App Design drives easy CI / CD options

App Design drives easy CI / CD optionsAt Foghorn, we’ve helped design and develop highly complex DevOps solutions for customers. But sometimes, a simple workflow works very well.

This was the approach we took with ClearFactr.  ClearFactr is a cloud native alternative to excel, specifically design for time series data analysis.  Dean Zarras, founder of ClearFactr, architected the application with cloud best practices in mind, which often makes it possible to leverage an off the shelf DevOps tool like Elastic Beanstalk.  Integrating Elastic Beanstalk and Github with Jenkins is relatively straightforward, with many examples on the web.

The result? All the benefits of a CI / CD environment, with almost no infrastructure and very little integration code to manage.  This is one of the benefits to carefully architecting a cloud native application.