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 …

An inside look at why Apache Kafka adoption is exploding

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 …

Monolithic vs. microservice architectures for innovation

Monolithic vs. microservice architectures for innovation

Batch processing and offline maintenance are terms once feared as much as memory and computer power were yesterday. The eruption of microservices and similar technological advances has changed our perception of possible. A trend has emerged, and it’s the opposite of what convention would tell us. Companies are first building out technical capabilities using a “monolith first” strategy for developing …

Using Microservices Architecture as API Enablement Strategy

Using Microservices Architecture as API Enablement Strategy

Today Microservices architecture has become hype topic in software development industry.It is an approach to modularity which functionally decomposes an application into a set of services.  The development teams can adopt the most appropriate technology stack in order to resolve specific issues. The microservices architecture also improves services scalability by enabling features such auto-scaling and micro-container approach. API’s and Microservices …

2016 in APIs: Microservices

2016 in APIs: Microservices, Standards, Acquisitions & Security

2016 has been an eventful year on many fronts and not least for APIs. We’ve see the emergence of Microservices as a big new driver for API adoption, numerous high profile security breaches (being DDOSed by your own webcam hurts!), vendor acquisitions, the growth of the Open API Initiative and some more industry events. Some of these trends we already …

Guest View: Microservices or death: Diffusing the monolith time bomb

Guest View: Microservices or death: Diffusing the monolith time bomb

When a company embarks on “digital transformation,” it often has to modify its existing software systems. This can become excruciatingly difficult in large organizations with software monoliths—large, custom-built software systems with multiple development teams working on the same codebase. A common response from companies with their backs up against the “monolithic wall” is to hire executives from well-known tech companies like Google, Microsoft, …

The Rise of Event-Driven Computing and the Keys to Microservices Applications

The Rise of Event-Driven Computing and the Keys to Microservices Applications

Over the last couple years, companies like Uber, Amazon, Netflix, and Twitter have publicly declared that they have chosen to adopt microservices application architectures and have detailed their decisions to refactor existing applications in order to implement this approach. For these companies, rewriting their core business applications was no small task and required broad collaboration and orchestration of their entire …

Microservices for Internet of Things Edge Devices

Microservices for Internet of Things Edge Devices

Microservices and virtualization have recently revolutionized the world of software development bringing agility and innovation in this domain. Microservices promote the use of fine grained and independent services that are implemented as autonomous entities interacting each other through well known APIs: independent software modules ease the maintenance process and reliability, making it easier to identify which components fail, restart failed …