Entries by Roger Sabourin

Ventana Research Validates Solace’s Massive 2018

On November 6th Ventana Research awarded our Solace PubSub+ advanced event broker their 2018 Digital Innovation Award, which recognizes the technology that best exemplifies innovation in the technologies that support big data, business analytics, business collaboration, cloud computing, IoT, machine learning, mobile technology, social media or wearable computing.

We are thrilled to receive this award as it acknowledges the work we’ve done to break down the barriers of cost and access to robust messaging technology by making Solace PubSub+ available for free, giving developers an easy way to upgrade from open source alternatives.

This award is a particularly gratifying way to wrap up 2018 considering we opened the year by winning a DEVIES award for PubSub+ Cloud in February. We are still working to become better known and, of course, to enhance our solution, but what a difference a year makes.

I hadn’t heard of Solace until a year ago.… Read the rest

Insights on Event-Driven Computing from the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2018 Orlando

Gartner held their annual Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando the week of Oct 15th. The Symposium is often billed as the largest gathering of CIOs and Senior IT Directors in the world, with 8,000+ senior IT folks gathering for a plethora of learning and networking opportunities.

As a representative from Solace, my interest mostly focused on the trending topic of event-driven, which was identified as a top 10 strategic technology at this same event in 2017. After all, excelling in event-driving computing is what Solace is best positioned to help organizations do.

For 2019, the top 10 strategic technology trends changed a bit, as they often do, highlighting trends that occupy a disproportionate amount of client discussion throughout the year.

What remained consistent were the themes of Intelligent Digital Mesh. This was encouraging to me as enterprises need to advance the concept of how they tie their applications and disparate platforms together more intelligently so that data and events can flow more freely across both old (legacy) and new (hybrid-cloud) application landscapes.… Read the rest