Pivotal Conversations: Bringing Agility to Enterprise Data Workflows, with Sina Sojoodi

The summary:

This week we talk with about how organizations are increasingly looking to improve how they use data and workflows around data to innovate in their business. As with discuss with our guest, Sina Sojoodi, More than the usual ideas about “big data” and “machine learning,” we talk about the practical uses of data workflows like insurance claims handling and retail optimization. In many large, successful organizations the stacks to support all this processing are aging and not providing the agility businesses want. Of course, as you can guess, we have some suggestions for how to fix those problems, and also how to start thinking about data workflows differently. We also cover some recent news, mostly around Google Cloud Next and Pivotal’s recent momentum announcement.

Check out the SoundCloud page, or download the MP3 directly.

Drunk & Retired podcast archives – being a developer in the late 2000’s

You can now check out most all of the episodes of my first podcast, Drunk & Retired, over at archive.org. I’m not sure where episodes 1 to 32 are, but maybe I’ll find them someday.

I did this podcast with my friend Charles Lowell from about 2005 to probably about 2012 or 2010. Once we got big boy jobs and kids, we dropped off, though we went to do other podcasts: Charles has the Frontside podcast, and I have all sorts of other ones.

Every now and then since then we’ve put one out, but really, not that often.

Dealing with legacy applications in Pivotal Cloud Foundry – Pivotal Conversations

In this week’s episode, Richard and I talk with Dino about the work Pivotal does to help companies quickly start migrating applications to Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Check it out, and subscribe if you haven’t already.

Pokémon, Ashley Madison, Privacy Shield, Theranos, & me – Guest on Speaking in Tech #219

I was kindly invited to guest co-host and be the guest on this week’s Speaking in Tech. There’s not that many “enterprise IT” focused podcasts out there and this is one of my favorite. Check out the show notes, listen below, or just download the MP3 directly.

As you may recall, I was on for the first time last year, while I was down in Mexico.

026: SpringOne Platform Preview, Pokémon Go, will Azure win against AWS? (Pivotal Conversations)

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025: .NET and Beyond 12 Factors with Kevin Hoffman (Pivotal Conversations)

We’ve seen a goodly spate of news in the container space recently which we cover in the episode. In the second half, we talk with Kevin Hoffman about the .NET world, Steel Toe, and his book, Beyond the Twelve-Factor App. A recent survey from the Cloud Foundry Foundation is widening the framing around container management, adding in the use of Platform-as-a-Service into the usual container orchestration mix. The survey also shows some interesting results around adoption, e.g., managing containers in production ends up being more difficult than people predict during evaluations. Also since our last episode, DockerCon brought a bevy of announcements in the container ecosystem which we cover briefly. And highly relevant to our guest, Kevin Hoffman, .NET Core 1.0 was officially released, as open source. In the second half we talk about the recent history of .NET and how it’s being used to create microservices. We also talk about the three extra “factors” Kevin’s book adds to the 12 factor app and typical experiences when migrating to 12 factor apps.

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Full show notes: pivotal.io/podcast

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024: Analyst relations, how does it work? (Pivotal Conversations)

You’ve heard of “analysts,” those people who cover the technology world with all sorts of quadrants, waves, and forecasts about how much money is spent on different types of software. What industry analysts do is actually a long, interesting list depending on who you are, their customer: a buyer and user of IT, financial and investment banker types, or vendors. This week, after a small section of new left over from last week – are you keeping up here? – we interview Rita Manachi, head of analyst relations at Pivotal. We ask her to go over what analysts do and her tips on working with them.

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The Requirements of Cloud Native – Interview on The New Stack

A little while ago I was on The New Stack Makers podcast with Alex Williams, talking cloud and Pivotal. Check it out:

Here’s what we go over:

In this podcast with Michael Coté, who works at Pivotal in technical marketing, he and The New Stack founder Alex Williams talk about current production systems and development environments for building applications. According to Coté, Pivotal describes these new systems and environments as “cloud native.”

Over the course of this interview, Coté discusses best practices and illustrates three requirements for cloud native development and deployment: utilizing the patterns of microservices architecture, implementing a DevOps approach, and striving for continuous delivery as the primary vehicle for software delivery.

Check it out!

The strategy burden and Electronic Marginalia – Software Defined Talk #48

Summary

No one really knows what the deal with “private cloud” is. There seems to be a coffin, but as we discuss, it’s unclear how far we are from the final nail. We also discuss HP splitting, HP shutting down their private cloud, a slew of small acquisitions, and Matt Ray’s take on the recent OpenStack Summit in Tokyo.

