Breaking Down the Wall Between Developers and Data Pros (Ep. 5)

October 18, 2016 Jeff Kelly

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Unlike the wall between application developers and application operators, which has come tumbling down at many enterprises thanks to emergence of DevOps, the wall between developers and data professionals remains standing. RedMonk analyst Stephen O’Grady covers the issue in a recent blog post, noting, “For all that the process of developing software has evolved … the database remains curiously overlooked..”

In this episode of Pivotal Insights, host Jeff Kelly and Pivotal’s Jacque Istok pick up the conversation.

Istok, who runs Pivotal’s data engineering and data science field organization, says the wall is starting to crack, as more enterprises recognize the role data and analytics play in developing compelling enterprise and consumer applications. But enterprises need to overcome years of ingrained behavior and mindsets in which many developers considered DBAs and other data pros more as roadblocks to success than partners.

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Jeff Kelly

Jeff Kelly is a Principal Product Marketing Manager at Pivotal Software. He spends his time learning and writing about how leading enterprises are tapping the cloud, data and modern application development to transform how the world builds software. Prior to joining Pivotal, Jeff was the lead industry analyst covering Big Data analytics at Wikibon, an open source research and advisory firm. Before that, Jeff covered data warehousing, business analytics and other IT topics as a reporter and editor at TechTarget. He received his B.A. in American studies from Providence College and his M.A. in journalism from Northeastern University.

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