Four Reasons Why Microservices Resonate
We just finished the first O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference and
the overwhelming most popular topic was microservices. Why all the hype about
an architectural style?
Microservices are the first post-DevOps revolution architecture.
The DevOps revolution highlighted how much inadvertent friction an outdated
operations mindset can cause, starting the move towards automating away
By automating chores like machine provisioning and deployments, it suddenly
became cheap to make changes that used to be expensive. Some architects
properly viewed this new capability as a super power, and built architectures
that fully embraced the operational aspects of their design. The Microservice
architectural style prioritizes operational concerns as one of the key
aspects of the architecture.
Microservice architectures borr... (more)
We had a great time at Gartner Symposium in Orlando last week meeting
existing customers and making friends with new ones. It was especially
interesting to hear a set of common themes from the executives we met with.
We heard over and over again the following:
“It is time to move up from our basic application performance monitoring
(APM) solution to something more robust that provides greater
“We monitor the network and get a rough idea of application availability,
but require more detail…”
“We need an end-to-end view of our healthcare claims, order management or ... (more)
Alexander Podelko, a performance expert working with Oracle, recently wrote a
blog post in which he takes a look at the current state of the APM market and
what he thinks needs to change in order for companies to get the most out of
In his post, Alex discusses the vagueness around the term APM – is it
Application Performance Monitoring or Application Performance Management? The
APM market is fairly crowded and not well defined – every solution claims
to be the best at monitoring all of your application performance needs;
however, that just isn’t the reality. And... (more)
CIOs are under extraordinary pressure from their boards to better manage
competitive pressures, accomplish sustainable cost reduction, and meet
regulatory compliance standards. While they often look to their Information
Technology (IT) organizations to deliver on these requirements, IT itself
isn't always sure just how it will get this done. But, there are approaches
to effectively responding to this set of challenges - Application Performance
Monitoring (APM) is one of these. IT can utilize APM to proactively resolve
application performance situations before there is significant... (more)
We all wish we could predict the future. It would be wonderful to tell when
a stock was going to go up before it did. Unfortunately, most of us are not
psychic. In order to be successful in the stock market, you need to be
lucky or spend a lot of time analyzing the behavior of the stocks.
Wouldn’t it be valuable if you were able to predict the up and down
performance behavior of your Java applications and make adjustments to avoid
unfavorable impacts on your company?
We find that one of the biggest impacts of not being able to predict
application behavior, is that companie... (more)