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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 The DevOps revolution highlighted how much inadvertent friction an outdated operations mindset can cause, starting the move towards automating away manual tasks. 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)

How We Came Up with jKool, for Big Data Analytics

jKool LLC, a new company, spinning-off from Nastel Technologies is a highly scalable, SaaS solution for streaming analytics of Big Data. The jKool API is used to add real-time analytics to applications which will now be able to stream data into the service at jKoolCloud.com.  The service analyzes the data as it arrives, delivering its users instant insight. The story of the origin of jKool is interesting.  Some of Nastel’s customers found themselves hitting up against the upper limits of the performance and scalability of their relational databases.  These customers were trying t... (more)

ONC Proposes 2015 Health IT Certification Criteria Rules

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced its proposal for the 2015 Health IT Certification Criteria last week. The proposal coincided with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Stage 3 … Read the source article at HealthITSecurity.com Original Author: Elizabeth Snell The post ONC Proposes 2015 Health IT Certification Criteria Rules appeared first on Middleware-centric APM. ... (more)

Feds to Strengthen Website Security With HTTPS :: Security & Resiliency :: PivotPoint

A newly proposed policy directive would require all new publicly accessible federal websites and Web services to adopt HTTPS Web encryption within the next two years in a move designed to strengthen website security. Existing federal websites would also be called on to shift over to HTTPS as soon as possible, prioritizing sites and connections that involve sensitive data. Read the source article at Midsize Insider The post Feds to Strengthen Website Security With HTTPS :: Security & Resiliency :: PivotPoint appeared first on Middleware-centric APM. ... (more)

Seven Ways APM Can Prevent Profit Drain

Routines — we all depend on them. When we don’t, not much gets accomplished. The same can be said of IT. If we don’t establish certain protocols, routines if you will, applications run amok. Business processes are interrupted and the business fails to accomplish its goals.   So what makes application performance monitoring (APM) such an important solution for keeping a business flowing smoothly, growing profits, letting everyone go about their normal routines without interruption? When the right application performance management system is doing its job behind the scenes, there a... (more)