Stories by Scott Carey

What are microservices?

The origin of the term 'microservices' may not be that easy to pin down, but over the past decade the approach to application development and management has reached near ubiquity in the enterprise, with everyone from Spotify to the BBC shifting from monolithic architectures to embrace microservices.

How Google decides to open source its technology

Google has a solid reputation as an engineering organisation with an open source culture, with Googlers contributing a huge amount of code back to the community and projects like TensorFlow and Kubernetes making a mainstream impact.

HSBC looks to ramp up machine learning usage with Google Cloud

​Global bank HSBC has taken its first pilot machine learning projects with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) into production and is now looking to ramp up the porting of applications and data workloads onto the vendor’s cloud infrastructure, once Google provides more granular encryption key controls in August.

How Spotify migrated everything from on-premise to Google Cloud Platform

Spotify announced that it was going all in on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) back in 2016, committing a reported US$450 million over three years. In Spotify, Google got itself an anchor customer, not just because of its brand and scale, but also its reputation as a data driven, engineering-centric company.

How Just Eat runs devops at scale

UK-based food delivery company Just Eat runs a hugely complex devops culture across 35 software development teams in five geographies, working together to maintain 450 microservices.

Oracle is changing how it reports cloud revenues — what's it hiding?

Oracle is changing the way it reports its all-important cloud figures every quarter. Where the database vendor used to report two cloud revenue segments: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) as one and then a combined figure for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) as another, smaller, figure, now it is reporting just one figure.

Demystifying the new SAP ERP pricing model

The issue of indirect access to SAP's underlying enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and the impact it has on licensing has caused no end of headaches for organisations running the popular software over the past couple of years.