Design for Scale
Why Scale Matters
Automation does not equal automation. Automating the operations of a single microservice-based application system is not trivial but it has nothing to do with the challenge of developing an application platform to serve thousands of customers with ten thousands of applications. The same applies to data service automation: scale changes everything.
Pick Your Data Services Wisely
With the full automation of the entire lifecycle of data services as a goal, the choice of data service to automate has a large impact on the resulting challenge. Large enough to make the data service choice a critical success factor. The selection of data services is rarely happening on a green field. (more…)
Full Lifecycle Management
Once automation has been set as a strategy, striving for full lifecycle automation is a logical conclusion. Providing fast and easy installation and initial configuration of data services is not enough. Depending on the application, the lifecycle of a data service is years long. (more…)