array to All-Flash Array Core Technologies Victor Wu
Solution Architect,
Storage & Virtualization BoardWare Information System Limited
This article discusses how to migrate data from Dell EMC VNX storage into Dell EMC Unity All-Flash storage. A sample of the environment is presented that includes Microsoft Windows platform and VMware Hypervisor which are running on Cisco UCS Unified Computing System. Determining the best migration methodology and how to prepare for data migration is also discussed.
Encroachment and Advancement of IOT Internet of Things Varuni Rv
Associate Sales Engineer Analyst
Dell EMC
This article explores IoT in industry segments that are interesting as well as those that are sensitive and need improvement to ease the common problems that occur in daily life. Topics covered include healthcare, agriculture, advertising, transportation, and more.
Electronic Voting System using Blockchain Blockchain Raghavendra Ganji
Dell EMC

Yatish BN
Dell EMC
This article explains how blockchain can be securely employed in mass electoral procedures without the need of a central authority body. The authors examine a voting system using blockchain that is robust, tamper proof and cost effective. Blockchain technologies available to use in the voting system such as Ethereum, Multichain, etc. are reviewed along with a discussion on the architecture, design and design constraints and implementation implications of such voting mechanism in our society.
Isilon SWIFT Made Easy! (OneFS 8.x and later) Emerging Technologies Akshay Kumar This article describes the best practices for setting up and managing Isilon SWIFT services on Dell EMC Isilon cluster as object storage interface compatible with the OpenStack Swift 1.0 application programming interface (API).
Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring for Smart Grid Decision Support Big Data William Schneider
Sr. Data Scientist
Dell EMC

Fernanda Campello de Souza
Sr. Data Scientist
Dell EMC
Unsupervised Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM) disaggregates high-level aggregate measurements to contributions of individual appliances, based on a single metering point (smart meter at main breaker level). This offers a cheaper method of implementation through its low setup cost and short training phase. This article examines sub-metering data collected over one year for 20 houses in the UK, to evaluate the potential of NILM techniques in supporting smart grid analytics.
Fidelity of the Digital Twin Internet of Things Marina Levina
Sr. Competitive Intelligence Advisor
Dell EMC

Bryan Duerk
Dell EMC
This article describes the origins and types of Digital Twins, explores specifications for data type and amount of data needed based on the industry verticals and use cases, discusses the need for new economic and business models; analyzes limitations and requirements (including data sources, tools, and technologies) for accurate modeling of a high fidelity Digital Twin.
AI Web Engine Project Big Data Phil Hummel
Technical Marketing Consultant
Machine Learning and AI
Dell EMC

Gene Chesser
Dell EMC
This article describes a project currently underway to develop an intelligent application to support a community of employees, customers, partners and researchers with interest in machine learning, deep learning and artificial intelligence. Readers will gain a deeper appreciation for how ML/DL/AI can be used in a real-world business scenario.
Are We Coding Our Way to Extinction? Machine Learning Krishna Kant This article traces the development of compute power over the years and extrapolates it to the future. It deciphers the key elements which constitute AI and also explores from a technical standpoint whether human beings have the potential to achieve singularity, and if singularity is achieved, what lies beyond it.
Exchange, NetWorking & Repair Core Technologies Sinan Caliskan
Technical Solutions Consultant
This troubleshooting/how-to article provides a restore alternative when the primary restore with NetWorker does not work.
Threats and Challenges in Machine Learning Big Data Dayne Sorvisto
Sales Engineer Analyst
Dell EMC
This article explores vulnerabilities in a few machine learning algorithms used in software applications today. The author describes how to mitigate many common security vulnerabilities in the age of big data with a simple common sense approach.
Distributed Cloud Model through Blockchain Technology Blockchain Kanishk Kumar
Advisory Delivery Specialist
Dell EMC
This article takes a deep look at blockchain technology and how it can be used to implement a successful Distributed Cloud model to store and protect user data.
The IT Managed Services Transition Process Business Process Charles Weeks
Advisory Delivery Specialist
Dell EMC
In any IT Managed Services (MS) organization, the success of the "transition" engagement depends upon an MS group’s ability to follow a methodology of activities and tasks. This article describes the steps and activities that are essential to attain a successful IT MS transition.
Artificial Intelligence (AI): New Face of IT Machine Learning Sandesh Sudhakaran K S This article provides an overview of AI, and explains how it can be used to build smart apps that help organizations be more efficient and enrich people’s lives.
graphR. - Analyzing VMware Environments Made Easy Virtualization Stephan Michard RVTools is a VMware utility that connects to a vCenter and gathers detailed information on the VMware environment Analyzing RVTool exports manually can be time-consuming, error-prone and cumbersome. This Knowledge Sharing video illustrates how a webapp called graphR. simplifies and automates analysis of RV-Tool exports.
IoT & Block Chain - a Wallet of Secrets Blockchain

