Two months ago, we launched the open-source Titan Project designed to help developers manage their data like code. With familiar git-like semantics for committing and checking out state, along with sharing data via push and pull, it created a new way to work with structured data on your laptop.

But as we engaged with our nascent community and users, one question we kept getting was “How does this work with Kubernetes?” While developers can and do use databases on their laptop, they are increasingly using Kubernetes for CI/CD environments, automated testing, and staging environments. …


A few weeks ago I shared the initial release of a new open-source tool aimed at improving the way developers work with data on their laptops: Project Titan.

Part of the essential thesis is that developers want to use docker to manage databases locally on their laptop, but struggle to manage them with the same sophistication they’re used to with code. As we dug into the problem, we found that automating Docker containers is relatively straightforward — but how would we provide git-like semantics for data? Enter OpenZFS.

At Delphix we have deep history and experience with ZFS, and knew…


I’ve spent the better part of the last decade working with teams and organizations to better leverage data in their software development lifecycle. Through that experience, I’ve seen firsthand how teams move faster and deliver better software when they have easy access to high-quality data. At Delphix, we’ve been focused on solving this for complex enterprise databases, but the problem is much broader.

As DevOps tools and practices have matured, Developers are increasingly doing development and testing entirely on their laptop. …


Fabian Hurnaus https://www.pexels.com/photo/black-amazon-echo-on-table-977296/

As CTO at Delphix, I’m always exploring the edges of computing technology, particularly as it relates to data in the enterprise. Last month, I published an article that explored Why Human Voice Is Data’s Next Frontier and the role data plays in its evolution:

In the future, we will spend more time interacting with technology and yet less time in front of a screen — thanks in part to the promise of voice computing. …


Nuno Martins https://www.flickr.com/photos/martins_nunomiguel/8443667293

In the course of my career, I have learned the hard way that it’s not possible to truly understand the impact my words may have on others. As a cisgendered, white, straight, neurotypical man, this is especially true for those in marginalized groups that endure challenges I will never have to face. To be inclusive, I‘ve had to learn to listen to those impacted by my words and actions, and pledge to better myself as a result.

While the full list of things we should be doing to be more inclusive is long and ever evolving, we need to start…


I spent the last two days at Devopsdays Atlanta, where the theme was diversity and collaboration. The experience caused me to reflect deeply on my past, present, and future relationships — some of which I will share here.

Inclusive Spaces

Dr. Sallyann Freudenberg kicked off with a talk on neurodiversity — the idea that neurological conditions such as ADHD and autism are normal human variations. By learning to change ourselves and our environment to best collaborate with non-neurotypical people, we can achieve amazing things together.


Last week, the Delphix engineering team met for our annual Engineering Kickoff (EKO). I’ve written before about this amazing event, and this year was no exception. To quote Colin Rand, our VP of cloud, on his first EKO:

I have never been at a company of this size that has brought all of engineering together for a week. That our company believes in fostering the development of our engineering culture, creating relationships throughout the org, recognizing accomplishments and embracing diversity, has made a big impression on me. …


Since joining as the first remote developer seven years ago, I’ve never felt distant from the engineering team here at Delphix. We’ve always valued coming together as a team, and this week marks the eleventh time since then that we’re holding our team-wide engineering kickoff (EKO) event.

EKO is one of the signature events that defines our Delphix engineering culture. One where we celebrate each other and forge our future together. In a recent podcast, Ann, George, Shubho and myself reflected on EKO and its history: what has and has not worked, what we learned, and what suggestions we might…


Last week at re:Invent, Delphix announced a new integration with AWS Relational Database Service. You can find out more about how it works here. Alex Plant and I discussed the integration, the challenges it addresses, and how it fits into our overall AWS partnership in this podcast. What follows is a lightly edited transcript of that podcast.

Alex Plant: Hello and welcome! This is Alex from Delphix, and I’m here in Las Vegas at the Re:Invent show with Eric Schrock who’s our CTO. It’s been a busy show! There’s a lot going on.

Eric Schrock: As always.

AP: This show…


Whatever you think the risk associated with a data breach is, chances are it’s more far-reaching than you think.

Last week, Uber revealed that it had suffered a data breach in 2016 that exposed the personal data of 57 million drivers and riders. This was more than just another breach, as scandal-laden Uber chose not to disclose the breach to victims and regulators, instead choosing to pay the hackers $100,000 to delete the data and hide the fact that it ever occurred.

Some of the fallout follows a familiar script: public outcry, corporate apologies, and firing anyone that can be…

Eric Schrock

CTO at Jvion. Father, creator of things, and leader of teams. AI, health, and data. He/him. Former CTO at Delphix.

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