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Globally Syncing the Popular Hazelcast IMDG

This morning we announced a joint solution with Hazelcast, providers of the leading open source in-memory data grid (IMDG). IMDGs are an essential element of next-generation application architecture, and over 3, 000 companies — including several dozen Solace customers — use Hazelcast to keep data current across geographies.

hazelcast-solace-diagramThe new joint solution enables the replication of Hazelcast clusters across multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments. That means as data changes in one Hazelcast node, Solace automatically disseminates that update to other nodes using compression, TCP optimization and route optimization for high throughput and low latency over the WAN. The solution is ideal for companies who need real-time data to be current across diverse geographical areas as data values change, such as financial institutions who need to sync real-time risk data across global financial centers and mobile carriers who want to give customers fast access to customer and operational data culled from distributed datacenters.… Read the rest

Introducing Open Data Movement

Today Solace introduced something we’re calling Open Data Movement. I’m going to do just two things here: define Open Data Movement, and give an example in pictures.

Breaking Down the Term

Each of the words are important and we’ve chosen them carefully.

Open

We see this as meaning free from proprietary lock in. Solace’s approach to real-time data movement favors:

  • Open protocols – the defined and de facto standards that have emerged for posting, messaging and streaming, including REST, JMS, MQTT, AMQP 1.0 and WebSockets.
  • Open APIs – where possible, we encourage use of open standard APIs like JMS, Paho or Qpid giving developers and enterprises maximum choice.
  • Open to all the popular cloud environments – Solace works the same in private or public IaaS and PaaS platforms, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, VMWare, Cloud Foundry, OpenShift and more.
  • Delivering all the message patterns and classes of service – best effort, guaranteed or transactions for request-reply, publish-subscribe, fanin/fanout, and more
  • Openly integrated with popular DevOps tools – Modern products need to be fully integrated from getting started with shared sample code in GitHub, all the way to automating the test, stage and deployment process in tools like Puppet or Bosh (and everything in between).
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Open Data Movement Across All Clouds

Driven by the ability to build new applications faster and the promise of SaaS, clouds are becoming the de facto standard way to deliver business services and solutions. As this chart from Wikibon shows, enterprise investment in cloud (purple and red) is set to supplant and surpass traditional software and hardware spending (green) within ten years. That’s an unprecedented amount of change for a single decade in enterprise technology.

enterpriseitMore than anything, embracing cloud is about future-proofing. As companies migrate mission-critical workloads from traditional systems to clouds, they want freedom (no lock-in), flexibility (ability to move workloads as desired) and continuity (progress and migration without disruption).

That means you need to be able to choose your clouds at will, public or private. To choose your environment at both the IaaS and PaaS layers. To build hybrid solutions that factor your existing infrastructure into the equation. And to work with open, standardized APIs and protocols that will meet your needs now and in the future.… Read the rest

Solace Messaging for Pivotal Cloud Foundry Available Now

Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) is gaining considerable momentum as an open PaaS for public and private clouds. Our customers like that Cloud Foundry simplifies application developments while making it easier for operations teams to properly secure the environment. When you combine this simplicity with the fact that it is easy to run Cloud Foundry in any cloud, it is a clear winner.

We’ve been working closely with Pivotal and several early beta customers to make Solace a native service within PCF, and we’re pleased to announce that as of today, the Solace Messaging tile is available in the Pivotal Network, and you can directly access the Solace Messaging Service to download the tile. The Solace Messaging service is great for our customers, or for anyone looking for an enterprise grade messaging solution that can do MQTT, JMS, RESTful messaging and soon AMQP 1.0 natively within PCF.… Read the rest

SAP’s Message to Developers: Shake Things Up

During the keynote at this year’s SAP TechEd in Las Vegas, Björn Goerke, EVP of SAP Products and Innovation arrived on stage through a puff of smoke in the iconic DeLorean from the Back to the Future movies. The premise was that on his way to 2026 he had accidentally landed in 2016 and needed to generate enough energy to jump forward 10 years.

He proceeded to show a wide range of new SAP HANA cloud and development technologies as part of a scenario revolving around accessing Nevada’s unused Solar Power. He used SAP HANA and HANA Vora to pull together access to 1.19 gigawatts of energy – but as any back to the future geek knows you need 1.21 gigawatts to travel through time.… Read the rest

VoiceBase — Giving Voice to the Cloud

“This call is being recorded for quality assurance.” You’ve likely heard this message before if you’ve dialed into any customer support line. Chances are, a person isn’t ever going to listen to those calls. They’re probably going to be transcribed automatically using a technology like VoiceBase, a successful cloud-based voice analytics service that helps businesses extract actionable content out of audio and video for a wide range of uses.

