Enterprise Architecture’s Role in Building a Data-Driven Organization

CEB IT

How enterprise architecture leaders can leverage their unique view. These advantages can translate into practical applications that are critical to an organization’s D&A aspirations and can elevate its business value. Read More: Enterprise Architecture Enables Digital Innovation.

Future-Proof Your Application Strategy

CEB IT

A leading retail bank in India recently revamped its consumer application. In the end, the bank lost customers to a competitor that provided a more seamless user experience on its mobile application. An investment in application architecture competency can yield powerful returns.”.

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Adapt Business Applications to Deliver Agility and Innovation

CEB IT

New business opportunities require agility from application portfolios. Yet many businesses today are limited in their ability to adapt, often due to their application portfolios being bloated, difficult to change and aligned to the strategy of the past. A target architecture.

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12 Warning Signs of Bad Application Architecture

Social, Agile and Transformation

At a #CIOChat this weekend we were asked about warning signs for bad architecture. Here was my quick response capturing just a tweet-sized summary of architecture that "smells bad" - Too slow making biz needs. Too difficult/complex to explain to new technologists. Lack of defined integration process (closed system). Can’t be deployed to the cloud. Performance or stability issues. #. cio cloud computing it management software development software qa

Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.

Mandatory Skills to Sustain Application Delivery in 2021

CEB IT

To meet the challenges of today’s world, organizations must improve the resilience and sustainability of their application platforms and architectures to continuously evolve to meet business needs. Adapt and modernize application architecture.

Data Fabric Architecture is Key to Modernizing Data Management and Integration

CEB IT

It continuously identifies and connects data from disparate applications to discover unique, business-relevant relationships between the available data points. No existing stand-alone solution can facilitate a full-fledged data fabric architecture.

Systems Application Architecture (SAA) Part 2

IT Toolbox

The only session service protocol family supported in the initial announcement was LU 6.2. As I have noted in previous posts, LU 6.2 is a program-to-program communication protocol

‘Containerize everything’ is lazy cloud architecture

David Linthicum

According to Grand View Research, and pretty much every other IT research firm: “The global application container market size was valued at USD 1.5 billion in 2018 and is expected to register a CAGR of 26.5% from 2019 to 2025.” You don’t have to read an analyst report to see the growth in containers. Almost all the projects I’m on these days have containerization as a core thread as enterprises move rapidly to cloud-based platforms.

5 Approaches to Cloud Applications Integration

CEB IT

Cloud-based applications are proliferating as organizations adopt software as a service (SaaS) and cloud-native development to enable digital business. At the same time, the number of options available for integrating these applications with each other and with on-premises systems is growing. Solution architects must decide on the best way to create integration between cloud-hosted, SaaS and on-premises applications.

The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference Call for Participation

CTOvision

Friends at O’Reilly Media have just alerted me to a call for participation in the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference, which will be held 17-19 March in Boston MA (see: [link] ). More info is below: The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference Call for Participation. New architectural styles. Effective techniques for existing architectures. Single-page web applications. Integration architecture. Intersection of architecture and….

Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

Should Your Team Be Using Microservice Architectures?

Smarter With Gartner

The number of mentions of “microservices architecture” plunged 42% between January 2019 and September 2020, according to a recent Gartner social media analytics study. Microservices architecture can improve agility and increase scalability but isn’t right in all circumstances.

Modern applications at AWS

All Things Distributed

The changes we made affected both how we built applications and how we organized our company. Still, we knew that if we wanted to expand the products and services we offered, we had to change the way we approached application architecture. The giant, monolithic "bookstore" application and giant database that we used to power Amazon.com limited our speed and agility.

Set Up a Budget-Friendly Application Security Program

CEB IT

One area of focused budget cuts was application security testing, an expensive but imperative part of the process. “Security testing helps identify vulnerabilities early on in the application development process,” says Mark Horvath , Senior Director Analyst, Gartner.

