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Enabling Communication Between Microservices: Why You Need Messaging

Deploying microservices in a distributed environment can present a number of challenges, chief among them being the challenge of getting chatty microservices to communicate effectively. The more you scale your system (load and connections) within and across different environments, the harder this challenge can get, especially if you’ve started with a REST-based communication pattern. Using messaging between microservices, however, can help you overcome these challenges and provide several key benefits.

The 5 key benefits of messaging when deploying microservices:

  1. Simple, scalable connectivity
  2. Simple, high availability
  3. Simple producer/consumer scalability
  4. The enablement of publish/subscribe, message filtering, routing and fanout
  5. Message rate and consumer availability decoupling

You may be wondering how REST/HTTP-based communication stacks up against messaging in enabling these benefits. In short, REST is an alternative to messaging and can deliver benefits 1-3 (above), but it doesn’t enable benefits 4 and 5.

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Fidessa launches next generation Solace integration

Bridges enterprise systems and Fidessa hosted infrastructure

April 23, 2018 – As part of its new approach for top tier trading firms, Fidessa group plc (LSE: FDSA) today announced the availability of a native Solace adapter which boosts throughput and resilience between Fidessa applications and customer firms’ Solace messaging infrastructure.

In order to be competitive in today’s dynamic environment, top tier trading firms are re-calibrating their approach to systems development so they can quickly respond to new market opportunities without breaking existing systems. A key part to this is solving the ‘many to many’ integration problem when delivering information between different systems.

Fidessa has supported the Solace messaging platform for many years, but has now fully integrated its GS3 (Global Switching, Security and Service Integration) middleware with the Solace platform. This means inbound and outbound data are available across the full suite of Fidessa applications, and across all hubs in Fidessa’s globally distributed installations.

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Solace and CORE Transport Technologies Join Forces to Power Global Rollout of ULD Tracking in Air Transport Industry

Solace to provide messaging backbone for CORE’s work supporting worldwide IoT implementation for the air cargo industry

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, April 3, 2018 – Solace, a leading provider of data movement technology, and CORE Transport Technologies, a transportation-focused agile software developer, today announced an expanded partnership to support real-time tracking for unit load devices (ULDs) in the air transport industry. Building on their 12-year partnership, Solace and CORE’s innovative offering will help air carriers effectively implement and manage Internet of Things (IoT) devices for improved monitoring, tracking and routing of shipments.

“We’re excited to further our partnership with Solace to support CORE’s global rollout of ULD tracking across the air transport industry,” began Ian Craig, Managing Director at CORE. “There is no denying the power of IoT in optimizing air carriers’ shipping processes and operations, and Solace provides the secure and scalable messaging backbone needed for what could become one of the largest IoT implementations in the world.”

CORE’s software, powered by Solace’s Virtual Message Router in Microsoft Azure and in part by its award-winning enterprise-grade messaging as a service product Solace Cloud, allows logistics companies to effectively synchronize and exchange critical information in real-time, updating users on the status of their deliveries as well as potential logistical problems.

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London Capital Group Selects Solace to Accelerate Trading Platforms for Contract for Difference and Spread Betting

Simplifying the architecture of internal quoting, risk and trading applications will accelerate the introduction of new services to meet market demand

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, March 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Solace announced today that London Capital Group (LCG), a UK-based Contract for Difference (CFD) and spread betting provider, has selected Solace to consolidate and upgrade the technology they use to distribute real-time price information to applications and traders throughout their business and around the world.

“Solace technology helped us upgrade our information pipeline to ensure data is shared in a fast and reliable manner,” said Panayiotis Annivas, CIO of LCG. “We are now able to easily connect all elements of our trading applications so we can efficiently scale to meet the changing needs of our business.”

Handling information routing between LCG’s internal applications, Solace technology will reduce latency and simplify data flows so LCG applications are always synchronized and customers get extremely responsive service.

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Solace Announces Jio Partnership, Deepens Involvement in Digital India Programme

At the Canada-India Business Forum, Solace highlights its work in India’s telecom market

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, March 12, 2018 – Solace, the leading provider of data movement technology, was recognized as a chosen voice in the India-Canada CEO Dialogue, which occurred Feb. 23 in New Delhi. As one of 20 company leaders selected by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Solace CEO Les Rechan represented the only Canada-based information technology company to join the conversation in addressing significant bilateral investment opportunities and strategies for driving both digital economies forward.

As the world’s fastest-growing major economy, India is a priority market for Canada, and the two countries inked deals worth $1 billion during Trudeau’s trade trip to strengthen their partnership.

Supporting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a “Digital India,” Solace contributes to this partnership through its work enabling New Delhi-based Bharti Airtel, the third largest mobile operator in the world, to pass recharge information to the benefit posting system, which allows 97% of their customers to receive their customized additional minutes or data within seconds.

