Thursday, June 17, 2021

Red Hat Summit 2021 (Ask the Experts) - An open approach to solution architectures (video)

red hat summit 2021

This year the Red Hat Summit event is a bit different as we bridge the gap from pandemic reality to hopefully a form of normalcy. 

As the Red Hat Summit site explains to us, this "...event is expanding to become an all-new, flexible conference series, consisting of a 2‑part immersive virtual experience as well as a global tour of small-scale, in-person events. This series will create collective opportunities to share experiences, innovations, and insights."

Yesterday we presented our Ask the Expert session and the on-demand recording is available if you missed it. 

The event is free, so if you have not yet done so, register and you have full access to all the recordings. Now let's take a look at how to jump straight to our session

Monday, June 14, 2021

Cloud adoption - An architectural introduction

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Part 1 - An architectural introduction
This article launches a new series exploring the cloud adoption architecture. It's focusing on presenting access to ways of mapping successful implementations for specific use cases.

It's an interesting challenge 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 Architectural. 

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

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Red Hat Summit 2021 (Ask the Experts) - An open approach to solution architectures

This year the Red Hat Summit event is a bit different as we bridge the gap from pandemic reality to hopefully a form of normalcy. 

As the Red Hat Summit site explains to us, this "...event is expanding to become an all-new, flexible conference series, consisting of a 2‑part immersive virtual experience as well as a global tour of small-scale, in-person* events. This series will create collective opportunities to share experiences, innovations, and insights."

Part one was from April 27-28, where you started your Red Hat Summit journey by joining us for this no-cost event, where you got the latest news, asked the experts your technology questions, heard from customers around the globe, and explored how open source is innovating the future of the enterprise. All of the sessions are online and available throughout the year on-demand.

Part two is from June 15-16, and you can build on what you learned at April’s event with insights from breakout sessions and technical content geared toward the tracks and topics most relevant to your career. You can also interact live with Red Hat professionals at this no-cost event. More depth at this event with the breakout sessions, ask the experts sessions, and a virtual expo hall.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Retail data framework - Example data architecture

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Part 3 - Example data architecture
In our previous article from this series shared a look at the logical common architectural elements found in a retail data framework solution for retail organisations.

The process was laid out how we've 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've 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 stock control scenario showing how expanding the previously discussed elements provides an example for your own stock control scenarios.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Retail data framework - Common architectural elements

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Part 2 - Common architectural elements

 In our previous article from this series we introduced a use case around the data framework for retail stores.

The process was laid out how we've 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.

This will start our journey into the logical elements that make up the real-time stock control architecture.