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Design Thinking with Wipro's Nate Clinton and Pivotal's Tim McCoy

0:00 | Jul 9th

Designers play a critical role in software development. They impact not just what users see on the screen, but impact important decisions about product direction. In this episode of Pivotal Conversations, Nate Clinton, managing director at Designit, ...Show More
Product design, with Alex Tran

0:00 | Jul 3rd

Validating your assumptions about app features is one of the core benefits of proper product thinking. This means testing out your design theories, but also testing out higher level, strategic questions. Pivotal's Alex Tran walks us through it all. H...Show More
Continuous Refinancing of Your Tech Debt with Rachel Stephens of Redmonk

0:00 | Jun 25th

In 2017, Rachel Stephens of Redmonk wrote a great piece about how technical debt is an incomplete analogy. But she agrees that it shouldn't be abandoned. In this episode, she and I expound on the analogy to its breaking points, including liquidity, d...Show More
Running the platform at The Home Depot, with Tony McCulley

0:00 | Jun 20th

The platform team at The Home Depot has many years of experience running Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Returning guest Tony McCully tells us how it's being used and managed now, plus some compliance automation and process tuning the team has been working on...Show More
Making the Right Thing Easy with Jon Ravenscraft and Nick Kuhn of Kroger

0:00 | Jun 11th

At CF Summit 2019 in Philadelphia, I sat down with Jon Ravenscraft (@Jon_Ravenscraft) and Nick Kuhn (@tehkuhnz ) from Kroger to see what was interesting to them from the event and what was on their list to play around with once they got back home. Wh...Show More
Why Every Team Should Embrace Chaos Engineering with Gremlin's Tammy Butow

0:00 | Jun 5th

What's life without a little chaos? And why not a little chaos impacting your production systems? Sounds scary, but turns out intentionally introducing random errors into production systems helps identify vulnerabilities so you can do something about...Show More
Speedback and The Recommit with Bryon Kroger

0:00 | May 21st

In this episode, Captain Bryon Kroger of the U.S. Air Force's Kessel Run dispells myths about the so-called "frozen middle," and finding resistance—and support—from all levels in an organization. He also shares some of the practices he's used to reta...Show More
Putting the Ops back into DevOps, SpringOne Tour Istanbul with Nate Schutta & Paul Czarkowski

0:00 | May 20th

This week I've got a discussion about DevOps I had with Nate and Paul. I've been curious about the changing nature of DevOps as SRE and platform operations comes into vogue. It seems like the idea of "full stack" DevOps is being dimension...and maybe...Show More
One Key to Transformation Success? Being Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable, with TD Ameritrade

0:00 | May 10th

Nobody likes to be uncomfortable, by definition. And experienced software developers and architects, like all of us, want all the answers. "But if you are really trying to achieve the agility that transformation promises, you have to let go of some o...Show More
The intersection of kubernetes, Edge, AI, and tuna pizzas, with Derrick Harris

0:00 | May 9th

Microsoft Build brought a bevy of Windows news this week, plus, there's some more Windows support in Pivotal land and an overview of Pivotal Cloud Foundry's road-map. Our guest is Derrick Harris who's recently joined Pivotal and runs the CIO crib-not...Show More
Grappling with Data and Application Modernization with Redis Labs' Adi Foulger and Cassie Zimmerman

0:00 | May 2nd

Enterprises across industries are modernizing legacy applications to improve performance and provide great customer experiences. But it doesn't how snappy your application is or how pretty the user interface if the data supporting the application can...Show More
Not standing still in Secure DevOps with Jai Schniepp of Liberty Mutual

0:00 | Apr 30th

Five years into their journey with Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Liberty Mutual is not standing still. Talking with Jai Schniepp, Senior Product Owner of Secure DevOps Platforms at Liberty Mutual, Dormain learns how the team keeps iterating. Not resting on ...Show More
Melting the Retail IT Ice-Tray at Dick's Sporting Goods with Jay Piskorik

0:00 | Apr 23rd

Dick's Sporting Goods has been on an accelerated journey to "own their own destiny" when it comes to digital. But this isn't just e-commerce: this transformation includes melting the barriers between brick-and-mortar and e-commerce teams, as well as ...Show More
The Clever Task of Product Managing Backing Services, with Laurel Gray

0:00 | Apr 18th

There's a lot of "backing services" in Cloud Foundry: not only middleware like databases, but also operations services like auto-scaling. This week, Richard & Coté talk with Laurel Gray, the product manager for those services at Pivotal. We discuss t...Show More
What is Your Platform GTM strategy with James Urquhart

0:00 | Apr 11th

We've touched on the mindset shift of treating your internal application platform as a product (or offering) for your developers. In this episode, Dormain talks to James Urquhart about defining the go-to-market strategy of that offering. Have you bui...Show More
Overcoming the Cloud-Native Skills Shortage, with HCL's Alan Flower

0:00 | Apr 10th

Most enterprises start their cloud-native journeys with lots of enthusiasm and big plans. But reality often sets in when they try to scale transformations by modernizing hundreds, sometimes thousands of legacy apps. The biggest digital transformation...Show More
Beyond the Sea of No's, with Jon Osborn

0:00 | Apr 4th

Demonstrating the value of software, how it contributes to revenue, is no easy feat. Staffing can be difficult, especially with an eye to sustaining teams over the years. Jon Osborn returns as a guest to discuss these and other transformation hurdles...Show More
Why You Need a Dedicated Platform Team, with Pivotal's Paula Kennedy

0:00 | Mar 27th

There are a number of changes to process and culture needed to be good at software development, and one of the most challenging for many enterprises is creating a team dedicated to the platform and treating it as a product. But that, says Pivotal's P...Show More
A Preview of CF Summit 2019, with Dormain Drewitz

0:00 | Mar 21st

Each year, the CF Summit brings together users, customers, and other community members. Dormain gives us a tour of the conference with some highlights. Plus, we cover some recent news and talk about open source foundations.
Change Your Mindset with Platform-as-Product, with Stark & Wayne's Dr. Nic

0:00 | Mar 15th

In this episode of Pivotal Insights, Stark & Wayne's Dr. Nic Williams discusses why it's important to treat your platform-as-product. The short answer: It results in a more customer-oriented mindset. Listen to the full episode to learn more, includin...Show More
The Enterprise Event Loop, Multi-cloud, & more, with James Urquhart

0:00 | Mar 5th

This week, we talk with James Urquhart who joined Pivotal recently in the CTO group. We talk about some architectural ideas for converting the enterprise over to an event-driven flow, discuss the reasons for doing multi-cloud, and also what kinds of ...Show More
The Benefits of Boring Infrastructure with Helpful.com's Farhan Thawar

0:00 | Feb 27th

In this episode of Pivotal Insights, Helpful.com's Farhan Thawar* talks about the challenges of building a company from scratch, why it's important to apply smart architectural principals to empower development teams, and why he strives for boring in...Show More
Modernizing the Mainframe with Michael Minella

0:00 | Feb 12th

While they are both big and hulking, unlike the dinosaurs the mainframe still walks among us. In this episode of Pivotal Insights, our own Michael Minella makes the case for mainframe modernization and shares lessons learned from the field.
Running Spring Boot Apps on Kubernetes, and Burgers, with Paul Czarkowski

0:00 | Feb 5th

Getting the blinking cursor of kubernetes up and running is only half the job: the other is actually running software in it. While at SpringOne Tour Charlotte, Paul Czarkowski walks Coté through how that's done using the classic Spring Music and Pet ...Show More
Optimistic about innovation, with John Mitchell

0:00 | Jan 30th

Duke Energy has been working on their software capabilities for some time now. They've recently reached a milestone by opening a brand new innovation center in Charlotte. Coté took a tour of it recently checking out the numerous product teams and the...Show More
Using Software to Improve Medication Adherence with Shields Health Solutions

0:00 | Jan 29th

This week our guests are Dan Stevenson and Brandon Zaharoff from Shields Health Solutions, a maker of software solutions for the specialty pharmacy industry. Dan and Brandon talk about the challenges of developing and running a specialty pharmacy, ho...Show More
Pumping the Digital Transformation Bunny at the US Air Force, with Bryon Kroger

0:00 | Jan 16th

Few organizations have or rely on as much software the US Air Force. There's plenty of it around and, thus, plenty to be improved. In recent years, one of the more spectacular digital transformation stories has come from the USAF's work modernizing t...Show More
Scaling Digital Transformation in the Enterprise with Pivotal and Accenture