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The 2017 Enterprise Architecture Awards: Driving The Customer-obsessed Digital Business

Forrester IT

An EA program could ignore these critical success factors - do what it's always done for tech standards and application designs. Enterprise ArchitectureJust about every company Forrester works with tells us they are driving to become Digital Businesses. But not just 'digital' as a technology imperative - they are investing in digital to dramatically change how they serve their customers - with target benefits rippling over to customer retention and acquisition.

Today’s AI productization challenges demand domain specific architectures

Venture Beast

The AI inference industry is expected to soon surpass training revenues -- moving from an AI model to a production-ready AI application. Read More.

Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP): An online community with a virtuous goal

CTOvision

One of our CTOvision Pro subscribers requested we provide more context on web based and mobile application security and referenced the good work underway by OWASP. The Open Web Application Security Project is a non-profit online community dedicated to web application security. It was founded by Mark Curphey and Dennis Groves in Sep 2001 when an announcement was sent to a mailing list of the web application security community (WebAppSec). By Bob Gourley.

IT Enterprise Architecture: How to Engage Business Partners and Enhance Digital Innovation

CEB IT

The firm’s enterprise architecture (EA) team – whose main task is to describe and document the design of organizations, including processes, systems, reporting structures, and technology – is often well placed to help business partners navigate opportunities for digital innovation. When to use : EA should use this posture when applicable new solutions enter the marketplace.

Why Companies Do Need Enterprise Architecture at Downturn?

Doctor Chaos

Written by Mike Oliver LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeolivero4bo Website: [link] Take it or leave it, but often EA is often referred to as a lengthy initiative with very unclear and practically not very applicable results. Like a set of reference architectures, which in practice turn to be 80% different from architectures of previously deployed solutions or a […].

Event-Driven Architecture: This Time It’s Not A Fad

Forrester's Customer Insights

Clients sometimes ask me, “Why is there so much buzz about event-driven architecture (EDA)? But advances in technology and architecture have elevated the […]. Application Development & Delivery Architecture & Technology Strategy

Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?

Beyond microservices; Software architecture driven by machine learning

Social, Agile and Transformation

A full stack developer elects to build a three-tiered web architecture using an MVC framework. An IoT application calls for an event-driven. It's not a question of if, it's a question of when and how AI and machine learning will change our programming and software development paradigms. Today's coding models are based on data storage, business logic, services, UX, and presentation. AI big data data management innovation IOT software development

Gaining Insight of Solution Architecture

Future of CIO

Solution architecture could be an effective tool to enable strategic and systematic problem-solving. The architecture is abstract. Leverage solution architecture to clarify: Where do we need framework and guidance?

The Goals of Business Architecture

Future of CIO

Business Architecture contains the organizational context and is strategic in that it gives direction to the business design and transformation. What are the goals of business architecture?

7 Options to Modernize Legacy Systems

CEB IT

Digital transformation has made it imperative for application leaders to find effective ways to modernize legacy systems. When a tipping point is reached, application leaders must look to application modernization to help remove the obstacles.”.

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HPE demos memory-driven architecture for next-generation IT

Computer Weekly

HPE aims to push the limits of computing by moving the memory bottleneck it claims is limiting the performance of application software

Understanding DPK in PeopleTools 8.55 Cloud Architecture

IT Toolbox

In the last post, Understanding The PeopleSoft Cloud Architecture, I discussed the basic high level overview of the PCA. One of the key features of the PCA is the ability to automatically deploy the PeopleTools and PeopleSoft Application layers automatically. This is accomplished using what is known as the Deployment Package Kits or DPK along with the Application Configuration Manager (ACM

Three Perspectives of Software Architecture

Future of CIO

Software Architecture intuitively denotes the high level structures of a software system. Software architecture is not a solution in itself, but rather a component of the overall business objective. Here are some perspectives of the software architecture.

