Bridging DevOps, Data Science, and Business Outcomes in a Software-Defined World
While the general advancement of enterprise software is often thought of as the marriage of software development and data stacks, a third consideration is critical to fostering tangible advancement.
“You have to think not only about the software developer or the data scientist, but there’s also a line of business in there that says, ‘These are the business outcomes I’m looking for,” said Chris Wright (pictured), senior vice president and chief technology officer of Red Hat Inc. “It’s this trifecta that must come together to make progress and really make changes in the business.
Wright spoke with theCUBE industry analysts Dave Vellante and Paul Gillin during the Red Hat Summit Event, an exclusive show on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s live streaming studio. They discussed emerging enterprise technologies and how to realize the full potential of technology. (*Disclosure below.)
Software, especially open source, “eats the world”
It’s no news that software is inalienable in our current economic landscape. But from DevOps to AIOps, several technical challenges occasionally resurface.
“It’s the whole workflow and platform how you share data, data training models and deployment models in a runtime production environment,” Wright explained. “It looks like software development processes, but it is slightly different. So this is where a common platform can help fill the gaps between the world of developers and the world of data science.
Red Hat is doing its part to address these issues with offerings such as aggregators, distribution tools, and providing flexibility to its developer user base. And there are also data governance challenges, mostly related to machine learning and artificial intelligence bias. Red Hat helps solve the technical aspects of this problem, according to Wright.
“There are a lot of open questions out there and academic research to try to understand how you can unearth biased data and make it less biased or unbiased. Our role is simply to bring together the set of tools so that you have the ability to do that as a business,” he concluded.
Here’s the full video interview, some of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s coverage of the Red Hat Summit Event:
(*Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner of Red Hat Summit. Neither Red Hat Inc., the sponsor of theCUBE event coverage, nor other sponsors have editorial control over the content of theCUBE or SiliconANGLE. )