0:00 | Jan 9th

This week, Pivotal's Mik Freedman and Joey Sabani, both members of the Agile Practice Leadership Enablement team, join Jeff and Dormain to talk about Pivotal's joint work with Accenture, the global consulting firm. This includes collaboration in Acce...Show More
Predictions past and predictions future, 2018/2019 edition

0:00 | Dec 23rd, 2018

How's your year go? Pretty good? Well, regardless, it's almost over, so that means it's time for some predictions! Before Richard and Coté go over some hopes and dreams for 2019, they review some 2018 predictions. Some didn't work out at all, some we...Show More
Improving Healthcare Data Interoperability with Cerner's Greg Meyer

0:00 | Dec 11th, 2018

In this week's episode of Pivotal Conversations, Dormain and Jeff chat with Greg Meyer, a distinguished engineer at Cerner, a maker of healthcare software. Greg talks about a new specification he helped develop to achieve interoperability and easier ...Show More
Domain-Driven Design & Event Storming, with Jakub Pilimon

0:00 | Dec 5th, 2018

Flexible software usually means well modularized software. Instead of one big ball of code, you want to create components that work together. Dividing up your application into those components has always been a bugbear of design and it's what domain-...Show More
Why You Should Stop Looking for the Digital Transformation "Easy Button," with Redapt's Jeff Dickey

0:00 | Nov 27th, 2018

If someone tells you they have the secret to a fast, seamless digital transformation for your enterprise, don't believe them, says Jeff Dickey. The reality, says Dickey, Chief Innovation Officer at Redapt, is that there is no Easy Button, as much as ...Show More
The Middle-management Bind

0:00 | Nov 19th, 2018

There's few tasks harder than refactoring a large organization, but that's exactly what we're asking management to do in all this digital transformation hoopla. Existing organizations are tremendously conflicted and tied up in competing incentives al...Show More
Building the Digital Factory at Thales (Ep. 81)

0:00 | Nov 7th, 2018

In this week's episode of Pivotal Insights, Jeff and Dormain speak with Stephane El Mabrouk from Thales. Stephane helped the company build what it calls its Digital Factory, an environment for Thales engineers and others to learn modern software deve...Show More
Everyone's Getting Better at Software, Highlights from SpringOne Platform 2018

0:00 | Oct 5th, 2018

From all the stories at SpringOne Platform you get the feeling that every organization out there is doing a real bang-up job with improving their software capabilities. Of course, it's not actually everyone out there, but each year we hear about more...Show More
A Look Back at SpringOne Platform 2018 (Ep. 80)

0:00 | Oct 4th, 2018

What a week! SpringOne Platform 2018, which took place September 24 to 28, has come and gone. In this episode of Pivotal Insights, Jeff and Dormain share their highlights from the event and lessons learned from customers, partners and other Pivots.
Focusing on Product, Not Just Operations, and Growing Customer-focused Staff, with Thomas Squeo

0:00 | Sep 25th, 2018

Perhaps the phrase "business transformation" is what we should say instead of "digital transformation." If the goal of IT transformation is to switch over your organization from an operations, service provider to a product-centric approach, it fits b...Show More
Changing Culture with Habits & the Un-toasted Panini Quandary, with Kyle Campos

0:00 | Sep 23rd, 2018

It's easy to understand what kind of IT culture you need if you're going to improve how you do software, but how do you actually change such a squishy thing? While at SpringOne Platform 2018, I talked with Kyle Campose about how he's done it. We also...Show More
Bringing Observability to Serverless with IOpipe (Ep. 79)

0:00 | Sep 19th, 2018

Developers are excited about serverless computing, as it removes the need to manage - you guessed it - servers! But that raises a tricky problem: how do you monitor your serverless code? In this episode of Pivotal Insights, Jeff and Dormain chat with...Show More
Product Management, with Jonathan Sirlin

0:00 | Sep 8th, 2018

You often hear about the "product manager," but rarely about what they actually do day-to-day. This episode we talk with Pivotal's Jonathan Sirlin about product management using several examples of applications and organizations he's worked with. He ...Show More
Changing the Culture of Security with Snyk (Ep. 78)

0:00 | Aug 28th, 2018

It's human nature to want to cover up your failures. But when it comes to platform and application security, more not less transparency is needed so developers and others can learn from each other, according to Snyk CEO Guy Podjarny. On this episode ...Show More
Serverless, Knative, & Project riff, with Mark Fisher

0:00 | Aug 19th, 2018

"More and more, we see that more traditional, enterprise-y use cases start to fall into these categories," Mark Fisher, Pivotal. Few topics are driving more interest than "serverless." Pivotal has been working on a function framework called Project ...Show More
Design, with Salomé Mortazavi

0:00 | Aug 14th, 2018

"As designers, we think about the why and understanding the human experience, empathizing, and observing, and being curious, and trying to understand what are those important touch-points between a person and technology." We finally talk about desig...Show More
Take Application Security to the Next Level with Data Science (Ep. 77)

0:00 | Aug 7th, 2018

If you've ever shared a document with an entire group or department rather than trying to figure out who specifically should have access to the doc, you've contributed to the security threat-level at your enterprise. Don't feel bad ... you're not the...Show More
Magic Little Scripts & Favorite SpringOne Platform Talks

0:00 | Aug 5th, 2018

SpringOne platform is coming up quick - next month! - so Richard and Coté do their annual favorite talks review. There's talk on agile, pipelines, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Spring, case studies, and so many more they don't have time to discuss. In recen...Show More
Passing the (Automated) Test at Garmin with Jonathan Regehr (Ep. 76)

0:00 | Jul 31st, 2018

When we last checked in with Garmin's Jonathan Regehr at Cloud Foundry Summit NA 2018, he an his team were in the process of automating as much of the software delivery pipeline as possible. In this episode of Pivotal Insights, Jonathan, an architect...Show More
Balancing Release Velocity and Robust Code with Capital One's Kevin Hoffman (Ep. 75)

0:00 | Jul 24th, 2018

Increasing release velocity is often a key driver for enterprises that adopt cloud-native software development. But developers would be wise to spend a little more time ensuring their software is prepared for Day 2 operations upfront, according to Ca...Show More
Pivotal Cloud Foundry 2.2 and Potpourri, with Jared Ruckle

0:00 | Jul 15th, 2018

There's a lot of new features in Pivotal Cloud Foundry 2.2 from kubernetes updates to security. This week, we talk with Jared Ruckle about those features, plus a new white paper on the Open Service Broker API. As always, we also talk about recent inf...Show More
Modernizing .NET Apps with Magenic's Rocky Lhotka (Ep. 74)

0:00 | Jul 10th, 2018

In this episode of Pivotal Insights, Dormain and Jeff welcome Rocky Lotka to the show. Rocky is CTO at Magenic, a software consultancy that helps enterprise's turn digital transformation aspirations into reality. In this episode, Rocky shares his tho...Show More
Databasing with Greenplum, with Ivan Novick

0:00 | Jul 8th, 2018

We talk databases in this episode. First, with the history of databases and why the relational database become king, for awhile at least, and then about how databases evolved, ending up talking about Greenplum. Greenplum is the world’s first fully-fe...Show More
Modernizing Legacy Applications with the App Transformation Program

0:00 | Jun 28th, 2018

Every successful organization is faced with a daunting task: modernizing your legacy applications and services. The benefits of cloud native are alluring, to be sure, but modernizing your existing applications can seem impossible. Sarah Ehmann & Rohi...Show More
Seizing the Opportunity of Cloud-Native Data with MongoDB (Ep. 73)

0:00 | Jun 26th, 2018

To borrow a phrase from the great Winston Churchill, cloud-native data is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. In this episode of Pivotal Insights, MongoDB's Alan Chabbra joins Jeff and guest host Kamala Dasika to crack the riddle and sh...Show More
Solving the Conundrum of Containers and Databases (Ep. 72)

0:00 | Jun 20th, 2018

Containers offer a new, simplified way to deploy and operate databases. But the approach brings with it a host of challenges, including how to manage state and migrate data between environments. In this episode of Pivotal Insights, SnappyData's Jags ...Show More
Cloud-native .Net, all the Great KS's, and Travel

0:00 | Jun 18th, 2018

In this episode, among other topics, Richard and Coté cover some recent kubernetes news, cloud native .Net, and tips for making business travel more enjoyable.
Beware of Superheroes and Resume-Driven Development (Ep. 71)

0:00 | Jun 12th, 2018

This week, Chad Sakac, a longtime EMC executive who in recent months joined Pivotal, joins the show to talk about his new role. Chad spends most of his time on the road working closely with enterprise customers, helping them achieve transformational ...Show More
Cloud-native Malay Food, Tracing in Java, and Databases

