Jun 16 Webinar: How Vanguard Maximizes Mainframe Data ROI with AWS and Qlik

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DATE: June 16, 2020

TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific

PRICE: Free to all attendees

This webinar is sponsored by:

About the Webinar

It’s estimated that mainframes handle 87 percent of all credit card transactions, according to IBM. If you’ve made a purchase with a credit card, a mainframe most likely made it possible. Mainframes are still mission-critical systems, used for core-business processes, applications, and data, yet all of this is locked inside these rigid and expensive systems. Organizations grappling with moving on-premises workloads and data to the cloud face the challenge of getting platform engineering and team structures right. In most cases, lift-and-shift is not an option.

Donovan Stockton, Platform Owner of Cloud Data as a Service at Vanguard, will discuss how Vanguard is really maximizing the value of its mainframe data by replicating it to AWS for a variety of use cases, and how Qlik’s data integration platform’s real-time CDC streaming and AWS services play a critical role in delivering that value, enabling Vanguard to innovate and offer its customers improved resiliency.

In this presentation you will learn how Vanguard:

  • Tackled volume and velocity of data for microservices and big data workloads using Qlik Replicate and other data tools
  • Increased adoption of the cloud data platform by 200 percent year over year
  • Realized reduced cost of compute by 30 percent
  • Achieved the ability to build software 30 percent faster and deploy capabilities 20 percent faster

Donovan will be joined by speakers Phil de Valence of AWS and Adam Mayer of Qlik to share details of a successful joint solution from AWS and Qlik.

About the Speakers

Adam Mayer

Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, Qlik

Adam joined Qlik in 2016 and is in the role of Senior Manager, Technical Product Marketing, responsible for CDC streaming.and, among other things, has delivered the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) and GDPR go-to-market strategy. With a strong technical background in computing spanning over 20 years, underpinned by an incisive engineering perspective, Adam is an avid follower of new technology and holds a deep fascination of all things IoT, particularly on the data streaming and analytics side, and loves finding new ways to make it as translatable, visual and understandable to as many people as possible.

Phil de Valence

AWS Principal Solutions Architect, AWS

Phil de Valence is an AWS Principal Solutions Architect and a global technical lead for mainframe and legacy modernization. Phil has worked with mainframes for about 20 years, primarily focusing on modernization initiatives for customers worldwide. In his current role, he advises customers and partners on how to best leverage AWS value proposition for mainframe and legacy systems. He contributes to AWS and partner innovations for unleashing the value of legacy assets with AWS.

Donovan Stockton

Platform Owner of Cloud DBaaS and FTaaS, Vanguard

With over 25 years’ experience working with data in software engineering, architecture, and management roles, Donovan Stockton is Platform Owner of Cloud Data as a Service for the Vanguard Group. He is responsible for a program consisting of DRaaS (Data Replication as a Service), DBaaS (Database as a Service), and FTaaS (File as a Service). Donovan’s platform engineering teams stand up enterprise services to support migration to public cloud and support DevOps models for rapid microservice development and modernizing advanced analytics data lake hydration. Donovan has also been a contributing member to the Qlik Attunity Client Advisory Board for the past two years. Donovan has presented data-related topics at conferences such as AWS re:Invent.


Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, one where everyone can use data to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. Only Qlik offers end-to-end, real-time data integration and analytics solutions that help organizations access and transform all their data into value.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers reliable, scalable, and inexpensive cloud computing services. AWS is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 175 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers – including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies – are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.

Vanguard is one of the world’s largest investment companies, offering a large selection of low-cost mutual funds, ETFs, advice, and related services. Whether you are an individual investor or a financial professional, or you represent a corporate or institutional investor, you can benefit from their expertise, stability, and reliable investment approach.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Qlik Data Integration (formerly Attunity) can liberate mainframe data in real-time, enabling customers to exploit its full business value for data lakes, analytics, innovation, or modernization purposes. Qlik is an AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Technology Partner with AWS Competencies in both Migration and Big Data.

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