With the financial markets reaching an all-time high, this is a good time to discuss IT-related business challenges ahead. While the euphoria of a bull market alone isn’t the best indicator of impending risks in the technical infrastructure of our financial institutions, there are plenty of reasons for financial services companies to take the bull by the horns and take on DevOps methodologies in their application release processes.
The Mass Technology and Leadership Council (MassTLC) recently ran a Summit focused on “Big Data and the Knowledge Worker: Impacts on Workforce and the Economy” featuring industry leader, Tom Davenport.
One of my favorite technology books is Juice: The Creative Fuel That Drives World-Class Inventors, which was given to me by my Dad (an entrepreneur) about 10 years ago. Author Evan Schwartz examines the creative process of notable inventors ranging from the Wright Brothers to genomics pioneer Lee Hood. Schwartz’s many memorable assertions include the following:
For our predominately Boston-based team, this past week was not only a very welcome and needed respite from #snowmageddon2015, it was also a week of rubbing elbows with the best and brightest in the Big Data & Hadoop market at Strata + Hadoop World 2015. We had such a great time in NYC at Strata + Hadoop World 2014 that we decided to join the party in San Jose. (We’ll be in London this coming May 2015 too!)
Strata + Hadoop World in San Jose from February 17-20, 2015, seems likely to cause vertigo for many of us vendors, and not just because East Coasters like me will arrive snow blind. Our customers are headed to this conference in San Jose for very different, fundamental reasons than us. They want to make money, save money and save time for their organizations. And, they want to leverage Hadoop to do that.
I have heard it said that Release Management is a pain in the apps! And, this can be true. So, how do you minimize the pain? How can you get the most out of our application release? I’ve got 5 ideas for you.
Let’s face it…getting new application releases into production is challenging. The process is typically in direct conflict with the Operations team mandate of an always-on enterprise. Continuous Integration tools and DevOps culture tools have become essential parts aspects of any application release management environment.
Truly customer facing businesses are unlocking the full power of their Big Data from business critical systems like Salesforce.com for better insights into their customers, operations and business environment.
Learn how MarketLive implemented Attunity to achieve near real-time sync.
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale Oracle Database deployments in the cloud. Using Amazon RDS saves time and effort by offloading repetitive database management tasks, and it affords scaling and DR capabilities that would be very difficult to achieve in on-premises or Amazon EC2-based Oracle database deployments.