Platform Engineering

We regularly write about our technical experiences (good and bad) and what we're learning from the market.

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Journey Towards Event-Driven Microservices

Posted by Sudarshan Sreenivasan on 26 November 2018

tech, Microservices, kafka, Events, EDA

Many organizations are adopting a microservices architecture in order to reduce dependencies between system components and allow more frequent release cycles and more flexible scalability. However, unless they have a clear view of the underlying interaction patterns, teams risk building a tightly coupled distributed...

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Solving Complex Problems With DataWeave

Posted by Lipika Naik on 16 November 2018

tech, mule, dataweave, java, groovy

DataWeave is the primary transformation language in Mule. What is interesting about DataWeave is that it brings together features of XSLT (mapping), SQL (joinBy, splitBy, orderBy, groupBy, distinctBy operators), Streaming, Functional Programming (use of functions in DataWeave code) to make it a power-packed data...

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Empowering Business with a Platform Architecture Approach

Posted by Graeme Perrins on 26 October 2018

Architecture, strategy, platforms

Deloitte Platform Engineering has built experience and knowledge of delivering complex solutions that span organisational domains. These large scale, cross domain solutions bring added complexities to delivery. Our experience shows that by taking a different view to the problem you can deliver more than just a...

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Credit Assessment & Social Data — Part 2: Using Social Indicators

Posted by Anindya Roy on 22 October 2018

process, credit, strategy, banking

Following my previous post (Part 1 - Traditional Credit Rating) you hopefully now know your credit score and you have mastered the art of managing your credit score. Now brace yourself — what if I tell you that you probably shouldn’t be too excited about it? Read on.

Problems With Traditional Credit Scoring

The...

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Credit Assessment & Social Data — Part 1: Traditional Credit Rating

Posted by Anindya Roy on 16 October 2018

process, credit, strategy, banking

We live in a time where trust is gold. One aspect of trust is credit worthiness. This topic has evolved and has been thought through socially and philosophically since ancient times. In this three-part blog, I am going to talk about credit worthiness in our modern world. I will talk about assessment of financial...

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Promoting a Performance Mindset in Non-Technical Roles

Posted by Adam Reincke on 21 September 2018

test, performance

Performance testing and engineering is typically thought of as a purely technical concern. However, in our experience across many varied industries and organisations, it’s the people in key non-technical roles that can have the greatest impact on both the performance of the end product and the sanity of the delivery...

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Containers Crossing the Chasm

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 14 September 2018

containers, docker, kubernetes, strategy, PaaS

Containers and allied mechanisms for application lifecycle management and orchestration are gaining a huge amount of attention in the tech community. A few recent surveys show that developers are the early adopters of this technology with operational use set to gain further traction in the next twelve months.

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Comparing Istio with Netflix Frameworks for Inter-Microservices Communications

Posted by Elmira Hasanzadeh on 04 September 2018

tech, service mesh, Architecture, gcp, api, Microservices, istio, netflix

The technical advancements in every aspect of software development lifecycle make it clear that there are more than one solution to any problem. In this article I examine Istio’s service mesh capabilities to address issues that developers face while creating microservices and compare it with the widely adopted Netflix...

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Reassessing Credit Assessment

Posted by Julia Matheson on 31 August 2018

strategy, process, banking, decisions, innovation, Architecture

Australia has one of the highest rates of personal debt in the world. Estimates indicate that the average Australian owns at least 1 credit card and that roughly 57% of our $2 trillion personal debt is attributable to mortgages. These statistics lend themselves to the assumption that majority of Australians have at...

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AWS Elasticsearch Snapshot Archival for the Brave

Posted by Rahul Sharma on 22 August 2018

tech, aws, elasticsearch, Logging, audit, archive, Architecture

Data retention has become a crucial topic over the past few years, with organisations continuously exploring better ways to define and implement secure processes that cater to their needs. This becomes increasingly difficult when most of our data is stored/generated in the cloud, hence, requiring a flexible and...

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