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Bringing DevOps to Analytics and Data Science There's no shortage of material about DevOps on the Interwebs. But as you sift through mountains of information, it appears mostly skewed toward better and faster web and mobile app development. Look for details on how the thinking can be applied to the wicked world of data science or analytics and you'll be hard pressed to find much at all. This seems odd, because a sustainable business isn't just carved out on the back of web and mobile apps. It's also dependent on intimately understanding customer data and pivoting towards the opportunities revealed - with yes, web and mobile apps. It's not rocket science; it's data science, and web-scale companies understand it's fundamental for mega efficient business operations. It explains why Netflix has gone from stuffing DVDs through the mailbox to streaming their own shows, ... (more)

Continuous Delivery Plumbing | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker #Microservices #ContinuousDelivery

DevOps and Continuous Delivery Plumbing - Unblocking the Pipes Jack Welch, the former CEO of GE once said - "If the rate of change on the outside is happening faster than the rate of change on the inside, the end is in sight." This rings truer than ever - especially because business success is inextricably associated with those organizations who've got really good at delivering high-quality software innovations - innovations that disrupt existing markets and carve out new ones. Like the businesses they've helped digitally transform, DevOps teams and Continuous Delivery processes ... (more)

DevOps and App Supportability | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

On a recent road trip I was reminded about the importance of DevOps feedback loops and application supportability. I enjoy driving into the Australian outback. This probably explains why I prefer to take the back roads. On my last trip I did just that; forgoing the fast highway for a more sedate but picturesque route. Deciding to fill up at a small country town gas station on my way home I hit a snag. The marvelous electronic park brake system wouldn't disengage. It was late and I was stuck up that proverbial creak without a paddle - 200+ miles from home. Once the profanities had... (more)

DevOps and Technical Debt – Are You Paying the Piper? By @PeWhouse | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

DevOps and Technical Debt - Are You Paying the Piper? Like me, you're probably familiar with the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. A cautionary tale about the consequences of reneging on debt - it sure scared the crap out of me as a kid. In enterprise IT, we also accrue debt, but of the technical kind. While the results of non-payment aren't as severe as those suffered by the good folk of Hamelin, not ‘paying the piper' will have dire consequences for any businesses trying to compete on an economic playing field where the rules are determined by software. DevOps of course is n... (more)