Digital Strategy and Customer Success

We catch up with Lex De Visser from Microsoft on customer management, digital transformation in the manufacturing and agriculture spaces. Great content related to handling customer success and customer journeys while better understanding your business.

How can I be successful implementing Microservices?

This blog post is one in a series that will give you some insight into the full day training class (Microservices Solution Architectures) I will be teaching at the ITARC Austin on October 6th, 2016. A better question may be "If I can't/don't change , am I going to create business value?" In my opinion,

Difference between Microservices and SOA

Paul Preiss: SOA contrast, just a contrast. Your physical reaction, I think, was a good start. I'm just asking for your basic contrast for the- if we're in a conference and I'm another architect, I don't understand the difference between Microservices and SOA. Venky: The SOA, it gives a more structural layered approach to doing

What Are Microservices?

Paul: Micro-services. Venky: Micro-services. Okay. Micro-services is the definition and the way they are implemented. They do a very specific function that can be completely contained and packaged. They will never give you something that an end-user can really make use of. Paul: Can you give me an example of that? Is Calculate Premium a

Successfully finding a good API

MetLife's Enterprise Integration Architect, Venkatesh (Venky) Ravlrala, discusses how to successfully find a good API. Depending on the business objectives of the company and the organization, there are some companies which totally rely on monetizing their APIs, meaning API is their money-making source, but for companies like Met Life, that may not be the one,

Microservices and API Complexity – Inside and Out

The signature benefit of a microservice architecture is that its highly granular nature allows for a great deal of flexibility in composing applications. Components are simplified by virtue of a high degree of focus. The ability to replace individual components is enhanced by the modularity inherent in the style. A very significant drawback to microservice

Swagger vs. RAML

Yeah. Again, it was a gut feel that we started down this path of using a micro-service as architecture for productizing our services. We're essentially breaking up the monolith and taking that, and making it a bunch of micro-services. Part of that is exposing an API through a gateway. Then, also part of that is