Platform Engineering

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

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Protecting Data Privacy - Obligations for solution architects

Posted by Graeme Perrins on 22 March 2019

Architecture, data privacy, Solution Architecture, Solution Architects

Data Privacy Failures 

The last couple of years has seen a turning point regarding the increased awareness that people have of how organisations use their data and the responsibilities that come with holding personal data.

 

Recent Examples

Following some significant failings of companies to protect data privacy:

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Enterprise Integration Patterns on Azure Integration Services - Introduction

Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 08 March 2019

Architecture, Enterprise Integration Patterns, Azure Integration Services, Azure iPaaS

In the past, architecting and building integration solutions was a task that only specialised developers and architects were able to do. The tools and skills were considered niche and not every developer was able to build a manageable integration solution. Now, with the available new low-code integration platforms,...

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Empowering Business with a Platform Architecture Approach

Posted by Graeme Perrins on 26 October 2018

Architecture, platforms, strategy

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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Comparing Istio with Netflix Frameworks for Inter-Microservices Communications

Posted by Elmira Hasanzadeh on 04 September 2018

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

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

Architecture, process, strategy, banking, innovation, decisions

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

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

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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Testing ARM Templates with Pester #2 – Azure CLI

Posted by Justin Yoo on 11 July 2018

Architecture, VSTS, ARM Templates, Azure PowerShell, Testing, Pester, Blog, Technology, Azure CLI

In my previous post, Testing ARM Templates with Pester #1 – PowerShell, I showed how to test behaviours ARM template deployment without actual deployment. At the end of the post, I also briefly mentioned how we can integrate this testing into our CI/CD pipeline. However, I was actually asked many times how I did it on

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Async Http APIs with Azure Durable Functions (and Polling Client)

Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 10 July 2018

Architecture, Azure Functions, Development, Blog, Technology, Azure Durable Functions, APIs

 

Introduction

Azure Durable Functions have support for different patterns, which enable us to build serverless and stateful applications without worrying about the state management implementation details. One of these useful patterns is the Asynchronous Http APIs. This pattern comes in handy when client applications...

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A Pace-Layered Integration Architecture

Posted by Dan Toomey on 05 July 2018

Architecture, Azure, BizTalk Server, Integration, iPaaS, Microsoft, Microsoft iPaaS, Article, Technology, Learning & Development, Integrate2018, Systems of Differentiation, Systems of Innovation, Message Bus, MSBTS, Systems of Record

Integration at Pace Within the Adaptive Enterprise

In the modern enterprise, it is rare to see a single monolith application that rules the entire landscape. While there still may be a large mainframe or another system which holds the principal data and source of truth (SoT) for an organisation, most landscapes today...

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ARM Template Lifecycle Management: DOs and DON'Ts

Posted by Justin Yoo on 18 June 2018

Architecture, ARM Templates, DevOps, Article, Technology, Best Practice

Introduction

Are you an experienced DevOps engineer or managing cloud resources on Azure, or about to jump into Azure resource management?

While you are creating, updating or deleting resources on Azure, you must have worked with Azure Resource Manager that keeps all resource definitions known as ARM templates. In...

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