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Vantiq: Low-Code Platform for Massively Scalable Real-Time Apps

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

According to Wikipedia, reactive programming is an asynchronous programming paradigm oriented around data streams and the propagation of change. Reactive programming approaches are at the heart of many massively scalable data streaming technologies, but coding following the reactive paradigm has generally required specialized, advanced skills.

Vantiq addresses this limitation of reactive programming by offering a low-code environment that facilitates rapid, simple construction of scalable, real-time apps with no programming knowledge necessary beyond basic JavaScript and SQL skills.

Furthermore, the only software infrastructure the resulting applications require for deployment is a JVM, enabling Vantiq’s customers to build highly distributable, peer-to-peer application architectures.

Among the most important use cases for Vantiq’s technology are high-volume Internet-of-Things (IoT) scenarios, as they involve massive numbers of streaming data sources interacting with numerous gateways or other intermediaries, all in real-time.

However, as streaming data and real-time behavior become increasingly central to enterprise digital initiatives, Vantiq will likely have a rapidly expanding addressable market well beyond its IoT sweet spot over the next few years.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at pr@intellyx.com.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).