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Capability Analysis Source: English Wikipedia Microservices is a new architectural style based upon independent services. The terms Microservices and Microservices Architecture are often used. It is an architecture based on independent relatively small components named Micro Services. Some people may think that Microservices Architecture is a new and improved Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). It is not. Martin Fowler is the first name mentioned in articles about Micro Services. Fowler is a British Software Engineer specialized in Software development. I read the article: Microservices in Fowler's Web site. I am more confused about Microservices characteristics after reading the article. The article was written by James Lewis and Martin Fowler. What Microservice Architecture is and what Microservice is? The articles discussed the following characteristics of Microserv... (more)

Choosing a SOA consultant

he first question to ask is do you really need a SOA Consultant? In most cases the answer is yes. The consultant has vast knowledge and experience and deeper understanding. An Aberdeen Group survey finding supports the conclusion above. Consultants participate in Best in Class (BIC) enterprises SOA initiatives more than in average enterprises... ... (more)

Acquisition is not simple

On May 14th SAP AG signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sybase Inc. for approximately $5,800 million. The offer price represents a premium of 44% over the three-month average stock price of Sybase and a premium of approximately 56.36% over the closing price of Sybase' common stock of $41.57 on May 11, According to the announcements by the two companies the deal, which follows a partnership for a significant time, is beneficial for both companies. I partially agree: It is very good for Sybase. However, I think that acquiring Sybase looks like a SAP's mistake. What motivated SA... (more)

The Illusion of Static Enterprise Architecture

I recently read a post by ZapThink's analyst Jason Bloomberg titled: Continuous Business Transformation: At the Center of ZapThink 2020 According to that post the permanence of change drives how we run our organizations,but it is against our human quest for stability. As far as Enterprise Architecture is concerned, he notes that the To-Be Architecture organizations trying to move to from current As-Is Architecture is a moving target: There will never be a stable Enterprise Architecture. I do agree that Architecture is dynamic in nature, however we should look more deeply at the c... (more)

Will Microsoft survive until 2021?

Three years ago I published a post titled: Will Microsoft Survive Until 2018?.  During the past 3 years a lot was changed, so the probability that it will not survive is higher than it was three years ago, although still it is a low probability.  The following bullets highlight some of the issues facing Microsoft: Microsoft is not a leader in the growing Cloud Computing market. Its position in the growing Smart Phones and the Tablet computers markets is far from being good.  The Skype acquisition is at least questionable. For more details read Microsoft's Skype acquisition: Warning S... (more)