Request-response communication with REST / HTTP is simple, well understood, and supported by most technologies, products, and SaaS cloud services. Contrarily, data streaming with Apache Kafka is a fundamental change to process data continuously. HTTP and Kafka complement each other in various ways. This post explores the architectures and use cases to leverage request-response together with data streaming in the control plane for management or in the data plane for producing and consuming events.
Data Mesh is a new architecture paradigm that gets a lot of buzzes these days. This blog post looks into this principle deeper to explore why no single technology is the perfect fit to build a Data Mesh. Examples show why an open and scalable decentralized real-time platform like Apache Kafka is often the heart of the Data Mesh infrastructure, complemented by many other data platforms to solve business problems.
Event Streaming with Apache Kafka and API Management / API Gateway solutions (Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint, Kong, TIBCO Mashery,…
Case Study: How to Move from a (Middleware) Monolith to Cloud, Containers and Microservices leveraging Docker, Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, Consul, Hystrix, API Management, and others cool things.
Comparison of Open Source IoT Integration Frameworks such as Eclipse Kura (+ Apache Camel), Node-RED, Flogo, Apache Nifi, StreamSets, and others… (slide and video recording)
Introduction to the Open Source IoT Integration Project Flogo to build very lightweight edge applications and microservices for cloud native containers / cloud platforms / serverless architectures.
JavaOne 2016 Trends: Besides focus on Java platform updates (Java 9, Java EE 8, etc.), I saw three hot topics, which are highly related to each other: Microservices, Docker and Cloud. I also talked about this topic from a middleware perspective. See my slides and lessons learned.
This blog explains the different components of a hybrid integration architecture, their deployment models, when to use them, and their target audience. Afterward, each section shows how TIBCO’s Hybrid Integration Platform maps to this.
I was invited to speak at Microservices Meetup Dublin this week. I updated my slide deck “Microservices – Death of the ESB?”
The following slide deck shows plenty of different technologies (e.g. REST, WebSockets), frameworks (e.g. Apache CXF, Apache Camel, Puppet, Docker) or tools (e.g. TIBCO BusinessWorks, API Exchange) to realize Microservices.