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57 Percent of Connected Car Drivers Would Not Buy a Self-Driving Car, Says New Research from Solace

New survey of connected car owners highlights preference to maintain control of the driving experience

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, Feb. 22, 2018 – While widely assumed to be early adopters, connected car drivers aren’t interested in handing over the controls to self-driving cars, according to a new survey from Solace, a leading provider of data movement technology for connected vehicles and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices. In fact, more than half of the 1,500 respondents (57 percent) noted they would not buy a self-driving car, even if cost weren’t an issue.

When it comes to safety, almost two-thirds (62 percent) of drivers believe they drive safer in connected cars, but when asked what type of decisions they would not trust their connected car to make, 40 percent noted they wouldn’t trust their car to brake for them. Only nine percent said they always trust their connected car. Examining responses by generation, younger drivers, counterintuitively, are more hesitant to hand over the driving controls than older generations.

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Solace Cloud Wins 2018 DEVIES Award

Innovative Messaging as a Service Offering Named
“Best Innovation in Communications Development”

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, Feb. 5, 2018 – Solace Cloud has been recognized as the “Best Innovation in Communications Development” as part of the 2018 DEVIES Awards, the world’s largest development technology awards competition. Under the DEVIES awards criteria, Solace Cloud was selected as a winning product based on its recognition by the developer community and innovative position in the communications sector.

“This award recognizes Solace Cloud’s unique ability to make it easier for developers to move real-time data between applications and connected devices,” said Solace Chief Technology Officer Shawn McAllister. “We’re proud to have built a product that helps people design awesome applications without worrying about underlying data movement challenges such as hybrid and multi cloud architecture complexity, the flexibility required to implement event-driven microservices and IoT scaling.”

Solace Cloud is an enterprise-class messaging-as-a-service offering that lets developers set up a fast, flexible messaging fabric in seconds.

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Solace Expands Executive Leadership Team to Support Company Growth

New executives to lead expansion into new geographies and industries through marketing, business development and legal functions

OTTAWA, Nov. 15, 2017 – Solace, the leading provider of open data movement technology, announced today that it has added three executives to its leadership team: Mychelle Mollot as Chief Marketing Officer, Alex Kilgour as Chief Legal Officer, and Paul Fitzpatrick as Executive Vice President of Business Development.

“Solace is focused on expanding to new markets and industries, which starts with leadership,” said Les Rechan, President and CEO of Solace. “With Mychelle’s expertise in driving marketing programs, Paul’s experience leading enterprise software strategy, and Alex’s experience with complex legal matters, our executive team is ready to lead Solace to new heights.”

Mollot joins Solace with over 20 years of experience leading marketing initiatives for companies including SaaS analytics firm Klipfolio and IBM, where as CMO for the Websphere and Business Analytics divisions she launched the Smarter Analytics component of IBM’s Smarter Planet initiative.

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Solace Facilitating Adoption of Advanced Message Queueing Protocol Standard

Robust Support for AMQP 1.0 Standard and Development of an Open Source API
Demonstrates Commitment to Supporting Community-Based Evolution of Standard

Ottawa, Ontario, November 2, 2017 – Solace, the leading provider of open data movement technology, announced today several developments in its campaign to support the rapidly accelerating market adoption of Advanced Message Queueing Protocol (AMQP) 1.0, an open standard for passing business messages between applications and organizations. AMQP frees companies from vendor lock-in at the data distribution layer by providing a standards-based way of reliably transmitting information between diverse applications within and between enterprises, powering microservices, and feeding process and analytics engines the information they need.

“As more companies migrate applications to cloud and hybrid environments, more people are realizing how important it is to eliminate the risk of lock-in so they can maintain complete flexibility in their distributed application infrastructure,” said Solace CTO Shawn McAllister. “That’s why the time is right for mass adoption of standardized messaging protocols and APIs as companies stream real-time data between applications and enterprises, and AMQP is the natural choice for inter-application messaging, much like MQTT has emerged as the protocol of choice for the Internet of Things.”

Solace has added support for AMQP 1.0 to its Virtual Message Router product, enabling customers to easily send and receive messages via any message exchange pattern or quality of service.

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Cobalt selects Solace for data delivery on FX post-trade processing network

FX industry experts leveraging blockchain-inspired distributed ledger technology to cut cost and risk for FX market participants

Ottawa, Ontario, October 19, 2017 – Solace, the leading provider of open data movement technology, announced today that Cobalt, which aims to reduce the cost, risk and complexity of FX post-trade processing, is using Solace to facilitate the event-driven flow of information.

“By harnessing the relevant elements of distributed ledger technology, our private network significantly reduces post-trade cost and risk for financial market participants,” said Cobalt CEO Andy Coyne, who has been at the forefront of FX technological innovation for over two decades. “FX is a high speed, high throughput market, and Solace plays a mission-critical role by guaranteeing the rapid, reliable delivery of massive amounts of information.”

Cobalt’s solution combines best-of-breed technologies to create a robust, cost-effective post trade processing service.  Solace enables the fast, efficient, guaranteed delivery of information, acting as a buffer for high rates of inbound messages.

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