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.
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).
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.
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.
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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