The orchestration of containers is key for success, and various technologies are competing for market share. This article examines the current tooling and how this relates to deploying microservices. A key takeaway is that developers should create business logic of their microservices using a vendor -and platform- agnostic approach.
TOSCA (Topology Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications), governed by the OASIS organization, is a platform for defining a standard container orchestration specification that is portable across various cloud environments and container providers.
Chris Swan presents an overview of the Docker journey so far and where it is headed along with its growing ecosystem of tools for orchestration, composition and scaling. This article provides both a business and a technical point of view on Docker and separates the hype from the reality.
This article explores the use of JBoss and jBPM to implement design solutions that effectively address the issue of orchestrating long running activities. 2
In a new article Boris Lublinsky discusses how the JBoss middleware platform, specifically JBoss ESB and jBPM (JBoss Business Process Management) can be used for building composite service solutions. 1
This article demonstrates how to build and orchestrate highly configurable and extensible yet light-weight embedded process flow using AOP techniques with Spring AOP and Aspect J. 13
In this article, Adrien Louis and Marc Dutoo discuss the differences and relative merits of using orchestration vs. routing in a typical ESB setup, and discuss various implementation options.
In this article, Adrien Louis discusses the pros and cons of two topologies for ESB-based SOAs: A single ESB for the company vs. a system of "departmental" ESBs that are connected to each other. 6
In this article, Boris Lublinsky discusses the main approaches to service composition, both from design and implementation point of view, and outlines the benefits of using orchestration. 8