Why and How to Put Apache Ignite in the Cloud and the 5 Lessons We Learned Doing It!

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Like most companies, IBM and its customers invested tremendous time and resources in applications and services that function in private data centers. With the rise of the Cloud, Event-Driven Architecture, and the need for application modernization, the "Digital Core" pattern is starting to became our go-to approach for application modernization. The pattern allows us to develop and launch new services and leverage existing investments by including data from core systems into the cloud transformation process. Join the talk to learn: - how the "Digital Core" pattern enables incremental modernization or complete replacement of a core systems of record; - what role Ignite plays in IBM's Digital Core point of view; - lessons learned from our usage of Ignite on OpenShift in IBM Cloud.

Shahir Daya

Shahir Daya

IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect

Shahir A. Daya is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Business Transformation Services Chief Architect in IBM Consulting in Canada. He is an IBM Senior Certified Architect and an Open Group Distinguished Chief/Lead IT Architect with more than twenty-five years at IBM. Shahir has received the prestigious IBM Corporate Award for exceptional technical accomplishments. He has experience with complex high-volume transactional applications and systems integration. Shahir has led teams of practitioners to help IBM and its clients with application architecture for several years. His industry experience includes banking, financial services, and travel & transportation. Shahir focuses on cloud-native architecture and modern SW engineering practices for high performing development teams. As Chief Architect, Shahir is responsible for overall solution design and technical feasibility for client transformation programs. He has supported the design and stand-up of several joint clients and IBM delivery centers adopting modern SW engineering practices to deliver modernization programs. Shahir is also responsible for defining the technical strategy relating to asset development/harvesting, new technical areas of focus and thought leadership for the specific technology area. He provides technical oversight and direction on critical projects. Shahir holds a B.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto and has co-authored 3 IBM Redbooks on Microservices and Hybrid Cloud Integration. He is an inventor with several issued U.S. Patents. Shahir is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Shahir is an active mentor in the University of Toronto Engineering Alumni Mentorship Program and the University of Toronto Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Mentorship Program. He is also a coach for the FIRST LEGO Robotics Jr. League.

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