Engineering the Future of Software
29–31 Oct 2018: Tutorials & Conference
31 Oct–1 Nov 2018: Training
London, UK

Serverless architecture fundamentals

Pratik Patel (IBM)
10:4512:15 Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Secondary topics:  Overview
Average rating: ****.
(4.73, 11 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Software architects and developers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of application architecture and development

What you'll learn

  • Learn how serverless architecture compares to traditional and microservices architecture, how to properly separate out a large app into serverless components, where serverless fits into the deployment pyramid, and options for building serverless apps


Serverless doesn’t mean no servers—it’s a metaphor for a new way of designing applications that builds on microservices. Moving to serverless allows you to take your application development, deployment, and economics to a new level while delivering software to your customers faster and with cheaper. But there are also significant trade-offs to keep in mind.

Pratik Patel walks you through a short introduction to serverless architecture and explains why it’s an architectural style to pay attention to, especially if your company is already deploying cloud applications. You’ll learn how serverless architecture fits into the world of microservices and examine the pyramid of application development and deployment. You’ll then put on your architect hat to look at serverless options and how they impact applications architecture. You’ll leave with a solid understanding of the benefits (faster deployment, more often, with lower cost) and challenges (debugging, data stores, testing, and more) of moving to a serverless architecture.

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Pratik Patel


Pratik Patel is a lead developer advocate at IBM. Pratik has designed and built applications in the retail, healthcare, financial services, and telecom sectors. His specialty is large-scale applications for mission-critical and mobile applications, and he hacks iOS, Android, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Rails, and…well, everything except Perl. Pratik is the author of Java Database Programming with JDBC, the first book on enterprise Java. He speaks regularly conferences and participates in several local tech and startup groups. Pratik holds a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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5/11/2018 12:34 GMT

Could you share the slides please?