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Read the full post here. In a recent Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) video podcast, expert panelists discussed DevOps for Big Data. Our expert panel included: Andi Mann, CTO at Splunk; John-Daniel Trask, CEO and co-founder of Raygun.com; Pete Grant, solutions architect at CloudBI; and, our very own Anders Wallgren and Sam Fell. During the episode, the panelists discussed the interaction of DevOps and Big Data, some unique challenges Big Data poses on delivery pipelines, and best practices and patterns for DevOps processes for Big Data applications. Continue reading for their insights! ... (more)

Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Podcast, Episode 72: DevOps for Databases

Read the full blog here.   This morning on Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast, we discussed DevOps for Databases. To release more frequently, you want to extend DevOps practices to the DB tier – treating it as an integral part of your automated delivery pipeline. However, databases are different from source code, and pose unique challenges to Continuous Delivery. What are some of the challenges for building, testing and deploying database changes? What are some patterns and best practices for reliably deploying DBs as part of your CD pipeline? Watch the replay of the episode... (more)

How To: Canary Deployments with ElectricFlow

The original post can be found here.   Aiming to make the most nail biting part of software releases – deployments – as boring, repeatable and push-button as possible, ElectricFlow boasts the industry’s most robust deployment automation feature set. The platform provides several out-of-the-box ways to deploy applications that are designed to take the stress, guess work, and complex, one-off, scripting out of the equation. These include deployment options such as Smart Deploy, staging artifacts, and automatic error handling or process branching, as well as advanced deployment str... (more)

Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Podcast, Episode 74: DevOps for Mainframes

Read the full post here.   This morning on our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast, we discussed DevOps in a Mainframe world. In the 1960 and 70’s, Mainframes ruled the data center. They are a big beasts for sure, but they are not necessarily dinosaurs. Powering some of the largest sites and operations in the world – Mainframes get the work done and are here to stay for both legacy and new, large scale applications. How can you modernize Mainframe-based applications? Can DevOps ways of working coexist with Mainframe? What are some challenges and common patterns you’ll likel... (more)

Weekly Top 10: Your DevOps Strategy

The original post can be found on the Electric Cloud blog.   Welcome to another round-up of the latest news in DevOps, Agile and Continuous Delivery. In this week’s post, we dig into the more strategic side of DevOps. A piece of advice we learned is to continuously re-examine the processes and goals that make up your transformation strategy. Even those who have a solid DevOps transformation strategy in place may find that updating some tactics along the way could prove most beneficial. You’ve also likely heard that DevOps is about connecting people, tools and processes. While te... (more)