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MQ Cluster Workload Balancing with Preferred Locality - Part 4

MQ Cluster Workload Balancing with Preferred Locality - Part 4

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Welcome to the last post in this short series about using MQ clusters to enable location preferences, while also enabling Disaster Recovery by allowing messages to reach distant queue managers if no local destinations are available.

Earlier posts are available on the Syntegrity Solutions site if you want to refresh your memory, or you have reached us directly at this post.

By Neil Casey
MQ Cluster Workload Balancing with Preferred Locality - Part 3

MQ Cluster Workload Balancing with Preferred Locality - Part 3

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Welcome back to week 3 of this short blog series on extending MQ clusters to deliver messages to geographically local destinations. This week, we look at a second option for delivering to a local destination if possible, but still finding another queue manager hosting the queue if none of the preferred queue managers is available.

By Neil Casey
MQ Cluster Workload Balancing with Preferred Locality - Part 2

MQ Cluster Workload Balancing with Preferred Locality - Part 2

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Last week we looked at separating the traffic into geographic regions, but there was no ability to keep providing service if the data centre for a region was down or disconnected from the network.

This week we look at the first of 3 ways to enable a surviving site to take on messages from another geography in the event of an outage.

By Neil Casey
MQ Cluster Workload Balancing with Preferred Locality - Part 1

MQ Cluster Workload Balancing with Preferred Locality - Part 1

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This is the first of a short series of blog posts that proposes several options for distributing messages through MQ clusters so that they are processed at a (relatively) local data centre, rather than being distributed evenly to all available queue instances.

The first post looks at just splitting the traffic, without providing Disaster Recovery.

By Neil Casey
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Testimonial

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Testimonial

A great example of how Syntegrity Solutions can help your organisation get the best out of its technology. A testimonial from Bendigo and Adelaide Bank that highlights how Syntegrity are true experts in the field.

By Paul Hulme, Bendigo Bank
Martin Fowler on Microservices

Martin Fowler on Microservices

I was lucky enough to see Martin Fowler speak at Melbourne Yow! Nights recently, and one of the topics he chose to speak on was Microservices, which he described as the "hipster" talk of the evening.

Martin provided a series of common characteristics as an alternative to a "definition" of Microservices.

By Ben Stringer
Executive sponsors: The underestimated stakeholder in internal innovation

Executive sponsors: The underestimated stakeholder in internal innovation

Introducing an internal startup or innovation team is part art and part science. One thing is for certain: if you are in a bureaucratic organisation, you need an executive sponsor – acting as a stakeholder – to have your back. Executive sponsorship and involvement are not new ideas. Ensuring senior management involvement in the security area is taught to all CISSP students.

By Paul Winters
Move to the Cloud? But how?

Move to the Cloud? But how?

Moving your IT infrastructure to the cloud is a daunting step. First, how can you ensure the security of your systems and data? Second, where do you even start? There are a lot of tools and platforms available that it almost overwhelming to even begin looking. But look you must. Working in the cloud has some serious benefits that can't be ignored.

By Christine Medley
How to avoid a messy transition to microservices

How to avoid a messy transition to microservices

The goals of using microservices to improve time to market, scalability and maintainability are noble. The results from Netflix, REA and other enterprises show that it can work. The transition phase from a monolithic environment to a microservices environment can get messy, whether the blame is the culture, technology or risk.

By Paul Winters
The changing DevOps landscape

The changing DevOps landscape

In an industry that is running at full speed at the moment, it’s hard to keep track of where everything is sitting at the present time.

By Christine Medley
Selecting a Monitoring Solution

Selecting a Monitoring Solution

A monitoring solution is a critical part of any application infrastructure. Selecting the right monitoring solution involves many criteria and considerations. A monitoring solution can provide many different types of monitoring, cater to a number of...

