We discuss the 2017 trends in cloud computing, DevOps, IoT and Machine Learning. Enterprises want to keep up with the latest trends, but sometimes the industry moves too quickly for them to keep up with. Many organizations still worry about moving from one system to another because it’s not core to their businesses yet. However, these enterprises know that at some point they will need to optimize the changes they already have for scale, rather than worrying about keeping up with new trends.
One interesting trend we discuss has been the changing landscape of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and the move to more modern microservices. Lori wrote a blogpost in 2008 that exaggerated the death of SOA. However, in revisiting her post recently, she concludes that SOA is still alive. The industry now focuses on microservices, which are action-oriented, such as logging out, logging in, checking statuses, purchasing and checking carts. These services link together to make better experiences for users. Perhaps a better descriptor of SOA today is event-driven service architecture.
Revisiting thought leadership from 2008 has shown how far the industry has come and how far it will go in the next 10 years.