Database Reliability Engineering: How database engineers fit in a world of devops.
This is a cultural talk, where we will discuss the tenets of reliability and operations engineering, and how database engineers can participate in and drive value to key processes. Discuss the optimal data infrastructure in today's infrastructures, where we design for resilience, safety and consistency with the rest of the infrastructure. No longer can databases be special snowflakes where other engineers fear to tread. Software Development Life Cycle: We will review and deployment, discussing how DBEs can function with software and site reliability engineers to optimize the process for data access and data infrastructures. Infrastructure and Automation: We will discuss how to effectively bring data stores into orchestration and configuration management platforms with the rest of the infrastructure. We wrap up discussing how a DBE who brings specialization and knowledge into a cross-functional team can empower everyone else to effectively use and support their data infrastructure.
Co-Founder, CEO, SolaceClub
Laine Campbell has been working in production database infrastructures since 1999. She has led global teams of DBAs supporting infrastructures for some of the most active and well known e-commerce, online media and gaming companies in the last 17 years. She is one of two authors currently writing O'Reilly's new Database Reliability Engineering book. Certified in ITIL, with a strong operations background, she believes in the importance of solid operations processes and a committed relationship with business and engineering teams in order to succeed. Laine started Palomino in 2007 and spent 7 years focused on building a professional, proactive and passionate team of DBAs and Engineers for Palomino's clientele. In January of 2014, she formed Blackbird.io, a collaboration of DevOps and DBA services. With rapid growth and a huge opportunity ahead, Blackbird.io was acquired by the Pythian family. Laine is currently exploring business ideas and writing in Las Vegas.