Ness Digital Engineering and Confluent Tech Talk Series

Re-orchestrating and Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Cloud

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May 26, 2022: Mainframe Modernization

June 16, 2022: Data Warehouse Modernization

July 28, 2022: Re-Orchestration – Migrating to the Cloud

Modernize Your Data Architectures with Ness Digital Engineering and Confluent

From order processing to financial transactions, inventory control to payroll, mainframes continue to support many mission-critical applications, still performing most of the batch processing for many enterprises. Data-driven enterprises need real-time access to mainframe data to feed distributed applications, microservices, and other business operations and enable organizations to use all their data for competitive advantage.

A new generation of technologies is needed to consume and exploit today’s real-time, fast-moving data sources. With event streaming from Confluent, you can run your business in real-time, building fast-moving applications enriched with historical context.

Join Confluent and Ness Digital Engineering in this talk series to learn more about re-orchestrating and modernizing your infrastructure and how it will allow your organization to build sophisticated data and event-driven applications, uncovering data sources and deriving valuable insights, giving your business a competitive advantage.

May 26: Modernization of the Mainframe

June 16: Data Warehouse Modernization

July 28: Re-orchestration, the 7th R to Migrating to the Cloud

About Ness Digital Engineering

Ness is a full lifecycle digital engineering firm offering digital advisory through scaled engineering services. Combining our core competence in engineering with the latest in digital strategy and technology, we seamlessly manage Digital Transformation journeys from strategy through execution to help businesses thrive in the digital economy. As your tech partner, we help engineer your company’s future with cloud and data. For more information, visit ness.com.

About Confluent

Confluent is the data streaming platform pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure that sets data in motion. Confluent’s cloud-native offering is the foundational platform for data in motion, designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data from multiple sources to constantly stream across the organization. With Confluent, organizations can meet the new business imperative of delivering rich, digital front-end customer experiences and transitioning to sophisticated, real-time, software-driven backend operations. Visit www.confluent.io to learn more.

Modernization of the Mainframe

May 26, 2022 | 11:00 – 11:45 AM EDT

Mainframes are still hard at work, processing over 70% of the world’s most critical computing transactions every day. But high-cost monolithic architectures and a lack of in-house expertise remain the key challenges. Companies fall short of their newer and more agile counterparts due to a significant roadblock – the legacy systems. Though CIOs are well-aware of this existential threat of a slow transformation, modernizing legacy systems is not a simple task.

Organizations migrate and modernize mainframes to the cloud, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), for many reasons. Agility, time to market, diminishing COBOL developers, the move from structured programming to event processing, and reduced technical debt – are just a few reasons to modernize the mainframe footprint.

This discussion will examine the many ways to approach modernization and the many decisions needed to arrive at the right strategy for organizations. We plan to highlight the success factors for a successful mainframe modernization approach using several patterns while focusing on a native build approach using flow architecture. The most talked-about topic involving Mainframe modernizations involves the following:

  1. Unlock the power of real-time, streaming data on the mainframe
  2. Integrate with legacy CICS applications
  3. Bridge mainframe to the cloud

This discussion is for those who want to learn more about cost savings and performance enhancement and those who want to modernize their environment but can’t rip and replace it in its entirety.

Data Warehouse Modernization

June 16, 2022 | 11:00 – 11:45 AM EDT

Cloud has drastically changed the data analytics space as new technology has decoupled storage from compute to power new analytics, ranging from traditional BI to machine learning. Cloud data warehouses like Snowflake, Databricks, Redshift, Synapse, and BigQuery drive scalable, cost-effective analytics and reporting. Many organizations are looking to migrate away from legacy on-premises solutions (Teradata, Oracle, Cloudera, etc.) toward the cloud to take advantage of these new technologies.

By working with Confluent and Ness, organizations now have the opportunity to rethink how to populate these new data warehouses (DW). Instead of being left with traditional choices such as batch files, ETL, and legacy messaging, they can modernize their data movement architecture by connecting data across any environment (cloud or on-prem).

Data platform modernization is an integral component of most digital transformation initiatives. Kafka streaming capabilities can be a key element of these data warehouse and data lake modernization projects, enabling more efficient, performant, and cost-effective data pipelines.

Join us for this discussion to understand why Confluent’s data-in-motion platform is helping organizations connect hybrid and multi-cloud data to their cloud data warehouse of choice in real-time.

The discussion and demonstration will introduce the benefits of modernization, including:

  • Reduced time to analytics by connecting data sources (on-prem and cloud) into your data warehouse without writing a code
  • Normalizing, enriching, and transforming your source data in real-time before it is written to the data warehouse
  • Future-proofing your architecture and gaining increased overall flexibility and business agility

Modernizing your data warehouse doesn’t need to be a multi-year lift and shift.

Re-orchestration, the 7th R to Migrating to the Cloud

July 28, 2022 | 11:00 – 11:45 AM EDT

Microservices architecture enables organizations to evolve their systems away from the slow and unresponsive shared-state architectures. Event-driven microservices decouple systems, teams, and products and streamline application development. In this session, we will take a deep dive into how you can use Confluent Cloud to explore event-driven architectures and how they can be applied across industries.

This data must be evaluated against the seven common migration strategies (7 Rs) for moving applications to the Cloud. These strategies are re-host, re-platform, re-refactor, re-purchase, retire, retain, and re-orchestrate.

Your Mainframe Modernization SMEs

Lloyd Altman

Global Head of Business Development

 

Ness Digital Engineering

Jeremy Hogan

Sr. Solutions Architect

 

Confluent

Rankesh Kumar

Senior Systems Engineer

 

Confluent

Peter Meulbroek

Head of Cloud and Data Practices

 

Ness Digital Engineering

Tom Morley

Senior Digital Transformation Architect

 

 

Ness Digital Engineering

Michael O’Brien

Business Development

 

 

Confluent

Ronald Olshausen

Global Head of Data & Analytics

 

 

Ness Digital Engineering

Jim Zucker

Solution Architect / Client Engagement Manager
Financial Services

 

Ness Digital Engineering

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