Middleware

How Apache Kafka Inspired Our Platform Events Architecture

There’s a class of scalability challenges that are best approached using an asynchronous, event-driven architecture — particularly when it comes to doing data integrations. To support these uses cases Salesforce recently added a feature called “Platform Events” which exposes a time-ordered immutable event stream to our customers. Our multitenant setup posed some challenges for traditional messaging systems and luckily Apache Kafka [...]

By |Kafka, logging, Middleware|

IBM Partners: Top Picks of Disruptive Offerings at Think 2018

In a recent Forbes article, leading industry analyst and Forbes contributor Jason Bloomberg lists his top picks from Think 2018 of disruptive capabilities and offerings complementary to IBM’s focus on cloud and data, artificial intelligence (AI),  blockchain and security. Among the vendors listed from Think 2018, he included Nastel's comprehensive monitoring capabilities across hybrid environments. [...]

Service Level Agreements: The Dos and Don’ts of SLA Management

The past few years have seen a huge increase in the amount of critical IT services that companies outsource to SaaS/IaaS/PaaS providers, be it security, storage, monitoring, or operations. Of course, along with any outsourcing to a service provider comes Service Level Agreements (SLA) to ensure that the vendor is held financially responsible for any lapses [...]

Monitoring Kafka: Real-Time Ops Challenge

Monitoring Kafka: Real-Time Ops Challenge Let’s say you’re a long-time expert on message-oriented middleware – say, an MQSeries (now IBM MQ) pro from back in the day – and someone asked you to create an entirely new middleware product following modern, cloud-native architectural principles, able to process trillions of messages per day. What would it [...]

By |Middleware, monitoring|

Stirring Apache Kafka into the Middleware Mix (Part 1)

Stirring Apache Kafka into the Middleware Mix (First of a six-part blog series that describes how a team of IT pros and managers at one of the world’s largest global banks accommodated a bank acquisition and mastered a complex hybrid messaging environment spanning mainframes, distributed systems, and clouds.) About the Author Charley Rich has decades [...]

Here’s how middleware capabilities can move medical devices from charting to active patient monitoring and intervention.

Here's how middleware capabilities can move medical devices from charting to active patient monitoring and intervention. Historically, medical device data has been isolated, trapped in silos, each having unique communication protocols, physical connections, update rates, and terminology, but key advances have put medical devices on the precipice of an evolutionary leap from charting and documentation [...]

By |Healthcare, Middleware|

The Black Hole in Digital Performance Management

By Jason Bloomberg February 22, 2017 For today’s enterprises, digital performance means far more than a snappy website and mobile apps. In reality, end-to-end performance is critical to keeping customers happy and, in turn, achieving the strategic goals of the business. End-to-end digital performance presents a tricky challenge, as every link in the chain must [...]

What is Middleware?

People ask me regularly what is middleware?   Like the plumbing in your house, it’s easy to see the external interfaces.  Where and how it goes after that is a bit of a mystery and you normally aren’t concerned.   That is, until something goes wrong and you have a leak in your ceiling.   The more complex [...]

IBM MQ Monitoring and Management

IBM MQ Monitoring & Management The dependability and performance of your enterprise application ecosystem rests upon the availability of robust middleware capabilities—which in turn require powerful tools to manage them. We are the MQ Doctor ®.   Schedule a demo Nastel AutoPilot for [...]

By |Middleware, Middleware management|