Tag: Kafka

CX Makes This ‘CrossWorld’ Estate Sexy Again

CX Makes This ‘CrossWorld’ Estate Sexy Again

Almost exactly 19 years ago IBM acquired CrossWorlds Software to add to their WebSphere business-integration middleware business.  CrossWorlds was famous (or infamous) back then mainly because of its founder and approach to advertising, publicity and PR (public relations). 

Lessons from the DevOps shop floor

Lessons from the DevOps shop floor

DevOps – Recently I’ve been investigating just how much time and effort companies put into building, configuring, using and maintaining their messaging middleware environments. And here’s what I’ve discovered.

Need a way to reduce costs and improve application performance at the same time?

Need a way to reduce costs and improve application performance at the same time?

Application Performance – Much of the costs associated with implementing a new app or upgrading an existing app are operational. For most companies at least a quarter of their entire IT budget is aligned to integration and configuration management.

Nastel announces the immediate availability of Nastel Navigator X

Nastel announces the immediate availability of Nastel Navigator X

The only Product that combines Administration, Secure Self Service,Proactive Monitoring and Message Tracking for all Middleware in one Category Making Solution!  Nastel Technologies, the global leader of solutions covering middleware centric end-to-end Transaction Tracking and Application Performance Management (APM) for mission-critical applications across all environments, has announced today the immediate availability of Nastel Navigator X.…
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Performance Monitoring in the Cloud Age

Performance Monitoring in the Cloud Age

Cloud – Business applications have continued to become more complex, and the tools we all rely on to monitor performance have not always kept up.

Solving A Common Cloud Migration Issue For Messaging Middleware

Solving A Common Cloud Migration Issue For Messaging Middleware

Are you like many enterprises, using a mix of messaging middleware applications including IBM MQ, Kafka and/or Tibco EMS? And Are you in the process of either moving some apps off of mainframes and in-house datacenters to the cloud, or starting to build news apps in new cloud environments? These are currently common scenarios that…
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Advances in technology solve problems while creating new ones

Advances in technology solve problems while creating new ones

Previously I wrote about the difference in technology today compared to when MQ first came out. One of the areas that is most notable is network speed and how that relates to I/O as well as reliability.   Not that long ago, you probably were saving changes to your Word or PowerPoint documents every few minutes…
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Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Recently I have setup test environments on both the IBM MQ and Confluent Kafka cloud offerings. For both of these the setup was quick and simple.   Since many applications today are using client connections, switching from a locally hosted service to a cloud offering was as simple as changing the connection URL. From first connect…
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A beginners guide to Spring Boot + Apache Kafka

A beginners guide to Spring Boot + Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka – We are living in the age of the data revolution. Have you ever thought of how the huge amount of real-time data is being processed? How does an eventing system work? Okay, cool…it’s Apache Kafka. Don’t worry, you have come to the right place. In this Kafka tutorial, we will see what is…
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What I Learned From Building Apache Kafka At LinkedIn

Apache Kafka wasn’t the first open source project I was involved in at LinkedIn. We’d also built a key-value store, a workflow system, and a number of other things. The biggest difference with Kafka was that I think we were much more intentional about the space and what would be possible. The other projects began…
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