Today, VoiceBase announced that they have deployed Solace messaging technology within their cloud-based service as the event bus to orchestrate how voice files get processed. VoiceBase enables many different voice processing use cases including: speech-to-text, call center agent monitoring, redaction of sensitive info like credit card numbers, and much more. It’s really easy to integrate with your apps too – you simply upload an audio or video file, call their API, and set the parameters for the results you need. Your request is then performed and returned in record time, thanks to the rapid process analysis orchestrated with the Solace platform.… Read the rest

Getting Started using Solace Messaging in Cloud Foundry

In this blog post I will take you through the steps necessary to get a Cloud Foundry application up and messaging through a Solace messaging router. To keep it simple, I’ll use a Cloud Foundry user provided service to feed the application the Solace message router credentials. And for this post, I’ll use a Java based Spring Boot application, however the concepts are transferable to any language.

Overview

I’m going to assume you’re a little familiar with application design for Cloud Foundry. If you’re not then a reasonable place to start is the online Cloud Foundry Developer Guide. It walks through the basics of preparing a cloud application, deploying and managing this application, and how to use services to access application resources.

I’m also going to assume you’re also familiar with the basics of Solace messaging. If you are new to Solace messaging, you can check out the Get Started guides for a walk through of basic Publish/Subscribe and much more.… Read the rest

Merging the Megatrends – Big Cloudy Things

 

For a couple of years now, the press and industry analysts have been focused on the three megatrends that will shape the future of computing. You know the script – everything is either about big data, cloud computing or the Internet of Things.

Lately I’ve seen these three trends coming together to create interesting new use cases. For example, this Forbes article makes the case that IoT is the Killer App for Big Data. The author covers two in the title, and he hits the trifecta when he points out that most of that IoT data flows through the cloud on its way to the big data store.

That’s three for three — the megatrends collapsed into one use case.

In our business, we see the same pattern emerging. We see all kinds of use cases tapping into the IoT at some point, everybody’s moving some (or lots) of their infrastructure to some variation of the cloud, and data volumes are climbing as both a cause and effect of all this change.… Read the rest

Solace VMR Validated to Run on Mirantis OpenStack

Solace is proud to announce that Mirantis has validated that the Solace Virtual Message Router, which supports popular cloud technologies, works with Mirantis OpenStack.

Mirantis is a pure play OpenStack company, delivering all the software, services, training, and support needed for running OpenStack. Mirantis OpenStack software virtualizes private clouds to give development, QA, and build teams self-service access to the infrastructure resources they need. More customers rely on Mirantis than on any other company to deploy OpenStack at enterprise scale. Thanks to this certification those customers can easily enable real-time data flow across their Mirantis-based cloud infrastructure with the Solace VMR.

With robust support for leading virtualization products, cloud environments and related technologies, the Solace VMR routes real-time information between applications, cloud services and Internet of Things (IoT) devices across complex hybrid cloud environments. By offering a fully-integrated messaging platform that can be deployed in such diverse environments as hardware or software, Solace enables architectural flexibility and application portability so companies can adapt and scale their infrastructure as needs change and new technologies emerge.… Read the rest

Solace VMR Certified as HPE Helion Ready

We recently announced that our Solace Virtual Message Router (VMR) software supports deployment into OpenStack-based cloud environments. Now we’re proud to announce that the VMR has been certified as part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s HPE Helion Ready program.

HPE Helion combines OpenStack® and Cloud Foundry to help customers build and manage hybrid cloud services with a standards-based cloud platform which offers enterprise-grade scale, security, reliability and manageability.

This certification means customers running HPE Helion OpenStack and HPE Helion Development Platform can now easily deploy our Virtual Message Router to add sophisticated messaging middleware functionality to their hybrid cloud infrastructure.

With robust support for leading virtualization products, cloud environments and related technologies, the Solace VMR routes real-time information between applications, cloud services and Internet of Things (IoT) devices across complex hybrid cloud environments. By offering a fully-integrated messaging platform that can be deployed in such diverse environments as hardware or software, Solace enables architectural flexibility and application portability so companies can adapt and scale their infrastructure as needs change and new technologies emerge.… Read the rest