Middleware Messaging

AutoPilot Monitoring for Apache Kafka

AutoPilot for Apache Kafka provides operational and transactional monitoring for Apache Kafka, the open-source stream processing platform developed by the Apache Software Foundation, written in Scala and Java. Apache Kafka is a unified, high-throughput, low-latency platform for handling real-time data feeds. It utilizes a massively scalable pub/sub message queue—designed as a distributed transaction log—as its storage [...]

By |Apache, Kafka, open-source|

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 5 of 6)

(Fifth 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.) […]

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 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: […]

The ABCs of Multiple Messaging Infrastructures – Part 1

Many large companies need to address—and hopefully simplify—their means of control over multi-vendor messaging infrastructures. What are the issues IT professionals often mention as causing their management and administrative workloads to get out of hand? Acquisitions that expand technology diversity and overall footprint Lack of visibility across multiple middleware platforms The need for self-service Shortage [...]

Self-service, the DIY for WebSphere

  The DIY (do it yourself) movement while ageless, is experiencing a rising tide of popularity possibly due the economy’s lethargic performance.  You can judge it’s popularity yourself, just based on the number of cable channels dedicated to building anything from a bookshelf to an entire new house.  Homeowners needing to do more with less [...]

By |Middleware management, MQ, Websphere|