Mohamed Sohail
Advisory Solutions Architect
Dell EMC

Waseem Mohammad Fayed
Advisory Consultant
Dell EMC

Fidel Kaldas
Advisor, Service Delivery
Dell EMC

Architecting an IoT ecosystem is often a complex undertaking. This article examines the challenges to keeping the IoT secure, and ensuring that a particular instance of the IoT cannot be used as a jumping off point to attack another enterprise.
Epilepsy Prediction using Deep Learning in HPC Machine Learning

Ronaldo Lopes

Mauro Damo

Senior Data Scientist / Advisory Consultant Dell EMC

Srinivasan Sivaramakrishnan
Data Scientist / Consultant
Dell EMC

Wei Lin


This article explores how automating detection and prediction of seizures based on various key indicators or patterns can revolutionize the physicians’ approach to diagnose and understand seizures and epilepsies.
Unleash Customer challenges with Isilon Gen 6 Emerging Technologies

Bhupendra Singh
Sales Engineer Analyst
Dell EMC

Sriram Chandrasekar
Manager 2, Sales Engineer Analyst
Dell EMC

Ravi Sriramulu
Manager 1, Sales Engineer Analyst
Dell EMC

Vivek Dharmalingam

Sales Engineer Analyst
Dell EMC

This article provides a technical overview and positioning of new generation Gen 6 Isilon hardware products; its design purpose, advantages of using Gen 6 nodes, its value proposition, and how it differs from Gen 5 product family and use cases for each of the Gen 6 node types.
ECS, Hortonworks & Kerberos; a Big Data Solution Big Data Cristina Alvarez 

Denis Jannot
This article describes how to perform the complex configuration and integration among Kerberos, Hortonworks and ECS, how to run functional tests (including Distcp, Hive, Spark, HBase and Sqoop frameworks, using ECS as internal or external file system in the Hadoop cluster), and how to run benchmarks that demonstrate that ECS is a good fit for Hadoop frameworks where latency is not critical, like Hive or Spark.
VMware vSAN and NSX: Design & Deploy Guidelines Virtualization Anuj Sharma
Principal Engineer Solutions Architecture
Dell EMC 
This article serves as quick reference for Enterprise Architects to understand the core concepts of VMware vSAN and NSX.
Decrypting Practical AI: Empowering or Enslaving Humans Machine Learning Mohammed Hashim
Digital Infrastructure – Automation & Tools Head
This article will help organizations, business consultants, technology partners, solution architects, futurists and the education community understand AI and its complex ecosystem, its practical applications; discover newer AI-based business opportunities, design DAI solutions and adopt AI at large without fear of killer bots dominating mankind in the upcoming AI revolution.
Swarm Intelligence & EC- based Image Segmentation Big Data Rajasekhar Nannapaneni
Consultant Solutions Architect
Dell EMC
Computational Intelligence-based genetic algorithm from evolutionary computing paradigm and particle swarm optimization algorithm from swarm intelligence paradigms are newer approaches to address multidimensional optimization problems. In this article, a hybrid approach is developed using these algorithms which improves the way to tackle the multilevel thresholding-based image segmentation problem when the dimensionality of thresholding increases in image processing and analytics.
Starting a DevOps Journey in a Telco in Brazil DevOps

Julio Pereira
Advisory Consultant
Dell EMC

Felipe Miziara
Senior Project Manager
Dell EMC

Gerson Graciani
Senior Solutions Architect
Dell EMC

Ricardo Herrmann
Data Scientist
Dell EMC

This article shares the authors’ experiences and accumulated knowledge about establishing a healthy strategic and technical relationship with a big client who faces internal resistance from legacy software development models, and how they help them move forward using modern DevOps practices.
The Importance of Hardware Raising All Boats
Core Technologies Paul Brant
Principal Internet Sales Consultant
New hardware technologies, architectures and processes are providing new influential approaches in catering to the ravenous appetite of new applications. This article discusses the opportunities and approaches that new hardware solutions provide in sustaining the appetite of software as it continues trying to eat the world.
The Power of Proactive Log Analysis with ELK & ECS Big Data Cristina Alvarez 

Denis Jannot
This article covers deployment and use of ELK with ECS, including several scenarios depending on the customer needs. From manually collecting the logs, to automatically doing it with a tool specifically created to enhance the content of the logs, to configuring syslog to collect the ECS data in real-time, followed by ways to use the logs once they are collected.
Isilon Gen6 and Comparison with Gen5 (for Newbies) Emerging Technologies Akshay Kumar
Principal Engineer, Solutions Architect
Dell EMC
This article provides a high level comparison of Isilon Gen5 and Gen6. The author highlights new design and architecture changes in Gen6 and explains how it works.