OPEN TALK: What Is Cadence? And Is It Right for You?


Ben Slater
Instaclustr, Chief Product Officer

As Chief Product Officer, Ben is charged with steering Instaclustr’s development roadmap and overseeing the product engineering, production support, open source, and consulting teams.

Ben has over 20 years of experience in systems development, including previously being lead architect for the product that is now Oracle Policy Automation, and over 10 years as a solution architect and project manager for Accenture. He has extensive experience in managing development teams and implementing quality controlled engineering practices.


Cadence is an exciting new technology open sourced by Uber in 2017 and that is a foundation technology for Uber and several other leading tech companies. Cadence makes it easier and much more efficient to develop and operate long-running, highly reliable process-based business logic (or workflows) at the highest levels of reliability and scale.

This session will explain the basic concepts of Cadence by walking through some simple code examples, discuss how to determine if your use-case is a good fit for Cadence, and outline some considerations for the successful adoption of Cadence in your organization.