Technology Trends and Updates To Know in API Management Ecosystem

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With the evolution of enterprise application integration, APIs are the most common interface to exposing functionalities to the wider ecosystem. The rise of Open Banking APIs for financial services, Open APIs in telecommunications, retail, and other domains are clear indicators that integration is not limited within an enterprise. Observing the technology trends in API management helps to extend the enterprise capabilities further, and opens up new possibilities. This article is…

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The Latest Trends in Serverless Application Development 

Serverless computing has established itself in mainstream adoption and started appearing in the technology roadmap for enterprise organizations. Research companies and industry leaders have predicted that serverless adoption will gain more momentum in 2022. While there are different aspects of Serverless in context to infrastructural elements such as storage, compute and network, this article focuses on the latest trends in serverless application development.  With an increasing focus to offload operations…

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5 Lessons Learned From Applying Kubernetes In The Enterprise

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Kubernetes is no longer a technology under consideration — it is in mainstream adoption and an industry-standard as a container orchestration platform. Kubernetes helps to focus on building business-centric capabilities by providing a standard platform deployable to the public or hybrid cloud environment. Gartner predicts that by 2022, more than 75% of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production, up from less than 30% today. With the rise of Kubernetes…

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Cloud Native Is The New Architecture Mantra For Core Banking Solutions

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As Cloud-Native technologies are in mainstream adoption, financial services and core banking products have started adopting them across the spectrum. Fintech companies building core banking products have accelerated the trend and the traditional players have also started their journey with a well-defined roadmap to adopt cloud-native technologies. Cloud-native architecture is not just limited to building solutions using managed services by hyperscalers (AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud), but also driven using…

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AWS App Mesh vs. Istio: A Comparison Of Service Mesh

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Context As Microservices architecture isolates system functionalities into multiple independent services, the communication mechanism between these services plays a key role for a scalable, available, and high-performance architecture. A service mesh is an infrastructure layer that manages service communication in a transparent and language-independent way. It helps to configure how service instances perform critical actions such as service discovery, load balancing, data encryption, and authentication and authorization. Applicability The service mesh…

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5 Steps You Should Know About Building Cloud Solution Architecture on Azure Cloud

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Microsoft Azure is one of the fastest-rising cloud solution providers and with their enriched history of building products, Microsoft has created a knowledge hub to help build cloud solution architecture. This blog enlists 5 steps you should know about building cloud solution architecture on Azure. Azure Architecture Center provides a centralized place for architecting solutions on Azure using established patterns and practices. The below diagram depicts the five-step process to…

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5 Books Every Software Architect Should Read

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This article starts with selecting 5 books every software architect should read as part of their career journey. These books provide broader coverage of software architecture including architecture patterns, methodologies, design patterns, practices & tactics, documentation practices, and much more.  Other Recommended Books Book Title Purpose & Usage Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture– Martin Fowler A classic collection of prevalent enterprise patterns including domain logic patterns, data source architectural patterns,…

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Top AWS reInvent 2021 Takeaways for Architects

Top AWS reInvent 2021 Takeaways for Architects

AWS re:Invent 2021 (Nov 29 – Dec 3, 2021) has been the key highlight in the technology community particularly after the pandemic. As an in-person attendee, it was a great opportunity to learn, discuss, understand, and experience the tech event. While there are many viewpoints, this article summarizes the top AWS reInvent 2021 takeaways for architects to help them be aware of the broader context. #1 – Don’t forget the…

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Top 10 Things to Know About Security As A Software Architect

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With the rise of security attacks and vulnerabilities, every software architect should focus on security considerations for the system under consideration. This article highlights the top 10 things to know about security as a software architect. #1 – OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Risks & Secure Coding Practices The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a community providing freely-available articles, methodologies, documentation, tools, and technologies for web application…

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5 Awesome Views of Kubernetes Architecture

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Kubernetes has emerged as a de-facto standard for platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for Microservices, Cloud Native, and emerging architecture patterns. As a software architect, it is essential to not only understand the basics of Kubernetes but also become a practitioner of it. This article showcases 5 awesome views of Kubernetes architecture to help you grasp the key concepts. Kubernetes High-level Architecture View Controller Manager – manages control processes such as node controller,…

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