Meet the companies destroying software suites and system integration as we know it

Originally posted on BDO Blog, by Jakob Sand, leader of the Global TMT M & A team. Cloud connectors and their surrounding ecosystem promise a new, flexible approach to creating best-of-breed software and application solutions for individuals and companies alike. The approach might spell the end of system integration and software suites, as we know them. Meet three of the …

mailjet integration howto

In our last blog post I was talking about how a ready-to-use Mailjet integration solution can effectively support you in automating your email marketing with Mailjet. This time, as promised, I’m going to lead you step-by-step through the Mailjet integration process. We’ve prepared a few ready-to-use recipes which you can find here (UPDATE: the links is no longer available due …

email marketing automatisation

Are you already familiar with automated email marketing or are considering your first steps towards this? Either way, you probably have already heard about Mailjet (if not – you must check it out!). Mailjet is an awesome transactional and marketing email service provider based in France. It allows you to send e.g. automated welcome emails as soon as you get …

Alternatives to Heroku

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Alternative to Heroku

I was spending couple of evenings last week looking for German hosted alternatives to Heroku. Heroku is an absolutely awesome Platform as a Service (PaaS). We at elastic.io are active and paying customers of Heroku for the last two years. We are very happy with the value it provides, however after the NSA scandal we are being very often asked …

Why we chose API-Based CMS System

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API Based CMS

In our last post we summarised what we need in our new content management system (CMS). After careful considerations and analysis we selected a new interesting CMS system. It is called prismic.io. And it’s cool not only because it’s name ends with .io (which is actually a top level domain for British Indian Ocean Territory) but also because it satisfy …

Amazon Cloudfront Part 1

Amazon CloudFront in combination with custom origin provide us with a great caching and content delivery service. We can use it even for dynamically generated resources. In our (simplistic) test we’ve seen 10-fold increase in speed and latency when serving from the Amazon CloudFront caches. With CloudFront we can declaratively control caching behaviour. This means that we can also use …