DataOps 101: Key Concepts on the Self-Service Data Movement for Developers
A new movement around DataOps is emerging. It’s all about developer access to data, and reducing so-called “data friction” from application development up through testing. Just like DevOps broke down barriers between developers, operators, and infrastructure -- the DataOps movement’s focus is rethinking data access in the context of speeding up innovation cycles. In this episode of CodeTalk, we talk with Delphix SVP of Product Management Patrick Lightbody to learn more.
Key Discussion Points
- What is DataOps and why has it emerged as a subset of the broader DevOps conversation?
- Why data state continues to be one of the real burdens for developers.
- The double-edged sword of moving fast as dev teams, and balancing empowering developer access to data against the new risks of regulations and fines.
- How the size and complexity of data keeps growing, and the nature of access challenges.
- The manual processes tied to traditional test environments, new opportunities for automation, and the importance of “realistic data” in build processes.
About the Speaker
Patrick Lightbody, former SVP of Product with Delphix, a fast growing Silicon Valley data platform focused whose mission is to help enterprises address data friction challenges in DevOps and other IT environments. It’s Patrick’s perspective that success in DevOps will come from bringing the same agility and elasticity they expect from their compute environments to data. Fast moving companies are achieving this agility through a data platform that enables DBAs and other “operators” of data to express policies for deployment, security, and access, while ensuring self-service access to developers and testers alike. And, looking forward, this will evolve into deep integration into CI/CD cloud automation and agile processes.