From Mainframe to Microservices with PCF and Kafka: Bridging the Data Divide
Transformation Case Studies
Express Scripts, a Cigna corporation company, is reimagining its data and software architecture to bring best-in-class user experience and provide the foundation of next-generation applications. The challenge lies in the ability to efficiently and cost-effectively access the ever-increasing amount of data.
This talk will showcase how Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) and Apache Kafka are leveraged within Express Scripts’ transformation from mainframe to a microservices-based ecosystem, ensuring data integrity between two worlds.
how Express Scripts is building cloud-based microservices when the system of record is a relational database residing on an on-premise mainframe
how Change Data Capture (CDC) enables event-driven architecture
how Spring framework is used to bind microservices to Kafka
how Express Scripts uses PCF to build and scale microservices
how to use Kafka streams and Pivotal Cloud Cache (PCC) to offload the database as part of a data pipeline