9 days ago

Agenda Announced for IRM UK’s Enterprise Data & Business Intelligence and Analytics Conference Europe, 7 – 10 November 2023, London

Industry professionals, data enthusiasts, and thought leaders are gearing up for the highly anticipated Enterprise Data & Business Intelligence and Analytics Conference Europe, scheduled to take place from 7 – 10 November at etc. venues, […]

28 days ago

Insight to Opportunity: How to Get Stakeholder Support Within Your Company for Your New Venture

(Editor’s Note: What follows is an excerpt from the book, Corporate Explorer Fieldbook: How to Build New Ventures in Established Companies, by Andrew Binns and Eugene Ivanov) Corporate Explorers face the daunting task of sorting […]

2 months, 28 days ago

Taking a Closer Look at Ardoq’s New ‘Innovation Hub’: Ardoq Labs

Ardoq is making big strides in the IT architecture field, the latest of which involves the launch of Ardoq Labs. We wanted to learn more about what the company calls its “innovative hub,” so we reached […]

1 year, 10 months ago

How to Use Microservices: A Guide for Enterprise Architects

Many organizations have started to break up a portion of their monolith applications and systems, transitioning to sets of smaller, interconnected microservices.

A recent survey by TechRepublic, found that organizations who used microservices were reaping clear benefits: 69% were experiencing faster deployment of services, 61% had greater flexibility to respond to changing conditions, and 56% benefited more from rapidly scaling up new features into large applications.

6 years, 1 month ago

Microservices or Monoliths – Fences and Neighbors

  At the end of my last post, “What Makes a Monolith Monolithic?”, I stated that I didn’t consider the term “monolithic” to be inherently derogatory. It is, rather, a descriptive term relating to the style of organizing an application’s architecture. Depending on the context the system operates within, a monolithic architectural style could lie […]

6 years, 5 months ago

Microservices, Monoliths, and Modularity

  There are very valid reasons for considering a microservice architecture (MSA) when building/evolving an application. In my opinion, however, forcing modularity isn’t one of those very valid reasons. Just the other day, I saw tweet from Simon Brown saying this same thing: I still like his comment from two years back: “I’ll keep saying […]

6 years, 10 months ago

Monolithic Applications and Enterprise Gravel

It’s been almost a year since I’ve written anything about microservices, and while a lot has been said on that subject, it’s one I still monitor to see what new pops up. The opening of a blog post that I read last week caught my attention: Coined by Melvin Conway in 1968, Conway’s Law states: […]