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Shaun Smith leads product management of Serverless technologies at Oracle and is a member of the open source Fn Project functions platform team. He's an experienced technical product manager, enterprise framework architect, and software developer active in open source and cloud service development. Shaun is a past committer on a number of Eclipse Foundation projects and is an experienced speaker who has presented frequently at JavaOne, Devoxx, EclipseCon, JAX, and many other developer conferences and user groups around the world.


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Making the Cloud More Efficient with GraalVM


The cloud is ubiquitous and can take many forms: from infrastructure as a service (IaaS), where you get low-level control, to function as a service (FaaS), where the platform is essentially abstracted away and managed for you. No matter the model used, startup time, low resource consumption, and overall performance are key goals for deploying a workload in the cloud. This session discusses how GraalVM, a high-performance, open source, polyglot virtual machine, helps meet those goals. It addresses how GraalVM can be used in IaaS/platform as a service (PaaS) setups and then looks at the other side of the cloud spectrum—FaaS—and explains how GraalVM can be leveraged for serverless functions. Attend this session to understand how to leverage GraalVM to improve your cloud workload.