Architectural transformation of a massively concurrent J2EE Enterprise Application for Network Management using Elixir

This talk starts with setting the context on how the every growing demands of networks (like IOT, SDN) pushes the limits of monitoring applications in terms of scale, availability, resource consumption and accuracy. The heterogeneous nature of networks in enterprises and telecom service providers adds to the scale and resource demands. A J2EE application attempting to fulfill the scale out needs of such a ever growing demanding domain, is pushed to its limits from system design perspective.


The talk presents an evolutionary architecture of moving core components of an existing Network Management J2EE application architecture into Elixir based eco system. It presents the problem chosen to be scaled out and evaluation that led to rewriting the components with Elixir. It also presents the learning in productising a Elixir based subsystem co-existing with a J2EE application.


It concludes with the comparative results in terms of performance, scale out ability, elastic load patterns, resource consumption between old J2EE architectue and new J2EE + Elixir based architecture. It gives a perspective on architectural patterns for transforming J2EE enterprise application in to Elixir based applications.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Scale challenges in Network Management domain

Challenges of Enterprise applications

Architecture of typical current J2EE Enterprise application for Network Management

The battle of Legacy vs Modern

Need for Enterprise grade applications to move towards Functional Programming Paradigm

Results and objective comparison of a core subsystem written in J2EE Enterprise application and re-implemented in Elixir

Key Learnings

Learning Outcome

How to find immutable patterns in existing enterprise application flow that can be addressed by Elixir

Challenges in co-existence of Functional paradigm like Elixir with non-functional paradigm like J2EE

Target Audience

Architects and developers working on J2EE enterprise applications looking to adapt Elixir Ecosystem

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  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  3 months ago
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    Thanks for the proposal, Krishna. We are always happy to hear about case-studies. 

    Can you please share some of the challenges you guys faced? How did you overcome them?

    Also, you've total 3 presenters on this proposal. Can you please help us understand why you need 3 presenters?

    Lastly, can you please share a video from any of your past presentations, so help the program team understand your presentation style?


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