Seelam Seetharami

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Lecture Information:
  • April 24, 2024
  • 11:50 AM
  • PG5: 134

Speaker Bio

Dr. Seelam is a Research Staff Member at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center. His research work focuses on next generation (polyglot) middleware, data centric computing, workload optimized systems, parallel and distributed systems, operating systems, resource management and system performance evaluation for commercial and scientific workloads. He published more than 20 papers in international conferences and journals and received two best paper awards and an outstanding paper award from IPDPS, SBAC-PAD, and HPCC, respectively. He has five patents granted, more than 20 patents filed with USPTO and received various awards in recognition of his innovations to IBM. Currently he leads a team of researchers to reinvent enterprise middleware for cloud-centric workloads by uniquely combining system, middleware and workload patterns. Learn more about his work at:


Enterprise applications are becoming increasingly complex and simple at the same time: they are exponentially complex in terms of their functionality while they are dramatically simple in terms of their deployment and operations due to the Cloud. There is an explosion in number of applications being developed these days that combine mobile and big data and execute on Cloud. Cloud platforms and applications are polyglot in nature empowering enterprise developers to pick the right tool for the job and enabling a quantum leap in productivity. In this talk, I will review the state-of-the-art in Polyglot Cloud platforms, describe the underlying trends and challenges, present our solutions, and discuss future directions.