When it comes to building distributed systems, one of the most important patterns is the message broker. But what’s a message broker? A message broker is an architectural pattern for message validation, message transformation and message routing. It mediates communication amongst applications, minimizing the mutual awareness that applications should have of each other in order to be able to exchange messages, effectively implementing decoupling. The practical utility of this construct has been proven in many distributed systems over the years. Within the […]
AIS leverages the latest innovations to solve challenging problems that keep our clients up at night. This recipe for success has enabled our substantial growth. We are therefore constantly seeking people who are driven to learn about the latest innovations and passionate about delivering solutions. We want “true technologists” with the humanity and humility to successfully work in project teams. Our people are challenged to understand the depth and breadth of a technology or process so we can offer sound […]
Trying to figure and configure a vision for moving your applications to the cloud? Getting good answers to common myths and misconceptions can kick-start the process for you and your team. This white paper (written by AIS’ CTO and industry expert Vishwas Lele) covers 20 of the most common and not-so-common objections in moving software applications to the cloud. It highlights the most recent and up-to-date advancements in cloud technology that address these concerns head-on. If you’re still on the […]
In addition to contributing to AIS’ brand-new corporate blog, many members of our team have their own personal blogs. We may be biased, but we certainly think they’re worth a spot in your bookmarks or reader feed. Here’s what some of them have been writing about lately: Beyond the Agile Programmer: Innovative Teams: Ryan Cromwell attended illustrator Brad Colbow’s session on Building a Design Culture at Midwest UX (where AIS was a sponsor). It got him thinking about how Scrum can […]
The Obama Administration is betting big on Big Data: $200 million, in fact. Big Data refers to the…well, BIG and unwieldy sets of data that exceed the capabilities of conventional database systems. This data can be incredibly useful, even game-changing, but first you have to figure out how properly process it. In past, this simply cost too much money. Today, thanks to cloud architecture, big data is finally in reach for even the smallest enterprise.
AIS’ client, Bondi Digital Publishing, was distinguished as a 2012 Webby Official Honoree for the Rolling Stone Digital Archive. AIS created the (truly beautiful, if we do say so ourselves) archive in 2010, with upgrades in 2011 and again in 2012. Congratulations to Bondi Digital Publishing and the AIS team!
The goal of our project with the Kennedy Center was to digitally archive the entire collection of National Symphony Orchestra recordings. That’s over 100 years of precious, irreplaceable audio files— each of which were up to 2GB in size — that needed to be electronically preserved in a secure and searchable archive. Not to mention the Orchestra needed an efficient process and system for their future archiving, so it was important to get it done right the first time. An out-of-the-box […]
About half of what we do here at AIS is for government clients. And as much as we’d like to brag about the innovative work we do for them, we usually can’t, for obvious national-security-related reasons. But occasionally we can put together case studies and project descriptions, so if you’re curious about the sort of work the AIS Federal team does, please check them out below.
Several months ago, we set out to improve our online presence and build an information hub that would engage communities and individuals who share our passion for system and software engineering, and attract companies searching for a proven software solutions provider. Today, I’m both proud and excited to launch AIS’s first corporate blog, with contributions from our terrific team of experts. We can’t wait to share our insights and innovations related to the services we deliver.