Platform Engineering

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

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    #PEtechtalk in Melbourne | August edition

    Posted by Michael Kandelaars on 05 September 2019

    platforms, kubernetes, aws, Solution Architecture, open data, petechtalk

    Last week Deloitte Platform Engineering launched a new Platform Engineers meetup in Melbourne. #PEtechtalk is for engineers, by engineers. It was my privilege to be one of the speakers on the night presenting Deloitte’s OpenDATA platform, alongside Nicholas Faiz from News Corp presenting “TCOG, from Monolith to SOA”....

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    APIdays - Modern Architecture for APIs

    Posted by Saul Caganoff on 27 August 2019

    Architecture, Events, Microservices, Serverless, kubernetes, service mesh, APIdays

    APIdays is all about the business and technology of APIs. Last week I described some of the API management highlights at our Melbourne event on September 19th and 20th.

    Another important API dimension is the back-end architecture. How do you build APIs that are reliable, resilient, scalable and evolvable? 

    Last year...

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    APIdays Returns to Melbourne

    Posted by Saul Caganoff on 03 July 2019

    APIs, containers, kubernetes, Fast-Data, Open Banking, APIdays, open data, cloud computing, ethics

    APIdays returns to Melbourne on September 19 and 20. This is our seventh event in Australia/New Zealand on top of 40+ APIdays events globally. As we plan for this year and our call for speakers it is worth looking back at the last 12 months in an API connected world.

    Open Banking and Open Data

    Financial services...

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    Dashboarding JVM metrics from OpenShift pods

    Posted by James Garner on 16 April 2019

    docker, kubernetes, openshift, grafana, dashboard, influxdb, jolokia, jmx

    Recently on a client engagement, I needed to extract some real-time metrics from some Mule pods running in an OpenShift environment. At that point in time, we were engaged in a performance testing activity, and while the tests were actually passing successfully, the lack of visibility into the pods made me nervous. I...

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    Access KSQL server in Google Kubernetes Engine locally in 5 steps

    Posted by Tabish Ghani on 25 March 2019

    kubernetes, container, kafka, dataflow, Fast-Data

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    Apache Kafka allows both local and cloud deployment so you can publish data from on premise environment and trigger services in the cloud. It is at the heart of our stacks that require real time processing. Confluent KSQL (streaming engine) allows stream processing in a simple and interactive SQL interface...

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    Mule on OpenShift: Part 2 - Build & Deploy

    Posted by Sohrab Hosseini on 15 March 2019

    docker, kubernetes, tech, mule, platform, openshift, container, anypoint

    In part 1 of this series, we discussed the different deployment models that we have used in the past to deploy containerised Mule applications on OpenShift Container Platform. Here we expand on the topic by discussing best practices around build and deployment such applications.

    Container Base Image

    In a...

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    Mule on OpenShift: Part 1 - Deployment Models

    Posted by Sohrab Hosseini on 28 February 2019

    kubernetes, tech, mule, platform, openshift, container, anypoint

    At Deloitte Platform Engineering, we have been building containerised platforms for a few years now. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform has been our weapon of choice in many of these instances, complementing a solid Kubernetes foundation.

    A significant part of this work also consists of building and deploying...

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    Containers Crossing the Chasm

    Posted by Saul Caganoff on 14 September 2018

    strategy, containers, docker, kubernetes, 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.

    Our...

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