DeveloperWeek Global 2020 DeveloperWeek Global 2020

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

OPEN TALK: How a Hybrid Document Management API Brought Back Peaceful Sleep to Some CIOs and Chief Software Architects
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Dr. Nikola Milanovic
Dr. Nikola Milanovic
OPTIMAL SYSTEMS GmbH, Chief Technology Officer

What is common for a large bank, a national library, and a major airline? Tradition, volume and costs: meaning that they are conservative, have established values and are resistant to change, but at the same time confronted with ever-increasing volume of their daily business. And yes, they are paying a small fortune just to have their decades old software running. Regardless whether it is more SWIFTs to track, more books to index or more tickets to sell, speed of digitalization in their respective domains has caught up with them. They are now facing an impossible dilemma: how to scale massively – as those “others” are doing in the cloud – but remain “traditional” at the same time. Let me tell you a story how they accepted a cutting-edge hybrid API technology, while remaining true to their traditional values.