Until recently, developing a user-friendly product rarely made the priority list of software makers. IT engineers were more concerned with the service to be rendered than they were with the usability of their software. Packing a product with features was more important than making it easy to use. But at a time when IT products […]
First an apology: It has taken me a while to write this second part of the matching blog and I am sure that the suspense has been killing you. In my defence, the last few months have been incredibly busy for the UK Professional Services team, with a number of our client’s high profile […]
In my last blog “What is ‘The Data Vault’ and why do we need it?” I introduced a fresh, compelling methodology for data warehouse modeling authored and invented by Dan Linstedt (http://danlinstedt.com) called ‘the Data Vault’. Solving the many characteristic and inherent problems found in crafting an Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW), I discussed how […]
Why you should consider the emerging leader When it comes to Talend, prospective customers have a favorite question they like to ask analysts: “If I can get all of this from Talend at a fraction of the cost of the big guys, what am I really missing by not going with bigger vendors?” And, […]
In a recent article about our Web app and API for displaying fireworks around your area, we ended up with URLs like https://fireworks.apispark.net/v1/html/index.html. These URLs are specific to the APISpark platform, and you may want to have a more personalized URL to share! This is where APISpark custom domains come in handy!
Think big, but start small. This is particularly good advice if you plan on implementing a master data management (MDM) system any time in the near future. MDM is an extremely powerful technology that can yield astonishing results. But like any complex, highly effective discipline it is best approached systematically and incrementally. First, just […]
The first post in this series provided a look at the definition of a Container. The second post in the series explored how Platforms leverage Containers to deliver SOA design patterns at internet scale in the Cloud. This post presents a simplified example of applying Container architecture for extensible business infrastructure. It then addresses […]