Concurrent Technologies Corporation’s (CTC’s) extensible software framework allows
us to quickly design customized solutions that take into consideration end-to-end
issues from source data origin to end-user experience.
is based on the microservices architectural style and built
on reactive principles. The framework is resilient, extensible, and scales horizontally,
allowing for deployment to big data infrastructures ranging from enterprise-level
servers to massive cloud systems.
Combine has been designed to utilize many popular modern open-source distributed
computing tools and libraries that can produce a resilient High Availability (HA)
system that will scale up and down to meet evolving demand.
The microservices-based architecture is a pattern emphasizing low coupling, high
cohesion, and automation. The Combine approach to microservices builds upon these
principles and around a set of core components that facilitate the choreographing
of a large number of participating services. Ideally, services are small and focused
on doing one thing and doing it well. This focus allows for organizational alignment
that sets the domain experts as the owners of the service. Ownership throughout
the full software development lifecycle is encouraged. With a diverse set of developers
editing, testing, managing, and validating their own services, Combine fosters an
environment of inclusion that allows developers of all skill levels to contribute
to the system in meaningful ways. Microservices are no silver bullet; overhead that
is incurred must be offset through automation. A key component behind this automation
is a continuous delivery pipeline that prefers frequent low-impact/low-risk deployments.
Example of Combine® Infrastructure
The Combine Microservices diagram shown here is an example of one supported Combine
infrastructure that is deployed to a large cluster, uses Mesos as the orchestration
layer, and deploys services within Docker containers. This enables a scalable and
fault-tolerant architecture that efficiently utilizes the physical compute and storage
Combine services can be deployed to other container orchestration platforms such
as Red Hat’s OpenShift, and Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry.