Data at Scale with DevOps

Welcome to the first chapter! In this book, you will learn the fundamentals of DevOps, its impact on the industry, and how to apply it to modern data persistence technologies.

When I first encountered the term DevOps years ago, I initially saw it as a way to grant development teams unrestricted access to production environments. This made me nervous, especially because there seemed to be a lack of clear accountability at that time, making the move toward DevOps appear risky.

At the time (around 2010), the roles of developers and operations were divided by a very strict line. Developers could gain read-only privileges, but that’s about it. What I did not see back then was that this was the first step in blurring the ...

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