Socio-technical ecosystems are living organisms that grow and shrink, that change velocity, and that split from, or merge with, others. The ecosystems that surround producers of software-intensive products exhibit all of these behaviors. We report on the start of a longitudinal study of the evolution of the Hadoop ecosystem, take a look back
over the history of the ecosystem, and describe how we will be observing this ecosystem over the next few months. Our initial observations of the early days of Hadoop’s ecosystem showed rapid change. We present these observations and a method for taking and analyzing observations in the future. Our goal is to develop an ecosystem modeling technique that provides practical guidance to strategic decision makers
Socio-technical ecosystems are living organisms that grow and shrink, that change velocity, and that split from, or merge with, others. Recently researchers have found it useful to describe the environment surrounding certain software platform-based communities in ecosystem terms. Many of those descriptions focus on the mutual benefit derived from the platform. However, in trying to support strategic decision makers, the true predator-prey notion of an ecosystem, in which both collaborators and competitors interact, gives a comprehensive view
of the ecosystem.
Business strategists and software architects both must balance opposing forces to achieve the best possible result for their organization. In an organization that builds software-intensive products the business and technical forces
are closely related and interconnected.
New business models, such as Platform as a Service (PaaS), require new architectures to accommodate collaborators and to separate that which is the basis for collaboration from that which is the basis for competition. Over time the line between these two shifts as more features become commoditized and organizations innovate to identify new proprietary features. These are the changes that motivate this work
By:J. Yates Monteith, John D. McGregor, and John E. Ingram
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کاری از:J. Yates Monteith, John D. McGregor, and John E. Ingram
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