On November 17th Northern Trust hosted the inaugural Solace User Group meeting in Chicago. The meeting was quite well attended, with over 40 folks present.
Kicking things off for the evening was Sameer Manelkar, Manager, Enterprise Middleware Service, Northern Trust. Sameer talked about the challenges Northern Trust is facing with their current messaging solutions including HA and DR, complexity, cost and the need to innovate. He went on to discuss the intricate architecture that Northern Trust has and how Solace technology has changed the nature of messaging for the company. Q&A made it clear that the talk resonated with the attendees, and showed that Sameer and Northern trust understand messaging and know the value of Solace quite well.
Solace CTO Shawn McAllister followed Sameer by giving a strategic roadmap update, talking about how the market is changing and growing for open data movement, and discussing some new innovations and solutions Solace recently announced.… Read the rest