0:00 | Jun 12th, 2018

During a discussion of South East Asian good, Coté & Josh Long manager to talk about Josh's book, Cloud Native Java (co-written by Kenny Bastani). They go over some of the less well discussed sections, like instrumentation and monitoring applications...Show More
A New Model for Databases to Satisfy Both Dev and Ops (Ep. 70)

0:00 | Jun 5th, 2018

Developers and operations teams face different but related database challenges. Developers want to use the best database for the job at hand, while operators want to manage the fewest number of databases possible to reduce complexity. In this episode...Show More
Working with Legacy Code, with Rahul Rajeev

0:00 | Jun 4th, 2018

An enterprise application of any significance will end up needing to work with legacy systems. It's often legacy code itself! Dealing with legacy code brings its own challenges, which Coté & Rahul discuss. Most of it has to do with getting a high con...Show More
Bring The Pain Forward (Ep. 69)

0:00 | May 22nd, 2018

How do you get everyone bought into continuous integration and continuous delivery? One tactic, says Miranda LeBlanc, is to bring the pain forward. Put another way, you need to practice the hard stuff. A lot. In this episode of Pivotal Insights, Mira...Show More
Pay transparency, being public, and hiring for culture, with Joe Militello (Ep. 103)

0:00 | May 13th, 2018

In this episode, we check back in with Pivotal's head of HR, Joe Militello. We discuss progress on Pivotal's pay transparency program and why it'll net help the employees and company. Also, there's some tips on practical Interviews for a creative, so...Show More
Conference, news, & white papers catsup with Jared Ruckle

0:00 | May 10th, 2018

With all these conferences since last time, we have to bring in Jared Ruckle to help us sort out all the news that's happened since last time. There's Dell Technologies World, CF Summit, Kubecon, and Microsoft build. We also discuss the new Built to ...Show More
Accelerating Software Development in the Enterprise is a Team Sport (Ep. 68)

0:00 | May 1st, 2018

Speeding up software development and delivery in the enterprise isn't something that happens overnight. Nor is it the responsibility of just a chosen few developers. This week on Pivotal Insights, Jeff and Dormain Brian Roche, Vice President of Produ...Show More
Finding A Cloud-Native Home for Your Legacy Applications (Ep. 67)

0:00 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Legacy enterprise applications, particularly those that aren't mission critical, often get overlooked during digital transformation initiatives. And that makes sense, to a degree, considering they don't deliver as much value as mission-critical legac...Show More
A New Culture of Collaboration, Innovation at NGA (Ep. 66)

0:00 | Apr 9th, 2018

The federal government, particularly the armed services, is known for its top-down power structure. But the concept of small, autonomous teams empowered to make their own decisions, as is the case in modern software development, is catching on at the...Show More
The Technologist’s Hippocratic Oath & #techethics, with Mariesa Dale

0:00 | Apr 9th, 2018

All these "users" are actually people using our software. What designers, programmers, product managers, QA, and operations people put into the software and support in it has real impact on our actual life, here in the real world. Despite that, we do...Show More
The State (Pun Intended) of Cloud-Native Data (Ep. 65)

0:00 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Many cloud-native applications are stateless. But as enterprises move more complex workloads to platforms like Pivotal Cloud Foundry and develop data-driven applications, how data is managed, secured and analyzed is an increasingly important question...Show More
From grumps to transformation metrics, the questions we get asked (Ep. 100)

0:00 | Apr 1st, 2018

What do you do with grumpy people? How do you track how much - or how little! - you're actually improving? These are two of the questions Richard and Coté are frequently asked. In this episode - our 100th! - we go over these two questions and others ...Show More
Making Transformation Real at CSAA (Ep. 64)

0:00 | Mar 27th, 2018

This week, Jeff and Dormain chat with CSAA’s Kyle Campos, who is Technology Operations Manager for the auto insurer’s digital services organization. Kyle talks about the strategies he and his team took to transform CSAA’s approach to software develop...Show More
The Cloud Foundry Foundation & CF Summit, with Abby Kearns (Ep. 99)

0:00 | Mar 25th, 2018

The Cloud Foundry user base and projects have expanded over the past year, adding members, users, and major components like the Container Runtime. In this episode, we catch up the CFF's Executive Director, Abby Kearns, on the Cloud Foundry ecosystem ...Show More
The Twelve-Factor App, with Nate Schutta (Ep. 98)

0:00 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Part of what defines an application as "cloud native" is an application and management style described by "the 12 factors." While these seem simple at first, each of them just the top of the iceberg of recommendations. Coté plumbs the depths with Nat...Show More
How to Cut the Waste from Your Software Development Process (Ep. 63)

0:00 | Mar 20th, 2018

Developer productivity is a key metric when it comes to digital transformation. But how do you not just identify but remove non-value add activities that are part of your organization's current software development process. In this episode of Pivotal...Show More
The All Things Data Analytics Episode (Ep. 62)

0:00 | Mar 9th, 2018

In this episode of Pivotal Insights, Jeff speaks with Jacque Istok, who runs Pivotal's field data team, about the company's Innovation Lab. The Lab is dedicated to using data science and analytics to solve customers' hardest business challenges. Jacq...Show More
Building Teams for Digital Transformation (Ep. 61)

0:00 | Mar 6th, 2018

Digital transformation isn't all about technology. In fact, it isn't mostly about technology. Just as important are people that use technology and new processes to get better and faster at building great software. But digital transformation involves ...Show More
Spring Tools 4 and IDE Innovation, with Martin Lippert (Ep. 97)

0:00 | Mar 5th, 2018

Developer tools have changed wildly over the past 10 years from build tools to IDEs. The IDEs available have not only increased, but usage of each has grown. In this episode, Richard & Coté talk with Martin Lippert about Spring Tools 4. And, as alway...Show More
Security processes & culture, with Molly Crowther (Ep. 96)

0:00 | Feb 28th, 2018

Security is more about more than finding holes and devising patches. For one, once you find those holes and have a patch, you have to make sure everyone not only knows about them, but applies them. We talk about how Pivotal is doing this both inside ...Show More
Don't Let Networking Become the Bottleneck to Release Velocity

0:00 | Feb 27th, 2018

In this episode of Pivotal Insights, VMware's Sai Chaitanya joins Jeff and Dormain to talk about new approaches to network management and security in cloud-native environments like Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Specifically, Sai explains the concept of netw...Show More
Security Shifts Left (Ep. 59)

0:00 | Feb 13th, 2018

It's a scary world out there. Threats to your software and applications seemingly lurk around every corner. So what's a development team to do? In this episode of Pivotal Insights, Surag Patel, chief security officer at Contrast Security, joins Jeff ...Show More
Beyond stateless - DevOps & Databases, Robert Reeves of Datical (Ep. 95)

0:00 | Feb 9th, 2018

While much of the magic of cloud native apps comes from being stateless, state must exist somewhere. Not only does this data need to be stored and accessible, but just as with the source code and builds for your application, the backing databases nee...Show More
Making Sense of Cloud-Native Security (Ep. 58)

0:00 | Feb 6th, 2018

Every enterprise today is concerned about security. And so they should be. They're also eager to embrace modern development techniques and associated tools to get better and faster at creating great software. How do you take on the latter without sa...Show More
Kubernetes, Serverless, and DevOps, with Paul "Czarkernetes" Czarkowski (Ep. 94)

0:00 | Feb 6th, 2018

All the kids are crazy for kubernetes. And for good reason, it's helping smooth out the rough, weird area between IaaS and PaaS, making it easier for organizations to run their IT in a cloud native fashion. In this episode, Richard and Coté talk with...Show More
Building Product in the Enterprise, with Emily Tate (Ep. 93)

0:00 | Jan 31st, 2018

Doing proper, product-driven, user-driven agile in large organizations is hard. Much of it, of course, has to do with organizational processes that are inflexible and built around long-term planning. Emily Tate knows all this first hand, and we discu...Show More
The Developer Catnip Episode (Ep. 57)

0:00 | Jan 30th, 2018

Josh Long is well known in the Spring community for his insightful and humorous conference presentations, not to mention his work with hundreds of enterprises, helping them learn the skills needed to develop software better and faster. In this episod...Show More
Open Source and the People Who Love It

0:00 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Open source has become one of the most popular - if not the most popular? - ways of producing and maintaining software. What are the advantages for developers, and how should organizations evaluate the long term viability of open source projects? We ...Show More
Riffing on Project Riff (Ep. 56)

