Agile + DevOps West 2020 Concurrent Session : My Environment, My Code, and Yes...My Data—Addressing Data Friction in DevOps Adoption


Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

My Environment, My Code, and Yes...My Data—Addressing Data Friction in DevOps Adoption

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The DevOps movement has led to the adoption of Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) in the application delivery pipeline. The end goal of establishing a CI/CD pipeline is to achieve a continuous 'flow' of releases as new features get built, integrated, tested and deployed to production-like non-prod environments, and eventually to Production. This flow depends upon the continuous integration and delivery of small batches of code, database and environment changes. Data Friction results due to the inability to have the right data provisioned to the right environment, as and when it is needed by practitioners, causing the flow to be interrupted or at best slowed. The tools and practices to manage and secure Data need to be brought into alignment with the rest of the capabilities in the CI/CD pipeline by adopting DataOps, and providing practitioners the ability to manage data like code. In this session, Sanjeev Sharma, bestselling author of The DevOps Adoption Playbook, will introduce tested and proven collaborative data management methods and practices, referred to as DataOps, to address Data Friction in the CI/CD pipeline. He will show how to bring Data in an agile manner to practitioners achieving ‘flow’.

Sanjeev Sharma
Independent Consultant

Sanjeev Sharma is an internationally known DevOps and Cloud Transformation, and Data Modernization thought leader, technology executive, and author. Sanjeev’s industry experience includes tenures as CTO, Technical Executive, and Cloud Architect leader. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Sanjeev was recognized at the highest levels of IBM’s core of technical leaders and formerly leading the Data Modernization and Strategy practice at Delphix. Sanjeev provides leadership to drive the adoption of cutting-edge solutions, architectures and strategies for Data Science, Cloud and DevOps transformations, and advises C-level and senior technical executives leading these transformations. Sanjeev published his 2nd book ‘DevOps Adoption Playbook’ in 2017. He regularly blogs and podcasts on DevOps, Cloud, and AI and Machine Learning on his popular blog