The Virtual Enterprise by David A. Kelly
July 2010 : Oracle Magazine
When JP Morgan Chase acquired Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual over a 12-month period, it had to work hard and fast to integrate those large companies.
“Acquisitions impact the infrastructure layer in a big way, so you have to be constantly prepared to accommodate those customers and the new databases, especially when we’re talking huge mergers like Washington Mutual,” says Thiru Vadivelu, lead database architect at JP Morgan Chase. Vadivelu is part of the corporate systems infrastructure group within the company, which gathers requirements from the business units and designs infrastructure solutions to implement and support those requirements. Vadivelu himself manages the database architecture, performance, and capacity planning functions in corporate technology.
For Vadivelu and his corporate technology group, grid and virtualization technologies were a key part of the strategy for handling those challenges.