ChefConf 2019: Shake and Bake: A dive into how we use Chef in our data and analytics foundations
The Cargill Data Platform is a primary pillar in our digital transformation. Without engineering in automation of testing, validation, security, and deployment, we wouldn’t be able to deliver a multi-tiered big data and analytics platform with 20+ capabilities. To leap into our transformation around data, we recognized the need to build a data platform with automation as a core tenet in the delivery of those functions and services. To ensure we have broad coverage, we view automation as a means to increase our delivery scale and incorporate inventory, security, test harnesses, and configuration metadata into our delivery pipeline. To do this, we needed a complementary set of tools.