Serverless Microservice Reference Architecture

This reference architecture walks you through the decision-making process involved in designing, developing, and delivering the onboarding platform by HRcloud (a fictitious company). The goal is to provide you with practical hands-on experience in working with several integral cloud services and technologies that effectively are used in building serverless-based microservice architectures. We hope to illuminate…

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Hyperautomation: How Can Small and Medium-Sized Companies Capitalize on it?

No matter how you spell hyper-automation (you’ll see it with and without the hyphen too), it may sound like a sci-fi concept—like the hyperdrive the Millennium Falcon was continually struggling with. You may already understand how automation removes headaches and makes several business processes more manageable and more efficient. But hyper-automation? Why all the hype?…

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What You Need to Know about Data Mesh

Data is king, but there is so much of it out there that it can be hard to rule it without the right architecture. And the trouble isn’t just finding the right architecture, but adapting from your original data structure, unwieldy as it may currently be, to something that gets data into decision-makers hands faster…

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Leveraging AI for Small Business

Small businesses employ almost half of the workers in the United States. In Europe, more than a third of workers were employed by small businesses. Various estimates put overall global employment by small businesses at around 7 of every 10 people. Most of those numbers came before the pandemic hit, however. Unfortunately, these small businesses…

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Dangers and Solutions of Cloud Misconfiguration

Cloud computing has exploded over the past few years as more and more organizations move major sectors of their operations there. The COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated that migration now that the physical location of work matters less and less. Of course, cloud computing brings incredible benefits and growth opportunities. But it also brings security…

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Guide to Event-Driven Architecture (EDA)

In order to understand the benefits and reasons why event-driven architecture is so important in the world of microservices today, it’s important to step back in time just a little. Of course, in software programming years, a few months could be equivalent to nearly a decade in normal time. Nevertheless, in that not-so-distant past, applications…

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The Benefits of AI-Assisted Software Development

Software. It’s the ocean that we all swim in, day in and day out. From the apps we rely on from dawn to dusk in our personal lives to the major applications and systems we use to accomplish myriad strategic business objectives, software truly makes our world go around. So, when there’s a software glitch…

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Stateless vs. Stateful Microservices: Addressing the Benefits and Quandaries

Is an application stateful or stateless? And what does that mean? This is a question that many decision-makers are trying to wrap their heads around as they consider bringing microservices into their organizations to deliver new services to their clients. Let’s use an imperfect but useful analogy: Remember Dory and Marlin in the classic “Finding…

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How to Build Crashproof Microservices Architecture with the Right Model

There’s a reason that microservices are a hot topic amongst developers and businesses right now. By using microservices architecture, developers can create a robust application by using separate, smaller, micro components that each do their jobs exceptionally well. Each service is built individually and deployed separately. They run their own processes smoothly and communicate using…

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