CA Technologies is extremely proud of the caliber of its employees and celebrates their individual achievements. For us, our employees are our assets who play a great role in determining the company’s success and we believe in valuing, nurturing and retaining them. Hence, we like to support their innovative ideas and concepts that hold the potential to become ‘the next big thing’.
As part of our “Bring What You Bring – Creative Minds At CA” blog series, we are celebrating several of our innovative employees who have brought pride to the organization through their prodigious work.
Meet Sharath Kumar Madenahatti Nanjaiah, our first ‘Creative Mind At CA’ blog contributor. He is working as a Senior Principal Architect, specializing in product and big data. Sharath is part of the Agile Operations team working on the CA App Experience Analytics Project at CA ITC. Sharath joined CA back in April 2018.
What interests you in the innovation industry and what is your dream innovation?
We asked Sharath what is it about the technology innovation industry that interested him and what did he want to achieve in this area. He said, “With the advent of Web 2.0, I noticed that there is a huge volume of data that is getting generated in an exponential manner. I have a keen interest in deriving meaningful insights from huge data volumes (Big Data) that shall be of real help to others in this field. I have a habit of constantly exploring new technologies that assist in getting insights in real time. That’s how I landed up exploring ‘Elastic Stack’, which is the subject of my book. My work at my previous organization assisted me with the same.”
How did you achieve this?
We wanted to know what the steps were that he took to achieve writing a book on such an individualized concept. He replied, “I started working on solving different existing problems using ‘Elastic Stack’ in my previous organization and thus gained good expertise on it. I also presented some of these cases and delivered talks in various conferences like the Oracle Code Event, where only a few selected experts from different organizations are provided an opportunity to present. Post this I was approached by Packt Publishers, who requested me to contribute to the book ‘Learning Elastic Stack 6.0’. I was excited about this opportunity and started working on it. The book finally got released in December 2017.”
Who helped you with the project and how?
Everyone has a support group that helps them in their journey towards a goal. We asked Sharath as to who helped him make this book a reality. “Balancing a job and writing a book is very difficult and challenging due to the time constraints. However, with the emotional support from my parents, sister, good friends and a few ex-colleagues, I managed it and completed it on time. I am a pet lover and my lovely pets Guddu and Milo have assisted me in this journey as well by taking off the stress.”, said Sharath.
How long did it take to complete the book and were you recognized for it in any way?
Writing a book can be an extremely lengthy process but once published, it surely yields the fruits of labor. We asked Sharath as to how long did it take him to complete the book and in what way was he recognized for his commendable work? He replied, “It took me 5 months to complete the book. The book is now available for purchase at most of the known e-commerce platforms such as Amazon, Packt, Flipkart etc. Since its launch, the book is featured consistently on Amazon’s Top 100 Best-Selling Books in the category of ‘Databases & Big Data’, ‘Data Processing’ and ‘Data Modelling and Design’. The book was also recognized as ‘One of the best Data Processing books of all time’ and ‘One of the best Elastic Search books of all time’ by Book Authority, ranking at number 1 in both the categories. Based on the popularity of the book, recently the video version was launched as well by Packt Publishers. It goes without saying that all of the hard work certainly paid off!
What would you suggest to those innovators who are considering CA as an employer of choice to join our organization?
Leadership at CA embraces and fosters innovation and creative thinking. I would like to thank the entire leadership team and my manager Kiran Kadarla for their encouragement, the opportunity to experiment and recognition I’ve received, which has motivated me to keep getting better at my work.
I strongly encourage prospective employees and future innovators to join CA and make use of CA’s rich ecosystem that encourages developing innovate solutions for the growth of its clients, self and the organization.
Sharath Kumar M N– Sr Principal Architect
Connect with Sharath on LinkedIn here