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Docklands.LJC: Big Data, Java, and Microservices: tales from the trenches

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We are pleased to bring you the ninth event of the Docklands.LJC (; a group within the main London Java Community that focuses on the developer community in and around Docklands on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Our speakers this month are Andy Ben-Dyke and Graeme Seaton.

Please note the location for this event as it is in a different location from the previous one.

As the spaces are limited, places will be preferentially allocated to those who have attended previously and first-timers; those with a low attendance record may be removed.

Andy Ben-Dyke
Big Data, Java, and Microservices: tales from the trenches

Having had 8 years of Big Data Agile development experience, I thought working on an IoT project using microservices would be straightforward. There’s nothing new under the sun, right? After a few weeks of learning buzzwords and acronyms, I could make a reasonable stab of explaining the difference between Ansible and Docker (as a trivial example). However, we’re now a couple of months into the project, and I want to share the success stories and horror stories with the audience.

Graeme Seaton
Applying Big Data

A great deal of time and energy is spent on Big Data initiatives. But the question remains, what are the drivers behind these initiatives and how do you approach using all of that data? I would like to share some thoughts about the application of Big Data.

Who should attend

Anyone who is interested in Java or JVM based technologies, whether in the Docklands or further afield, is welcome to attend.


VP Engineering, IoT Analytics, Teradata Labs

Andy was one of the founding members of RainStor and a driving force behind the original data management technology before becoming the Product Architect in 2006, and then the CTO in 2007. The RainStor Big Data retention platform was acquired by Teradata late 2014. Since joining Teradata, Andy now heads up the IoT Analytics team, tasked with building a Big Data micro-service architecture for work-load management.

Data Engineering Lead, Application Workgroup EMEA, EMC

Graeme heads up the Data Engineering team within the Application Workgroup for EMC EMEA. He has worked for a variety of companies ranging from large Data Infrastructure providers through to a number of Big Data-related startups. Graeme has been involved with Big Data before it became described as such and has been using Hadoop since it was first released.

Please note

Your full name is required in order to attend. If your username is not your full name, please add it when registering, otherwise you will be removed from the event.

Arrive from 18:20, talks will begin promptly at 18:30. Attendees arriving after 18:40 will not be admitted.

Nearest coffee shop – Café Brera, One Canada Square, Cabot Place, if you arrive early.

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