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Intelligent Automation on Pace for Explosive Growth, But Organizational Challenges Prevalent

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Sep 16, 2018

In a recent KPMG study, the professional services organization published a report on the growth of Intelligent Automation. The report suggests that overall spend will reach $232 billion by 2025, compared to $12.4 billion which is spent today. But, this expected growth comes with many challenges, including tool maturity, skilled labor and organizational change management.

Architecture & Design Follow 2542 Followers

Complex Event Flows in Distributed Systems: Bernd Rücker Discusses Workflow Engines at QCon NY

by Daniel Bryant Follow 803 Followers on  Jul 08, 2018 2

At QCon New York, Bernd Rücker presented “Complex Event Flows in Distributed Systems”, and cautioned that although event-driven architectures can be extremely powerful, it can also be easy to create complex and highly-coupled peer-to-peer event chains. He proposed that lightweight, open source workflow engine solutions provide many advantages for the business, developers and ops.

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How Blockchain is Reinventing Business Process Management

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Jun 30, 2018 1

In a recent Hyperledger post, Jesse Chenard discusses how blockchain is poised to reinvent traditional Business Process Management platforms. A challenge with existing BPM platforms is that data is usually stored in organizational silos and challenges exist in exchanging counterparty transactions. A blockchain solution can provide auditing across boundaries, without leaking sensitive information.

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Business Processes, Long-Running Services and Microservices

by Jan Stenberg Follow 38 Followers on  Jun 28, 2018 2

During recent years domain events are increasingly being discussed, but we should be discussing commands just as much, Martin Schimak explained at the recent DDD eXchange 2018 conference, where he covered events, command and long-running services in a microservices world, and how process managers and similar tooling can help in running core business logic.

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Common Pitfalls in Microservice Integration: Bernd Rücker at QCon London

by Jan Stenberg Follow 38 Followers on  Mar 13, 2018

In a microservices architecture, every microservice is a separate application, with its own data storage and communicating over a network. This creates an environment that is highly distributed, and with that come challenges, Bernd Rücker explained in his presentation at QCon London 2018, exploring common pitfalls in microservice integration and solutions that include workflow engines.

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Blockchain and Smart Contracts in a Business Process

by Jan Stenberg Follow 38 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

Buying something through an internet portal, for example a car, normally involves two parties who don’t trust each other; a buyer and a seller. The portal is just a broker so either the buyer must transfer money before getting the ordered item, or the seller must send the item before getting the money. To overcome this lack of mutual trust, Bernd Rücker claims that a blockchain can be used.

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RockScript: An Open Source Scripting Language and Engine for Microservice Orchestration

by Daniel Bryant Follow 803 Followers on  Oct 27, 2017 4

Tom Baeyens has released a preview of RockScript, an open source scripting language and engine for integrating and orchestrating microservices. RockScript uses a language that looks much like JavaScript, which when executed by the accompanying engine allows the coordination of transactional activities within microservice systems in a similar fashion to Business Process Modelling (BPM).

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Process Managers in Event-Based Systems

by Jan Stenberg Follow 38 Followers on  Jul 28, 2017 1

Publishing events to notify about changes in a domain keeps different domains decoupled from each other, but if there really is a logical flow of events it becomes implicit and hard to follow. A better solution is to use a Process Manager to keep track of the overall process, Bernd Rücker stated in his presentation at this year’s DDD eXchange conference.

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Microsoft Adds Team and LUIS Support for Flow

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Feb 11, 2017

Microsoft has recently announced changes to its cloud workflow service, Flow, to enable teams to contribute and manage flows centrally. This new sharing capability is also available to SaaS and custom API Connectors. In addition to these collaboration features, Microsoft has also announced support for Gmail connectivity and integration with additional Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs.

AI, ML & Data Engineering Follow 1068 Followers

Apache Eagle, Originally from eBay, Graduates to top-level project

by Alexandre Rodrigues Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 24, 2017

Apache Eagle, an open-source solution for identifying security and performance issues on big data platforms, graduates to Apache top level project on January 10, 2017. Firstly open-sourced by eBay on October 2015, Eagle was created to instantly detect access to sensitive data or malicious activities and, to take actions in a timely fashion.

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Microsoft Flow Reaches General Availability

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Nov 27, 2016

Microsoft recently announced the General Availability of Microsoft Flow, a cloud-based automation platform that provides workflow and connectivity capabilities across many popular online and on-premises services. Since the preview, in April 2016, 117,000 people from 61,000 organizations have used the service to automate their business processes.

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Software Developers Use Domain Driven Design to Drive Business

by Mikael Zandin Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 17, 2016

Increasingly, software developers have the ability to not only maintain and architect code, but extend their expertise to providing direction to the business. By using domain driven design, developers can discover customer behaviors and recommend practices that change the nature of the business.

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Stop Over-Engineering, Build What the Customer Really Needs

by Jan Stenberg Follow 38 Followers on  Jun 25, 2016 3

After working with many different teams, Greg Young has found that they often are drastically over-engineeringing in their projects. Teams start to work on 9 month projects, but by thinking on the problem from another perspective they may be able to deliver 95% of the value in just a few weeks, Young claimed in his keynote at the recent DDD eXchange conference in London.

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Microsoft Introduces Flow for Citizen Cloud Workflow

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  May 30, 2016

On April 27, 2016 Microsoft announced a new personal workflow tool called Flow. The platform is an “IFTTT like” tool that focuses on the automation of personal tasks by orchestrating work across popular SaaS based services.

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AirFlow Joins Apache Incubator

by Alex Giamas Follow 10 Followers on  Apr 29, 2016

AirFlow recently joined the Apache Incubator program. AirFlow is a workflow and scheduling system designed to manage data pipelines. Developed by AirBnb for their internal usage, it was open sourced last September, as previously reported by InfoQ.

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