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Thursday, November 7 • 11:00am - 11:25am
API & Microservices

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The future of applications is collaborative, intelligent, autonomous and stateful. So why are we still building stateless, request-driven REST applications? This session presents a new model for building scalable, autonomous applications using stateful Web Agents and streaming APIs.

In order to conquer the massive volumes of streaming data being created at the edge, it’s critical to build applications which are optimized for learning and deriving insights locally, without relying on the cloud. Using Swim, developers and data scientists can build and analyze stateful models of the real-world, enabling applications to analyze, learn and deliver insights from data streams.

Stateful Web Agents make it possible to build models of even the most complex real-world systems from streaming data.  Essentially, a model is a distributed graph of concurrent web agents – each acting as a stateful “digital twin” that processes streaming data from a real-world source.  Web agents link to one another to represent relationships discovered in the data, enabling them to share state and collaborate to compute insights. Web agents stream their outputs to users and applications in real-time.

Web agents help solve challenges of model building, data reduction, cleaning and labeling, analysis, learning and prediction: They continuously process streaming data, update their state, compute and stream insights over their links, making the graph a live, stateful, computational model. This enables developers and data scientists to run Machine Learning libraries on top of streaming data to identify real-time insights and self-train models on-the-fly. The Swim library and several example applications are available as open source software, maintained by the Swim community. Come see how easy it is to build ultra-low latency, massively distributed streaming applications without ever depending on a database, message broker or app server.

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Simon Crosby, Ph.D

Simon Crosby, Ph.D., is CTO at SWIM.AI, an edge intelligence software vendor that focuses on edge-based learning for fast-data. He co-founded Bromium in 2010, and now serves as a Strategic Advisor. Previously, he served as the Chief Technology Officer of Data Center and Cloud Division at Citrix Systems. Simon founded... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2019 11:00am - 11:25am CST
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