Reduce The Overhead In Your Pipelines With Agile Data Engine's DataOps Service


June 4th, 2023

54 mins 5 secs

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A significant portion of the time spent by data engineering teams is on managing the workflows and operations of their pipelines. DataOps has arisen as a parallel set of practices to that of DevOps teams as a means of reducing wasted effort. Agile Data Engine is a platform designed to handle the infrastructure side of the DataOps equation, as well as providing the insights that you need to manage the human side of the workflow. In this episode Tevje Olin explains how the platform is implemented, the features that it provides to reduce the amount of effort required to keep your pipelines running, and how you can start using it in your own team.


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  • Your host is Tobias Macey and today I'm interviewing Tevje Olin about Agile Data Engine, a platform that combines data modeling, transformations, continuous delivery and workload orchestration to help you manage your data products and the whole lifecycle of your warehouse


  • Introduction
  • How did you get involved in the area of data management?
  • Can you describe what Agile Data Engine is and the story behind it?
  • What are some of the tools and architectures that an organization might be able to replace with Agile Data Engine?
    • How does the unified experience of Agile Data Engine change the way that teams think about the lifecycle of their data?
    • What are some of the types of experiments that are enabled by reduced operational overhead?
  • What does CI/CD look like for a data warehouse?
    • How is it different from CI/CD for software applications?
  • Can you describe how Agile Data Engine is architected?
    • How have the design and goals of the system changed since you first started working on it?
    • What are the components that you needed to develop in-house to enable your platform goals?
  • What are the changes in the broader data ecosystem that have had the most influence on your product goals and customer adoption?
  • Can you describe the workflow for a team that is using Agile Data Engine to power their business analytics?
    • What are some of the insights that you generate to help your customers understand how to improve their processes or identify new opportunities?
  • In your "about" page it mentions the unique approaches that you take for warehouse automation. How do your practices differ from the rest of the industry?
  • How have changes in the adoption/implementation of ML and AI impacted the ways that your customers exercise your platform?
  • What are the most interesting, innovative, or unexpected ways that you have seen the Agile Data Engine platform used?
  • What are the most interesting, unexpected, or challenging lessons that you have learned while working on Agile Data Engine?
  • When is Agile Data Engine the wrong choice?
  • What do you have planned for the future of Agile Data Engine?

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Parting Question

  • From your perspective, what is the biggest gap in the tooling or technology for data management today?

About Agile Data Engine

Agile Data Engine unlocks the potential of your data to drive business value - in a rapidly changing world.
Agile Data Engine is a DataOps Management platform for designing, deploying, operating and managing data products, and managing the whole lifecycle of a data warehouse. It combines data modeling, transformations, continuous delivery and workload orchestration into the same platform.


The intro and outro music is from The Hug by The Freak Fandango Orchestra / CC BY-SA

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