Bionic provides teams with a real-time living architecture map of their applications, showing all services, APIs, libraries, dependencies, and data flows.
You can think of it as a visual software bill of materials or an SBOM, as it’s called. This is particularly useful for understanding black box applications, accelerating cloud migrations, or even refactoring monolithic applications into microservices.
Below we can see six business applications that Bionic has auto-discovered along with 68 unique services which are mapped showing every dependency.
We can click on any service and immediately see its tech stack, where it’s running, along with the downstream and upstream API calls which the service is responsible for.
Data Flow Visualization
We can switch from a service view to a data flow view and visualize which data sources the service interacts with, more importantly, the schema and the tables it depends on.
We can ask the service for its inventory, which provides a more detailed view into things like security threats, or even architecture violations that are anti-patterns, a detailed changelog, the data sources and tables it touches, and all exposed APIs and interfaces.
In addition, things like deployment details and where the service is located, along with upstream and downstream dependencies, and even all the code libraries it uses with our version dependencies. Bionic indexes all this data, so you have a complete inventory of your services and can ask any question using our query engine.
Obsolescence Planning & Technical Debt
For example, for obsolescence planning, you could search for all services that use old libraries, like Struts for example.
Bionic basically shows you everything you need in order to blueprint an existing application so you can migrate or refactor your services with code-level accuracy instead of guessing dependencies, looking up out-of-date documentation, or filing JIRA tickets.
Bionic is the only solution that can continuously scan your applications to provide this unique visibility, and it works with traditional applications, cloud-native applications, and even serverless.