By Ben Stringer
Integrating in the cloud with IIB

Integrating in the cloud with IIB

Application integration in the cloud is a thing of normalcy now. IBM’s integration products such as WebSphere Message Broker, in previous years, have been major competitors in the on premise integration battle. However, with the big push to integrating in the cloud, there has been an urgency to perform business quickly and efficiently in an on demand option.

By Christine Medley
A development environment of ones own

A development environment of ones own

Vagrant is a great tool that has been widely adopted by developers to quickly create isolated development environments. The question is what it can do for middleware integrators?

By Andrew Burrow
5 questions to determine your digital disruption timeline

5 questions to determine your digital disruption timeline

A potential client told me last week that “we need to have a direct relationship with our customers by 2022, or else we won’t have any revenue.” We discussed their plan to disintermediate or “cut out the middlemen” via digital channels and leverage a cloud-based marketing platform. The plan should succeed if they can provide a quality product, reach potential customers and give customers a reason to engage. I was impressed that the client knew the exact date when they needed to be digital.

By Paul Winters
Why marketing should run your next hackathon

Why marketing should run your next hackathon

Hackathons are normally driven and run by the IT department. Marketing leadership can increase their potential for innovation. Hackathons are intensive sessions where developers, designers and others quickly prototype applications. These prototypes are innovative and normally focus on newly available technology. Running hackathons is a good way to engage the developer community with your APIs.

By Paul Winters
Version Control. Why are you using it?

Version Control. Why are you using it?

It is likely, that your team will be making extensive use of version control, and this is a good thing. Git has become the de facto standard for version control. Almost every open source project is now hosted in a publicly available Git repository...

By Andrew Burrow
The New Payments Platform and what it will mean for you

The New Payments Platform and what it will mean for you

The New Payments Platform is a 24x7 payments network connecting all the major Australian banks and many other financial institutions. It's aims are to provide a faster settlement and a richer set of services than the current 1-2 days taken to transfer funds between institutions.

By Ben Stringer
Should I care about API Management?

Should I care about API Management?

API management is used for exposing, governing, monitoring and sharing REST and possibly SOAP services. API management has gained interest since the beginning of 2013. It is different to traditional SOA governance solutions because it is focused on exposing services to external clients. This has become more important over the last couple of years as businesses have embraced SaaS and mobile. It will become more important in the future because of a trend to more complex interactions between businesses and applications.

By Paul Winters
The new threat of identity theft and how you can protect your customers

The new threat of identity theft and how you can protect your customers

Identity theft is on the rise in Australia and around the world. According to the Australian Crime Commission (ACC), identity crime is "a key enabler of serious and organised crime, which in turn is estimated to cost Australia $15 billion annually." Recent surveying performed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown that identify theft affects up to 0.5% of Australians over the age of 15, and 1 in 4 of those have suffered financial loss through identity theft.

By Ben Stringer
Is Node.js missing its batteries

Is Node.js missing its batteries

The recent strong loop acquisition by IBM is further evidence that Node.js has come of age as an application platform. As the Node.js website puts it

Node.js's package ecosystem, npm, is the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world

The corollary is that we are in a position to reflect on the platforms strengths and weaknesses as experienced to date. In this post, I ask whether the platform's reliance on an ecosystem of open source libraries without the inclusion of a significant standard library is a risk for adopters.

By Andrew Burrow
How does Amazon release fixes every 11 seconds without it breaking?

How does Amazon release fixes every 11 seconds without it breaking?

It’s the age old question, how can we reduce the time spent on a project and still maintain the quality? That question is never easy to answer. At the start of each project we need to decide which approach to take and what the project objectives are at the start. This is where multi-modal IT comes in.

By Christine Medley
Business model innovation is the most exciting thing about APIs

Business model innovation is the most exciting thing about APIs

APIs and the API economy are transforming the way that businesses interact with consumers and other businesses. APIs allow enterprise functionality to be exposed and reused via multiple digital channels. Many people think that APIs are a technology solution to allow consumers and partners to interact with enterprises. This view misses the real benefits of providing an API.

By Paul Winters

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