3 Emerging Technologies Redefining Application Architecture

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Technology is an evolving field and while I published a separate article on a broader set of technologies getting the momentum in 2022, this article’s focus is to highlight emerging technologies started redefining software system architecture and product companies. #1 — eBPF: Redefining networking, security, and observability tools eBPF is a revolutionary technology with origins in the Linux kernel that can run sandboxed programs in a privileged context such as the operating…

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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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Key Takeaways From Google Data Cloud Summit 2022

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Google organized the Google Data Cloud Summit 2022 conference sharing product announcements, data products’ strategy and roadmap, insights of their products, and customer success stories using Google Cloud Data products. The focus of the conference was primarily on solutions in the context of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Data Analytics, and Cloud Databases. This article summarizes the key takeaways based on the trends and themes observed during the conference. #1 — Multi-cloud…

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Top Ten Technology Trends For 2022

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Observing technology trends by analysts, research companies, and thought leaders provides a broader perspective. It not only helps software architects to understand the impact of technologies being adopted but also helps them build the right skill-set for themselves or their team. This article synthesizes the top ten technology trends for 2022 and beyond based on broader research. #1 — Artificial Intelligence Platforms Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have reached mainstream adoption and…

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Why caching and in-memory data grid is no longer an afterthought

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Evolution of Caching Technologies In an early stage, caching started with simply putting data into memory (mostly as local cache) in the same processing node (usually an application server). Gradually it evolved with externalizing the cache as a separate process and eventually re-engineered towards distributed computing architecture. In the current landscape, most of the caching system architecture uses in-memory data grid technology, which is essentially a part of in-memory computing…

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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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Tech Tip #6 – Use C4Model for documenting software architecture in a modern way

Tech Tip: Using C4Model for documenting software architecture in a modern way using the technique created by a software architect (Simon Brown). It has been inspired by Unified Modeling Language and 4+1 architectural view model and adds the modern approach to simplify documenting and visualizing the software architecture. C4Model is the modern way to document and visualize software architecture with different levels of abstractions – Context, Container, Components and Code…

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Tech Tip #5 – Use Industry Standards And Guidelines For Documenting And Evaluating Software Architecture

Tech Tip: Using industry standards and guidelines for documenting and evaluating software architecture provides consistency and common semantics across the entire organization. Software architecture is a well-defined field and while there are informal practices in terms of documenting and evaluating architecture, the recommendation is to be aware of industry standards and apply them consistently. If you are new to the field of software architecture, click here to read about the…

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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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