Edward HsuShailan Lala

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Designing infrastructure that turns legacy data into insight

Date: This event took place live on March 08 2018

Presented by: Edward Hsu, Shailan Lala

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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To reshape the future of healthcare technology services, athenahealth knew they needed to unlock the data trapped in a monolithic stack built with homegrown tooling around an Oracle database. Simple data queries took minutes, which made building the data-driven services they needed impossible. Any net-new services couldn’t be tied to this legacy infrastructure.

The engineering team at athenahealth designed a new architecture that allowed the organization to stream data from the legacy database to a new modern application stack. By installing DC/OS clusters on both its on-premise datacenter and public clouds, athenahealth was able to create a unified infrastructure layer and resource pool to stream, transform, and store its network data in a graph database.

In this webcast attendees will learn how to:

  • Overcome limitations presented by legacy systems, and leverage a modern application stack, reducing data queries from minutes to milliseconds
  • Build fast data pipelines within the constraints of the healthcare industry, including security and compliance requirements
  • Use technology like DC/OS to solve many of the problems related to building and operating distributed applications


Shailan Lala, Director of Cloud Engineering at athenahealth

Shailan is an experienced manager and engineer with a passion for building highly skilled teams and developing software products. He has strong experience with building DevOps framework to provide both infrastructure as a service as well as continuous integration and delivery for cloud environments. Lala has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering.

Edward Hsu, VP of Product Marketing at Mesosphere

Edward plays a key role in shaping the strategic product roadmap and is responsible for product go-to-market, including pricing and licensing. Previously, Edward led engineering for Oracle Sales Online where he developed patented query optimization techniques. At McKinsey, Edward led client engagements with business technology organizations of Fortune 500 companies. Most recently Edward was Sr. Director of Product Marketing at VMware, responsible for products like vSphere, vSphere Storage Appliance, and vCloud Suite. Edward has Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.