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Building the Ubiquitous Tech Experience: Empowering America’s Easiest Place to Shop

To compete in today’s retail environment, you have to be prepared to meet shoppers wherever they’re at. If the shopper is in store or on their way, the experience is fueled just as much by technology as the online or ecommerce experience is. Likewise, an in-store team member’s capacity to serve a customer “well” is more dependent than ever on quick, easy access to data and to powerful, reliable computing devices.

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Running Cassandra in Kubernetes Across 1,800 Stores

Stateful Apps in a Stateless World

Apache Cassandra has been used for many years at Target - since around 2014. This year, however, we had a new challenge to overcome (actually… two challenges!). First, we needed to deploy an individual Cassandra cluster inside all of our stores, and then these clusters needed to run inside Kubernetes. Cassandra is a database for persistent workloads, and in the past has not gotten along nicely with ephemeral environments. We needed to come up with a way to deploy Cassandra as a Docker container in Kubernetes, while still maintaining stability and consistency.

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Transforming Engineers into Innovators

“It’s been quite extraordinary to watch – going from having 3,000 really good software engineers to 3,000 innovators.” – Target CIO Mike McNamara via ZDNet.

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TWIST Summer Job Shadow Event

Target hosts high school students for a unique opportunity to gain professional insight on technical careers. read more... TWIST Summer Job Shadow Event
Building an Engineering Culture

Target’s Joel Crabb on Building an Engineering Culture read more... Building an Engineering Culture
Genesys Works

How Target's partnerships help build the workforce of tomorrow read more... Genesys Works
Got Innovation?

Making time for innovation while delivering product read more... Got Innovation?
Iterative Data Science

Best practices for data science to facilitate more effective product development read more... Iterative Data Science
Meet Target’s Stores Deployment Interface that Realizes Distributed Edge Computing at Retail Scale

Dubbed ‘Unimatrix,’ the new platform enables unprecedented speed, ease and flexibility for continuously delivering software to our more than 1,800 stores. read more... Meet Target’s Stores Deployment Interface that Realizes Distributed Edge Computing at Retail Scale
Recommending GoLang at Target

Collaborating on the future of technology read more... Recommending GoLang at Target
The Open Source Buzz on Port Authority

Taking our API-driven container security service beyond our walls for all security practitioners to use! read more... The Open Source Buzz on Port Authority
Open Sourcing Automation At Target

Target's Operations Automation Engine released as FOSS! read more... Open Sourcing Automation At Target
Leveraging Log Streaming to Build the Best Dashboards, Ever

Using Fastly's log streaming to build out logs, metrics, dashboards, and alerts. read more... Leveraging Log Streaming to Build the Best Dashboards, Ever
Using Open Source Jenkins at scale

Our experiences creating a Jenkins Master cluster on top of Docker Swarm read more... Using Open Source Jenkins at scale
REDstack

Hadoop Clusters as a Service read more... REDstack
K8Guard

The guardian angel for Kubernetes. read more... K8Guard
Hadoop Rolling Upgrades

Shooting for 99.99% Uptime read more... Hadoop Rolling Upgrades
Distributed Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting distributed issues across big data environments read more... Distributed Troubleshooting
Win the cloud with Winnaker!

Announcing open sourcing Winnaker an audit tool for Spinnaker read more... Win the cloud with Winnaker!
(Data) Science or Witchcraft?

Demystifying Data Science and Engineering read more... (Data) Science or Witchcraft?
Bare Metal Big Data Builds

Using Ironic, Chef and Ambari to Automate Hadoop Data Node Builds read more... Bare Metal Big Data Builds
Real-time Big Data at Target

Target's open source approach to building data pipelines read more... Real-time Big Data at Target
The Dojo

Target's unique approach to building new technology muscles more quickly read more... The Dojo
Modernizing our IT Environment at Target

Through a new approach to technology and IT culture read more... Modernizing our IT Environment at Target
Robotics Analytics @ Target

Utilizing machine data from robots to provide data driven insights and decisions read more... Robotics Analytics @ Target
Target DevOps Days In Pictures

DevOps Days Photos read more... Target DevOps Days In Pictures
Outage Resolution Through Automation

Using Chef, GitHub, and Test Kitchen to quickly restore service after an outage read more... Outage Resolution Through Automation
Target FlashBuilds

Crushing business problems with: One part flash mob, one part scrum, one part hackathon ... all to iterate to awesome read more... Target FlashBuilds
Target Joins the W3C

Collaborating on the future of technology read more... Target Joins the W3C
Automating Cassandra

Cassandra + Jenkins + Chef read more... Automating Cassandra
Peak performance

read more... Peak performance