IT Design Principles

Business needs grow and change.

The cornerstone of Ekagra’s philosophy is to deliver a living architecture—one that can continually evolve to greater functionality, greater scalability, with seamless integration and interoperability. Ekagra has never wavered from its commitment to building long-term enterprise-caliber technology. Ekagra firmly believes that our software, platforms and solutions pass the tests of time, and that we are in a unique position to enable organizations to successfully deploy high performance applications on premises or in the Cloud. Every design decision we make explicitly adheres to architectural tenets for long-term flexibility.

The Ekagra product and project portfolio is unified by eight design principles:

1. Harmonization and Interoperability.

All design decisions must ensure that Ekagra can provide superior data harmonization with multidimensional data, based on rigorous adherence to industry-specific data standards and innovations in data interoperability.

2. Rapid Development and Deployment.

All design decisions must promote rapid development and deployment of new applications, platforms, and systems. Ekagra invests significant engineering energy in creating reusable metadata objects that enable accelerated design process.

3. Incremental Growth.

All design decisions must ensure that customers can incrementally growth their Ekagra-developed infrastructures—from small to large, from departmental scope to enterprise scope, from isolated islands to consolidated applications.  This allows Ekagra customers to buy just the functionality they need, and to incrementally grow their solution as their requirements naturally expand without system re-design.

4. Economies of Scale.

All design decisions must explicitly deliver greater economies of scale as a system grows.  Ekagra implementations require an absolute minimum of IT personnel, require the fewest servers, and minimize the workload on expensive database resources. Our designs are Cloud-ready, as-a-service models for information and computing technologies.

5. Peer Review.

Design decisions manifest as technical products, and each technical product must pass internal and external peer review scrutiny. When necessary to ensure public health, we convene public-private meetings to collaborate with industry and academia for innovation assurance.

6. Scalability and High Performance.

All design decisions must ensure that Ekagra can deliver consistently high performance as the system scales upward, and must anticipate order-of-magnitude growth beyond today’s state-of-the-art standard (user scale, data scale, application scale), providing architecture for secure, sustainable data stewardship.

7. Openness and Extensibility.

All design decisions must ensure that Ekagra product functionalities are fully accessible in customer environments, with emphasis on accessibility through web-service APIs, and extensibility to accommodate changing business processes.

8. Quality Assurance Automation.

All design decisions meet Ekagra’s rigorous quality assurance standards and automate quality assurance processes.  Automation enables rapid performance, scalability and load testing – and this dramatically reduces time-to-release of regression-tested products and solutions.