SUL-9749 Istio Platform vs Spring and MicroProfile frameworks | Voxxed Days

Istio Platform vs Spring and MicroProfile frameworks


Cloud, Containers & Infrastructure

Istio is an open platform which aims to provide a uniform way to connect, manage and secure microservices. However, these are capabilities that are already provided by a variety of programming frameworks, such as Netflix OSS and MicroProfile fault tolerance. Can a platform really know everything about an application, or does the application sometimes know better?

This session will start with an introduction to the Istio architecture, including the sidecar model and what it means to deploy your application in this way. We will cover the technologies that overlap with existing framework capabilities such as security and fault tolerance. The differences between the approaches will be highlighted, including when to use which and how you can make them work in harmony together.

Istio also provides capabilities that compliment existing microservice and cloud native architectures. We will cover some of these functions, such as smart routing to enable A/B testing and canary deployments, together with how to make use of them within this new platform.

Katherine Stanley Katherine Stanley

Katherine Stanley is a Software Engineer in the IBM Messaging team based in the UK. She works on enterprise Kafka applications and specializes in microservices architectures. She has co-authored an IBM Redbook on Java microservices and has created samples to demonstrate industry best practices. She also works on the open source microservice project Game On. Katherine has given workshops and presentations at various conferences, including JavaOne in San Francisco, DevoxxUK and OSCON in London and JFokus in Sweden.

Adam Pilkington Adam Pilkington

Adam is an IBM Software Engineer, IBM Master Inventor and a member of the IBM Event Streams team working on enterprise Kafka applications. Prior to this he was developing cloud native Java applications and part of the team working on Game On! an open source microservices-based exemplar framework and has spoken about this at several conferences such as Java One and Devoxx. When he’s not writing code, he can be found listening to rock music or participating in various martial arts.