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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (BST)

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In today’s always-connected economy, retailers need to deliver personalized services to customers in real-time in order to stay competitive. These applications depend on the successful adoption and implementation of modern retail architectures which include microservices, containers, and data services running agile and lean. Join us for a deep dive discussion on building world-class retail applications led by a panel of thought leaders from Pythian, DataArt, and Mesosphere.

Why should I attend?

  • Gain and share insights on designing, deploying, and maintaining containers, microservices, and data services (Hadoop, NoSQL, Kafka, Spark, etc) at retail scale

  • Identify technologies and methodologies to accelerate your time to market and reduce IT spend by leveraging agile and efficient hybrid infrastructure

  • Network with industry peers and thought leaders

  • Learn how to avoid rising cloud costs and lock-in risk as critical business apps are tied to public cloud provider-specific dependencies


15:30 - 16:00: Introductions 

Enjoy coffee and cakes while you network with industry peers and thought leaders shaping the retail industry.

16:00 - 18:00: Workshops & Discussions

  • Microservices in Retail: Terry Dhariwal, Solutions Archect from Pythian, will discuss best practices and design patterns for microservices and data services leveraging his experience at major retailers, including Tesco, Dixons Carphone, Sky, British Gas and PVH.  We will deep dive into architectures across various retail channels, systems, and services (e.g., product, price, promotions, loyalty, forecast, stock, etc).
  • Leveraging DevOps in Retail: Application development is changing paradigms. Retailers are moving to faster cycle development techniques and methodologies like DevOps and Agile Development, while new release and deployment tools like application containers (Docker), cloud platforms and microservices are gaining traction. Highly distributed teams and environments are normal for these days. In this modern world, optimisation of daily development activities can bring amazing results and increase the whole team productivity. Is setting up a development environment still such a complicated process nowadays? Anton Krasikov from Dataart will discuss how we can improve this using local development clusters and more. 
  • DC/OS: The platform to support Retailers: Is your company running containers, microservices, and/or data services (e.g., Spark, Kafka, Cassandra, Mongo, Couchbase, etc)? In this discussion, we will share customer stories and examples of how DC/OS accelerated application delivery through CI/CD, introduced a culture of DevOps, and improved hardware utilization up to 80%.
  • Demo: Deploying a Big Data Stack in Minutes: Watch how you can quickly build and deploy a retail analytics big data stack that streams real time customer data real-time to generate product recommendations. 

18:00: Q&A and Goodbyes

Experts will be on-hand for a technical Q&A and additional demos if you would like more information.

More Details

Retailers are looking for platforms to build data-rich and modern applications. These retailers are finding the adoption of modern retail architectures including microservices, containers, agile DevOps, cloud native, and data services are creating complex architecture, implementation, and cost challenges. Retailers must build more apps, innovate faster, and modernize IT to meet their business challenges.  There may be a rush to the public cloud to satisfy these requirements, but one must be careful to avoid cloud lock-in and avoid spiraling costs.  Enterprises often go to service providers for cloud-native platform services as they can be difficult to build and operate. The result is rising cloud costs and lock-in risk as critical business apps are tied to cloud provider-specific dependencies.

To serve customers at scale and manage the huge amount of data they produce and consume, successful businesses are changing how they build applications. Modern enterprise apps are shifting from monolithic architectures to cloud native architectures: distributed systems of microservices, containers, and data services. Modern apps built  on cloud native platform services enables apps to be always-on, scalable, and efficient, while taking advantage of huge volumes of real-time data.

About Mesosphere

Mesosphere is leading the enterprise transformation toward distributed computing and hybrid cloud.  We combine the rich capability you get from public cloud providers with the freedom and control of choosing your own infrastructure. Mesosphere DC/OS is the premier platform for building, deploying, and elastically scaling modern applications and big data services. DC/OS makes  running containers, data services, and microservices easy across your own hardware and cloud instances. Mesosphere was founded in 2013 by the architects of hyperscale infrastructures at Airbnb and Twitter and the co-creator of Apache Mesos. Mesosphere is headquartered in San Francisco with additional offices in New York and Hamburg, Germany. Mesosphere’s investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Microsoft.

 About Pythian

Pythian is a global IT services company that specializes in designing, implementing, and managing systems that directly contribute to revenue and business success. We help companies adopt disruptive technologies to advance innovation and increase agility. Our highly skilled technical teams work as an integrated extension of our clients’ organizations to deliver continuous transformation and uninterrupted operational excellence using our expertise in cloud, DevOps, big data infrastructure, advanced analytics, infrastructure management, and databases.


About DataArt

DataArt is a global technology consultancy that designs, develops and supports unique software solutions, helping clients take their businesses forward. Recognized for their deep domain expertise and superior technical talent, DataArt teams create new products and modernize complex legacy systems that affect technology transformation in select industries. DataArt has earned the trust of some of the world’s leading brands and most discerning clients, including Nasdaq, S&P, United Technologies, oneworld Alliance, Ocado, artnet, Betfair, and skyscanner. Organized as a global network of technology services firms, DataArt brings together expertise of over 2,200 professionals in 20 locations in the US, Europe, and Latin America. As a trusted technology partner, DataArt applies its vast industry knowledge and domain expertise to build landmark enterprise and mobile applications for leading companies in the finance, healthcare & life sciences, travel & hospitality, media, IoT/M2M, telecom and other industries.

Have questions about What Retailers need to know about microservices, containers & data services? Contact Mesosphere

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WeWork Moorgate
1 Fore Street
EC2Y 9DT London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (BST)

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