Invited Talk by Dr. Souvik Ray on Micro-services and Streaming data pipelines

Invited Talk by Dr. Souvik Ray on Micro-services and Streaming data pipelines

Title: Micro-services and Streaming data pipelines
Speaker: Dr. Souvik Ray
Host Faculty: Dr. Sparsh Mittal
Room No: A-416, academic block A.
Time: 11:00-12:00


The modern trend in enterprises is to move from monolithic systems to decoupled and modular micro-services which communicate through lightweight protocols and messaging structures. In this talk, I will discuss how such architectures help large companies, especially in the context of big-data stack. I will also discuss how streaming data pipelines and messaging systems(e.g. Spark and Kafka) have become part and parcel of big-data stack over a wide gamut of use cases (from IOT to medicine).

Speaker bio:

Dr Souvik Ray is a senior architect (Consulting member of technical staff) at Oracle in Redwood Shores, California. His expertise and areas of interests span databases, big-data, real-time data pipelines and ingestion systems, data-mining and analytics and more recently Internet of things and Blockchain-based systems. He has also worked in applied Machine Learning (patent-pending work in digital advertising) and started his industrial career with search engines.

Before moving to California, Dr Ray obtained his PhD in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University, where he worked on distributed systems security. He also interned at Seagate Research, Pittsburgh and NEC Research lab, Princeton. He has a M.S in Computer Science from University of Lousiana, Lafayette and B.S in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. He is also an avid entrepreneur and cofounded a food & lifestyle related technology company (
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:00 to 12:00