0:00 | Jan 16th, 2018

The application development landscape is evolving rapidly. One of the latest and most exciting developments is Project Riff. Unveiled late in 2017 at SpringOne Platform, Project Riff is an open source function service designed to run on Kubernetes. P...Show More
Navigating the no, and moving from .Net to Java, at Great American Insurance Group (Ep. 91)

0:00 | Jan 16th, 2018

Technology and process are important when it comes to improving how you do software, but selling the organization on the change is always an issue. GAIC's Jon Osborn gave a great talk on navigating the "no's" to change at SpringOne platform. The day ...Show More
BOSH Dominates Day 2 Operations (Ep. 55)

0:00 | Jan 9th, 2018

In their two-part blog post, Pivotal's Brian McClain and Bryan Friedman compare BOSH - an open source tool for release engineering, deployment, lifecycle management, and monitoring of distributed systems - to Chef and Ansible. Turns out, BOSH is the ...Show More
PCF 2.0 Brings Kubernetes, Functions to the Pivotal Platform (Ep. 54)

0:00 | Jan 2nd, 2018

Pivotal Cloud Foundry 2.0 represents a major step forward for the leading cloud-native platform. The application runtime is now joined by an enterprise-grade Kubernetes service, called Pivotal Container Service, and a new Functions-as-a-Service offer...Show More
Kubernetes for app modernization in manufacturing, with Ben Wilcock (Ep. 90)

0:00 | Jan 1st, 2018

Very few enterprises start with a pure green field portfolio, with the ability to create and manage applications in a cloud native mode. They often need to intermix "legacy" style application with these new ones, let alone just run the applications o...Show More
Going Cloud-Native at Orange France (Ep. 53)

0:00 | Dec 18th, 2017

When Xavier Perret took over as chief digital officer for Orange France’s business-to-business division, it was anything but business as usual. Perret was intent on modernizing the division's software development capabilities with a focus on continuo...Show More
2018 analysts predictions round-up, plus, our own, with Rita Manachi (Ep. 89)

0:00 | Dec 18th, 2017

At the end of the year there's no end of predictions from the IT analyst would. In this episode, Richard and I talk with Pivotal's head analyst relations, Rita Manachi. We cover predictions in software development, infrastructure and cloud, and handf...Show More
Event-driven architectures, with Kenny Bastani (Ep. 88)

0:00 | Dec 14th, 2017

While event-driven applications have existed for as long as our cyber-memories can rollback, we're seeing a revitalization of interest in them at the moment. In this episode, Coté talks with Kenny Bastani about his talk on this topic, meandering from...Show More
DevOps in the enterprise, and if it even really exists (Ep. 87)

0:00 | Dec 13th, 2017

How is DevOps actually panning out in organizations? In this episode recorded at SpringOne Platform, Kenny Bastani and I talk with Matt Curry about his talk on putting DevOps in place. We discuss how being more open in conversations helps build trust...Show More
A Look Back at SpringOne Platform 2017 (Ep. 52)

0:00 | Dec 12th, 2017

SpringOne Platform, the annual customer and developer event put on by Pivotal, took place last week in San Francisco. In this episode of Pivotal Insights, Jeff and Dormain are joined by Pieter Humphrey and Dan Baskette to recap all the announcements,...Show More
SpringOne Platform 2017 Preview (Ep. 86)

0:00 | Nov 29th, 2017

The best conference in cloud native is right around the corner, SpringOne Platform, Dec 4th to 7th. Chock full of actual end-users and enterprises (along with your friends from Pivotal), it'll be a great time to learn about new technologies and how t...Show More
Uncovering Even More Platform Value (Ep. 51)

0:00 | Nov 28th, 2017

Pivotal Cloud Foundry provides some rather obvious benefits, such as reducing administrative burdens on developers and automating many Day 2 operations. But there is more value in the platform if only you know where to look. That's where value stream...Show More
Learning Spring Boot, with Greg Turnquist (Ep. 85)

0:00 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Spring Boot is unquestionably a popular framework and has been rising in popularity as the months flip by. In this episode we're joined by Greg Turnquist who talks about the second edition of his book, Learning Spring Boot. We also talk about the pro...Show More
Software Development and Business Value: Connecting the Dots (Ep. 50)

0:00 | Nov 14th, 2017

Matt Stine has some advice for software developers. Stop a moment and try to connect the dots between the code you are writing and the business problem that code is intended to solve. If you can't, there's a good chance you're developing software jus...Show More
Learning cloud native architecture and coding, with Michael Barinek (Ep. 84)

0:00 | Nov 14th, 2017

The benefits of truly doing agile and XP are well proven at this point. Supported by a platform like Pivotal Cloud Foundry, you can expect to start improving how you do software. That said, cloud native development is a new style of doing software, f...Show More
Looking Into the Future: From Microservices to Service Blocks (Ep. 49)

0:00 | Nov 7th, 2017

Kenny Bastani had a question. Is it possible to combine a microservice application together with a serverless function? Since nobody else in the industry had an answer, Kenny decided to answer it himself. What he came up with is the concept of the se...Show More
Digging into the DNA of Pivotal Greenplum 5.0 (Ep. 48)

0:00 | Oct 31st, 2017

Pivotal Greenplum 5.0 hit the market last month, and there's a lot of exciting new features in the release to help enterprises uncover actionable insights in their data. In this episode of Pivotal Insights, Cesar Rojas and Jacque Istok join Jeff to t...Show More
Concourse, with James Ma and Lyle Murphy (Ep. 83)

0:00 | Oct 31st, 2017

Your build pipeline is one of your most valuable assets in a cloud native organization. When you need to build and test your application, managing all the dependencies, branches, and, not to mention setting up your cloud environments is no small feat...Show More
Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.12, with Jared Ruckle

0:00 | Oct 29th, 2017

After a brief overview of some recent kubernetes news (Docker has added support), we talk with Jared Ruckle about the new features and updates in Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.12. There are, as always, many security updates including tools to help migrate ...Show More
Container Runtime, The Foundry and More from Cloud Foundry Summit Europe (Ep. 47)

0:00 | Oct 24th, 2017

Cloud Foundry Summit Europe 2017 was a whirlwind of announcements, hands-on demos and, I assume, chocolate. It was held in Switzerland, after all. Luckily, Pivotal’s own Zach Brown and Steven Benario were at the show and join Dormain, who was also at...Show More
Pivotal Container Service (PKS), with Cornelia Davis and such (Ep. 81)

0:00 | Oct 23rd, 2017

There's a new option for running kubernetes, Pivotal Container Service, or PKS. PKS uses the underlying management layer from Pivotal Cloud Foundry to create a standardized cluster manager. This means you can run your applications in the existing Piv...Show More
And now for this thought-lordin' break, plus CF Summit EU (Ep. 80)

0:00 | Oct 16th, 2017

We’re back after a month off with tales of New Zealand’s expansive bacon selection, discussion of the new Spring Framework version, and CF Summit EU. We also discuss three pieces of ours from the past month on the usual topics of why all this cloud-n...Show More
From Monolith to a System of Systems (Ep. 46)

0:00 | Oct 10th, 2017

Refactoring monolithic applications involves more than just replicating existing design patterns in a distributed architecture, according to Oliver Gierke. Gierke, who lead's Pivotal's Spring data team, joins Jeff and Dormain in this episode of Pivot...Show More
PKS Brings Production-Grade Kubernetes to the Enterprise (Ep. 45)

0:00 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Kubernetes is exploding in popularity. The container orchestration platform makes it significantly simpler to manage and operate application containers. But Kubernetes is not without its challenges, including getting the platform to run effectively i...Show More
With Steeltoe 1.1, the .NET Microservices Party Rolls On (Ep. 44)

0:00 | Sep 27th, 2017

Don't look now, but .NET is in the midst of a renaissance. It started with Microsoft's embrace of open source and continues thanks to Steeltoe, an open source project that helps .NET developers implement common cloud-native patterns like service disc...Show More
It's A Multi-Cloud World and We're Just Living In It (Ep. 43)

0:00 | Sep 19th, 2017

o read the tech trade press, you'd think AWS, Microsoft and Google are in the midst of a winner-take-all battle for the cloud. It's a zero-sum game and only one public cloud provider will survive & thrive. Turns out, that's not the case. A new survey...Show More
Pivotal Container Service at VMworld 2017 (Ep. 79)

