Does Data Need Its Own DevOps Moment? (Ep. 6)

October 25, 2016 Jeff Kelly


Software development has gone through a radical shift over the last 15 years. First, agile methodologies completely upended traditional software development practices, allowing developers to write and release code much more frequently. But what good is that if you can’t operationalize all that great software? Not much. So around 2008, Pivotal’s own Andrew Clay Shafer spearheaded the DevOps movement, a new approach to the software development lifecycle that makes developing software and operating it a shared responsibility. The result is continuous software development, deployment, monitoring and improvement.

Unfortunately, the world of data analytics wasn’t included in the the revolution. In many enterprises today, it takes weeks, even months to get analytics and data warehouse projects off the ground and into production. This raises the question: Does data need its own DevOps moment? In this episode of Pivotal Insights, host Jeff Kelly speaks with Elisabeth Hendrickson, head of R&D for Pivotal’s data portfolio, about how agile and DevOps might be applied to data analytics, what it would mean from a people and process perspective, and how data analytics technologies would need to evolve to support it.

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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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