The book Strength-based Lean Six Sigma: Building Positive and Engaging Business Improvement by David Shaked supports applying strength-based change approaches with lean thinking and Six Sigma. InfoQ interviewed David about applying strength-based techniques like appreciative inquiry, solution focused, positive deviance and 5-why's with Lean Six Sigma, and measuring performance in organizations.
How do real organizations handle the management of a cloud portfolio? InfoQ reached out to Randy Skopecek, the lead applications architect for a midsize insurance firm, to find out more about operating at cloud scale. Running in the cloud after leaving their local data center, Randy and team learned some lessons about what really matters, and how to plan for management at scale.
NoSQL databases are eliminating the impedance mismatch between developers and traditional data models. This article looks at how MarkLogic provides NoSQL benefits with transactional support.
Security. Cloud. Two words that are almost always together but rarely happily. Learn why that isn’t the case and what you need to known about securing your critical infrastructure in the cloud. 3
Apache Kafka is a distributed publish-subscribe messaging system. This article covers the architecture, features and characteristics of Kafka and how it compares with other messaging systems. 11
Michael DeHaan, creator of Ansible, introduces the IT automation system, its guiding goals and the philosophy behind its community. Michael uses a simple but common scenario to demonstrate Ansible.
In this article Tal Weiss focuses on some lesser known API's in the new Java 8. 6
Once the cultural DevOps transformation is under way, how can teams shipping cloud (or on-premises) applications use the full suite of DevOps technologies to simplify delivery and management at scale? 2
Graph data modeling requires a different paradigm than modeling with Relational or other NoSQL databases. InfoQ spoke with Jim Webber and Ian Robinson about data modeling with Graph databases.
Mobile operations management is one of the top priorities of modern enterprise and after establishing solutions for device management, the next challenge is to manage and secure mobile business data.
Reactive Cloud Actors are an implementation of Carl Hewitt's Actor model which can be used to leverage the power of modern distributed systems.
Currently, Antifragility and Microservices are trending topics and this might be a hint that there are new architectural paradigms or design patterns on their way for building application systems.