0:00 | Sep 12th, 2017

A couple weeks ago Pivotal announced how kubo is being productized into Pivotal Cloud Foundry, namely, as Pivotal Container Service (or "PKS"). We discuss what PKS is and the types of workloads it seems suited for compared to the existing Pivotal Clo...Show More
Platform Zen and the Cloud Foundry Dojo (Ep. 42)

0:00 | Sep 11th, 2017

To successfully operate Cloud Foundry, you must be one with Cloud Foundry. In this episode of Pivotal Insights, learn how the Pivotal Cloud Foundry Dojo helps ops teams find the "place of the way" of platform operations with Pivotal's Kevin Mackett a...Show More
Blue-skying machine learning in retail and fast-food (Ep.78)

0:00 | Sep 7th, 2017

We discuss a retail-oriented demo application that looks around trying to find latent buyers. See the project diagram we mention here: https://twitter.com/sct/status/878377986520633344
Getting Hands on with CQRS and Event Sourcing (Ep. 41)

0:00 | Sep 5th, 2017

In this week's episode, Jeff and Dormain are joined by Pivotal Senior Solutions Architect Ben Wilcock for a deep dive into building microservices applications using the command query responsibility segregation, or CQRS, architectural pattern and even...Show More
Pivotal GemFire Comes to the AWS Marketplace (Ep. 40)

0:00 | Aug 29th, 2017

Pivotal GemFire is a powerful in-memory data grid used to support web-scale applications that demand agility and speed. Agility and speed, it turns out, aren't just important for the applications GemFire supports, but also for deploying GemFire itsel...Show More
Previewing the Open Source Summit (Ep. 39)

0:00 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Pivotal is excited about the upcoming Open Source Summit, with not one but two great speaking sessions. In this episode of Pivotal Insights, Dormain previews her sessions at the summit on navigatng open source business models in the cloud era. Pivota...Show More
Agile strategy & roadmaps, with Joanna Beltowska (Ep. 77)

0:00 | Aug 20th, 2017

"Agile Long Term Planning" sounds like an oxymoron. Or does it? A common misunderstanding about agile methodology is that it doesn't get along with long-term planning. In this episode, Coté talks with Joanna Beltowska on the topic of long-term planni...Show More
Crunchy Data Making Cloud-Native PostgreSQL A Reality (Ep. 38)

0:00 | Aug 15th, 2017

We've talked a lot about the role of data and databases in cloud-native architectures here on Pivotal Insights. Unfortunately, how and where developers manage their application data, as important as it is, hasn't always been at the top of the priorit...Show More
PCI, BOSH, CI/CD, and microservices - white papers galore, with Jared Ruckle

0:00 | Aug 13th, 2017

It's a white paper party! Jared Ruckle helped several Pivotal platform architects put together four white papers, all released last week, on microservices, PCI, build pipelines, and BOSH. Jared gives us a brief overview of each paper and tells us his...Show More
Arts, Crafts and App Modernization (Ep. 37)

0:00 | Aug 8th, 2017

Turns out, Cloud Foundry isn't just for net-new applications. More and more enterprises are replatforming and modernizing existing, mission critical applications, according to Shaun Anderson, an Advisory Solutions Architect at Pivotal. They're doing ...Show More
Building & Running Allstate's Platform Team (Ep. 75)

0:00 | Aug 8th, 2017

When Allstate decided they wanted to speed up their software development and delivery process, they knew they'd need to put a good cloud platform in place. After looking at several options, they created a team to run and extent Pivotal Cloud Foundry....Show More
PCF Data Services and hipster coffee scouting, with Ben Laplanche (Ep. 74)

0:00 | Jul 31st, 2017

Hey, so data matters. Where are you supposed to stick it and does anything about that change when you’re acting all cloudy? Coté and Richard talked to Ben Laplanche who leads up Pivotal’s data services effort. We chat about what Pivotal offers, how t...Show More
A hopeful view of cloud-native enterprise architecture (Ep. 73)

0:00 | Jul 23rd, 2017

It's probably a good idea to learn about enterprise architecture by talking to someone who's actually done it. In this episode, we talk with Stuart Charlton, now of Pivotal, but previously of roles where he EA's, even back in the SOA era! We discuss ...Show More
The Fat Baby in the Water: Cloud-Native Enterprise Architecture (Ep. 072)

0:00 | Jul 17th, 2017

In the cloud-native and DevOps world, there's a lot of hand-wringing and snark around the role of "enterprise architect." At scale, the goals of this EA function seem to be valuable: understanding and translating to IT what the business does and how ...Show More
It's private cloud all over again (Ep. 71)

0:00 | Jul 8th, 2017

There's some exciting private cloud news on the horizon with Microsoft's Azure Stack coming out in September. We discuss the brief history of private cloud and several models people have tried, along with some other news from the infrastructure softw...Show More
Redis and the Power of the Wolf Pack (Ep. 36)

0:00 | Jul 5th, 2017

There's no shortage of options for developers to choose from when it comes to databases. Redis, the open source in-memory database, is an increasingly popular choice, particularly in cloud-native environments. In this episode of Pivotal Insights, Red...Show More
Cloud Foundry: The Definitive Guide, Duncan Winn's new book (Ep. 70)

0:00 | Jul 5th, 2017

Cloud Foundry for operations staff can seem a bit of a black box. Lucky for you, Duncan Winn's new book, Cloud Foundry: The Definitive Guide is freshly out, making that box much more clear. We talk with Duncan about his new book, giving an overview o...Show More
Cloud-native Ops, with Tony Hansmann (Ep. 69)

0:00 | Jun 28th, 2017

Operating IT in a cloud-native mindset requires changes up and down the stack, especially in operations. The degree of automation in the stack changes the need for much of the manual work and process-driven checks and balances in IT ops as we know it...Show More
Whales, Dolphins and Cloud-Native MySQL, Oh My (Ep. 35)

0:00 | Jun 27th, 2017

MySQL is the most popular open source database ... by a mile. Several miles, actually. And no platform is complete if it doesn't offer developers easy access to MySQL instances to support their applications and microservices. In this episode of Pivot...Show More
Defining The New Data Warehouse Paradigm (Ep. 34)

0:00 | Jun 13th, 2017

The data warehouse market has undergone significant turmoil over the last several years. Large incumbent vendors selling expensive appliances are struggling to maintain market share as new approaches emerge. In this episode of Pivotal Insights, Cesar...Show More
Cloud-native security & the three R's, with Justin Smith

0:00 | Jun 8th, 2017

Everyone is always curious about security in cloud-native land. We finally got to talk with one of Pivotal's security experts, Justin Smith, in this episode. We discuss the framing behind Pivotal's security framing (a lot revolves around embracing fr...Show More
Previewing Cloud Foundry Summit 2017 with Abby Kearns (Ep. 33)

0:00 | Jun 6th, 2017

Cloud Foundry Foundation Executive Director Abby Kearns joins Jeff and Dormain on this episode of Pivotal Insights to provide a sneak peak of the upcoming Cloud Foundry Summit, taking place June 13-15, 2017 in Santa Clara, Calif. Abby also talks abou...Show More
Catching Network Intruders with Lateral Movement Detection (Ep. 32)

0:00 | May 30th, 2017

Obviously, you want to prevent hackers from infiltrating your corporate network in the first place. But the reality is some hackers are going to find a way in no matter how good your perimeter defenses. That means you'll need to catch hackers alread...Show More
Cloud-native storage: Cloud Foundry Volume Services, with Julian Hjortshoj (Ep. 67)

0:00 | May 25th, 2017

File systems are seemingly inescapable, if not just for "legacy" applications, perhaps just because they fit the requirements. The cloud-native world at first eschews "local storage," but the need to continue using that metaphor persists. Plus, in ma...Show More
How Red Nose Day Runs on Pivotal Cloud Foundry (Ep. 31)

0:00 | May 22nd, 2017

Through events like Red Nose Day, the U.K.-based charitable organization Comic Relief has raised over a billion pounds since its founding in 1988. But a lot has changed since then, including the technology backbone supporting Comic Relief's donations...Show More
The management perspective on transforming Allstate, with Opal Perry

0:00 | May 19th, 2017

Improving how a large organization does software is always difficult, but vital for the ongoing success of the enterprise. In this episode, Coté talks with Allstate's Opal Perry about Allstate's ongoing cloud-native experience. Allstate has always be...Show More
Debugging Distributed Systems with Data, Not Dashboards (Ep. 30)

0:00 | May 16th, 2017

Charity Majors has been on-call in one form or another since she was 17. She knows how to get to the bottom of system performance problems. After stints at Parse and Facebook, Charity and co-founder Christine Yen started Honeycomb, whose mission is t...Show More
Cloud-Native Monitoring & PCF Metrics, With Todd Persen (Ep. 65)

