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The goal of Mattermost Playbooks is to help teams consistently orchestrate any and all recurring workflows. A Playbook is a prescribed, repeatable process that a team has agreed on and formalized as a collaborative checklist saved on their Mattermost server. We at Mattermost use Playbooks for incident collaboration, customer onboarding, and product releases, along with many other complex processes.

Just How Important Is Your Integration Infrastructure?

Most companies take their integration infrastructure for granted. I’m talking about middleware such as IBM MQ, Kafka, Solace, ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ. These form the basis of most enterprise-level businesses. One of our electronic manufacturing customers was building products worth $40K per minute. A failure in one of the factory floor’s automated systems brought manufacturing operations to a complete halt.

Year in Review: A Look Back at Mattermost in 2021

For all intents and purposes, 2021 was a jam-packed year for Mattermost, our contributors, employees, customers, and extended community. We broke through the muck that was a challenging 2020, and shared in celebration as we delivered the first open source collaboration platform to feature messaging, project and workflow management all in one convenient suite. But 2021 was about more than just our major platform 6.0 announcement in October.

Optimizing Database Connection Loads With PgBouncer and Testwick

The majority of engineers know that a minor misconfiguration might lead to some big troubles. Usually, we tend to forget the importance of that tense when we are configuring a new tool or a new service, as our focus is initially to make the tool functional and to evaluate if it fits our needs. Mattermost Cloud hosts thousands of workspaces which each one needs to have a different database backend, as in Mattermost we think that isolation is one very important aspect in our security guidelines.

Top Cloud Security Trends 2022

Enterprise cloud use cases are changing and expanding, and companies are now realizing new security challenges that need to be resolved. Cloud security solutions can include everything from new security tools to more advanced training to investing in new team strategies. See below to learn about the tops trends cloud security experts are seeing in the market.

How We Use RPC to Share Database Connections and Scale our Multi-Product Architecture

The database/sql package in the Go standard library maintains a pool of connections so that all queries going through a single *sql.DB instance will reuse the same pool. This is great because you get a connection pool out of the box. But what if you need to share the same connection pool across processes? How do you use the same API in different processes but still reuse the same pool?

Best Practices for Software Development with Mattermost

Ask any software engineer about the best way to do something and they’ll likely tell you “it depends.” Every project and team works differently and has specific concerns, requirements, and opinions, adding complexity on top of the technical and operational complexity of software development. The challenge lies in managing the work and emergent complexity while staying abreast of industry best practices in a way that fits our teams’ particular processes and environments.

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Observability, AIOps, APM, and i2M: The Partner Ecosystem for IBM MQ Enterprises

Complex enterprises have an integration infrastructure (i2) layer that connects technologies and applications across cloud, data center, virtualized systems, mainframe, edge computing, etc. The i2 layer includes a core middleware application (such as IBM MQ) along with many other "integration" technologies, such as MFT (managed file transfer), IoT, REST APIs, DataPower Gateway, and other messaging technologies (i.e., Kafka, TIBCO EMS, IBM ACE, IBM Integration Bus (IIB) and more).