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- Your host is Tobias Macey and today I’m interviewing Liran Haimovitch, CTO of Rookout, about the business value of operations metrics and other dark data in your organization
- How did you get involved in the area of data management?
- Can you start by describing the types of data that we typically collect for the systems operations context?
- What are some of the business questions that can be answered from these data sources?
- What are some of the considerations that developers and operations engineers need to be aware of when they are defining the collection points for system metrics and log messages?
- What are some effective strategies that you have found for including business stake holders in the process of defining these collection points?
- One of the difficulties in building useful analyses from any source of data is maintaining the appropriate context. What are some of the necessary metadata that should be maintained along with operational metrics?
- What are some of the shortcomings in the systems we design and use for operational data stores in terms of making the collected data useful for other purposes?
- How does the existing tooling need to be changed or augmented to simplify the collaboration between engineers and stake holders for defining and collecting the needed information?
- The types of systems that we use for collecting and analyzing operations metrics are often designed and optimized for different access patterns and data formats than those used for analytical and exploratory purposes. What are your thoughts on how to incorporate the collected metrics with behavioral data?
- What are some of the other sources of dark data that we should keep an eye out for in our organizations?
- From your perspective, what is the biggest gap in the tooling or technology for data management today?
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