monolithic vs microservices

Today’s IT publications and discussions are full of such words as digital transformation, bimodal IT, continuous development and agility. It is hardly debatable that in this light, monolithic architectures and monolithic applications should become a thing of the past sooner or later –preferably, sooner, of course. And indeed, IT departments are encouraged to move away from their monoliths for a …

Feature alert April 2016

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It’s mid-May and therefore, it’s high time for our April Feature Alert. As hinted last time, we have a new awesome feature to introduce. Please meet: Real-time Flows for Real-time Data As you probably know, our platform is microservices-based, which means that each integration component is placed inside its very own Docker container. Previously, when you wanted to execute a …

enterprise chatbots

Continuing the topic started last week, this week I would like to show you how these little lightweight programs called chatbots are taking their own place within organizations, doing no less than increasing employees productivity and streamlining business processes. From the “simple” consumer space to the enterprise Currently, chatbots are very popular in the consumer space. From the business perspective, …

chatbot applications

Chatbots in itself are by far not a new phenomenon. The generally recognized first chatbot appeared as early as in 1966. It had a name ELIZA and responded largely by rephrasing questions posed to it. 60s-80s saw a few more bots, but the actual popularity came to bots from mid 90s onwards. They appeared mostly in chats like ICQ, Yahoo, …

Feature alert March 2016

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Feature alert March 2016

March is over and we are excited to introduce you to our awesome new feature as well as to some improvements of an already existing one. Step-by-step execution Previously, when you set up your integration flow, you could check whether everything’s working only after you started the whole thing. You would naturally get very detailed logs to troubleshoot, but there is still a much …

moving to the cloud

Last week we talked about expectations that companies usually have about moving to the cloud and whether these expectations are eventually met afterwards. This week, as promised, we’re publishing an interview with a person who comes from a completely non-cloud area and is running now a 100% cloud-based company. He’s going to share his thoughts on the security issues, advantages …

Over the past several years, cloud adoption became tantamount to positioning one’s business as an innovative one, saving considerable costs, improving overall business performance, and so much more. Most businesses eagerly embraced the cloud, due to a larger extent, to these core benefits: Scalability Cost savings Flexibility Competitive advantage Automatic software updates Indeed, according to the Cloud Industry Forum, by …

Implementing the Postmodern ERP Strategy

Just yesterday we were talking about ERP systems and a colleague of mine told a story about the introduction of an ERP suite at one of the companies she used to work with. Long story short — the company almost went bankrupt, because they invested a huuuge amount of money into the ERP implementation, and failed. Failed so profoundly that they …

platform business models

Platforms are changing the world It doesn’t matter if it involves the exchange of physical goods (e.g. eBay and Etsy), virtual goods (e.g. Youtube and Facebook) or standardized services (e.g. Uber and Airbnb). Never in the history has there been such a rapid growth of companies which core is a platform model. In his fantastic book Platform Scale, Sangeet Paul …