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Data Driven Enterprise

With the rise of new technology and the cloud, a lot of processes and solutions are relabeled or added. That’s why it’s worth looking at the Modern Data Warehouse and the role integration specialists can play in building a so-called Data Driven Enterprise:

Cloud Native

Cloud-native technologies empower organizations to build and run scalable applications in modern, dynamic environments such as public, private, and hybrid clouds. Containers, service meshes, microservices, immutable infrastructure, and declarative APIs exemplify this approach (official definition). Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications (

XPlat, Open Source, Multi-Language

.Net Framework is going to be supported as longs as there’s Windows Application Servers. Yet, .Net Core is the way forward. .Net Core is cross-platform, open source and multi-language. Visual Studio is a free open source editor that can be used by developers as an alternative to Visual Studio.

Git, GitHub

As a distributed Version Control System Git and GitHub have gained much traction in recent years. Use the GitHub Guide to find out about branches, pull requests, markdown and much more.

Azure Governance

When I hear someone touch the subject of Azure Governance, I’m always like: “Wow! That’s overwhelming”. And the next thing I’m asking myself is like: “What the hell is he talking about?”. Luckily enough my old-time favorite Johan Savill came to rescue. He nailed to subject in the excellent Pluralsight course named Design Governance and Identity Management in Microsoft Azure

Azure DevOps CI/CD

This concept is also labeled Infrastructure-As-Code, but that doesn’t fully describe the concept accurately. Important concepts: