The road to microservices: an overview of architectures

This is the second blog in a series explaining how MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform can provide agile connectivity across monolith, SOA, and microservices architectures

In my last blog post, I discussed the impact agility has on business and IT, what it means for a business to be agile, and how implementing flexibility within your architecture enables business agility. This post will discuss the different architectures that have been prominent in previous years and how they’ve influenced the architecture of today. 

The third rail: putting microservices in context

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Don’t compromise on microservices prerequisites, both technically or organizationally. It’ll cost you a pretty Franklin banknote.

How microservices enable organizational agility

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The big don’t eat the small, the fast eat the slow. In today’s hyper-competitive digital economy, organizations succeed or fail based on their agility: the velocity at which they can deliver the new products, services, and features that meet the changing needs of their market.

Webinar: The Top 6 Microservices Architecture Patterns

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For the last several years, microservices has been an important trend in IT architecture. Technology consulting firm Thoughtworks has declared that “a microservices architecture as programming model” is one of the four rising trends of 2017, whereas others in the press are expressing their endorsement of microservices––making architects and IT executives feel a fear of missing out on the next exciting trend.

Are Microservices Too Cool to Be Useful?

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Microservices is one of the hottest buzzwords in tech right now. But just because something is buzzy doesn’t mean we cannot be pragmatic about it. It is important to think about how you can get the hype to work in your organization.

Webinar: What is Headless eCommerce and Why Should You Care?

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The consumer landscape continues to rapidly evolve, but it is clear that a consistent brand experience across all purchasing channels is no longer just expected, it is required. This is not just true for retail, but for industries across the spectrum – from manufacturing and CPG to finance and high-tech.

The importance of a consistent, connected brand experience is demonstrated in MuleSoft’s recent Connected Consumer Report, which found that over half of consumers experience an inconsistent,

Don’t do IT like the roads in Istanbul

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A recent trip to Istanbul got me thinking about enterprise IT architecture. Seriously! If you’ve ever been to Istanbul, you’ll know that it’s a fast-growing, vibrant, and dynamic city. Unfortunately, the roads can also be very congested at times, taking hours to get from one side of the megacity to the other.

The worst is when you’re stuck in a taxi without a safety belt, no AC, it’s the summer, and you’re trying to cross the Bosphorus (millions of people cross the grand total of two bridges across the two sides of the river every day).

Architecting your Omni-channel Initiative

Multi-channel retailing has multiplied the opportunities for Retailers to do more business with their customers by going beyond their bricks and mortar in order to sell over the web, through smart phones and tablets, perhaps soon on smart TVs and through Partners and Resellers.

I wish to help you see how you can achieve a significant increase in revenue by adopting an IT architecture that will bring you a rapid return on investment and help put your retail business right at the helm of a fundamental change in the industry.

API-led Connectivity and CQRS: The Challenge

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Part 1: The Challenge

Let’s imagine you’ve been working as an architect in a large company for several years and are very proud of the now mature Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) application you specified, formed, and delivered to the business, as it continues to provide value.

Functionally, the SRM is a web application that allows for managing relationships of suppliers and materials, maintaining hierarchical structures, uncovering unwanted dependencies and helping your clients significantly reduce supplier costs.

Making Zen of API Platform Deployment Architecture

February 24 2015

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The general guiding principles of the Zen philosophy can actually be quite helpful in designing the Anypoint Platform for APIs‘ deployment architecture. The emphasis on having a holistic approach, while striving for simplicity, symmetry, and minimalism, works as well for meditation as for coming up with a stable, robust and secure architecture. Here, we will outline the four most common models in use today that dovetail with the teachings of the Zen philosophy.