Major new study reveals the true ROI of database DevOps

DevOps is moving into the mainstream, and the database is now being included, but what holds many C-level executives back is the thorny issue of calculating the Return on Investment. They need to know that a change to the software development process as well as the tooling used will deliver tangible results.

To directly address this concern, Redgate Software today launched a new research study that reveals the benefits different stakeholders can expect from DevOps, and provides a powerful methodology for calculating the ROI of introducing DevOps for the database.

Highlighting the real benefits
The first part of the new ROI of Database DevOps research whitepaper is based on a study by highly experienced IT Director David Linwood, who undertook an MSc research project to discover the key success factors of DevOps. Over a six month period, he compiled a list of the most cited DevOps metrics and then compared them with the views of IT professionals who practice DevOps.

The results offer a fascinating insight, and the top seven benefits of DevOps that emerged are headlined by the faster speed and lower cost of releases, improved operational support and fixes, and a quicker time to market. He then added another aspect to his research by looking at the benefits from the perspective of the different stakeholders – the CEO, CIO and IT Manager.

As David Linwood says: “The only way to get a real understanding of the benefits of DevOps is to look at it through the lenses of those involved. CEOs, for example, are concerned about lower costs and higher revenues. CIOs, on the other hand, are more interested in cross-team collaboration. For IT Managers, higher performance and a reduction in defects are the major focus.”

The whitepaper shows the top seven benefits of DevOps – and then highlights how these and 17 further benefits are ranked by CEOs, CIOs, and IT Managers. Readers can thus understand how the appeal of, and success to be gained from, DevOps is viewed by the different audiences.

Calculating the real ROI
The second part of the research goes into the numbers – the $ savings that can be realized by adopting elements of DevOps for the database. The ROI of DevOps for applications has been widely discussed, but the database cannot be left behind, particularly when tooling has emerged that integrates with, and works alongside, the infrastructure already in place for applications.

Without a directly measurable monetary return that goes beyond a benefit like a faster time to market, however, the value of introducing DevOps for the database can still be questioned.

Using widely accepted industry figures, the method of calculating the cost of software development, together with the cost of introducing new DevOps processes and tools, is shown. With these figures to hand, the whitepaper then illustrates how the savings to be gained and the resultant ROI can be calculated.

To demonstrate the validity of the methodology, three real-world examples of introducing DevOps to different elements of the database development process are outlined. In database provisioning, continuous integration & automated deployment, and performance monitoring, substantial ROI figures emerge that demonstrate why DevOps for the database is now a business imperative.

Importantly, because the methodology is open and transparent, it can be used as a blueprint for any company or organization to calculate their own ROI.

As Kate Duggan, Redgate Marketing Manager, comments: “This whitepaper is an important step forward in validating DevOps for the database. DevOps for applications has already moved from the backroom to the boardroom. Including the database is the next natural step, and CEOs, CIOs, and IT Managers can now see the benefits of adopting it, and the ROI that justifies it.”

To download a copy of The ROI of Database DevOps Whitepaper, visit https://www.red-gate.com/solutions/database-devops/entrypage/db-devops-roi

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About Redgate Software
Redgate makes ingeniously simple software used by more than 800,000 IT professionals and is the leading Microsoft SQL Server tools vendor. Redgate’s philosophy is to design highly usable, reliable tools which elegantly solve the problems developers and DBAs face every day, and help them to adopt database DevOps. As a result, more than 100,000 companies use products in the Redgate SQL Toolbelt, including 91% of those in the Fortune 100.

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Meg Whitman stepping down as HP Enterprise CEO

Meg Whitman on Tuesday announced that she will step down as chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co, ending a 6-year tenure that included overseeing one of the biggest corporate breakups in history.

Shares of HPE fell more than 6 percent in after-hours trading. Hewlett Packard Enterprises, known for its computer servers, is still adjusting to a new landscape in which corporate customers are placing more of their digital operations in the cloud and moving away from purchasing their own equipment.

Interop testing event in South Korea to boost IoT growth

Event will focus on increasing widespread IoT adoption through standardisation and interoperability testing

Pangyo, South Korea, 21 November 2017: Further steps to increase global adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies will be taken by leading industry players when oneM2M, the global IoT standards initiative, hosts its fifth interoperability event.

The event will be held from 4-8 December 2017 in Pangyo, South Korea. This location provides the perfect backdrop especially considering that South Korea tops IDC’s Asia/Pacific’s 2017 IoT Readiness Index. The same report forecasts the Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ) loT market will grow to be worth $565.5 billion in 2020.

Hosted by founding members of oneM2M, the TTA and ETSI, and supported by the European Commission and the Ministry of Science and ICT of the Republic of Korea, Interop 5 will give organisations implementing the oneM2M standard the opportunity to test their products’ interoperability and check end-to-end functionality via oneM2M interfaces.

