Path to cloud-native applications, opportunities and challenges
Abstract: As an exciting new-shared platform, cloud computing represents the future of information technology. Success of the cloud computing is dependent on the availability of the adequate applications. Benefits of using computing cloud lies in specialised applications, developed with cloud in mind from the start. We devote this paper to analysing the state-of-the-art in the development of “cloud-native” applications. We present the benefits and challenges of cloud for novel approaches to application development. With the proper use of the proven software design patterns, new breed of loosely coupled cloud applications with accessible user interfaces and enormous back-end processing power can be enabled. From this can benefit even existing powerful software tools like GraphCrunch2, whose case of “cloudification” we study in more detail.
Keywords: cloud computing, software application, patterns, network analysis
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