Bring More Analysis to Your Data: learn key architecture lessons learned over breakfast in Tysons Corner VA

CTOvision

Current architectures, unfortunately, segment these efforts into distinct, separate systems, requiring costly duplication to provide these capabilities. Join us for the second of our three-part series on the power of Hadoop to: Drive Data Consolidation – How the Hadoop platform is a foundation for converged analytics and can drive data and application consolidation efforts. By Bob Gourley. To register see: [link]. Cloudera Breakfast Series – Washington, D.C.

The Web Application Firewall Market Is Ripe For Disruption

Forrester's Customer Insights

Let’s face it: Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) rarely excite the security imagination. WAFs have been ubiquitous for at least 15 years and play an important role in detecting and blocking “OWASP Top 10” application level attacks like SQL injection and cross-site scripting.

Why We Need Cloud Integration Architecture

CIO Dashboard

A few years ago, a consumer products company I’m familiar with committed to outsourcing its infrastructure and as much of its application portfolio as possible. Its strategic application decisions were heavily influenced by outsourced and SaaS offering, placing its CRM and several customer community sites in the cloud. The need for this software integration created the enterprise application integration (EAI) middleware category. Cloud Integration Architecture.

How Fuzzing Redefines Application Security

ForAllSecure

The application security testing market is highly fragmented. From SAST to DAST to SCA to IAST to RASP, the current state of the market is a byproduct of various assertions on what is believed to be the best way to address application security testing.

Redefining application communications with AWS App Mesh

All Things Distributed

At re:Invent 2018, AWS announced the AWS App Mesh public preview, a service mesh that allows you to easily monitor and control communications across applications. New architectural patterns. Many customers are modernizing their existing applications to become more agile and innovate faster. Architectural patterns like microservices enable teams to independently test services and continuously deliver changes to applications.

Jumpstart Your Architecture Modernization Efforts With Repeatable Big Data Blueprints

CTOvision

Systems integrators, consultancies, and government architects and executives can easily apply these blueprints to enhance the application of data to mission. By Bob Gourley. Enterprises everywhere have been seeking improved ways to make use of their data.

Using DBaaS to Align Database Management with Your Application Delivery Processes

CTOvision

Today’s application development teams are moving fast, but is your team being held back by slow database management practices and tools? For many organizations, this is a significant problem that deserves as much attention as getting application code changes flowing smoothly into production. Think about the application development process for a moment. Gone are the days of a single, large and controlled database that sits underneath all of your applications.

Memverge CEO says big memory-based architecture will replace performance-tier storage

Tech Republic Data Center

"I think the future of infrastructure will be multicloud and it will be memory-centric because of data-centric applications," Charles Fan said

Optimizing Operations for Modern Applications

Perficient

In our previous blog post in this series, Tackling Security Concerns in Application Modernization , we focused on security. In this post, we’re going to go a st ep further and examine the operations of modern applications as a whole. Why are operations of modern applications so important? However, moving your applications to the cloud isn’t enough – you need to optimize each application to run in the cloud. What does operationalizing modern applications mean?

Moving your apps to the cloud? Beware the slowdown effect

David Linthicum

Application Development Cloud Computing Application Architecture All clouds are fast and elastic, right? Well, it depends on many factors, but I can say for certain that the way you use cloud determines performance more than the cloud itself. read more.

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7 web application development trends to watch in 2021

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: With the move towards a remote work environment, web application development became increasingly important. How will web application development evolve and what areas should you focus on? How will web application development evolve and what areas should you focus on?

More on OnLive: New Cloud Solution Delivers Secure Cross-Platform Deployment for Graphics Intensive Applications

CTOvision

NEW ONLIVE CLOUD SOLUTION DELIVERS SECURE CROSS-PLATFORM DEPLOYMENT FOR GRAPHICS INTENSIVE APPLICATIONS. OnLive CloudLift Enterprise PaaS provides the first seamless solution for businesses with Graphics Intensive Applications. Commonly used mobile devices and laptops have limited CPU/GPU processing and memory available, and are not able to run demanding applications. Architecture By Bob Gourley.

10 tips for securing microservice architecture

Tech Republic Security

Microservices are subcomponents of applications which can yield greater efficiencies. Learn about their benefits as well as security best practices