What implementation partners can learn from Slack

Summary 2015/2016 is seeing a shift in the business model of SaaS implementation partners. Some of them are moving from offering purely individual implementation and integration projects to adding integration as a service in form of integration marketplaces to their portfolios. As it is with any other recent trends and shifts in SaaS industry, it is essential for SaaS implementation …

feature alert jan2016

Beginning of 2016 was very interesting for us – new customers and many new features in our platform. We scratched the 300k mark of launched containers in January, growing significantly in comparison with December 2015. Here is a short summary of new features delivered and released in January 2016. New features Two major themes for January were API and stability / performance. …

Practical application of eventual consistency for integration processes

elastic.io platform connects and keeps different systems in synch using their APIs. All this is done despite their different hierarchical structures with inter-object dependencies, different data types and different locations. It would seem to be an impossible task to achieve, especially in the current distributed computer systems where the problem of common state or consistency can really hamper the success …

How to connect microservices in 15 minutes

We interviewed one of our platform users Dan Bruce, CTO and co-founder of mobile FinTech startup Albert about how they connected their microservices in 15 minutes. Albert helps freelancers create invoices as easily and as quickly as possible, all for free. “Invoicing is now as easy as email.” What problem did you have that you wanted to solve with elastic.io? …

Manage multiple applications

A question I found on Reddit inspired me to write this blog post, and the question was exactly about the ways to manage multiple applications. So, I decided to elaborate on my answer to this question on Reddit and pinpoint three major options to manage multiple SaaS (but not only) applications as well as highlight their most obvious advantages and …

Blog post_Shadow IT

Thanks to the cloud computing, the ever-growing number of cloud-based services and products and changes in pricing models (subscription-based and pay-per-use models), it became considerably easier to buy software, which meant it’s growing accessibility. This is sometimes called democratization of IT: Software applications are considerably easier and quicker to access than before.

elastic.io Platform 2.0 Democratizes Application Integration

elastic.io is introducing the second version of its platform standardizing the integration of various IT applications. The new approach allows to integrate self-developed connectors into a superordinate platform and thus, connect any number of cloud-based as well as on-premise IT applications in a standardized environment and easily monitor all processes. The empowering democratization of business applications How many applications a …

Running a Docker Private Registry on EC2_Brannan filter

This blog post describes the best way to host private Docker Registry instance on Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3. You can skip the lyrics and go to the ‘Resources’ section to get the ECS Task Definition JSON. When working with micro-services nowadays you can hardly avoid using Docker. After building your first Docker container your next step would be to …

docker containers - image by AlexandreHenryAlves, morguefile.com

This article will describe several alternatives for gathering Docker containers logs in the distributed environment of Apache Marathon / Mesos cluster, like Syslog, Container linking, Docker REST API, embedded logging piping stdout/stderr and Mesos APIs for that. We’ll go through a problem statement, different alternatives and describe the challenges related to each of them. tl;dr: Docker REST API combined with …