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.
The principles of SOA were sound, it was the implementation that failed. Service-oriented principles should be the underpinning philosophy behind integration; and an enterprise service bus pattern, when delivered with lightweight solutions, has been proven effective.
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) has been both hailed as a modern and agile approach to enterprise architecture and software development as well as deemed as a colossal waste of time and money.
Govind Mulinti, a senior architect at Whishworks, is the guest author of this blog post.
Microservices has been a buzz word for past few years. It talks about a technique of designing integrations and APIs as independently deployable services. There are certain characteristics around organizations around business capabilities, automated deployments, intelligent endpoints and distributed control of data.
This is the billion-pound question and one that is even more urgent in the UK public sector today. Years of austerity and government pressures to break up monolithic contracts have left the public sector scrambling to squeeze as much as they can from what they have. Against this backdrop, I was not surprised to see the Head of the National Audit Office (NAO) recently highlight the “digital capability gap” that’s still apparent across government.
In a previous post, I explained the reasons why pure SOA, despite being a powerful architectural paradigm with many benefits, could fall short. Building on that narrative, I will provide in this post guiding principles to help you create a modern integration strategy – one that enables digital transformation, supports the API economy and is suitable for the pace of change required to build an application network.
There was an interesting article in TechCrunch this week about what they termed “open adoption software” – software built on a free, open source foundation but with value-added, proprietary products built on top of that foundation. MuleSoft was mentioned as a key example of this type of business model.
Open source software has become a big trend in today’s enterprise. More than 78 percent of businesses run on open source,
It’s been almost 30 years since the concepts behind SOA, specifically the notion of decomposing monolithic applications as discrete functions, were first introduced. Many organizations embarked on the journey towards SOA, but results have been mixed. Though SOA has several benefits and can be a powerful architectural paradigm, many SOA implementations have fallen short. In this blog post, we explore the primary reasons SOA,
The term “SOA governance” has taken on the connotation of a select group of people coming together periodically to talk about SOA topics, establishing a policy which is dutifully documented, and then disappearing back to their ivory towers without making much impact on the business. But the notion of governance is becoming ever more important as businesses adopt SaaS technologies and initiate mobile, big data, and IoT initiatives.
In a recent MuleSoft webinar, Top 5 Steps to Drive Your Digital Transformation Initiative, Ray Wang, Principal Analyst & CEO at Constellation, stated “A digital divide exists between the organizations who have built digital business models and everyone else”. These digital business models are often fluid, meaning IT must adapt quickly to meet changing business demands. For 63% of senior executives running digital transformation initiatives, however,
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