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DeveloperWeek NY and MongoDB World Tackle Transformation

IT pros from IBM, The New York Times, and T-Mobile discussed digital transformation best practices at a pair of conferences aimed at educating developers.
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Image: Joao-Pierre S. Ruth
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Linga Reddy Boddam, principal engineer of software for T-Mobile, spoke at MongoDB World about his company’s digital transformation through a method that he said had “zero impact on existing ecosystems and transactions.”

As one of the largest wireless network operators in the country with about 80 million customers as of March, T-Mobile has mountains of customer data it needs to process, manage, secure, and leverage. Boddam spoke about how T-Mobile’s system, which uses algorithms to create rules and maintains associated customer services. Challenges T-Mobile faced in its digital transformation included service latency, security, and scalability.

Solving those challenges included an API-oriented approach to increasing the power of the database. “We also designed and developed a new cloud native microservice app around self-service,” he said.

Joao-Pierre S. Ruth has spent his career immersed in business and technology journalism first covering local industries in New Jersey, later as the New York editor for Xconomy delving into the city's tech startup community, and then as a freelancer for such outlets as ... View Full Bio

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