Another hectic but productive week at Deep Sky Blue. I don’t think I could have imagined the progress and success we have already enjoyed, thanks to a lot of hard work from all of the team and the support of our partners.

On top of all the day to day running of the business and working on winning some new business we have also been focusing on a couple of new innovations we have on the boil at DSB.

The one I am most excited about is a big data insights platform. We are doing research into natural language processing, machine learning and real time processing. The technologies we are investigating with include:

Apache Storm & Spark for real time processing
OpenNLP for natural language processing
and finally Kafka for huge volume messaging

All pretty exciting stuff – a real tech-fest. And it’s great to be able to focus a tech-fest on a genuine business challenge, the solution to which we will take out to all our customers, existing and new.

Talking of tech-fests, I stumbled upon this recently that made me smile. The rate of change in our industry is phenomenal and at DSB we love the challenge of keeping pace.

We are also proud to announce the opening of our new office in Manchester. We moved in on the 7th July.

Plus a big welcome to four new Software Engineers Matt, Peter, Liam and Sam who joined DSB in the last few weeks.

So following a busy week a nice relaxing weekend awaits. I already can’t wait for Monday so I can get stuck into the next exciting challenges.