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Art of Rollback III: Rollback Strategies Through the Ages By Pierre-Boris Bonafous Let's recap what we learned from the previous chapters in the series: episode 1 and episode 2. We learned that a good rollback mechanism cannot be designed without having an intimate knowledge of the application architecture, the nature of your components and their dependencies. Now that we know what we have to restore and in which order, the question is how? There are always different possible strategies available to restore your services. The only criteria for deciding which one to choose is speed. For this reason, the rollback must be automated and the best rollback features available must be leveraged for each of your application components and technologies. The automation tool will be in charge of the orchestration of the different technologies involved in the rollback process. H... (more)

Happiness of #DevOps Transformation | @DevOpsSummit #APM #ML #SDN

Three Reasons Why DevOps Transformation Produces Happiness By Charlie Coffey "It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory." - W. Edwards Deming. How often do we see this quote used in DevOps blogs without a hint of irony? It's as if we need to instantly complete generations of evolution to stave off extinction, like trying to grow an extra lung overnight. DevOps or Die!!! So this is it - the dreaded DevOps transformation looms large. The department will be ‘shaken up', practices will be ‘turned on their head', and staff will be ‘taken out of their comfort zone'. It's... (more)

Difference Between a Data Lake and a Data Warehouse | @BigDataExpo #BigData #DataLake #Storage

What Is the Difference Between a Data Lake and a Data Warehouse? By Dave Kellermanns The data warehouse and data lake are two different types of data storage repository. The data warehouse integrates data from different sources and suits business reporting. The data lake stores raw structured and unstructured data in whatever form the data source provides. It does not require prior knowledge of the analyses you think you want to perform. What is a Data Lake? A data lake is a storage repository that holds a vast amount of raw data in its native format until it is needed. While a hie... (more)

IT As Competitive Differentiator By @Automic | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Making the IT Department a Competitive Differentiator: Getting Started By Benedikt Eckhard The best piece of advice I ever got about improving workplace productivity was from an enterprise CIO who'd managed complex IT environments for some of the world's largest companies. He said to me: "Get the IT organization right, and the rest of the organization will take care of itself." Today everyone is looking for productivity advice and quick fixes - to the extent that the IT infrastructure gets neglected. Call me old fashioned, but soft cultural stuff is not going to fix underlying pro... (more)

What Is DevOps [FAQ] By @Automic | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

What Is DevOps [FAQ] By Georg von Sperling Remember when developers used to focus on creating and building a piece of software, and operations focused on maintaining stability and control after release of software into production? This is how DevOps used to happen. Or rather, it was about Dev and Ops. However, with the advent of agile methodologies, the way software is developed and maintained has evolved - and now both Dev and Ops are responsible for the health of the application after it has been released into production. To make sure you've caught up on this "new version" of... (more)