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Location: Marina

Day of week: Monday

Industry practitioners and technical product managers from leading vendors demonstrate solutions to some of today's toughest software development challenges in the areas of performance monitoring, Big Data, software delivery, scalability, and more.

Track Host: Nitin Bharti

Managing Editor and Product Manager C4Media

Nitin has helped build several notable online developer communities including, DZone, and The Code Project. He is known for his extensive editorial work in the Enterprise Java, .NET, SOA, and Agile communities. As Managing Editor and Product Manager at C4Media - the producer of and QCon events - Nitin continues to pursue his primary passion: helping spread knowledge and innovation throughout the enterprise software development community.

10:35am - 11:25am

Building Resilient Mobile Apps With Couchbase Mobile

Murphy’s Laws state "things will go wrong in any given situation, if you give them a chance". Unfortunately, mobile developers know this all too well when it comes to network reliability. In the face of such instability and increasing customer expectations, how can developers deliver immersive, uninterrupted user experiences within their apps?

In this session we'll take a look at how Couchbase Mobile offering allows you to seamlessly store, retrieve, and synchronize your data to create truly resilient mobile apps.

Oleg Kuzmin, Sr. Solutions Engineer @coachbasepro

11:50am - 12:40pm

Unifying Transactions and Analytics for Insightful Applications

In the past, applications had to deliver ultrafast response times and instant gratification in order to meet rising customer expectations. They still need to, but now they have to deliver actionable insight as well – customers, whether individuals or businesses, are becoming data driven. The problem is these applications are built on databases optimized for transactions, and fall short of the analytics capabilities insight applications need.

In this talk, we will discuss the emergence of hybrid transactional/analytical databases and how customer-facing applications, though transactional at their core, can leverage them to improve customer engagement with powerful, real-time analytics (directly and indirectly). Specifically, we will explain how row storage can be combined with distributed, columnar storage and transparent query routing to power insightful applications with a single database – and simplify development.

Shane Johnson, Senior Director of Product Marketing @mariadb

1:40pm - 2:30pm

How In-Memory Computing Enables a New Generation of Microservices

The first generation of microservices was envisioned as stateless request-response endpoints. But it's now clear that microservices must often maintain some state. For example, microservices tasked with running machine learning models or engaged in statistical classification must maintain the state of their models and their parameter weights. This brings us to one of the biggest challenges—where is that state stored? Options like RDBMSs are too slow, do not scale, and have inflexible schema models. Distributed in-memory caching, however, is the only widely adopted enterprise technology that offers high speed, scalability, and dynamic schema evolution.

In this talk, I will discuss:

  • Why today’s business solutions need a next-generation microservices architecture.
  • Why microservices need to leverage in-memory computing technologies.
  • How you can get started with next-generation microservices.

Lucas Beeler, Senior Solutions Architect @hazelcast

2:55pm - 3:45pm

Slow Is the New Down!

Optimise the performance of your websites, servers and applications with Site24x7 monitoring solution. Visualize the experience of users in real time and proactively resolve issues before it affects your end users.

Daniel Caesar Paul, Technical Support Engineer @Site24x7

4:10pm - 5:00pm

How You Build Resilient, High-Performing Enterprise Systems

Companies large and small, across multiple industries are going through significant business process reinvention as part of digital transformation. Even though there appears to be similarities in these processes, there are industry specific and unique challenges that need special attention. Understanding these enterprise system behaviors and unique pain points help software architects and developers prepare their company for a successful digital journey. Since its inception, IBM’s core focus has been to help streamline enterprise business processes through technology.

In this session, you'll get lessons learned from our experiences working with an enterprise banking system outage and how enterprise systems can be hardened through modern architecture practices. I will also go over some innovations in the NextGen hardware and how these innovations can help not only solve these types of issues but also pave the way in building high performing hybrid multi-cloud platform for all enterprises.

Surya Duggirala, Cloud Platform Engineering Guild Leader @IBM

5:25pm - 6:15pm

Be Event-Driven. and Do It Successfully

Developers are used to interacting with RESTful APIs but have struggled to fully embrace Eventing and Streaming. The shift to an Event-Driven Architecture can be a daunting task – how do I move events from my legacy applications to newer applications? How do I transport events to and from the cloud? How do I document and register different events so other developers can discover them? Using the latest technology, we will show how to connect, define and discover event driven microservices, enabling developers and architects to easily adopt an Event Driven Architecture.

Leah Robert, Sales Engineer @Solace_CC

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