Bringing DevOps To The Database

Thursday 9:50 AM - 10:05 AM

@ Zilker

Business Track



Business & Enterprise

Applying DevOps principles and practices to the database can make software development processes faster, better and cheaper. Yet most companies do not include their databases in their DevOps initiatives because they face a variety of challenges to make it work.

Why is it hard to apply DevOps to databases? How can we get better at it? This talk addresses those questions (and more) by exploring the real-life stories of teams that successfully changed their entrenched culture, workflows, and tooling - and others who tried. Topics include:
What research shows about DevOps, databases, and company performance
Current and emerging trends in how we build/manage data tiers, and implications
Elevation of the traditional dedicated DBA role and what's happening as a result
Driving cultural change towards distributed database competency and responsibility
Why some teams succeed in this transformation, while others fail
Now you can apply DevOps principles to your database. Your work will be better for it and your business will benefit. This talk will show you how.


Baron Schwartz

Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)



Baron is the CTO and founder of VividCortex, the best way to see what your production database servers are doing. Baron has written a lot of open source software, and several books including High Performance MySQL. He's focused his career on learning and teaching about scalability, performance, and observability of systems generally (including the view that teams are systems and culture influences their performance), and databases specifically.

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