Through the MicroScope

Posted by Hans Bot on 14 Mar, 2019

I assume that by now you’re well aware that there is a renewed excitement in our industry. Digital Transformation is gaining steam, and the cloud is hotter than hot. Have you noticed the Cambrian Explosion that’s going on in cloud technologies? Have a look at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. At the moment of writing, they’ve registered 609 cards with a total of 1,371,481 stars, a total market cap of $6.25T and funding of $17.7B. Impressive. There must be another boom going on. Of course, not all of these initiatives will survive over the long term. In that respect, it is really similar to the Cambrian Explosion: only the fittest survive. From an architectural perspective, this is not the most relevant question to ask. It is more interesting to know if the underlying trend is solid. Will the paradigm that we now know as cloud-native survive long term? That’s the question I’m exploring in this blog.

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Topics: WSO2 ESB, ESB, Cloud, Digital Transformation, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, Digital Strategy, Microservices

Digital Transformation: Threat or Opportunity?

Posted by Vinay Babu Yella on 15 Jan, 2019

Digital Transformation is for a company the difference between winning and losing. Companies that were once great are now extinct. For example: Toys "R" Us was once a successful toys store chain, but now out of business after Amazon shook up the retail market with online e-commerce offering customers with greater selection, lower price, and better customer experience. In some cases, much younger companies (for example: Uber, Airbnb, Stripe) are emerging as major disruptors in their industry, using their digital platforms that prove to be a threat to their competitors. Over the past twenty years, it has been proven that the industry disruptors where the first to embrace Digital Transformation, and those other companies that followed were successful by surviving the competition.

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Topics: WSO2 ESB, WSO2 API, ESB, IoT, Cloud, Identity and Access Management, Digital Transformation, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, WSO2 IOT, API Management, API Strategy, WSO2 EI, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, Digital Strategy, WSO2 Stream Processor, Microservices, Data Analytics, Strategy, Stream Processor

What the fog?

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 5 Jun, 2018

I think everyone is now familiar with cloud computing, but have you ever heard of edge or even fog computing? I hadn’t until recently but it turns out to be a new way to use computing resources.

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Topics: Cloud, Digital Transformation, Digital Strategy, Strategy

Amazon Serverless computing or Google Function as a Service (FaaS) vs Microservices and Container Technologies

Posted by John Mathon on 13 Sep, 2016

The component world is facilitating reuse and increased efficiency through container technology

The evolution of container packaging of components has been a huge boon to the productivity of software development.  As an example, a prominent cloud management company, RightScale, recently moved some of its technology to containers and found a more than 50% improvement in efficiency of its services.

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Topics: Cloud