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Oracle Code: Don’t think of microservices as “micro” services

Microservices does not mean small applications. It is an application architecture that helps businesses and developers break down their monolithic applications into separate services, according to Chris Richardson, founder of Eventuate, a startup with a focus on transactional microservices. Richardson explained that there is no such thing as a microservice in a keynote at the … continue reading

Datadog announces new APM solution

Datadog wants to give DevOps team a single-pane-of-glass view into their infrastructure and applications, whether they are running across hybrid clouds, microservices or containers. The company announced the Datadog Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solution to provide better visibility and faster issue resolution. “Regardless of the setup, the ability to monitor changes in infrastructure and applications … continue reading

Rust in 2017, Sumo Logic’s security solution, and the MapR Converged Data Platform for Docker—SD Times news digest: Feb. 7, 2017

It is a new year, which means new goals and focuses for the Rust programming language team. Starting this year, Rust will start on an open road-map process designed to ensure its goals are aligned with its users’ needs. According to the team, this year the programming language will focus more on productivity and making … continue reading

Guest View: Microservices or death: Defusing the monolith time bomb

When a company embarks on “digital transformation,” it often has to modify its existing software systems. This can become excruciatingly difficult in large organizations with software monoliths—large, custom-built software systems with multiple development teams working on the same codebase. A common response from companies with their backs up against the “monolithic wall” is to hire executives from well-known … continue reading

Industry Watch: Microservices and scaling out Big Data

This month’s column is a transcript of a fascinating conversation I had with MapR executives Jim Scott, the director of enterprise strategy and architecture at Hadoop solution provider MapR, and Jack Norris, senior VP of data and applications, on the subject of microservices and scaling Big Data. SD Times: So, we know that scaling data … continue reading

ElectricFlow centers on microservices and containers

Electric Cloud is updating its DevOps release automation tool to allow enterprises to safely deploy containers and microservices at scale. The company announced ElectricFlow 7.1 at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco. The latest release allows DevOps teams to process and gain visibility from their traditional and microservices/container-based application pipelines. Microservices and containers promises … continue reading

Apache CouchDB 2.0, CA to acquire BlazeMeter, and Datadog’s APM extension—SD Times news digest: Sept. 21, 2016

The open-source database Apache CouchDB has hit version 2.0. CouchDB is designed to scale from Big Data apps to mobile devices. “CouchDB 2.0 finally fulfills the project’s original vision to bring reliable data sync to Big Data and Mobile in one seamless solution,” said Jan Lehnardt, vice president of Apache CouchDB. “The team has been … continue reading

Swift 3.0, Service Fabric on Linux, and the Project Zero Prize—SD Times news digest: Sept. 14, 2016

Apple’s programming language Swift is getting its first major update since it went open source. Swift 3.0 is available now with significant improvements and refinements. Key features include improved translation of Objective-C APIs in Swift; API guidelines that have been applied to the standard library; package manager C language target support; modernized Playground literals; an … continue reading

Microsoft’s iOS Web debugger for VS Code, Citrix’s NetScaler CPX Express, and gRPC version 1.0—SD Times news digest: Aug. 24, 2016

Microsoft is making debugging for iOS devices easily available with its recently announced iOS Web Debugger for Visual Studio Code. The new solution works on Mac and Windows, and is similar to the Chrome debugger the company announced in February. The debugger allows developers to debug JavaScript code from VS code without additional tools. “As … continue reading

Kontena’s new container platform, Google’s plans for OAuth requests, and Blueprint releases Storyteller—SD Times news digest: Aug. 23, 2016

Kontena introduced a developer-friendly container and microservices platform today to tackle some of the challenges in software development distribution. Specifically, the Kontena platform will help those in this space install, use and maintain their containers. The platform runs in the cloud, on-premises, or hybrid. The platform is scalable, so it will work for small container … continue reading

AppDynamics announces new Microservices iQ, Adaptiva Windows 10 survey, and hidden gems in Visual Studio—SD Times news digest: Aug. 1, 2016

AppDynamics announced Microservices iQ, a performance engine that will help enterprises deliver application performances for its customers. The AppDynamics Summer ‘16 release will deliver Microservices iQ with monitoring, management and optimization of microservices architectures. Since more enterprises are adopting microservices instead of monolithic applications, they rely on microservices that can accelerate deployments and help them … continue reading

WSO2 updates Microservices Framework for Java

WSO2 updated its Microservices Framework for Java to version 2.0 today. The new version adds support for technologies both inside and outside of the enterprise, such as Spring and Swagger, said Afkham Azeez, director of architecture at WSO2. Microservices Framework for Java 2.0 (MSF4J) utilizes the standard configuration annotations used in Spring, easing the path … continue reading

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