Rise Of Cloud Native With CNCF Ecosystem

CNCF has recently wrapped up a virtual conference (KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021) with 50+ sessions by engineering experts in Cloud-native technologies. Though this article summarizes key takeaways from the KubeCon Europe virtual conference (May 4-7), it is highly recommended to watch recorded sessions by clicking here. You can also access slides by clicking here. The first and foremost part is to ensure we understand the definition of Cloud-native by…

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Adobe Is All About Experience Management (Adobe Summit 2021)

Adobe Summit 2021 has been the talk of the town with 400+ sessions focused on Experience Platform, Analytics, Insights & Activation, B2B Marketing & Offerings, Digital Commerce, Digital Assets & Content Management, Personalization, and so on. This article summarizes key takeaways out of the keynote delivered by Anil Chakravarthy (Executive Vice President and General Manager), and ShantanuNarayen (CEO) along with senior leaders from Pfizer, GM, FedEx, and Serena Williams as…

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Redis Is Not Just Caching Platform (RedisConf 2021)

RedisConf 2021 has been concluded on Apr 4th with 60+ sessions focused on using Redis as technology to discover the power of real-time data. Redis being the opensource in-memory data store is not just limited to caching and increasing its usage as database & message broker as well. This article summarizes key takeaways out of the keynote delivered by Ofer Bengal (Redis Labs Co-Founder and CEO), and Yiftach Shoolman (Co-Founder…

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Elastic Emergence As A Search And Observability Platform

ELASTIC EMERGENCE AS A SEARCH AND OBSERVABILITY PLATFORM

Elastic has recently organized ElasticON virtual conference for North America (on 25th Mar 2021). While this article summarizes key takeaways from the conference, it is evident that Elastic is emerging as a compelling choice for the Search and Observability perspective. #1 – Elastic As A Search Company Elastic being a key leader in Enterprise Search demonstrated their product roadmap and capabilities as a Search solution. Search is a core competency…

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When to adopt an emerging technology?

As a software architect, you need to make a choice when to adopt emerging technology. As suggested by research companies like Gartner, any emerging technology goes through different phases before reaching mainstream as illustrated below: Similar to Gartner, Forrester has New Wave Methodology to assess emerging technologies and provide research insights. Irrespective of Gartner or Forrester report, the decision to choose the emerging technology and applying it to formulate the…

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

service-mesh

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 Service Mesh pattern…

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Emerging Open Source IoT Platforms You Should Not Miss

Follow @ankurkumarzFollow @VedcraftTeam With the rise of the Internet of Things, there is an increasing focus on open source IoT platforms for flexibility, cost-effectiveness, interoperability & independence. Most of these IoT platforms provide end-to-end lifecycle management and accelerate development, deployment, device management, connectivity, integration, management, visualization, and analytics. Hardware (sensors, devices, etc.), Software (plugins, drivers, etc.), Communication (protocols support like MQTT), IoT Gateway support, and Cloud support (device management through…

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How Did We Increase Incident Analysis Efficiency By Over 40 % using Splunk?

Log Analysis Splunk

Splunk has been recognized to provide end-to-end data platform capabilities turning data into insights & actionable measures. Logs collection, aggregation, visualization, and insights are table stakes for enterprise applications. Elevating platforms to real-time log analysis, generating actionable insights by applying machine learning algorithms, analyzing failure trends, and real-time visualization during incidents are some of the key capabilities expected in modern platforms. As we progressed our journey to find such capabilities,…

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Top Ten Technology Trends For 2021

Top Technology Trends

Based on reports published by research companies like Gartner, Forrester, Bain, Deloitte, there are numerous technology trends predicted for 2021. This article summarizes the top ten technology trends common across their reports. #10 – Zero Trust Security & Privacy Computation Security has always been a key focus area for enterprises and the advancement towards zero-trust principle (never trust & always verify) will continue to be the trend in coming years.…

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Lessons Learned from AWS Services Outage (Nov 2020)

Outage Impact

Context, Analysis & Impact Amazon’s internet infrastructure service experienced a multi-hour outage on Wednesday that affected a large portion of the internet. Read more details on The Washington Post by clicking here. More than 50+ companies impacted including Roku, Adobe, Flickr, Twilio, Tribune Publishing and Amazon’s own smart security division Ring, in its region covering the eastern U.S. Business impact such as as reported by The Washington Post: New account…

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