As an enterprise architect we are faced with constructing solutions for our companies that must be implemented quickly but need to scale to almost arbitrary capacity quickly when demand materializes and must stand the test of time because it is almost impossible to rebuild enterprise applications once they are successful and in production. There are […]Read More MicroServices – Martin Fowler, Netflix, Componentized Composable Platforms and SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)
Conventional vs NoSQL Conventional RDB’s require a lot of maintenance, significant overhead in operating but mainly the biggest problem is that specifying static schema for data is incredibly time-consuming, error-prone, changing frequently it is just so 2000s pre-agile way of operating. Today people want to collect data and decide later what fields to put in, […]Read More RDBs (Relational Databases) are too hard. NoSQL is the future for most data.
The scale is staggering 14 years ago I was running a group at TIBCO that was bringing TIBCO to the Internet. Yahoo!Finance was built on the TIBCO pubsub infrastructure. At the time Yahoo was the biggest cloud/internet company and the finance pages were the most popular pages on the companies web site other than search. […]Read More Is 10,000,000,000,000,000 (= 10^16 ) API calls / month a big deal?
Recently I gave a talk on helping to select PaaS from among the many PaaS out there and understanding the taxonomy of PaaS or simply how to categorize them to put them in useful buckets. One person at the talk asked about use cases for PaaS. I realized I haven’t blogged about the most […]Read More 9 Use Cases for PaaS – Why and How
Check out my Presentation I gave last night in Santa Clara to the Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Group. A fantastic event with lots of people in attendance, interactive audience. Here is the link to the slideshare: Please Check it out, especially the joke on page 23. This is a followon to my blog on this […]Read More Understanding the taxonomy and complexity of PaaS
History (in other words you can skip this part :)) When I created publish / subscribe at TIBCO we used to think of putting everything “on the bus.” The “bus” idea referred to a hardware bus. If you know how hardware works information flows between devices in a computer on a set of wires called a […]Read More Put it in the Store – The new paradigm of enterprise social asset sharing and reuse: Just put it in the store.
This is a story of 2 successful technologies which presages what I believe is a new important innovation. It started with Apple It all started about 15 years ago Apple introduced the iPhone…. It seems like this anyway. The date was actually in 2007, a mere 6 years ago + a few months. Since […]Read More The Enterprise Store – App, API, Mobile
What is software development like today? A complaint I heard from a CIO recently was that when talking to the high flying technologists at his firm he said: “they talked in strange names, Kafka this, docker that. Names of open source projects, APIs and languages that make him wonder if these people can program or just […]Read More Software Development today, Cool APIs, Open Source, Scala, Ruby, Chef, Puppet, IntelliJ, Storm, Kafka
A number of analyst firms and pundits have declared a list of the megatrends. For examples you can see my blogs: IDC Emerging Trends and Gartner Top Megatrends I have my own list of what I call “disruptive” technologies and trends. This comes from talking to people, observing what companies are doing and what […]Read More Disruptive Forces : Disruptive Megatrends