0:00 | May 15th, 2017

In this episode we talk with Todd Persen on the topic of monitoring cloud-native applications with Pivotal Cloud Foundry Metric. We discuss the changing nature of monitoring in cloud-native platforms, how developers can now turn black-boxes into whit...Show More
Dispatches from PGConf US 2017 (Ep. 29)

0:00 | May 9th, 2017

This week's episode of Pivotal Insights was recorded on the floor of PGConf US 2017, which took place in later March 2017 in Jersey City. Jeff chats with a handful of guests at the show to get the pulse of the PostgreSQL community and to find out why...Show More
User Account and Authentication (UAA), with Sree Tummidi (Ep. 64)

0:00 | May 9th, 2017

Pretty much every application needs authentication and authorization services. Pivotal Cloud Foundry bundles a tremendous amount of these services so that developers don't need to fall into the all too common trap of implementing identity services on...Show More
Rethinking Application Security in A Cloud-Native World (Ep. 28)

0:00 | May 2nd, 2017

Etsy is best known as the online marketplace where you can sell your homemade mittens and vintage ankle bracelets. But did you know it's also the place where a lot of modern application security techniques were born? The founders of Signal Sciences, ...Show More
Blockchain in Cloud Foundry, with Gary P. White (Ep. 62)

0:00 | May 2nd, 2017

Previewing his CF Summit talk, Gary White explains what blockchain is and how it's being integrated into Cloud Foundry as a service. We start talking about how blockchain works and what kinds of capabilities it provides, beyond just bitcoin. We use t...Show More
Cloud Foundry Myths Dispelled (Ep. 63)

0:00 | Apr 30th, 2017

There's a whole slurry of myths about Cloud Foundry. With the platform updating so quickly, many of the issues behind these myths have long been addressed, and many were just false from the get-go. Coté and Richard talk about a recent post dismissing...Show More
The Evolution of NoSQL Databases (Ep. 27)

0:00 | Apr 25th, 2017

There was a Cambrian explosion of NoSQL databases just a few short years ago. Each had its own strengths and weaknesses, and none could genuinely call themselves a general purpose enterprise database. DataStax set out to change that. DataStax Enterpr...Show More
Container networking & storage with Usha Ramachandran (Ep. 61)

0:00 | Apr 25th, 2017

Networking and storage are two of the most difficult and complex parts of a cloud-native platform. In this episode we talk with Usha Ramachandran who product managers containing networking and volume services in Cloud Foundry. We discuss the networki...Show More
Camus and Cloud Cache (Ep. 26)

0:00 | Apr 18th, 2017

Data caching isn't a new concept, but it does become trickier in microservices architectures. Microservices allow developers to quickly build and iterate applications, which puts pressure on the data layer to keep up. Pivotal Cloud Cache - a distribu...Show More
RabbitMQ is All Grown Up (Ep. 25)

0:00 | Apr 12th, 2017

2017 marks the 10th birthday of RabbitMQ, the versatile open source message broker. Rabbit has come a long way from its humble beginnings over a decade ago and today is used to support some of the most demanding cloud-native applications in the world...Show More
How Microservices Enable DevOps, with Josh Long (Ep. 60)

0:00 | Apr 12th, 2017

In preparation for his DevOpsDays Atlanta talk, Josh and Coté (well, mostly Coté) talk about the relationship between microservices and DevOps. They use the CAMS framing to go over how microservices could provide the architectural requirements to mak...Show More
The Google SRE Book With Andrew Shafer (Ep. 58)

0:00 | Apr 8th, 2017

The Google SRE book is a great collection of Google's practices, approaches, and management priorities that form the basis of how Google operates and builds their overall platform. Google Site Reliability Engineers are a combination of system adminis...Show More
Breaking Down the NBA 3-Point Shot, Data Science Style (Ep. 24)

0:00 | Apr 6th, 2017

The NBA introduced the three point shot in 1979, but just how much has it impacted the style of play? That's the question Pivotal Data Scientist - and avid NBA fan - Chris Rawles wanted to answer. Chris applied his skills as a data scientist to years...Show More
Always Be Shipping: Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.10 (Ep. 57)

0:00 | Apr 6th, 2017

A new release of Pivotal Cloud Foundry was announced today, version 1.10. We bring back Jared Ruckle to discuss the highlights of the release, namely: further .Net and Windows support, monitoring and tracing improvements, several security and network...Show More
Living in the API Economy (Ep. 23)

0:00 | Mar 29th, 2017

A recent study by researchers at Boston University and MIT found that companies that invest in, develop and leverage application programming interfaces, or APIs, enjoy significant growth in revenue and profit as a result. APIs enable companies to bot...Show More
Taming Data Movement Complexity (Ep. 22)

0:00 | Mar 23rd, 2017

There are a number of capabilities developers need in order to be successful. One of them is easy and fast access to data. Today more than ever, applications rely on both large scale and high-velocity data pipelines to support key features and capabi...Show More
The "Down with Barney Press Releases" Episode (Ep. 21)

0:00 | Mar 16th, 2017

Turns out there's a lot more to building a strong partner ecosystem that delivers real value to customers than just putting out joint press releases with lovey-dovey language, a.k.a. Barney press releases. Luckily, that's the type of work Pivotal is ...Show More
"Running like Google," the CRE Program & Pivotal, with Andrew Shafer (Ep. 56)

0:00 | Mar 14th, 2017

What does it really mean to "run like Google"? Is that even a good idea? Andrew Shafer comes back to the podcast to talk with Coté about how the Google SRE book and the newly announced Google CRE program start addressing those questions. We discuss s...Show More
Bringing Agility to Enterprise Data Workflows, with Sina Sojoodi (Ep. 55)

0:00 | Mar 14th, 2017

This week we talk with about how organizations are increasingly looking to improve how they use data and workflows around data to innovate in their business. As with discuss with our guest, Sina Sojoodi, More than the usual ideas about "big data" and...Show More
Dieu Cao on PMCing in Cloud Foundry, isolation segments, & cloud-native QA (Ep. 59)

0:00 | Mar 10th, 2017

In this episode, Richard and Coté talk with Dieu Cao, the Elastic Runtime PMC, about how work on the open source Cloud Foundry code base works, prioritizing features, and some of the projects she works on like isolation segments. While we have her, w...Show More
Developing Message-driven Microservices With Spring Cloud Stream (Ep. 20)

0:00 | Mar 8th, 2017

One of the fundamental tenants of twelve-factor applications is that developers shouldn’t have to concern themselves with the underlying complexities of the infrastructure supporting their apps. This goes for dealing with how 12 factor apps communica...Show More
Beyond "Survival Is Not Mandatory," the Cloud-Native Cookbook (Ep.54)

0:00 | Mar 7th, 2017

There's a handful of cloud news to go over - AWS S3 going down, Google's new database, Spanner, and others. We then discuss some ideas for how enterprise architects can help out in a cloud-native organization. Then, we discuss Coté's new project, tac...Show More
Bringing Data to DevOps (Ep. 53)

0:00 | Mar 1st, 2017

We talk about the traditional and new relationship between data and application development, and, now, DevOps. The world of databases, data warehouses, and other DBAs is not starting to collide with DevOps. In this episode, we talk with Dormain Drewi...Show More
Maturing Your Microservices Applications with CQRS (Ep. 19)

0:00 | Feb 28th, 2017

Microservices provide a number of benefits to developers and, ultimately, end-users of applications supported by microservices architectures. These include the ability to scale and develop each microservice independently, which enables increased rele...Show More
Application Performance Means Business in the Digital Age (Ep. 18)

0:00 | Feb 21st, 2017

There was a time when the only people concerned with application performance were operations teams. And maybe the enterprise users frustrated by slow app performance. But today, anyone interested in the the performance of their business should be int...Show More
All you ever wanted to know about cloud-native Java, with Kenny Bastani & James Governor (Ep. 52)

0:00 | Feb 14th, 2017

We've got all your answers to "what exactly is 'cloud-native'?" in this episode with special guests Pivotal's Kenny Bastani and RedMonk's James Governor. Kenny gives us a good overview of what cloud-native is, as Coté summarizes it: handling the co...Show More
Put an End to It: Managing Finite Microservices Tasks (Ep. 17)

0:00 | Feb 13th, 2017

When you think about microservices, you probably think of open-ended services supporting user facing applications like Netflix or Uber. These services must be "always-on." There's no finish line. Some call these streaming services. But not all micros...Show More
Thawing the frozen middle (Ep. 51)