Listen above, subscribe to the feed, or download the MP3 directly.

With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.

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Cloud Chat with Ernest Mueller

I caught up with Ernest Mueller recently at lunch, and we decided to record a podcast episode tonight talking about the usual cloud, IT, DevOps, and other fun stuff we usually chat about. Take a listen:

Or, feel free to download it directly.

We’ll be back in a few weeks, hopefully with a title and fancy podcast feed for those who car.

Extra gravy for your ear-biscuits

Every now-and-then, I record something whacky or just “ambient.” I sometimes find it calming to hear little recordings of people just walking around or hanging out.

Long ago, I put together a little podcast feed called “gravy” to put this kind of stuff and other things in. Here’s the feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/gravy. Subscribe to it if you like that kind of stuff. It’ll be linked over in the sidebar if you want to check back.

I’ve got some stuff from Kim and I’s last trip (Thailand) to fit in there once I get libsyn to behave. In the meantime, there’s some downtown Austin sounds like hanging out on a nice day at a coffee shop, going to the trail of (Christmas) lights, and walking in the early evening in downtown Phoenix (while at SAP TechEd 2009).

Like I said: smoke ’em if you got ’em.

DrunkAndRetired.com #153 – Episode 153 – Belayed Thailand, Browser PTSD

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While we actually have a DrunkAndRetired.com episode for this week (which I’ll post at the end of the week), I wanted to point out the last one you might have missed. I posted it right before vacation, but just put it in the feed instead of posting it here as well. Click the play above, or just download it. Enjoy!

Episode 148 – “Have you tried it hot?”

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  • Netflix On-Demand, or more “traditional” video On-Demand delivered to XBox.
  • “Have you tried it hot?”
  • Art by polls – painting and music.
  • Charles gets his hard-drive “fixed.”
  • Going back to paper and pen for notes – maybe Netbooks can save us.
  • What’s up with these clogged toilets?

Episode 147 – Using Technology for Evil

Recording DrunkAndRetired.com #147

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Among other things in this episode, we revisit my obsession with Evernote (see also my public notebook), talk about the Griffin Clarifi (highly recommended!), and discuss all the ways you can use del.icio.us. Also, we talk about Charles’ talk on JavaScript at the Detroit Java User’s Group.

Enjoy!

Episode 146 – All these goats are retarded

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This week, Charles and I catch up with this second episode. Our lateness is your benefit, dear listeners.

To that end, here’s a select list of some of the things we discuss:

  • Charles was deadly ill.
  • The half-hipster carabiner key-chain arrangement.
  • The Pomegranate phone.
  • Valentine’s Day Gifts – the ladies have it tough here (mine were awesome!).
  • Country Clubs seem like they’d be nice, if expensive.
  • Charles on designer/developer workflow – applying changes ain’t that hard if the developer defines the deliverables.
  • Sprites in HTML.
  • Maybe the designer/developer workflow will never be de-coupled, really.
  • Charles’ upcoming talk at the Detroit Java User’s Group: it’ll be February 18, 2009 6:30PM to 8:30PM at ePrize headquarters in Pleasant Ridge.

Enjoy!

Episode 145 – Return to Zane Studios

Recording DrunkAndRetired.com #145

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While he was in town last week, Charles and I went over to Zane’s studio again to record. I must confess, I don’t remember what we talked about.

Enjoy!

DrunkAndRetired.com Special: Scotch Tasting

The Scotch Lab

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Several weeks ago, I was lucky enough to drop in on my old friend Zane for a Scotch tasting. We had about 5-6 different types of scotch, and took the 2+ hours of this special episode to review each.

Zane has a pretty nice setup for recording and we’ve recorded this week’s episode in there as well.

Also, in addition to the write-up about Zane’s recording setup, check out the rest of his wiki for all sorts of fun content.

Zane in the Scotch Lab

DrunkAndRetired.com # 144 – Ripple

The Urinal Monologues

In this episode, Charles and I go over several key agenda items for the new president. Namely:

As mentioned, Charles will be presenting at the Detroit Java User’s group: February 18, 2009 6:30PM to 8:30PM at ePrize headquarters in Pleasant Ridge.

Also: why don’t you just subscribe to the podcast feed to have all episodes automagically downloaded?!