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Architecting & Managing a Global Data & Analytics Platform Part 3: Deploy Frameworks that Scale on any Cloud (Containers, Azure, AWS, VMs, Baremetal)

It’s much easier to iterate your platform on containers before deciding to use more “traditional” computing systems in Staging or Production. It’s not a requirement to use Docker or Kubernetes, but even if the system is using containers all the way up to Production, many of the DevOps cycles can be done more quickly because of how quickly environments can be refreshed.

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Architecting and Managing a Global Data & Analytics Platform – Part 2: Foundation for Properly Managing a Business Data & Communications Framework

The Anant STACK process is fairly generic in that it can be applied to any technology whether it’s SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, Open Source or Commercial. You can always elect to implement a full-blown ITIL service strategy if you already have it at your company. Our process is meant to be an easy to understand enterprise architecture process.

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Architecting & Managing a Global Data & Analytics Platform Part 1: Foundation of a Business Data, Computing, and Communication Framework

This series covers different aspects of architecting and managing a global data & analytics platform. This is not as simple as choosing some technology and installing it. This work involves proper coordination of people, processes, information, and systems to ensure that the business needs are met at all times. We will cover the components of the “SMACK” stack although many people may not necessarily use Akka or Mesos, they will find much value in our coverage of Cassandra, Spark, and Kafka. We will also cover the Anant “STACK” set of procedures which we use at our company to manage data & analytics platforms for our clients.

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Reactive Business Platform Applications & Services with Akka

Reactive business platforms are the future of the modern enterprise. In, Reactive Manifesto: The Next Visicalc and the future of Business Technology, I ruminated about how the future needs to be reactive, responsive to business events. The more you think about it, the largest enterprises have already started to move in the direction of building business platforms that react to the customer. What exactly is a Reactive Business Platform and how can you or your team build one with publicly available technologies in the open source or cloud worlds?
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Components That Make Up a Business Platform

Building a modern business platform is a requirement for teams, organizations, and teams of teams today. When we defined the “modern enterprise” and “business platform” we took from our experience in working with startups that started their teams in the last ten years, non-profits and associations, and some of the largest companies that have been around. We also have leveraged tremendous knowledge from other institutions and companies such as ITIL and Gartner Research. Continue reading