T-Mobile Calls in TIBCO Integration for Un-carrier Agility
Blog: The Tibco Blog
As America’s Un-carrier, T-Mobile is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. “We’ve drastically increased our subscriber base to 72.6 million,” says Principal Engineer Rakesh Madireddy. “We have provided the fastest download and upload speeds for 16 consecutive quarters. Demand is coming from all our Un-carrier moves, which aim to solve customer pain points.”
But in early 2010, Madireddy will tell you things were not so smooth. “. . . with our monolithic architecture, we had to add hardware for every Un-carrier move. We had large sets of services running as single blocks. During promotions, the most crucial information is customer usage, but it was in one functional block—and we had physical architecture that could only scale up, not down. There was a lot of redundancy. We needed to break down the monolithic single block into microservice architecture so the core business could expose specific functions…”
You already know that TIBCO integration solved these problems. Read T-Mobile’s story about how they approached containerization, where it led them (two hints: superior agility, targeted marketing capabilities), and where it’s taking them now.