Lessons Learned for Incident Commanders

Incident command is a reasonably new area of focus for SBG. In a nutshell we have a nominated technical person known as the Incident Commander (IC) who gives direction in order to resolve an incident and restore service as quickly as possible.

This blog post contains some of the insights and ‘lessons learned’ by our teams from their experiences in live incidents and exercises (known internally as fire drills) as they work to improve their skills and reduce our Mean Time To Resolution

Author:

Patrick Holmes

Category:

Incident Response

Time:

13 minute read

Squad Health Checks

Enabling Continuous Improvement through regular introspection by the teams themselves.

Author:

John Kitson

Category:

Tech Talks

Time:

10 minute read

Sky Betting & Gaming's January 2017 Tech Talks

Join Adele, Mark, Tom, Mark, Adam & John for our January 2017 edition of Sky Bet Tech Talks on Retrospectives, AGILE Programme Management, Discovery & Experimentation and Squad Health Checks

Author:

Ashley Broadley

Category:

Tech Talks

Time:

2 minute read

Towards a realtime streaming architecture

Outline of the streaming architecture we are standardising around in the data tribe at Sky Betting & Gaming

Author:

Alice Kaerast

Category:

Data

Time:

7 minute read

A Recent Graduates Guide to Sky Betting & Gaming…

A recent graduates blog on their first few months at Sky Betting & Gaming as well as what to expect.

Category:

Data

Time:

7 minute read

Scaling Time Series Databases

We collect a lot of metrics about our production systems using Graphite Times Series Databases. In order to improve performance of Graphite and reduce the load on our SAN we purpose-built and tuned some very vast dedicated hardware for our Graphite Databases.

Authors:

John Denholm and Gary Mulder

Category:

Big Data

Time:

16 minute read

Hadoop: The Data Storage Elephant

Outline of how Hadoop works and how it is used at SBG

Category:

Data

Time:

4 minute read

Taking a Chance - A Graduate DevOps Blog

The transition of an engineering student into a DevOps graduate, through the Software Academy at Sky Betting and Gaming.

Author:

David Sunter

Category:

Early Careers

Time:

4 minute read

Our Top 10 Big Data News Sources

Keeping on top of an area of technology that is as rapidly moving as the big data ecosystem is hard. Our data tribe share some of their resources for keeping up to date.

Author:

Alice Kaerast

Category:

Big Data

Time:

5 minute read

Automating Performance Optimisation in a Highly Virtualised Infrastructure Platform

Together with our partners at Turbonomic we’ve put together a video about how we optimise our highly virtualised platform.

Author:

Lee O'Donnell

Category:

Infrastructure

Time:

2 minute read