Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Hot Aisle – ChatOps is the New Normal with Jason Hand – Episode 27

Jason Hand (@jasonhand) DevOps Evangelist for VictorOps (@VictorOps) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about ChatOps and the benefit it has on a well oiled DevOps teams’ overall function. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) get the details on how ChatOps became a thing, Who is using it, Why they’re using it, and What it’s good for.  We ask hard hitting questions like: “what does it mean to make on-call suck less?” – There’s nothing to see here, unless you like being on-call and like long outages.  Find out what teams are doing to take collaboration, troubleshooting, and infrastructure / application management to a whole new level – and how they get nerds to talk to each other.  Grab your 32oz bladder buster thermos, get into the nearest papasan chair, and get ready.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Hot Aisle – Talking SMACK about Cassandra with Patrick McFadin – Episode 26

Patrick McFadin (@patrickmcfadin) Chief Evangelist at DataStax (@Datastax) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to continue our education on NoSQL, Cassandra, Apache Spark, and so much more.  Your hosts Brent Piatti (@brentpiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) look to learn a bit about how Cassandra got here (Thanks Facebook!), the inspirations behind Cassandra (like theDynamo Paper), and how businesses are leveraging Cassandra.  We learn about ACID vs. BASE – and no, it’s not a chemistry quiz.  Patrick gives us a primer on SMACK stack as well Since he’s got a little bit of free time.  So, keep your eyes on the road and your ears open because The Hot Aisle is coming back into 2016 with style.  You don’t like it? Fine. But NoSQL for you!!!