Tag: messaging middleware

The New Normal

The New Normal

The pandemic hit, and the world has changed forever. I do not mean to sound overdramatic, but having 100% remote working, and 100% e-business forced on much of the business world, we have had to learn a lot of rather uncomfortable lessons.

Poll Results Indicate New Kafka, Cloud Middleware-related Activity for MQ Shops

Poll Results Indicate New Kafka, Cloud Middleware-related Activity for MQ Shops

The initial polling of IBM MQ customers reveals some interesting trends as we enter 2021.

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). 

Is Legacy Technology Still Your Greatest Asset?

Is Legacy Technology Still Your Greatest Asset?

Who has actually made the move off of the mainframe?

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.

The secret to exploiting your investment in messaging middleware!

The secret to exploiting your investment in messaging middleware!

Messaging Middleware – Large enterprises generally expend about ¼ of their entire IT budget on the systems and processes to connect the disparate systems that make up complex application stacks.

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.

A brief overview of what’s new in IBM MQ 9.2

A brief overview of what’s new in IBM MQ 9.2

Recently, I wrote about the difference between long-term support and continuous delivery releases of IBM MQ. In that discussion I pointed out that based on their traditional cadence that a new MQ release was not far off. As expected, IBM has announced IBM MQ 9.2. This is scheduled for availability this week. As I discussed…
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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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Multi Middleware Message Flow Tracking

If you are interested in multi middleware message flow tracking, this video may be the best 5 minutes you have spent in a very long time! Scott Corrigan from Nastel Technologies walks you through how to use Nastel’s XRay solution to view and analyze the performance of end-to-end transactions that span multiple middleware technologies (in…
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