“South Korea is advanced in its IoT deployments and Interop 5 will ensure vendors in the country and across the globe are looking at the bigger picture of making sure deployments are interoperable and scalable,” said Dr. JaeSeung Song, of Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), Chairman of oneM2M’s Test Working Group. “Through events such as these, companies can make sure their products fit into this overall aim and learn valuable lessons about best practices when it comes to implementing IoT technologies. The last oneM2M interop event brought together 13 companies and we are sure Interop 5 will be just as successful as the IoT continues to advance.”

Interoperability testing at Interop 5 will be based on the latest oneM2M Release 1 and Release 2 specifications. The event is free to attend and will be open to both members and non-members of oneM2M. Participants are also invited to run Conformance Testing to help them debug their products, as specified in oneM2M’s TS-0018 and TS-0019 and TS-0028 and TS-0029.

In addition, validation of developed test cases and testing systems will be performed at the oneM2M Interop 5. Participants can also enjoy the first semantic interoperability testing, which will open up new opportunities for intelligent oneM2M services.

Any companies interested in participating should register to attend before Friday, 24 November at: http://www.etsi.org/news-events/events/1211-onem2m-interop-5.

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About oneM2M
oneM2M is the global standards initiative that covers requirements, architecture, API specifications, security solutions and interoperability for Machine-to-Machine and IoT technologies. oneM2M was formed in 2012 and consists of eight of the world’s preeminent standards development organisations: ARIB (Japan), ATIS (U.S.), CCSA (China), ETSI (Europe), TIA (U.S.), TSDSI (India), TTA (Korea), and TTC (Japan), together with six industry fora or consortia (Broadband Forum, CEN, CENELEC, GlobalPlatform, OMA) and over 200 member organisations. oneM2M specifications provide a framework to support applications and services such as the smart grid, connected car, home automation, public safety, and health. oneM2M actively encourages industry associations and forums with specific application requirements to participate in oneM2M, in order to ensure that the solutions developed support their specific needs. For more information, including how to join and participate in oneM2M, see: www.onem2m.org.

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Sequitur Labs Inc. and NXP Collaborate to Simplify Edge IoT Security

SEATTLE, November 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Sequitur Labs and NXP’s Digital Networking products group signed a MoU to streamline and simplify use of hardware security for use in networking, edge processing and IoT devices.

Embedded Security Strengthened

Recognizing the need for stronger security for networking, edge and IoT systems, NXP and Sequitur Labs today announced they are working together to make it easier for IoT solution developers to make use of the advanced Trust Architecture technology available on NXP’s QorIQ® Layerscape processors.

Sequitur Labs’ product EmSparkTM is packaged software that leverages NXP Trust Architecture which provides hardware roots of trust for platform security with features like secure-boot, key-management, secure storage, tamper-detection, run-time integrity checking and hardware isolation, in addition to support for random number generation and cryptography. Trust Architecture is an integral part of every Layerscape SoC. EmSpark also provides a suite of pre-built security applications designed to address the most critical security use cases. It allows developers and device OEMs to focus on developing their applications, gain time-to-market efficiencies, and lower the cost of security implementation.

Key Features
  • Streamlined implementation of Arm® TrustZone®-based secure enclave available as part of NXP’s Trust Architecture
  • Trusted boot process with multi-stage key derivation
  • Streamlined implementation of trusted execution environment
  • Easy to use APIs for accessing secure functions and sensitive material
  • Key and certificate management
  • Security applications for executing secure firmware update, secure storage and communications

“The only way to get device makers to adopt advanced security is to make it easy—so easy that it should become a no-brainer. NXP strongly shares that belief and the joint solution leaves no excuses for not adopting stronger security for embedded devices,” said Philip Attfield, CEO Sequitur Labs.

The QorIQ® communications processor portfolio provides scalable performance and security from the smallest form factor, power-constrained networking and industrial applications to new virtualized networks and embedded systems requiring an advanced datapath and network peripheral interfaces.

“NXP’s networking, edge and IoT customers have expressed a need for software to take advantage of various capabilities delivered by the Trust Architecture and leverage other advanced hardware security capabilities on NXP’s SoCs,” said Sam Fuller, director of solutions marketing at NXP Semiconductors. “The Sequitur EmSpark software will simplify our customer’s task of building secure networking, edge and IoT systems.”

 

SOURCE: Sequitur Labs Inc.

Prolifics Acquires e-testing Consultancy Limited

London, UK – Prolifics, a global technology solutions provider, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of e-testing Consultancy Limited, one of UK’s longest established software testing companies.  With this acquisition, Prolifics deepens its portfolio of Quality Assurance offerings in the UK, further demonstrating its commitment to delivering the highest quality of IT solutions.

Having confidence in software has never been more important.  With increasing compliance requirements and security risks, and rapid innovation driving new development methods, it is critical to carry out rigorous software testing on a regular basis and in line with today’s frequent release cycles.  Prolifics will leverage the deep expertise and local skills of e-testing to make expert software testing and high quality end-to-end IT solutions available to a broader market within the UK.

“Testing has always been one of our core capabilities at Prolifics,” says Satya Bolli, Chairman and Managing Director of Prolifics.  “The addition of e-testing complements our Quality Assurance and Test Automation services in UK, enabling us to bring an even higher level of service to our clients.”

