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
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
The design patterns of the existing application architecture don't fully
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)
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)
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)
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)