What is DataMiner DevOps Enablement?
A powerful, agile, data-driven operation heavily depends on the successful implementation of a DevOps style of operation.
DevOps is the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increase an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity: evolving and improving products and services at a faster pace than organizations using traditional processes.
About DataMiner and DevOps
DataMiner as a technology is purposefully designed to empower a DevOps style of operation.
Similar to other typical technology evolutions that you can witness today (e.g. increasingly more virtualized products that replace hardware products, an ever-growing offering of on-demand cloud services, and all-IP propositions), DataMiner is a so-called transformational technology.
In other words, DataMiner is not designed to do just one thing, but rather to have the unique capabilities and qualities to empower agile teams to create and evolve their own solutions, and to tailor those to their specific business needs, and all this in an easy, secure, and continuous fashion.
But DataMiner is even more than that. It is a transformational technology that enables you to tap into the full current and future potential of the entire new generation of other transformational technologies (such as all-IP, virtualized, and cloudified products).
This makes it a very strategic technology asset that can be leveraged to make a considerable impact. DataMiner sits at the heart of Digital Transformation and empowers businesses to achieve the key objectives of Digital Transformation.
About DataMiner DevOps Enablement
With DataMiner DevOps Enablement, Skyline provides you with a proven and fully managed initiative to ensure that you are all set for success when sailing into an agile data-driven future.
It ensures that you can not only successfully deploy DataMiner and achieve your initial project-specific goals and ambitions, but you are also fully equipped and empowered to get the maximum out of the investment and reap the benefits of a DevOps operation.
The initiative can be organized independently, for anybody who already has a DataMiner-empowered operation, but typically also runs in parallel with each contracted project.
It provides a multitude of formal and informal initiatives to work towards the explicit end goal of having a fully empowered DevOps team at the user organization, ready to both further leverage DataMiner and continue to deliver incremental value both to the business and the underlying operation. Because that’s what it is all about in the new world.
DataMiner DevOps Professionals are central to the DataMiner DevOps Enablement. Therefore, one of the key objectives of the DataMiner DevOps Enablement is to ensure that a clear path is set out to empower the user’s operation with knowledgeable and skilled resources.
For more information on DataMiner DevOps Professionals, see DataMiner DevOps Professional Program.
People who are embedded in the operations team leverage their skills towards evolving the DataMiner solution of the user continuously in an agile fashion and with a focus on maximum value delivery toward the business.
But on an equal level, DataMiner DevOps Enablement also encompasses the necessary consultancy and guidance for the setup of a professional industry-standard CI/CD ecosystem that extends the DataMiner platform towards tooling such as code repositories, DataMiner Integration Studio, DataMiner CI/CD Services, and more.
Every DevOps Enablement undertaking is tailored to the specific environment and objectives, also considering the specific role, profile, and ambitions of the individuals involved.
Typical initiatives initiated and leveraged throughout the DataMiner DevOps Enablement Service include:
Training: Skyline already offers your DataMiner DevOps Professionals over 60 hours of free professional training conducted by subject-matter experts.
All training is available online, on demand, to ensure maximum flexibility and to allow trainees to learn at their own pace and in their own time.
As part of the DataMiner DevOps Enablement Service, depending on the exact objectives and type of DataMiner DevOps activities required for a specific operation, the candidates will be provided with a tailored program schedule and the necessary guidance.
Self-assessment: Along with the training, the DataMiner Dojo Community also offers DataMiner DevOps Professionals a variety of self-assessment tools to test their knowledge and potential readiness for a formal certification by Skyline’s DataMiner SMEs.
Certification: DataMiner Certification Services offers a broad range of optional certification services, which typically consist of a series of hands-on exercises, verbal and written examinations, and a thorough final evaluation performed by Skyline’s subject-matter experts.
Through the DataMiner Certification Services, you can ascertain that your elected DataMiner DevOps Professionals have mastered the broad range of modular functions provided by DataMiner and are fully prepared to assume their role as a DataMiner DevOps Professional.
Development & lab Systems: DataMiner DevOps Professionals are provided with development and lab DataMiner Systems facilitating the development of DataMiner Solutions and enabling them to set up the proper automated testing and validation ecosystems to support continuous integration and development (terms & conditions apply).
DataMiner Integration Studio: DataMiner Integration Studio (DIS) is the DataMiner Integrated Development Environment (IDE), facilitating the design of all types of solutions and extensions for the DataMiner System.
DIS is designed as a plugin for MS Visual Studio and comes fully integrated with industry-standard code repositories and the DataMiner CI/CD Services to support collaborative, iterative development (terms & conditions apply).
DataMiner CI/CD Services: DataMiner CI/CD Services provide a professional industry-standard CI/CD framework, compatible with common source repositories, as well as other common third-party CI solutions, facilitating highly efficient, collaborative continuous development with a team of DataMiner DevOps Professionals (terms & conditions apply).
Documentation: DataMiner comes with comprehensive, continuously updated online documentation, publicly available on GitHub, supporting collaborative continuous authoring by the entire global community of DataMiner DevOps Professionals, resulting in a high-quality, ever-expanding knowledge base.
Coaching services: Skyline has a unique combined global expertise in terms of all possible aspects of Digital Transformation, across a broad range of market verticals.
Optionally, you can choose to leverage that expertise and call upon our exceptional coaching and consultancy services, to empower and grow your DataMiner DevOps Professionals teams, and to further accelerate the value delivery towards your business.
Community Support: DataMiner features the largest global open community of ICT experts across various market verticals by far, representing a wealth of expertise and knowledge that your DataMiner DevOps Professionals can tap into and derive value from. The community covers all aspects of DataMiner but also goes far beyond this and really immerses your teams in the overall new world mindset.
While during the initial stages of the DataMiner DevOps Enablement, the focus is on baseline education and knowledge for your DataMiner DevOps Professionals, that focus will swiftly begin to shift towards effectively involving the DataMiner DevOps Professionals in the actual deliverables for the projects at hand, enabling them to gain hands-on experience at the soonest viable opportunity.
The mindset is that the DataMiner DevOps Professionals become fully integrated members of the implementation squad and get prepared to take the lead on continuously evolving the solution to meet the equally continuously evolving needs of the business.