8 years, 8 months ago

The Open Group Baltimore 2015 Highlights

By Loren K. Baynes, Director, Global Marketing Communications, The Open Group The Open Group Baltimore 2015, Enabling Boundaryless Information Flow™, July 20-23, was held at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor. Over 300 attendees from 16 countries, including China, Japan, … Continue reading

8 years, 8 months ago

ArchiMate Modeling in Practice – Where are we going?

When work on the business function model / capability map is well underway, Brenda is confident that she can promise management a first product to be delivered in a few weeks’ time. She has organized weekly meetings with the team for updates and reviews and things seem to move along at a slow, albeit steady pace. This frees up her hands for the next topic to be addressed: where are we going? 

8 years, 8 months ago

From Last Week’s Open Group Conference: Always-On Services for Consumer Web, Mobile and the Internet of Things

How can organizations create the back-end services used by applications that consumers expect to work all the time when the underlying systems of record are not designed for consumer-facing availability,

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8 years, 8 months ago

From Last Week’s Open Group Conference: Effective Strategy Execution with Capability-Based Planning, Enterprise Architecture, and Portfolio Management

Executing a great strategy requires a careful look at the current state of an organization and the changes in structure, motivation and function required for strategy execution. Once architects characterize

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8 years, 8 months ago

Newly Updated: Using the TOGAF 9.1 Framework with the ArchiMate Modeling Language

Drive strategic change with the predominant EA framework and visual modeling language. This Open Group White Paper has just been updated to reflect the latest standards. EAPJ Editor Iver Band

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8 years, 8 months ago

Think A Data Lake Is THE Answer? Think Again. Here Comes Elastic Analytics

Enterprise architects, are you mired in a tangled web of data marts while your business pursues customer engagement without you? If you think a Hadoop-centric architecture is going to save the day, you may need to rethink. Your customers expect you to create systems of insight to deliver win-win engagement in real time. I’m seeing a new class of digital predators leverage the cloud to do just this. For example, Netflix designs cover graphics for its series based on subscriber viewing habits. They know their customers that well.

I call their technology approach an Elastic Analytics Platform in my recently published report. I formally define it as:

“A combination of data storage and middleware technology that allows the creation and dissolution of analytics components on demand, while provisioning these with data from one, or a few, distributed, virtualized data sources.”

That’s a mouthful. So here’s a rough picture:

Firms like Netflix, Stitch Fix (who? read the linked KDnuggets blog post), and LinkedIn are sourcing all their data, and I mean everything, into a few data stores in the cloud. Next, they are exploiting cloud to create analytic workloads on demand. This gives them elasticity two ways. First, they get scale-out storage; second, they get on-demand analytics components. For example, Netflix can spin up Hadoop, Spark, or Kafka clusters as they need them and provision these from Kafka or S3. They also have Teradata on Amazon. This gives them enormous flexibility to create as much of what they need when they need it.

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8 years, 8 months ago

Pervasives and the VSM algedonic link

How do we keep on track to enterprise purpose? Perhaps more to the point, how can we know when we’re falling off-track, in time to recover? To me, one of the keys here is the perhaps least-known part of the