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.
This article shows the different components available for a Hybrid Integration Architecture. The goal is not to discuss different vendor offerings but to explain different concepts and benefits of each component in general and how they relate to each other. Including concepts such as Hybrid Integration Platform (HIP), Cloud-Native Middleware, PaaS, Docker, iPaaS, iSaaS, API Management, and others.
This article discusses how relevant microservices, containers and a cloud-native architecture is for middleware. It is unbelievable how fast enterprises of all sizes are moving forward with these topics!
Challenges, requirements and best practices for creating a good Microservicess architecture, and what role an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) plays in this game.
Open API represent the leading edge of a new business model, providing innovative ways for companies to expand brand value and routes to market, and create new value chains for intellectual property. In the past, SOA strategies mostly targeted internal users. Open APIs target mostly external partners. This session introduces the concepts of Open API, its challenges and opportunities. API Management will become important in many areas, no matter if business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-customer (B2C) communication. Several real world use cases will discuss how to gain leverage due to API Management. The end of the session shows and compares API management products from different vendors such as TIBCO API Exchange, IBM, Apigee, 3scale, WSO2, MuleSoft, Mashery, Layer 7, Vordel
I had a talk at Java User Group Frankfurt (JUGF): “Showdown: Integration Framework (Spring Integration, Apache Camel) vs. Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)”. The room was fully packed, interest in integration frameworks, ESBs, and corresponding tooling is increasing every year! I uploaded the slides at Slideshare.
I have spotted a really great article about comparing prices of open source and proprietary products: “What is the TCO difference between WebSphere and JBoss?”. The interesting aspect is, that this article is written by an IBM-biased company (Prolifics). Usually, only open source vendors write such comparisons. I really like this article, seriously! It is good to see comparisons not only by open source vendors, but also by vendors such as IBM (in this case, Prolifics cannot be considered unbiased, it is an IBM consulting company – but that is fine). I just want to give my two cents to this article in the following…