Orion India Systems Pvt Ltd – Review

Orion India systems Pvt Ltd – a subsidiary of Orion system Integrators is one of the fastest growing companies in America. For the last one and half years I really enjoyed working in Orion India systems Pvt Ltd. There are lots of positive things in the Orion India systems which I am going to discuss here.  They had lot of fun activities like cricket club, Orion Night, some quizzes etc.


Persons Whom I met in Orion:

Name: Narendra kumar

Designation: Director India Operations

 I had a talk with him only once ie  at the time of quitting Orion.  Naren is a nice and very energetic   person, who talked to me regarding the business behind the Hospitals in the India. He is very diplomatic and he knows business very well. If I meet him again I like to talk to him regarding the some new business ideas  . Naren also put an offer to  me that  “I can re-join Orion at any time if I wish ”. This kind of treatment I got from director of Orion India systems.

Name: Pradeep Thekethodi

Designation: Sr Vice President, Global Application Development

Pradeep is a person who tries to experiment new things. He always trying to find out the best resources in Orion and appreciate them. He is a fan of Agile Methodology and his thoughts make Orion to grow like this. He initiated some programs like ORTIA- Creating technology experts in Orion and I am lucky to have part of that.

Name: Ashish joshi

Designation: Sr Project Manager

Ashish is a very nice person who knows how to manage a big team. He managed Orion Cochin division in very diplomatic manner. If I had any concerns I used to talk to him and he will say he will solve the problem. Whether he will solve the problem or not I feel  relaxed. I am  very comfortable with him.

Name: Ajit Smile

Designation: Team Lead

Ajit is a very cool and nice person from heart and one of my best friends. He manages the team very well. I didn’t feel that I worked in company I felt like home. Ajit always give me the opportunity to play around new things and also supported me whenever I feel uncomfortable.

Name: Joseph

Designation: Team Lead

Joseph is person with very nice heart and also an expert in his .Net skills. I respect his dedication towards the company and managing the team as well. He always takes the responsibility of his team and work harder to solve the issues rather than putting all the work to his colleagues. I will say he is a very good team leader

Name: Joy

Designation: Technical Architect

Joy is the Technical Architect in Orion. We worked together in the initial stage of Multi tenant database Architecture. Though it was sleepless night work, we both enjoyed a lot because we both love to learn technology.

Name: Sonish

Designation: Program Manager

Sonish is a program manager who clearly knows  how to get things done in tight deadline. I always find him cool on tight deadlines and it always surprises me. He always introduces me to every new team whenever there is a database issue.


I have lot of other friends in Orion to name few –Prashantha, Santhosh, Mahesh,Vinod,Vipin, Favas, Jerome, Anjana, jebin, Ria Rajan, Nijit, Mishal, sreeraj, sneha, Randeep,Mishal,Umesh,Pascal,Mitran  etc

Reason for Leaving Orion:

I left Orion due to some personal constraints and also I want to look after my family who are solely depend on me. If I got a chance again, I will definitely work for Orion.

Final Review:

Orion is one of the good companies in Cochin.  As in any other company there are some draw backs in Orion too. I hope they will fill these draw backs soon. But I can definitely say Orion is growing in a very fast pace and they are one of the fastest growing companies in the America. To get a job in Orion is also tough. You have to go several level of interview process. I hope you will work for Orion!!

SQL Server – Capacity Planning at Intial stage..!

What is capacity planning?

Capacity planning is used to determine the ever changing needs of an application pro actively. In words of SQL Server, capacity planning of SQL Server is used to determine the capacity of SQL Server , which is used to determine the forthcoming needs of  SQL Server  corresponding to the  growth of business , data, users etc.

Capacity Planning while intial deployment?

Recently when one of my friend Santhosh Balakrishnan  who is my colleague in Allianz Managed Operations and Services , opens a question to me regarding the intial capacity planning of SQL Server. The question was “How we will Configure  or do the Capacity planning  during the intial setup?”.  I think question was wonderful, because it makes sense.

The answer to Santhosh question   from my point of view is we can collect the requirements from the business for example no of users  connect to the system in next 5 or n  years , dump data etc and do a load testing for SQL Server. Form the results of Load testing we can will be able to estimate a round figure of what we need for the SQL Server for running in the tested Work load.

Capacity Planning for SQL Server suggestions for Microsoft

Here is the link of the article by Microsoft regarding the SQL Server Capacity Planning. So I am not going write in detail about the SQL Server Capacity Planning. I will try include some scripts for finding the capacity planning in the coming posts.


I like to dedicate this post  to my dear friend Santhosh Balakrishnan.