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Cloud Native Applications As the cloud becomes more of the norm as part of enterprise computing, enterprises now have to deal with the issue of how to ensure that applications effectively use the attributes of cloud. There are monolithic applications from the previous era that are continuing to be migrated to the cloud using a lift and shift approach. With minimal changes, they do benefit from certain attributes of cloud like availability and management, but there is also a new set of application architecture emerging, namely the ‘cloud native applications.' A cloud native application is designed to take the best advantage of its deployment to a cloud platform. By adopting cloud native applications they improve their agility in the way they build, deploy and manage their applications. The design patterns of the existing application architecture don't fully support... (more)

The Role of Enterprise Architects in Cloud-Enabled IT

I  recently presented at a Cloud Developer Conference in Chennai about the Role of  Enterprise Architects in a Cloud-Enabled IT organization. In the presentation I stressed the following points. The core tenants of a EA in a traditional Enterprise IT like Strategic Planning, System Architecture , Software Engineering Remains the same between a traditional enterprise and a Cloud Enabled Enterprise at a high level However the implementation aspects of each of these building blocks of EA are different for a Cloud Enabled Enterprise However EA has to think a lot of about Non Function... (more)

Best Practices for Amazon Redshift

Data Warehouse as a Service Recently Amazon announced the availability of Redshift Data warehouse as a Service as a beta offering. Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service that makes it simple and cost-effective to efficiently analyze all your data using your existing business intelligence tools. It's optimized for datasets ranging from a few hundred gigabytes to a petabyte or more and costs less than $1,000 per terabyte per year, a tenth the cost of most traditional data warehousing solutions. Architecture Behind Redshift Any data warehouse ... (more)

Internet of Things Projects for CIOs in 2015 | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

The Internet of Things will be a real thing in 2015, many of the CIOs we hear are having plans of at least a few pilot projects if not full-fledged projects in that space for 2015. It will be clear that most of these will be a green field initiatives as the tools, platforms and frameworks for IoT projects are just evolving. Now the biggest dilemma for CIOs which may boil down to CTOs too are, how do choose the platforms for IoT Projects. Option A: Build our own platform through a suite of Open Source tools Option B: Go with trusted enterprise players and build around their offeri... (more)

Who Makes A 'Better' DevOps Vendor? | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

My Wish List From Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions in 2015 As the DevOps movement is growing every day, naturally we find quite of lot of vendors offering DevOps solutions. The main reason for multiple different offerings from multiple vendors is the lack of clear definition and understanding among the consumers of  DevOps. Most of the offerings back track from benefits of DevOps, as DevOps is all about fast turn around of new business capability features from a software product towards its end customers. This means that wide array of products that aim at, faster  provisioning (Cl... (more)