Derrick Pereira, e-testing’s CEO said, “Since 1999 e-testing has built strong relationships and delivered robust testing services, within diverse industry sectors, to some of the most recognisable companies in the world.  This sale enables us to invest in our growth plans and better scale our operations into a highly efficient enterprise that is well prepared to take the next step, able to enhance our service offering and provide additional capabilities for the future.”

The sale offers an opportunity for both companies to achieve significant growth, allowing them to leverage their strengths and service offerings to provide a total solution for organisations seeking customised, end-to-end IT solutions and market leading QA and Software Testing services.

About Prolifics

Prolifics creates competitive advantage for organizations around the world by implementing customized, end-to-end IT solutions that achieve business success, leveraging leading technologies in a global delivery model. For over 35 years, our technology expertise, industry-specific insight and certified technology accelerators have transformed organizations around the world by solving complex IT challenges.

About e-testing

Established in 1999, e-testing is a leading provider of software testing services, serving a range of clients, from start-ups to blue chip multinationals and everything in between.

The company specialises in QA & software testing services for web and mobile, functional application testing, performance testing and test automation. e-testing’s flexible testing services are available on demand, allowing their clients access to testing specialists and a professional testing function, when it is needed most. Tests can be managed and run remotely from their UK test lab, on client sites, or a combination of both. e-testing regularly supply test consultants to our customers to augment existing teams, to meet peaks in demand.

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Fairfax and Tata Consultancy Services Partner on Three Major Running Events in Australia

TCS to be Presenting Partner of the Australian Running Festival (Canberra), Official App Partner for City2Surf (Sydney) and City2Sea (Melbourne)

SYDNEY | MUMBAI, November 20, 2017: Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, today announced it has entered into a multi-year partnership with Fairfax Events on three major running events in Australia. Under the terms of the three-year agreement, TCS is set to become the presenting partner (main sponsor) of the Australian Running Festival in Canberra, as well as Official App Partner for the City2Surf in Sydney and City2Sea in Melbourne, starting in 2018.

Fairfax Events, part of Fairfax Media, one of Australia’s most recognised multi-platform media companies, is a national leader in the organisation of mass participation outdoor running events. Fairfax’ marque running properties include the the City2Surf, recognised as the largest running event in the world, as well as rising iconic events like the Australian Running Festival. This partnership with Fairfax is TCS’ first foray into running event sponsorship in Australia, adding to the growing portfolio of global leading distance running events the company partners with, including the TCS NYC Marathon.

Head of Sport at Fairfax Events, Sarah Young: “We are excited to have Tata Consultancy Services as our partner at three of our major running events starting in 2018. TCS’ background as a sponsor and technology enabler with many of the world’s largest and most important distance running events and overall commitment to fitness are a great match for Fairfax. We look forward to creating a vibrant partnership with TCS to further grow these marque Australian races, starting with the Australia Running Festival in April 2018, and further create an enhanced digital experience for our runners via digital technologies.”

Girish Ramachandran, President, TCS Asia Pacific: “We are excited to partner with Fairfax on these marque running events and look forward to bringing TCS’ global running sponsorship and technology experience and capabilities to Australia. Starting with Canberra in 2018 we are certain we have the perfect backdrop to develop of the newest iconic TCS mass participation running partnership.

The partnership officially commences Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April 2018 with The Australian Running Festival presented by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) featuring 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, The Canberra Times Marathon and the 50km Ultra Marathon. The Australian Running Festival celebrates a full weekend of healthy lifestyles, fitness and fun across five scenic courses that showcase the best of the nation’s capital. Visit the the Australian Running Festival website for more information.

As Official App Partner for the City2Surf and City2Sea, TCS is now aligned to two of Australia’s most iconic running events. City2Surf in Sydney is widely touted as the world’s largest run, with 80,732 runners participating in 2017. City2Sea in Melbourne is growing with over 8000 participants in 2017. More information is available City2Surf and City2Seawebsites.

TCS partners with many of the world’s largest and well-established distance running events. TCS’ title sponsorships include the TCS New York City Marathon, TCS Amsterdam Marathon, TCS Lidingoloppet (the world’s largest cross-country run), TCS World 10k Bengaluru and TCS Clark Animo. TCS also has technology partnerships to provide smartphone apps and various digital technologies to Boston Marathon, Virgin Money London Marathon, Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon and Bank of America Chicago Marathon, United Airlines NYC Half and other races. More about TCS sponsorships is available here.

The partnership with Fairfax for these running events is the latest example of TCS’ commitment to using digital technology to foster health and wellbeing. At TCS, health and wellness is promoted through TCS’ internal running program, Fit4Life. The program sees TCS making a donation to charity for every kilometre and every hour of fitness an employee logs through its internal Fit4Life app.

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT servicesconsulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT,  BPS,  infrastructure,engineering and  assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™ (GNDM), recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 389,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $17.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2017 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India.

For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com. To stay up-to-date on TCS news in North America, follow @TCS_NA. For TCS global news, follow @TCS_News.

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