February 26, 2024

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Queensland Deploys MEDA Platform for Roads

Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads has introduced a new microservices and event-driven architecture (MEDA) platform in partnership with a global technology consultancy. The department selected the company to help drive its digital transformation in December last year. The partners have been working for the past six months to develop the new platform. The MEDA platform comprises a collection of modern, flexible and scalable tools and practices that allow the department to build solutions that meet its needs using standard patterns.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads Executive Director (Business) stated that the successful project will enable the department to build customer-oriented solutions faster and more cost-effectively. He stated, “What worked well for us during the process was not only the ability to deliver a technical outcome but the ability to transfer knowledge from a vendor partner to our internal teams as we begin to transition to new ways of working,” he said.

The Managing Director for the ANZ of the company added that the partners plan to expand their collaboration in the future. She noted that the company’s strategic partnership with TMR is not only an exciting opportunity for the company but also a true testament to how crucial it is for businesses across all industries to have a strong platform for innovation.

The aim is to build on the firm’s with TMR’s MEDA platform, harnessing this partnership and working with experienced teams to help move the department towards a more agile and transformational digital framework.

About microservices and event-driven architecture (MEDA) technology

One article notes that event-driven microservice architecture services communicate with each other via event messages. When business events occur, producers publish them with messages. At the same time, other services consume them through event listeners.

Thus, the main benefits of event-driven systems are asynchronous behaviour and loosely coupled structures. For example, instead of requesting data when needed, apps consume them via events before the need. Therefore, overall app performance increases. On the other hand, keeping coupling loose is one of the main key points of a microservice environment.

One paper notes that microservices are an architectural pattern that structures an application as a collection of small, loosely coupled services that operate together to achieve a common goal. Because they work independently, they can be added, removed, or upgraded without interfering with other applications.

While there are numerous benefits to microservices architecture, like easier deployment and testing, improved productivity, flexibility, and scalability, they also pose a few disadvantages, as independently-run microservices require a seamless method of communication to operate as one larger application.

Event-driven microservices allow for real-time microservices communication, enabling data to be consumed in the form of events before they’re even requested.

Another article notes that design patterns have always been used as tools to structure code around common problem sets. For example, categories of object-oriented design patterns are creational, behavioural, and structural; they’re used to solve common problems in software design. SOA design patterns have been around for more than a decade and are a precursor to today’s REST API and cloud API design patterns.

Using microservice design patterns is critical for long-term success. Technology organizations target independent, resilient, auto-provisioning services that support failure isolation, continuous delivery, and a decentralised governance model. That can be challenging if development teams don’t have a common language, microservice architecture, and implementation strategy to develop with design patterns.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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