0:00 | Feb 12th, 2017

Improving how you do software requires changing how every layer your organization's functions day-to-day, from executive leadership, to middle-management, and staff. Often, middle-management is resistant to change and acts as a "frozen middle," slowi...Show More
Dino Helps Us Figure out What to Do With Legacy Applications (Ep. 50)

0:00 | Feb 10th, 2017

Once you have your shiny new Pivotal Cloud Foundry instance installed, it's time to start selecting new applications to build and existing applications to migrate. Many of this second bucket will be "legacy" applications that aren't immediately compa...Show More
How to Become a Maestro of Microservices with Spring Cloud Data Flow (Ep. 16)

0:00 | Feb 7th, 2017

In this episode of Pivotal Insights, Pivotal’s Sina Sojoodi talks with host Jeff Kelly about how Pivotal clients across industries are turning to Spring Cloud Data Flow (SCDF) to do just that. SCDF is an orchestration tool that enables developers to ...Show More
Optimizing the Customer Experience with Dynatrace and Pivotal Cloud Foundry (Ep. 15)

0:00 | Jan 31st, 2017

Turns out digital transformation is not just for traditional enterprises. Software companies need to adapt too. That's true for Dynatrace, which started life nearly 25 years ago as an application performance management vendor. As its customers began...Show More
A false choice: systems of record vs. systems of engagement (Ep. 49)

0:00 | Jan 31st, 2017

What's the best way to categorize and prioritize your IT projects? Splitting them up between systems of record (ERP) and systems of engagement (user-facing apps) is a popular mode of thinking, highly related to bi-modal IT. In this episode, guest Ian...Show More
Avoid the Ninja Anti-Pattern, Planning Out Your Cloud Platform Project (Ep. 48)

0:00 | Jan 25th, 2017

How do containers fit into your cloud native planning? That's a the question we start with this week, with (returning guest) John Feminella. We quickly arrive at a conversation on the larger question which is how to build a cloud platform and the all...Show More
Grappling with Real-Time Analytics (Ep. 14)

0:00 | Jan 24th, 2017

When a CEO or other C-level exec wants answers, he or she typically wants them yesterday. Since we can’t change the properties of space or time, the next-best-solution, so many of us believe, is to develop real-time analytics tools, such as real-time...Show More
The Undying Death of JEE - Gartner, App Servers, and Cloud-Native (Ep. 47)

0:00 | Jan 1st, 2017

One of your favorite technologies is on the death wagon, again. Gartner recently recommended avoiding JEE for new, cloud native application development. This predictably kicked up all sorts of push-back from the JEE stalwarts. In this episode we disc...Show More
The Quest for the Magic Database (Ep. 13)

0:00 | Dec 20th, 2016

Poor Juan Ponce de Leon. The Spanish explorer spent years searching for the Fountain of Youth. Instead, all he discovered was Florida. Many in the database business have likewise spent years chasing a myth: a single database that can simultaneously s...Show More
Filling the Developer Skills Gap, with Abby Kearns and James Governor (Ep. 46)

0:00 | Dec 16th, 2016

We don't have enough people, and the people we have don't have the right skills. That's a gasp oft heard during the machinations of digital transformation. To investigate this sentiment, the Cloud Foundry Foundation recently fielded a survey to probe...Show More
No, Machine Learning Won’t Lead to Killer Robots (Ep. 12)

0:00 | Dec 13th, 2016

Depending on what you read, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are either going to revolutionize the world we live in or cause its destruction. Some think ML and AI will lead to cures for cancer, for example, while others worry ML...Show More
Checking in with the Analysts at #GartnerAPPS, with Rita Manachi (Ep. 44)

0:00 | Dec 6th, 2016

How are analysts reckoning with "cloud native"? Rita Manachi joins us again to talk about industry analysts and what they're up to. We briefly recap what analysts relations (AR) does, and then jump into how analysts are thinking about Pivotal now. Th...Show More
The Data Science Unicorn and the Balanced Team (Ep. 11)

0:00 | Dec 5th, 2016

In this episode of Pivotal Insights, host Jeff Kelly and Pivotal Data Scientist Ian Huston talk about the potential benefits of bringing data scientists into the balanced team, best practices for doing so, and put the myth of the Data Science Unicorn...Show More
Cloud-native at Home Depot, with Tony McCulley (Ep. 45)

0:00 | Dec 5th, 2016

Home Depot has been using Pivotal Cloud Foundry and developing in the Pivotal way for over a year now. Thus far, they have roughly 150 applications running in Pivotal Cloud Foundry across all parts of their business. While at Gartner's Application St...Show More
Pivotal DOS Lets Enterprises Focus on Analytics (Ep. 10)

0:00 | Nov 28th, 2016

If you plan to simply reassign your SQL Server DBAs to a massively parallel processing (MPP) analytical database, you might want to think again. There are subtle but important differences between managing and administering a symmetric multi-processin...Show More
Step One: Build a Pizza Factory (Ep. 43)

0:00 | Nov 26th, 2016

We're seeing more adoption of agile in large organizations than ever before. More interestingly, they're really doing it, totally transforming the multiple layers of process to boil down to the the leanest bucket of parts that ensure quality, useful ...Show More
Don’t Let Your Data Science Models Die A Lonely PowerPoint Death (Ep. 9)

0:00 | Nov 14th, 2016

PowerPoint is a great presentation tool, but it is also the final resting place for many data science initiatives. “PowerPoint,” says Kaushik Das, “is where models go to die.” If you’re a data scientist, you know what he’s talking about. Das, who hea...Show More
The Alignment Anti-pattern, Improving Developer Skills, and Cloud-Native Teams (Ep. 42)

0:00 | Nov 11th, 2016

Companies that want to get better at software are staffing and organizing themselves in new ways. The traditional "silos" approach clusters teams together into functional groups, whereas modern approaches cluster around product. We cover skills by lo...Show More
What is Happening to the Data Warehouse Market? (Ep. 8)

0:00 | Nov 7th, 2016

The data warehouse market has experienced some interesting developments over the last few months and years. First, Actian decided to leave the market all together over the summer, pulling its analytical database and SQL-on-Hadoop offering from the ma...Show More
Containers Ain't No Sriracha Sauce (Ep. 41)

0:00 | Nov 6th, 2016

Containers are as big a deal in the Cloud Foundry world as anywhere else; what was once an obscure method of process isolation is a good way to boost developer productivity. In this episode we talk with Pivotal's Onsi Fakhouri and James Bayer about c...Show More
The Indirect Path to Data Monetization (Ep. 7)

0:00 | Nov 1st, 2016

It's a question just about every enterprise asks itself: How can we monetize our data? On the surface, the question makes sense. It's cheaper than ever today to store data thanks to Hadoop and cloud storage, so many enterprises are sitting on huge vo...Show More
Rebasing Your Wobble Detector, Industrial IoT and Pivotal (Ep. 40)

0:00 | Oct 29th, 2016

There's no end of discussion about the Internet of Things now-a-days, but much of it is either about flashing toothbrushes or crazy-making huge numbers with abstract use cases. This week we talk with Pivotal's Saurabh Gupta about the work he's been d...Show More
Does Data Need Its Own DevOps Moment? (Ep. 6)

0:00 | Oct 24th, 2016

Software development has gone through a radical shift over the last 15 years. First, agile methodologies completely upended traditional software development practices, allowing developers to write and release code much more frequently. But what good ...Show More
Inter-Service Communication, Consumer-Driven Contract Testing, and Service Versioning (Ep. 39)

0:00 | Oct 21st, 2016

Distributed systems are hard. Building a microservices architecture that supports evolutionary changes without breaking “contracts” among services? Especially hard. In this podcast, we grabbed Oliver Gierke, Kenny Bastani, and Andrew Clay Shafer to t...Show More
Live to Tape from DellEMCWorld (Ep. 38)

0:00 | Oct 20th, 2016

Live to Tape from DellEMCWorld (Ep. 38) by Pivotal Software
Breaking Down the Wall Between Developers and Data Pros (Ep. 5)

0:00 | Oct 17th, 2016

Unlike the wall between application developers and application operators, which has come tumbling down at many enterprises thanks to emergence of DevOps, the wall between developers and data professionals remains standing. RedMonk analyst Stephen O’G...Show More
Microservices Governance with Spring Cloud Contract, guest Marcin Grzejszczak (Ep. 37)

0:00 | Oct 7th, 2016

When you're moving fast, things will break more often. It's little wonder, then, that with a microservices approach you need to pay close attention to ensuring the safe, yet speedy change to APIs. The idea of "consumer-driven contracts" has been perc...Show More
Dreamforce and Data Huggers (Ep. 4)

