The theme for September’s meet-up is build versus buy.
- A sponsored talk by Redis.
- Birds of Feather (BOF) session on the topic “Observability: build versus buy”. Sarika Atri, Abhay Rana, Bharat Joshi, Rishu Mehrotra and Shine will facilitate this BOF.
- A case study talk by MyDBOps on cost savings through resource consolidation, observability, and uninterrupted availability.
This is an in-person meet-up. The meet-up will be live streamed for Rootconf members.
This meet-up is supported by Rootconf members, through membership contributions and through sponsorship by Redis and MyDBOps.
The meet-up is free to attend.
25% seats will be reserved for Rootconf members (on first-come-first-serve basis). Members are encouraged to bring friends and colleagues who will benefit from this meet-up.
You can support this meet-up by picking up a membership here
Birds of Feather session on Observability - build versus buy
The main focus areas to be around three key pillars:
- Context/dimensions, including metrics, toolchains, observability models, and pain points.
- Decision matrix, including requirements/wishlist; build/buy/hybrid; integrations -internal/third party; cost/scale considerations; short/medium/long-term solutioning; governance/cybersecurity; vendor <-> OSS; future proofing.
- Journeys/challenges - implementation; learnings; what’s next.
The basic framework for build vs buy for software stack considers following points largely:
Is the problem unique ? Already solved/partially solved/unsolvable ?
- Cost: implementation, long-term tech debt; maintenance cost.
- Timeline : Is the problem critical? Or iterative?
- How does it impact the end business?
Risks of building:
- Opportunity cost
- Quality compromise
- Tech debt and deficit
- Economy of scale
Risks of buying:
- Data forfeiture
- Security/compliance concerns
- Training for tool
- Third party business health/market share/competitive landscape
Sarika Atri (Rootconf editor), Abhay Rana and Shine (Rootconf members), Bharat Joshi (Vunet Systems) and Rishu Mehrotra will facilitate the discussion.
The discussion will be off-the-record so that participants can speak freely. Chatham House Rules apply.