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Is 10,000,000,000,000,000 (= 10^16 ) API calls / month a big deal?

Posted by logiclogiclogic on Oct 10, 2014 1:06:54 PM

The scale is staggering

14 years ago I was running a group at TIBCO that was bringing TIBCO to the Internet.  Yahoo!Finance was built on the TIBCO  pubsub infrastructure.  At the time Yahoo was the biggest cloud/internet company and the finance pages were the most popular pages on the companies web site other than search.    The hits were astronomical even at the time.  It was the fever time in the tech internet industry and everyone was following the stocks of the new internet players.  Many people including myself had written programs that leveraged Yahoo's web site as an API to build applications for stock analytics, portfolio analysis and to embed in their own websites.  I know that Yahoo was getting 100 million hits to the web site a day or more but probably few of those were really applications making calls.    There weren't a lot of other APIs in the Internet at that time.  I would guess that there were 10^9 a billion "pseudo-API calls"/month back then.  This is the kind of traffic that a small startup would get today for its API.  :)

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Topics: API, API Economy, API Management, APIs, Application Composition, Cloud, Ecosystem PaaS, Megatrend, Mobile, Network Effect, PaaS, Platform 3.0, reuse, Social, Software Engineering

Publish / Subscribe Event Driven Architecture in the age of Cloud, Mobile, Internet of Things(IoT), Social

Posted by logiclogiclogic on Sep 21, 2014 5:46:10 PM

Event driven computing is the way we build software to give you information instantly when it happens.   I invented Publish/Subscribe Event driven computing at TIBCO in the 1980s.

Event driven computing and publish / subscribe (pubsub) is critical to the new world of Cloud, Mobile and now Internet of Things.   I will show how publish / subscribe for IoT is very powerful way for IoT devices to interact.

First, I am going to take you on a journey of a little history to get you to the point you understand how event driven architecture led the way to the technology of today and fits into the new world of cloud, mobile, Internet of things and social.   I think this has been for me as the creator of publish/subscribe an exciting journey that hasn't ended and seems on the verge of another renaissance as we move to the Connected World of Cloud, Services, APIs, Mobile, IOT.

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Topics: Accelerating Pace of Change, API, App, Cloud, CoaP, CXO, Event Driven, Event Driven Architecture, Event Driven Architecture EDA, featured, Internet of Things, IOT, JMS, Megatrend, Mesh Networks, Message Broker, Mobile, MQTT, Network Effect, Platform 3.0, Publish / Subscribe, Publish Subscribe, pubsub, Rabbit MQ, reuse, Social, Tesla, TIBCO

The Virtuous Circle is key to understanding how the world is changing - Mobile, Social, Cloud, Open Source, APIs, DevOps

Posted by logiclogiclogic on Aug 13, 2014 3:11:17 PM

I could talk about each of these components in isolation, for instance, Mobile and talk about the growth of it and changes it is fostering but you wouldn't get the big picture.  The change we are seeing can only be understood by considering all these components together.  They each affect each other and the widespread adoption and improvement in each drives the success of the other.  Therefore, this article is intended to give you the context to understand the entire change we are undergoing rather than any particular element.  By seeing that you see that adopting any one technology or doing any one thing will ultimately fail.

The idea of the virtuous circle is that each component of the circle has been critical to the success of the other parts of the circle.  It is hard to imagine the success of any of these elements in isolation.  The massive adoption of key aspects of the circle is clearly needed but each element of the circle has been key to the success and adoption of the other parts.    The constant improvement in each aspect of the circle drives improvements in other parts of the circle driving more adoption and more innovation.  The process feeds itself and grows faster as each element grows.   It is impossible to say which element is less - critical so they have to be considered as one.

These components of the virtuous circle imply that to leverage the benefits of the circle you have to be using components of the circle in your processes.   The more components you use the more benefit you gain from the circle and the faster the change you will experience.   The combination of these technologies is being called Platform 3.0.

The benefits of each part of the virtuous circle

1. APIs

APIs are the honeybee of software (apis is latin for honeybee)

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Topics: Accelerating Pace of Change, Agile, API, API Management, App, Big Data, BigData, cio, CIO, Cloud, Cloud Services, Collaboration, contributions, corporate IT, cto, CTO, CXO, DevOps, Ecosystem, Enterprise Software, Faster Time to Market, History, InnerSource OpenSource Megatrend SDLC Enterprise R, IOT, IT, Megatrend, megatrend, Mobile, Network Effect, Open Source, open source software, PaaS, Platform 3.0, Social

The technology "disruption" occurring in today's business world is driven by open source and APIs and a new paradigm of enterprise collaboration

Posted by logiclogiclogic on Jul 26, 2014 10:01:11 AM

Disruption and Reuse

It is my contention that 90% of costs are being eliminated from the traditional software development process and the time to market reduced dramatically by leveraging the reuse capable today via open source, APIs, fast deployment and resource sharing with PaaS.   The cost of Enterprise Software was magnified by an order of magnitude by the lack of reuse prevalent in the old paradigm of software development.   This is apparent as we see how fast we are able to build technology today.    This is a major reason for the massive adoption of disruptive technologies of open source and APIs we see today.

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Topics: Accelerating Pace of Change, Agile, API, App, Big Data, BigData, bigdata, Business Connectivity, cio, Cloud, Cloud Middleware, Cloud Services, Collaboration, collaboration, communities, contributions, corporate IT, cto, CTO, CXO, Ecosystem, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Renewal, Enterprise Software, Faster Time to Market, gamification, Git, inner-source, inner-sourcing, InnerSource, innovation, Integration, Internet of Things, IOT, iPaaS, IT, IT organizations, MDM, Megatrend, megatrend, Meritocratic, metadata, middleware, Mobile, Network Effect, Open Source, open source community, open source software, OpenSource, PaaS, reuse, Social, Tesla, WSO2

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