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An emerging architecture pattern for Agile integration: Cell-based architecture (sponsored by WSO2)

11:00am–11:45am Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Location: 211 C/D

Who is this presentation for?

  • CTOs, CDOs, enterprise architects, and architects

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with service-oriented architecture (SOA), microservice architecture (MSA), cloud native architecture, and Agile methodologies

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to connect architecture, implementation, and deployment using cells
  • Discover a pragmatic architecture pattern for both brownfield and greenfield projects


The number of microservices running in enterprises increases daily. As a result, service composition, governance, security, and observability are becoming a challenge to implement and incorporate. A cell-based architecture is an approach that can be applied to current or desired development and technologies to address these issues. This technology-neutral approach helps cloud native dev teams become more efficient, act in a more self-organized manner, and speed up overall release times.

Asanka Abeysinghe offers an overview of a cell-based reference architecture that is API-centric, cloud native, and microservices friendly. You’ll learn the role of APIs in the cell-based approach and examine how real applications are built as cells. Along the way, Asanka explores metrics and approaches that can be used to measure the effectiveness of the architecture and demonstrates how organizations can implement the cell approach.

This session is sponsored by WSO2.

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Asanka Abeysinghe


Asanka Abeysinghe’s goal is to connect humans and technology by helping organizations implement digital transformation programs that result in consumer-driven digital applications. He drives efforts to create, refine, and enhance WSO2’s corporate reference architecture and is responsible for spearheading a thought-leadership outlook that defines WSO2’s corporate reference methodology for development, customer success, and implementation. Working closely with customers, partners, and analysts, he evangelizes WSO2’s technology vision. Asanka has over 20 years of industry experience, which includes designing and implementing highly scalable distributed systems, SOA and microservice architectures in the financial domain, mobile platforms, and various business integration solutions. He is also a committer of the Apache Software Foundation. Asanka is a regular speaker at numerous events, including ApacheCon, QCon, O’Reilly, API Days, API Strategy, LinuxFoundation, Gartner, WSO2Con, and many tech meetups.

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06/10/2019 7:28am PDT

This presentation is based on the open architecture paper I wrote in github .