Author Archives: Brian

The Hot Aisle – The Art of the Business Scientist with Steven Hillion of Alpine Data – Episode 74

Steven Hillion, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer for Alpine Data (@AlpineDataLabs) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about approachable and accessible analytics and how they’re bridging business the business to their data. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down how organizations’ mission to capture analytic outcomes and have it change the way they do business is hindered by a lack of trained data scientists.  Get your tax forms out and let us know how many dependencies you have, we’re about to deal with your pent up linear regression.

The Hot Aisle – The Right to be Forgotten with Brian Rutledge of Spanning – Episode 73

Brian Rutledge (@scarabeetle) Principal Security Engineer for Spanning (@spanningbackup) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about Security Awareness and the need for heightened awareness in today’s climate. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) are all over the map as they break down security threats and education, GDPR and the impact the EU’s regulations are going to have on the world, and the differences between information security and information privacy.  You’re going to want to put all your usb drives in a bag of rice for this episode – don’t ask us why, just trust us on this one.

The Hot Aisle – Building Apps in Their Native Habitat with Michael Ducy of Chef – Episode 72

Michael Ducy (@mfdii) Director of Product Marketing at Chef (@chef) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about the the launch of Habitat Builder, which enables organizations build, control, and manage its’ apps.  Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) Work to understand how Chef is helping organizations bridge the gap on application management across multi-cloud environments both in dev and production.  You want it on Docker, you got it.  Mesosphere? You got it. Kubernetes? Ditto.  Can we deploy it? Habitat the Builder. Yes we Can!

The Hot Aisle – Shipping Around Blobs of Clojure with Rob Zuber of Circle CI – Episode 71

Rob Zuber (@z00b) Chief Technology Officer for CircleCI (@CircleCI) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about Continuous Integration & Continuous Development (CI/CD) and fundamental ideas about how to break down monoliths and improve development processes through tools. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down how CircleCI is getting organizations out of the business of undifferentiated heavy lifting, and into finding and delivering patterns of services that others can leverage.  Even Jabba the Hut would bow to these blobs of Clojure we’re about to ship to you!

The Hot Aisle – Reality of Growth at Scale w/ Greg Warden of DigitalOcean – Episode 70

Greg Warden (@usmile1) VP of Engineering at DigitalOcean (@DigialOcean) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about delivering a reliable massively scalable service. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down how Greg and the team at DigitalOcean are managing the complexities of being one of the largest hyperscalers in the world – while continuously adding new features that offer to remove complexity from their customers’ lives. We’re going to dig into how they work to continuously software define their infrastructure as they pave new roads with their technology.  What do a16z and the hot aisle have in common? Besides wildly successful podcasts – we also both know that if you invest some time in this episode we guarantee you’ll see amazing returns.

The Hot Aisle – You Code It, You Ship It, You Own It! w/ Tim Armandpour of Pager Duty – Episode 69

Tim Armandpour (@TimArmandpour) Senior Vice President for Pager Duty (@PagerDuty) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about instrumenting companies’ digital operations signals across their entire stack and how they are helping provide situational and contextual awareness to customers for their alerts and events.  Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down Pager Duty’s digital operations management platform and how they are helping mobilize and orchestrate groups of people to solve problems together, better.  Bad code bad code… whatcha gunna do?  Whatcha gunna do when we alert on you…

The Hot Aisle – Data Hungry with Purpose featuring Chris Knoch of Big Squid – Episode 68

Chris Knoch (@cknoch) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Big Squid (@Big_Squid) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about improving the signal to noise ratio on your data and how they’re impacting the world of predictive analytics.  Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down predictive analytics for executive decision makers and what Big Squid is offering to help wrangle, munge, and otherwise visualize your data in meaningful ways.  Whether you like it fried or grilled, make sure you get a taste of this giant calamari.

The Hot Aisle – Random is Not the Opposite of Sequential with Brian Carmody – Episode 67

Brian Carmody (@initzero) CTO for Infinidat (@infinidat) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about seeing thru the fog and where long term technology trends are headed. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down how Infinidat intends to be the answer for yet unsolved storage problems, the real truth about random and sequential, Kryder’s law, and how disk drives continue to play an essential part in cloud storage. You may wanna lie down for this one, because we’re about to get all existential up in here about exabytes.

The Hot Aisle – The Mean Time To Dopamine on Kubo with Justin Erenkrantz – Episode 66

Justin Erenkrantz (@jerenkrantz) Head of Compute Architecture for Bloomberg (@TechAtBloomberg) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about the delicate balancing act between developers and operations, and how to achieve the best velicoty, flexibility, and their desired outcomes. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down how modular architectures and decoupling components benefits organizations, what permissionless development is all about, and so much more.  Get your medium format camera out and take a picture, because there’s only one “day 1” in this game – and nobody needs pics of your infinite number of “day 2’s”!

The Hot Aisle – How to be the Apex Predator of Analytics w/ Guy Churchward & Phu Hoang – Episode 65

This week we are joined by two guests from DataTorrent (@DataTorrent) – Guy Churchward (@GuyChurchward) President & CEO and Phu Hoang, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer.  They joined us on The Hot Aisle to talk about Real Time Streaming Platforms and analytics. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down how batch data processing is crossing over to real time processing, and how application and data architectures are enabling big data and analytics. Don’t forget:  if your analytics moves slower than the business…you lose!