When SEI Investments launched a transformation initiative three years ago, the company transitioned to an event-driven architecture based on Confluent Platform that has helped it move away from a monolithic database-oriented architecture toward a containerized services platform. This journey, explains Senior Enterprise Architect Steven Sermarini, has had several distinct phases, each one delivering more value to the business than the last:
As more and more events sourced from legacy monoliths are made available to component services being built in Kubernetes, SEI Investments is positioned to seize new business opportunities across the enterprise.
Transition away from a monolithic database-oriented architecture that was slowing innovation
Use Confluent Platform and Apache Kafka® to establish a modern, event-driven architecture that enables new use cases and new business opportunities
As we continue to break key functionality out of our monolith, we are opening up new possibilities for application components to integrate with other components and third-party applications. This simply would not have been possible for us before the introduction of Confluent Platform.
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