This repository holds Ruby integrations for ElasticSearch, including a client to the ElasticSearch cluster and a Ruby API to interface with the ElasticSearch API. ElasticSearch is a data analysis, monitoring, and search platform. ElasticSearch provides multiple products for monitoring, searching, and organizing data. The ElasticSearch API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of ElasticSearch with other applications.
We have all heard it before: “Just print it, sign it, and fax it over.” That saying that brings visions of typewriters to mind. It’s one step ahead of vacuum tube document transfer, but without that cool wooshing effect. It is slightly better when you can print the form, fill it out in hard copy, and then scan it back in so it can be emailed; This is still a little silly. Agree’nSign hopes to do its part to eliminate the step into the physical world of hard copy by facilitating legally binding and defensible electronic signatures. The Agree’nSign API makes it possible to integrate this function into existing applications.
As the amount of processing power that can be affordably invoked via the cloud continues to increase, applications that were once thought too impractical to build are suddenly quite feasible. A good example of that is AppStream, a new service that Amazon is beta testing that allows graphically and resource-intensive applications to be extended out to any number of devices that previously would not have had the processing capabilities to run them.
The whole point of investing in Big Data is to drive the development of a new generation of data-driven applications. The challenge most organizations will face is that once they build those applications they will need to have a robust set of APIs through which to share the information those applications create.