Database DevOps - Imagining better systems

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Alex Yates

Alex Yates

Senior Solutions Architect

Octopus Deploy

Derek Campbell

Derek Campbell

Principal Solutions Architect

Octopus Deploy

DevOps pitches often focus on the easy stuff. The demos use simple, greenfield, stateless, applications. Unfortunately, that rarely reflects the real world.

You're likely dealing with complicated, aging systems with poorly documented networks of dependencies, often underpinned by a persistent database. To these people, overly-simplistic demos can appear naive, and common mantras like “10 deploys a day” can feel unrealistic.

Join Alex Yates and Derek Campbell to learn:

  • The common challenges facing teams who support sprawling, mature, brownfield systems with shared databases
  • How loose coupling supports both the adoption of (true) continuous integration and “Safety 2.0”
  • How this combination of loose coupling, continuous integration and safe, resilient systems leads to radically improved maintainability, innovation, and safety

In part two, we’ll discuss how to transition a mature system from one architecture to another. Learn more and register here.

These webinars are inspired by Alex’s 8-part safe schema updates blog series.

Meet the speakers

Alex Yates

Alex Yates

Senior Solutions Architect – Octopus Deploy

Alex Yates helps folks deliver measurably improved business outcomes through Octopus Deploy. He's been working with the product since v1. In 2013 he was a pre-sales engineer for an Octopus competitor, but their product didn't stack up. By 2014 the business decided to exit the deployment orchestration market, and Alex helped the existing customers switch to Octopus. Now he's hooked! Most of Alex's experience is in solving challenging database problems, primarily for SQL Server.

Derek Campbell

Derek Campbell

Principal Solutions Architect – Octopus Deploy

Derek Campbell is a Senior Solutions Architect at Octopus Deploy in the Community team. Derek is passionate about helping Communities and has previously worked in Customer Solutions where he helped some of the largest customers of Octopus be successful. During his time in DevOps and automation consultancy, Derek has automated CI/CD pipelines and helped lead and implement CI/CD at numerous companies worldwide. Derek is passionate about helping organizations and people get better at using Technology to help their personal and business objectives.