The state of DataOps
There is a lot of interest in DataOps, but many people are confused about what it is and isn't. Is DataOps a methodology for building pipelines? A set of development and execution tools? Or a process for continuous improvement? This session will clear up the confusion and help align our understanding before we dive into details during breakout sessions.
To start this fireside chat, veteran data and analytics thought leader Wayne Eckerson will deliver a short presentation based on three-years of research that describes the core principles and components of DataOps. He will then sit down with Unravel CEO, Kunal Agarwal, to discuss the trends, challenges, and best practices required to succeed with DataOps. The goal is to give attendees a clear, concise, and unbiased understanding of DataOps with guidance about where to start and how to implement it.
Wayne Eckerson, President @ Eckerson Group
Wayne Eckerson is an internationally recognized thought leader in the business intelligence and analytics field. He is a sought-after consultant and noted speaker who thinks critically, writes clearly, and presents persuasively about complex topics. Eckerson has conducted many groundbreaking research studies, chaired numerous conferences, and written two widely read books: “The Secrets of Analytical Leaders: Insights from Information Insiders.”(2012) and “Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business” (2005/2010).
Kunal Agarwal, Co-Founder & CEO @ Unravel
Kunal Agarwal is the CEO and co-founder of Unravel Data Systems. Prior to that, Kunal led sales and implementation at several Fortune 100 companies. He also co-founded Yuuze.com, a pioneer in personalized shopping. Before that he helped Sun Microsystems evaluate Big Data infrastructure like Sun’s Grid Computing Engine. Kunal co-founded Unravel to solve the application management challenges that companies face when they adopt systems like Hadoop and Spark. Kunal holds a Bachelor’s in computer engineering from Valparaiso University and an M.B.A from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.