Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

Archives for May 2012

Dear prospective employees, here’s what I ask of you and what you can expect in return

NYTimes written a nice open letter to Indians Graduates and Post Graduates which touches upon nice things. You can read that article here: http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/23/an-open-letter-to-indias-graduating-classes/. Then there was an equally good rebuttal from an employee perspective, … [Read more...]

Cerebrata Story-First Few Months

It was July 2008 and I was back in India with absolutely no clue as to what I will be doing. I didn’t even had an office at that time. Had absolutely no clue as to how I am going to hire, and even if I am going to hire folks,  what will they be working on. The only sane thing at that time from work … [Read more...]

Cerebrata Story–Return To India

This post is for all my friends settled abroad and harboring the wish to return to India. I don’t mean to preach or encourage or influence them in any way to come to India. It’s a very personal and important decision considering how much time you have spent abroad. I just want to share my … [Read more...]

Cerebrata Story – A Prologue

Before we start talking about my experience running this company, let me share some of my experiences before Cerebrata which led to some of the decisions I made when we built products at Cerebrata. Not very many folks know but back in the dot com boom era, me and a friend of mine started a company … [Read more...]

Cerebrata Story

In case this is your first time on my blog or you haven’t had a chance to go through my self-gloating “About” page , I started Cerebrata in Udaipur a few years ago. Built a few products (successful I might say) and then sold the company (or rather products and IP) to Red Gate last year (2011). I … [Read more...]

Comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)–Summary

I wrote two detailed blog posts comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). You can read those blog posts here: http://gauravmantri.com/2012/05/09/comparing-windows-azure-blob-storage-and-amazon-simple-storage-service-s3part-i/ and … [Read more...]

Comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)–Part II

In part I of this blog post, we started comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). We covered basic concepts and compared pricing and features of Blob Container and Buckets. You can read that blog post here: … [Read more...]

Comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)–Part I

In this blog post, we’re going to compare Windows Azure Blob Storage Service and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) from core functionality point of view. In this blog post we’re going to focus on core concepts, pricing and feature comparison between blob containers and buckets (defined below). In … [Read more...]

Comparing Windows Azure Table Storage and Amazon DynamoDB–Summary

I wrote a detailed blog post comparing Windows Azure Table Storage and Amazon DynamoDB. You can read that post here: http://gauravmantri.com/2012/04/30/comparing-windows-azure-table-storage-and-amazon-dynamodb/. This blog post summarizes that comparison. Like the other post, for the sake of brevity … [Read more...]