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Monday, June 19 • 14:55 - 15:25
That's Not a Metric! Data for Cloud-Native Success [E] - Gordon Haff, Red Hat

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“Without data, you’re just another person with an opinion.” W. Edwards Deming was talking about statistical quality control in manufacturing but he could equally have been referring to managing modern iterative and automated software deployment pipelines and cloud-native infrastructure. Certainly there's a wealth of open source tools to capture and visualize data. However, a data strategy isn’t solely or even mostly about drawing up a long list of technical measurements and instrumenting software to capture everything. It's crucial to distinguish between metrics that relate software initiatives to positive business outcomes, the alerts needed to respond to problems now, and the data required for root cause analysis or to optimize processes over time. All data is not equal. And most data is not a metric for measuring success.

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Gordon Haff

Technology Advocate, Red Hat
Gordon Haff is Technology Advocate at Red Hat where he works on market insights; writes about tech, trends, and their business impact; and is a frequent speaker at customer and industry events. Among the topics he works on are edge, AI, quantum, cloud-native platforms, and next-generation... Read More →

Monday June 19, 2017 14:55 - 15:25 HKT
Room 311A
  Cloud Native & Containers, Wildcard
  • Presentation Language English
  • Experience Level Any

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