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September 11, 2018: Training & Tutorials
September 12–13, 2018: Keynotes & Sessions
New York, NY

The big data makeover: 10 months from ideation to enterprise-scale solution (sponsored by Infoworks)

Chris Stirrat (Eagle Investment Systems)
2:55pm–3:35pm Wednesday, 09/12/2018
Location: 1E 17
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What you'll learn

  • Learn how Eagle Investment Systems went from incubation to an enterprise-scale solution in just 10 months, using a Hadoop-based big data stack and multitenant architecture


Eagle Investment Systems, a BNY Mellon company and a leading provider of financial services technology, provides enterprise-class software based on a relational database to large financial institutions, including its parent company. Eagle Data Management manages vast amounts of financial data for clients, but the organization was looking to further increase its ability to provide world-class solutions. Facing cost pressures, the need to react quickly to changing market conditions, and demands for data-driven decision making, Eagle’s clients are becoming more agile. To help meet their increasing demands, Eagle made the decision to digitally transform its product offerings from a traditional relational technology stack to a Hadoop- and cloud-based SaaS platform, beginning the transformation process in 2017.

As the foundation for its strategy, Eagle brought in key individuals to drive the transformation. Chris Stirrat explains how Eagle went from incubation to an enterprise-scale solution in just 10 months—everything from hiring and forming a team and defining processes to making technology choices and building and deploying big data software—using a Hadoop-based big data stack and multitenant architecture, transforming software creation, delivery, quality, technology, and culture.

Topics include:

  • Goals
  • Core strategy and tenets
  • Defining processes
  • Technology choices
  • Eagle’s use of leading-edge big data technology
  • Choosing the right big data technology partners
  • Agility
  • Culture
  • Focus

This session is sponsored by Infoworks.

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Chris Stirrat

Eagle Investment Systems

Chris Stirrat is a digital transformation engineering leader at Eagle Investment Systems. Chris has more than 25 years of technology engineering and product management experience. Previously, he held executive-level roles in software companies including Microsoft and Caradigm, a leading provider of population healthcare solutions. At Microsoft, Chris led product and engineering teams that delivered key strategic solutions in their extremely successful cloud-based technologies; at Caradigm, he led new product offerings and product transformations using cloud technologies.