banking fintech trends

By the September deadline, Europe’s banks and fintech companies should be compliant with the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2).  Rather than focusing inwards on business operations, PSD2 is an outward-looking directive. It encourages open access and competition in the banking industry. Organisations across the breadth of the industry are required to open their payments infrastructures and customer data to third …

Saas subscription business model with a twist

Before the arrival of the SaaS subscription business model, enterprise ISVs could focus on doing what they do best – developing great software to solve a business challenge faced by their target market. The download CD (remember those?!) had a purchase price. Then periodic updates followed until the product was deemed obsolete. It was a straightforward, one-size fits all model …

With the second annual SaaStr Europe around the corner, we are getting ready to head for Paris and join fellow founders, developers and specialists in the B2B SaaS community. Flights booked…check! Demos ready…check! SaaStr Europa is Europe’s largest gathering of people that are passionate about software development and integration on a cloud platform, and we are keen to get our …

Feature alert February 2016

Renat Zubairov feature-alert

February is over and we are excited to give you a short overview of the improvements we’ve been working on during the cold and rainy month. Tenant management UI (preview) Multi-tenancy is a built-in feature of elastic.io from day one. Set of tenant management capabilities was already available to our customers on the Embedded and White-label plans long before, and now we are …

Feature alert January 2016

Renat Zubairov feature-alert

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. …

docker private registry

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 microservices nowadays, you can hardly avoid using Docker. After building your first Docker container, your next step would be to …