Middleware management

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 [...]

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.   Schedule a demo Nastel’s AutoPilot for IBM MQ supports the needs of [...]

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4 Key Benefits from Using Self-Service for IBM MQ – Part 2 of 3

[This is Part 2 of a 3 part series. Catch-up with part 1, here.] Drivers for MQ Self-Service In Part I, we discussed the extensive interest in MQ Self-Service.  This interest is due to a number of factors, including:  the shrinking size of middleware staff, growing workloads and increasing application complexity. At the same time [...]

Making a Happy Marriage of WebSphere & TIBCO Infrastructures (Part 6 of 6)

Making a Happy Marriage of WebSphere & TIBCO Infrastructures (Part 6 of 6) (The conclusion 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 messaging environment.) I’ve talked about some particulars associated with [...]

Making a Happy Marriage of WebSphere & TIBCO Infrastructures (Part 4 of 6)

TIBCO Metrics (Fourth 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 messaging environment.) A major driver of MegaBank’s decision to standardize on Nastel AutoPilot was its ability [...]

Making a Happy Marriage of WebSphere & TIBCO Infrastructures (Part 3 of 6)

(Third 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 messaging environment.) Bringing Light to the Dark Side… Nastel’s AutoPilot was already effectively monitoring MegaBank’s WebSphere MQ and homegrown MOM systems. However, while [...]

Making a Happy Marriage of WebSphere & TIBCO Infrastructures (Part 2)

(Second 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 messaging environment.) Before MegaBank’s merger with TargetBank, their IT department had been using a well-known event monitoring product to monitor WebSphere MQ. TargetBank [...]

Making a Happy Marriage of WebSphere & TIBCO Infrastructures (Part 1 of 6)

(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 messaging environment.) In the beginning, there was darkness… Ok, I’m being a bit overly dramatic. What was happening in New York a couple [...]

The ABCs of Multiple Messaging Infrastructures – Part 2

In the first installment of this two-part blog series I discussed a number of issues IT pros face when managing the tech aftermath of a corporate acquisition: merging different IT infrastructures. (Reminds me off an old sci-fi movie, When Worlds Collide.) Let’s recap the frequently encountered issues I mentioned last time: […]