Build vs. Buy: 5 Q's to Guide Data Observability

Build vs. Buy: 5 Q's to Guide Data Observability

May 25, 2023

How data teams get the most value from open source and commercial tools

Join Hilman Associates Cloud Finance Manager Eric Hilman, DBGurus FinOps Certified Practitioner Joe Ferrero, and Unravel Data Senior Solutions Engineer Don Hilborn as we discuss considerations organizations face when choosing whether to build solutions based on open source software (OSS) or purchase commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software.

FinOps enables organizations to get maximum business value by helping engineering, finance, technology and business teams to collaborate on data-driven spending decisions. With so many open source and commercial solutions available, how can FinOps help organizations apply a combination of these tools to provide the best possible solution?

In this 1 hour virtual event, you will learn:

  • 5 questions to help guide build vs. buy decisions
  • Considerations when choosing between open source and commercial tools
  • How to get the most from your data observability stack to maximize business value

Virtual Event Summary

00:00 Welcome & Agenda

02:56 Q1: Is the application in strategic to the acquirer?

08:35 Q2: Does the vendor have more expertise than you do?

14:15 Q3: Is the acquirer prepared to incur those costs and bear the costs and risks of development and support of a homegrown tool?

26:01 Q4: Are the applications in the marketplace affordable and have a suitable mix of features and functions?

32:16 Q5: Are the applications on the market generally suitable for purchase?

37:18 Build vs Buy approach

38:28 Why managing cloud cost is so difficult

52:00 Business problems addressed by data observability
1:02:09 Questions & Answers

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