DataOps and Why We Need It | James Cross: Colibri Digital

Methodologies & Skills Development
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James Cross is a Big Data Engineer and certified AWS Solutions Architect with a passion for data-driven applications. He has spent the last decade helping his clients to design and implement huge scale streaming Big Data platforms, Cloud-based analytics stacks, and serverless architectures.

James started his professional career in Investment Banking, working with well-established technologies such as Java and SQL Server, before moving into the Big Data space. Since then he has worked with a huge range of Big Data tools including most of the Hadoop eco-system, Spark and many No-SQL technologies such as Cassandra, MongoDB, Redis and DynamoDB.

More recently his focus has been on Cloud technologies and how they can be applied to data analytics, culminating in his work at Scout Solutions as CTO, and more recently with companies including Mckinsey, HSBC and Shell.

Colibri Ltd. is a technology consultancy company founded in 2013 by James Cross. The company works to help its clients navigate the rapidly changing and complex world of emerging technologies, with deep expertise in areas such as Big Data, Data Science, Machine Learning, and Cloud Computing. Over the past few years, they have worked with some of the world’s largest and most prestigious companies, including a tier 1 investment bank, a leading management consultancy group, and one of the world’s most popular soft drinks companies, helping each of them to better make sense of their data and process it in more intelligent ways.

During this podcast episode, Ben and James discuss what DataOps exactly is, and why we need it – how to implement a DataOps strategy into your business and some of the pitfalls to be aware of when doing so, and the benefits DataOps can bring to your business.