Best breed of API Management platforms

2017-03-28T17:07:41+00:00 1 December, 2016|Tags: , , , |

In this follow-up to my previous blog Why invest in API Management? I highlight the need for very mature API Ecosystems. With this blog about the best breed of API Management platforms, I discuss questions such as: What responsibilities are held by such an ecosystem? What capabilities should it provide? And: why should the make-or-buy [...]

European Cyber Security Challenge 2016

2017-03-28T17:07:51+00:00 24 November, 2016|Tags: , , |

Close enough: when hacking infects our daily lives Before I start about the fascinating European Cyber Security Challenge, imagine you wake up in middle of night: You go to the children's room and you hear your child speaking with a stranger; it’s your cheap Chinese baby phone with built-in microphone, speakers and camera. You attached it [...]

API Gateway: the new spider in the web?

2017-03-28T17:07:58+00:00 17 November, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

Let’s face it: with the upcoming of cloud and cloud-to-cloud, we entered a new era. An era where besides the traditional Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), a new spider entered the web of the IT world. A spider with legs in the inside (the traditional on premise world) and legs in the outside (external world of the [...]

Book review: DevOps Handbook by Gene Kim and co.

2017-03-28T17:08:12+00:00 2 November, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

The highly anticipated DevOps Handbook, co-authored by the who's who of DevOps - Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois and John Willis - was published this month. It is a completely non-fictional follow-up on their earlier book The Phoenix project. The book attempts to lay down the prescriptions for effective DevOps and in the process [...]

New Features! Oracle Data Visualization Desktop

2017-03-28T17:08:24+00:00 27 October, 2016|Tags: , , , |

The 18 th of October 2016 marks the second release of Oracle Data Visualization Desktop (DVD). DVD enables users to explore data on a visual way on individual basis. You don’t need to have a server, just download the install and you’re up-and- running [after you acquire the right license of course]. Last week, TMNS joined a [...]

Keeping Complexity Simple – a reposted blog

2017-03-28T17:08:33+00:00 20 October, 2016|

Simply implementing a feature request from a customer will please the customer and the sales people, but it adds to the complexity of our solution. Given that we have the most powerful technology ever at our hands (or server rooms), adding an extra dialog to enhance the customer's user experience falls short of what we should do. Instead of designing a new [...]

The Oracle Friday Tech Update: Big Data Management!

2017-03-28T17:08:34+00:00 13 October, 2016|Tags: , , , |

The Oracle Friday Tech Updates are an initiative from Oracle and are educational, practice-focussed sessions held on Friday. Every session offers an interesting close-up on a subject within Oracle's portfolio. On the 7th of October 2016, I have attended the Oracle Friday Tech Update with the subject: Big Data Management. During this day, Oracle provided an overview of a [...]

DevOps: let’s start cooperating!

2017-03-28T17:08:44+00:00 7 October, 2016|Tags: , , |

Last Wednesday September 28, the Oracle Fusion Cloud Application Foundation organized an interesting evening at the Oracle Netherlands headquarter in Utrecht. The main purpose was to get development and managed service support together in one room to meet and try to solve challenges. Making the statement that Oracle Fusion is the central platform for middleware [...]