Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Intelligent data as a service (iDaaS) - Example data architecture

intelligent data as a service
Part 3 - Example data architecture

In our previous article from this series we talked about the logical common architectural elements found in an intelligent data as a service (iDaaS) solution for the healthcare industry.

The process was laid out how we approached the use case and how portfolio solutions are the base for researching a generic architecture. It continued by laying out the process of how we approached the use case by researching successful customer portfolio solutions as the basis for a generic architecture.

Having completed our discussions on the common architectural elements, it's now time to look at a specific example. This article walks you through an example data integration scenario showing how expanding the previously discussed elements provides an example for healthcare data integration scenarios.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Red Hat Summit 2022 - Talking Architecture Shop Series

 red hat summit 2022

It's that time of year again when we get the Red Hat Summit 2022 call for papers!

I heard the call and thought this year would be a perfect time to go all in with sessions around our architectures based on a series of talks we've designed to showcase the various aspects we cover. Some are vertical aligned and others are just customer domains, but all of them include extensive research into how to implement successful architectures at scale.

Last week the call for papers closed and the internal committees are starting to churn through all of the excellent content they've been given. Sometime in March 2022 we should hear back from them.

How about a look at the various sessions we've put together where I'll be presenting with my good friends in the architecture team?

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Intelligent data as a service (iDaaS) - Common architectural elements

intelligent data as a service
Part 2 - Common architectural elements

In the previous article from this series we introduced an architecture around intelligent data as a service (iDaaS) for the healthcare industry.

The process was laid out how we approached the use case and how portfolio solutions are the base for researching a generic architecture. 

The only thing left to cover was the order in which you'll be led through the details.

This article starts the real journey at the very top, with a generic architecture from which we'll discuss the common architectural elements one by one.

Monday, January 10, 2022

CodeReady Containers - Beginners guide to OpenShift Container Platform 4.9.10 with business automation tooling

code ready containers
Some time ago, back in December of 2020, I shared with you how to get started with business automation tooling on your developer machine using CodeReady Containers. 

In this four part series you were familiarised with the OpenShift Container Platform, the business automation operators, and given a project to install the developer tooling needed to begin designing processes, rules, and much more.

Recently, there were updates to the CodeReady Containers offering that gives you the latest OpenShift Container Platform 4.9.10 to run quite easily on your local developer machine.

Time to update the various projects for leveraging to learn business automation tooling better known as the Red Hat Process Automation Manager and Red Hat Decision Manager. Along with these installation projects, you'll be able to use the free online workshops with the latests tooling.

Friday, December 31, 2021

2021 year in review - The new normal?

The year 2021 is coming to a close, ending pretty much the same way here in the Netherlands as it started in 2020... a lockdown.

Empty streets, closed shops, closed restaurants, no parties, no gatherings, and all just when we thought it might be getting back to normal.

Not yet.

Meanwhile work has gone one and life has continued for me with little change other than the occasional possibility to get out and about to visit you.

Just like in 2020, we've shared more time together this year online in virtual events, coffee breaks, and other strange virtual events. On the up side there were the possibilities to travel again in 2021 and I got to spend time with my family back in the US for the first time in over three years!

It was my +12th year at Red Hat and the worldwide pandemic continued to influence our daily lives as it surged and subsided throughout the year. While it's a constant in all the planning and activities, let's review some of the activities from 2021 that were not affected by the pandemic.

Monday, December 27, 2021

Installing Fedora 35 on Macbook Pro 13 inch (late 2011)

Fedora 35
This weekend I decided to update my old Macbook Pro 13 inch from late 2011, with 125GB SSD and 8GB RAM. It's a machine I've taken on trips around the world and back in the day ran many a session, workshop, or demo on sharing all that AppDev goodness you know from JBoss technologies.

Last time we checked, this was installed using Fedora 33, so how about an update to Fedora 35?

Below the steps and adjustments needed to get Fedora 35 working on this laptops in under an hour.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Intelligent data as a service (iDaaS) - Architectural introduction

intelligent data as a service
Part 1 - Architectural introduction
The last few months we have been digging deeply into the world of healthcare architectures with a focus on presenting access to ways of mapping successful implementations for specific use cases.

It's an interesting challenge in that we have the mission of creating architectural content based on common customer adoption patterns. 

That's very different from most of the traditional marketing activities usually associated with generating content for the sole purpose of positioning products for solutions. When you're basing the content on actual execution in solution delivery, you're cutting out the chuff. 

What's that mean?

It means that it's going to provide you with a way to implement a solution using open source technologies by focusing on the integrations, structures and interactions that actually have been proven to work. What's not included are any vendor promises that you'll find in normal marketing content. Those promised that when it gets down to implementation crunch time, might not fully deliver on their promises.

Enter the term Portfolio Architecture. 

Let's look at these architectures, how they're created and what value they provide for your solution designs.

Monday, December 20, 2021

DevConf.CZ 2022 - Designing your best architectural diagrams workshop (accepted)

devconf.cz 

I mentioned previously that I had submitted some content to DevConf.CZ 2022 with a focus on the architecture work I've been doing lately. 

What's DevConf.cz? 

It's a free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies coming to a web browser near you!

There is no admission or ticket charge for the DevConf.CZ event. However, you are required to complete a free registration. Talks, presentations and workshops will all be in English.

The following workshop was accepted this week, so let's get ready to design your best architecture diagrams!

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

DevConf.CZ 2022 - Talking Architecture Shop with Anyone (accepted)

devconf.czI mentioned previously that I had submitted some content to DevConf.CZ 2022 with a focus on the architecture work I've been doing lately. 

What's DevConf.cz? 

It's a free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies coming to a web browser near you!

There is no admission or ticket charge for the DevConf.CZ event. However, you are required to complete a free registration. Talks, presentations and workshops will all be in English.

The following session was accepted this week, so let's get ready to talk some architecture shop!

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Edge medical diagnosis - Example architecture with GitOps

edge medical diagnosis
Part 4 - Example architecture with GitOps
In our previous article from this series we talked about the example predictive analysis architecture found in an edge medical diagnosis solution for the healthcare industry.

The process was laid out how we approached the use case and how portfolio solutions are the base for researching a generic architecture. It continued by discussion how we approached the use case by researching successful customer portfolio solutions as the basis for a generic architecture.


Now it's time to look at one final example architecture.

This article walks you through an example architecture for using GitOps for providing a deployment and development example for edge medical diagnosis scenarios.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Edge medical diagnosis - Example predictive analysis

edge medical diagnosis
Part 3 - Example predictive analysis
In our previous article from this series we talked about the logical common architectural elements found in an edge medical diagnosis solution for the healthcare industry.

The process was laid out how we approached the use case and how portfolio solutions are the base for researching a generic architecture. It continued by laying out the process of how we approached the use case by researching successful customer portfolio solutions as the basis for a generic architecture.


Having completed our discussions on the logical view of the architecture, it's now time to look at a specific example.

This article walks you through an example predictive analysis scenario showing how expanding the previously discussed elements provides an example for edge medical diagnosis scenarios.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Edge medical diagnosis - Common architectural elements

edge medical diagnosis
Part 2 - Common architectural elements
In our previous article from this series we introduced a use case around edge medical diagnosis for the healthcare industry.

The process was laid out how we approached the use case and how portfolio solutions are the base for researching a generic architecture. 

The only thing left to cover was the order in which you'll be led through the details.

This article starts the real journey at the very top, with a generic architecture from which we'll discuss the common architectural elements one by one.