0:00 | Oct 7th, 2016

We’ve all heard the term tree huggers. If you were around during the early days of server virtualization, you may remember the phenomenon of server huggers. These were the people who were adamant that their systems and applications were too important...Show More
Managing Employee Experience and Building Trust, Cloud-Native HR with Joe Militello (Ep. 36)

0:00 | Oct 1st, 2016

Building a high performance organization requires more than just putting good technologies and practices in place for developing and delivering product, it requires the right culture as well. In large organizations, this often means changing the cult...Show More
Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.8 with Jared Ruckle (Ep. 35)

0:00 | Sep 25th, 2016

Released a few weeks ago, Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.8 is chock full of new features and improvements. We talk with Jared Ruckle about them, delving into security, databases, and new services. These features deliver on the Pivotal Cloud Foundry goal of ...Show More
034: Building DIY platforms: now you've got two problems, with Matt Walburn

0:00 | Sep 18th, 2016

Backed up into a corner, developers will start coding. It's little wonder then that as large organizations have been faced with modernizing their approach to software - all that "digital transformation" - developers in years past have been focusing o...Show More
Gigantic Stranglers and Crazy Infrastructure, Working on Legacy Code with Rohit Kelapure (Ep. 33)

0:00 | Sep 13th, 2016

No matter how fresh and new your company is, you're going to have some "legacy" applications to work with when you're mounting your cloud native efforts. The nature of those legacy apps and services are varied: mainframes, ESBs, batch job, and plain ...Show More
Tour the New Greenplum Command Center (Ep. 3)

0:00 | Sep 2nd, 2016

The Greenplum Command Center (GPCC) is getting a new look. The new version of GPCC, among other improvements, is getting a completely new user interface (UI) designed to make it easier than ever for administrators to visually understand current perfo...Show More
The Microservices Substrate - NetflixOSS, Spring Cloud Services, and Pivotal Cloud Foundry (Ep. 32)

0:00 | Aug 27th, 2016

Microservices aim to bring an unprecedented amount of agility to complex, distributed systems: each service can update at will, always getting the latest innovations and functionality into production. That said, this amount of rapidly moving parts br...Show More
Stories, Points, and Backlogs with Pivotal Tracker, guest Ronan Dunlop (Ep. 31)

0:00 | Aug 20th, 2016

Continuing our Circle of Code agenda, we talk with Ronan Dunlop of Pivotal Tracker. Tracker was developed over ten years ago as the in-house project management software used by Pivotal Labs and has since then become a product in its own right used by...Show More
Intro to Data Microservices (Ep. 2)

0:00 | Aug 19th, 2016

In this episode of Pivotal Insights, I speak with Vinicius Carvalho, a platform architect at Pivotal, who is at the forefront of the data microservices movement. Vinicius and I talk about just what a data microservice is, what the benefits to buildin...Show More
Tracing and Monitoring Microservices and Applications with Spring Sleuth (Ep. 29)

0:00 | Aug 2nd, 2016

While at SpringOne Platform 2016 I, Coté talks with Marcin about one of the projects he works on, Spring Sleuth. There's plenty of technical overviews of Sleuth out there, but I wanted to talk with Marcin about the "why" of Sleuth, how he came to use...Show More
Platforms as Contracts with John Feminella (Ep. 30)

0:00 | Aug 1st, 2016

While at SpringOne Platform I talked with John Feminella about his talk on platforms and contracts. He uses the legal metaphor of contracts to describe the beneficial trade-offs between things like 12 factor coding and continuous delivery. As the ab...Show More
Partnering in the Cloud-Native Ecosystem, Guest Josh McKenty (Ep. 28)

0:00 | Jul 31st, 2016

This week, while at SpringOne Platform, Richard and I talk with Josh McKenty, head of the partnering engineering team. With a general purpose application stack like Pivotal Cloud Foundry there's a lot of partner applications, services, and consulting...Show More
The Circle of Software (Ep. 27)

0:00 | Jul 24th, 2016

When you put all of the step needed to create good software up on the board, there's a lot of them. It's a lot more than just writing code, or even writing requirements and stories. Around Pivotal, we think of this full, end-to-end process as the cir...Show More
Database Portability Ups Developer Productivity (Ep. 1)

0:00 | Jul 16th, 2016

In this episode of Pivotal Insights, Pivotal’s Ivan Novick and Zachary Auerbach discuss the benefits of database portability as applied to data warehousing and its impact on developer productivity.
SpringOne Platform Preview, Pokémon Go, Will Azure Win Against AWS? (Ep. 26)

0:00 | Jul 7th, 2016

The biggest, best cloud native conference around is just around the corner, SpringOne Platform, this August 1st to 4th. This week we talk about the sessions we're looking forward to: Richard has his top five and Coté has a longer write-up. As both a ...Show More
.NET and Beyond 12 Factors with Kevin Hoffman (Ep. 25)

0:00 | Jul 4th, 2016

We've seen a goodly spate of news in the container space recently which we cover in the episode. In the second half, we talk with Kevin Hoffman about the .NET world, Steel Toe, and his book, Beyond the Twelve-Factor App. A recent survey from the Clou...Show More
Analyst Relations, How Does it Work? (Ep. 24)

0:00 | Jun 20th, 2016

You've heard of "analysts," those people who cover the technology world with all sorts of quadrants, waves, and forecasts about how much money is spent on different types of software. What industry analysts do is actually a long, interesting list dep...Show More
Can "PaaS" Be Saved, Or Is It Gibberish Now? (Ep. 23)

0:00 | Jun 13th, 2016

After all these years, what does "PaaS" mean? Most of the vendors in this space fight tooth-and-nail to avoid the term. Coté and Richard discuss a brief history of PaaS, starting in the mid-2000's to now and then discuss why "PaaS" may not be the bes...Show More
Dealing with Legacy, Cloud Native & Otherwise (Ep. 22)

0:00 | Jun 10th, 2016

This week, Richard and I talk about dealing with legacy systems. Of course, defining exactly what "legacy" means is part of the trick. We settle on a loose definition that I've been using: it's the software in production that you're sort of afraid to...Show More
Cloud-Native Transformation at the CF Summit (Ep. 21)

0:00 | May 31st, 2016

Last week’s Cloud Foundry Summit was full of large organizations talking about revamping their IT strategy to be cloud native. We heard from the likes of Comcast, Allstate, Daimler, and ExpressScripts who each have been using Pivotal Cloud Foundry as...Show More
020: Cloud Native HR - talking with Pivotal's Joe Militello

0:00 | Mar 11th, 2016

Episodes from before the new format switch (where Coté & Richard MC each episode). These are episodes that come from libsyn. Their download numbers aren't total, just since being in SoundCloud.
019: Community, conferences, unconferences, and Platform SpringOne

0:00 | Feb 16th, 2016

Episodes from before the new format switch (where Coté & Richard MC each episode). These are episodes that come from libsyn. Their download numbers aren't total, just since being in SoundCloud.
018: Data. Why did it have to be data?

0:00 | Nov 17th, 2015

Episodes from before the new format switch (where Coté & Richard MC each episode). These are episodes that come from libsyn. Their download numbers aren't total, just since being in SoundCloud.
017: Moving up the stack, talking Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.6 James Watters

0:00 | Oct 29th, 2015

Episodes from before the new format switch (where Coté & Richard MC each episode). These are episodes that come from libsyn. Their download numbers aren't total, just since being in SoundCloud.
015: Talking DevOps ROI with the finance department

0:00 | Sep 8th, 2015

A short while ago, I wrote up how to approach doing ROI cases for DevOps. The catch, of course, was that doing ROI for DevOps is often the wrong “question.” That said, we all live in the real world, so you need to tell the finance people, let alone y...Show More
014: That Cloud Native Lifestyle

0:00 | Aug 18th, 2015

Andrew is back for a discussion of what cloud native means, and wood-paneling. We discuss what we see as "cloud native," the full stack: 1. Cloud Native Application Frameworks 2. Cloud Native Runtime Platform 3. Cloud Native Operations 4. Cloud Nat...Show More
016: Operations Has Plenty To Do In A Cloud Native Enterprise

0:00 | Jun 10th, 2015

From sleepy storage admin jobs to MongoDB, there's no end of jobs operations people can be doing now-a-days. Fresh of many years being an operations person, Bridget Kromhout (@bridgetkromhout), now at Pivotal, talks with me in this episode about DevO...Show More