Cortex is a San Francisco-based software platform that promotes and manages microservices. Cortex enables users to explore, understand, and operate their microservices. Cortex focuses on four main microservice functions: analyzing service quality, breaking API change, organizing information, and facilitating speedy communication.
Specifically, Cortex promotes Scorecards, a service that allows engineers to build report cards that score microservice platforms against their initiatives and service quality standards. To prevent breaking API change, Cortex prevents softwares from experiencing system failure by blocking pull requests on Github that include breaking application program interface (API) changes. Furthermore, in the case this function fails, Cortex offers an automatic notification service that informs consumers of the failure via Slack and email. To assist in organization, Cortex integrates with identity providers to sync teams with the services they own. Lastly, in the case of a system failure, Cortex aids in communication delays by automatically sending a Slack message with important service metadata.
The company provides users with the ability to integrate Cortex’s platform with other microservices softwares. Some of the companies or services that can be integrated with Cortex include Datadog, New Relic, SignalFx, VictorOps, OpsGenie, Okta, Github, Kubernetes, Jira, and SonarQube.
Microbrew is Cortex's community driven content platform that consists of numerous articles about the microservices industry. Microbrew publishes pieces written by Cortex's founders, engineers, and other field experts.
July 19, 2020
Taming your micro-services | APIscene
March 3, 2020
Why You Need a Microservices Catalog Tool
February 9, 2021
Documentaries, videos and podcasts
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December 9, 2020