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Plan Your Microservice Application Platforms Using A New Structure For A New Era

Java Is A Useful Point Of Contrast For Future Cloud-Native Application Platforms

February 11, 2020

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  • By Randy Heffner
  • with Christopher Mines,
  • Abigail Livingston,
  • Kara Hartig

Why Read This Report

While enterprise developers increasingly adopt microservices, maturity will be a long time in coming. For mainstream developers to build high-end solutions with microservices, enterprises need application platforms designed for microservices. Java provides a reference point for the need, but cloud-native platforms are emerging via a quite different path than did Java. To guide application development and delivery (AD&D) pros in planning their future, this report lays out nine major shifts in platform structure along with a high-level reference model for a microservice app platform.

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Table of Contents

  • Mainstream Enterprises Need A Microservice Application Platform
  • Use The Emerging Structure To Craft Your Microservice App Platform
  • Recommendations

  • Start Your Microservice App Platform With Structure, Not Products
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents