API Best Practices: Microservices

API Best Practices: Microservices

We’ll cover the important role an API platform plays in managing microservices architecture. Nearly 70% of organizations claim to be either using or investigating microservices, and nearly one-third currently use them in production, according to research from NGINX. Why? Because microservices enable businesses to innovate faster: development teams can independently develop, deploy, and scale components of large applications. The adoption …

The evolution of scalable microservices

The evolution of scalable microservices

Today’s enterprise applications are deployed to everything from mobile devices to cloud-based clusters running thousands of multi-core processors. Users have come to expect millisecond response times and close to 100% uptime. And by “user” I mean both humans and machines. Traditional architectures, tools and products simply won’t cut it anymore. To paraphrase Henry Ford’s classic quote: we can’t make the …

What the Shift to Streaming Data Means for Enterprises in 2017

What the Shift to Streaming Data Means for Enterprises in 2017

The state of the typical enterprise in 2017 knows one certainty: A wave of data-powered competitors is rising. Once-monolithic core business applications are propagating AND disintegrating into microservices, while generating a factor more data, and the volume of data-producing endpoints in enterprises is quite unstoppable. Further, real-time services are being introduced across all these boundaries. As this is all happening, …

Docker containers gain steam in enterprise as complexity issues are addressed

Docker containers gain steam in enterprise as complexity issues are addressed

The enterprise is ready to move into the container world, where the modularized virtualization method eases the deploying and running of software apps in the cloud. Dealing with legacy systems and a lack of simplicity has been the main issue in getting there. This week at DockerCon17 in Austin, Texas, Docker Inc. announced that help is on the way to accelerate enterprise …

Top databases in 2017: Trends for SQL

Top databases in 2017: Trends for SQL, NoSQL, Big Data, Fast Data

What are the top trends in databases in 2017? What are the hottest data processing technologies and which ones have been left out? The answer lies in our annual JAXenter survey. Eager to see the results? Then let’s waste no more time. What are the most in demand tools for data storage and processing this year? You know the drill: we asked …

Microservices offer speed and flexibility

Microservices offer speed and flexibility, but at a price

Microservices are the latest evolution of services-oriented architecture, where an application is built out of many independent pieces all working together, and often deployed in containers. Benefits include speed to market, lower costs, and greater flexibility — but they also come with their own set of security and management challenges. Lattice Engines, which offers sales and marketing analytics, is planning ahead …

Analytics Can Solve Big Data Center Challenges

Analytics Can Solve Big Data Center Challenges

Data centers are only getting more complex, but you can get a handle on them with the combined use of data center analytics and automation. If you’re not familiar with IT operations analytics or data center analytics platforms, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. All too often, information regarding data center analytics platforms focuses on how and what to implement, as …

Four Ways to Survive the IT Operations Big Data Deluge

Four Ways to Survive the IT Operations Big Data Deluge

The days of managing monolithic style applications running on a single platform are over. Organizations are now committed to delivering their customers a far richer variety of digital services using multiple channels. This means applications are more likely to execute from the cloud, via a multitude of microservices interacting with virtualized resources, containers and software-defined networks. In this new normal, …

MapR delivers persistent storage for containers

MapR delivers persistent storage for containers

One of the core issues that has inhibited the adoption of container technologies, like Docker, is the lack of support for persistent storage required for stateful applications and microservices, says Jack Norris, senior vice president, Data and Applications, MapR Technologies. Container technology has come a long way in the past several years, but when it comes to storage, the options …

Harvesting big data could bring about the next transport revolution

An inside look at why Apache Kafka adoption is exploding

Apache Kafka, the open source distributed streaming platform, is making an increasingly vocal claim for stream data “world domination” (to coin Linus Torvald’s whimsical initial modest goals with Linux).Last summer I wrote about Kafka and the company behind its enterprise rise, Confluent. Kafka adoption was accelerating as the central platform for managing streaming data in organizations, with production deployments of …