4 Reasons to Visit SpringOne Platform 2019: An Insiders’ Guide

Sheryl Sage by Sheryl Sage

As we head into Fall, I can’t think of a better place to start thinking about your new digital initiatives than at SpringOne Platform 2019. The crowds converge in Austin, Texas, the live music capital of the world, from October 7 – 10, and it’s shaping up to be a can’t-miss event for all things cloud native, microservices, and Kubernetes. 

Redis Labs collaboration and partnership with Pivotal continues to gain momentum as the best way to build and deploy modern apps and microservices in your Pivotal environment.  So, naturally Redis Enterprise on the Pivotal Platform—with key capabilities like Active-Active and Redis Streams—will be featured at the conference. But SpringOne has so much more going on! 

To help you make the most of the event, I’ve put together four essential tips:

1. Come say “Hi,” grab a microbrew, and catch a demo at our booth 

Join us to sample some local craft beers (and delicious wine) at the Redis Labs booth, on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. We’ll be demonstrating Redis Enterprise support for geo-distributed apps and microservices. And we’ll be talking about the advanced features of the Redis Enterprise, Kubernetes Operator, and Pivotal Platform integrations. 

Drop by anytime for an in-person demo or white-boarding session with our solutions architects. You can also register to get a copy of “Redis for Dummies” book,  and pick up a token for SpringOne’s innovative swagless charity drive

Even better, schedule a 1:1 meeting with our sales reps or SAs, and score an exclusive invitation to our offsite Redis Labs Happy Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 6:30-8 p.m.

2. Learn why the data layer is critical for stateful applications and microservices on Kubernetes

SpringOne is packed with sessions on building cloud-native services and Kubernetes implementations, dedicated to helping you transform how you build software. 

But what about the data layer? One of the biggest microservices challenges is achieving data consistency. So you won’t want to miss a pair of Redis sessions on achieving data consistency with Active-Active for Geo-Distributed session stores and using Redis Streams for fast data ingest.

Turnkey Multi-Region, Active-Active Session Stores with Steeltoe, Redis Enterprise, and PAS

Adi Foulger, Principal Architect, Redis Labs, will address the challenges of operating geo-distributed applications that are both accurate and efficiently distributed. The session will provide insights into the Redis Enterprise architecture and demo Active-active Redis clusters across two geo-distributed Pivotal Platform foundations. (Wednesday, Oct. 9, 5:40 p.m. – 6:10 p.m., Room 11AB)

Beyond Caching: Extending Redis Enterprise for Real-Time Streams Processing

In this session, I’ll show you how Redis Enterprise can solve common challenges associated with ingestion and processing of large volumes of high-velocity data. (Thursday, Oct. 10, 11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m., Room 11AB)

3. Go cloud-native with a modern database 

If you’re excited to get the latest take on cloud-native architectures in the enterprise, SpringOne is the place to be. Learn how to build resilient applications from experts leveraging agile practices and patterns in real-world production environments.. Visionary speakers like Barbara Sanders, Vice President of Technology and Chief Architect at The Home Depot (on the main stage) and Jay Piskorik, Director of Platform Engineering at DICK’S Sporting Goods (in a session called Pivotal Vanguard Customer Deep Dive Expedition: Pearls of Wisdom, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 4:20 p.m., in room 17AB), will share their digital transformation and cloud strategies. And that’s only the beginning: Explore hundreds of breakout sessions, plus hands-on labs in the Pivotal booth. 

4. Ramp up your training 

Sign up for Spring developer pre-conference training, Monday and Tuesday, October 7 – 8, from  9 a.m. – 5 p.m., at a special rate. The lab-based curriculum is delivered by Pivotal Certified Instructors. 

Finally, learn more about how to get started with free Redis University online training at the Redis Labs booth.

Can’t join us at SpringOne this year? Watch this video or read this tutorial on why the new Redis Enterprise Kubernetes Operator for PKS makes it easy to manage distributed data.