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 …

How can a big enterprise benefit from microservices?

How can a big enterprise benefit from microservices?

In the past month, I’ve talked to technology and business leaders from a number of Fortune 500 companies, and they’ve all asked the same thing: “We want to do microservices, but how?” They’ve seen the success of companies like Amazon, Netflix and Google. They’ve bought into the promise of APIs and containers. In some cases, they’re moving forward with a …

Industry Watch: Microservices and scaling out Big Data

Industry Watch: Microservices and scaling out Big Data

This month’s column is a transcript of a fascinating conversation I had with MapR executives Jim Scott, the director of enterprise strategy and architecture at Hadoop solution provider MapR, and Jack Norris, senior VP of data and applications, on the subject of microservices and scaling Big Data. SD Times: So, we know that scaling data can be a hassle. What …

Microservices for Big Data: Flipping the Paradigm

Microservices for Big Data: Flipping the Paradigm

“Microservices are essentially applications that are broken down into small pieces. Using microservices, businesses can prevent large-scale failure by isolating problems, and save on computing resources,” commented Jack Norris, Senior Vice President of Data and Applications at MapR. Microservices are now altering a major Data Management paradigm of the last 30 years. In a recent DATAVERSITY® interview Norris said, “This …

Why Microservices Should Be Event-Driven

Why Microservices Should Be Event-Driven

I want to quickly paint the picture in my head about distributed systems (maybe it’s a sloppy picture, but nevertheless). When we talk about microservices, we talk about using microservices as a vehicle for building business Agile IT systems, or systems that allow a business to more quickly change, build new functionality, experiment, and stay ahead of its disruptors and …