Morningstar

Morningstar: Bullish on Continuous Delivery and DevOps

SUMMARY

Morningstar adopts CloudBees solutions to reduce time required for software development release cycles, administration and support

CHALLENGE

Improve build processes while laying the groundwork for an organizational move to continuous delivery and a DevOps culture

SOLUTION

Use the continuous integration with the CloudBees Jenkins Platform to increase automation, improve consistency, lower administrative overhead, and facilitate the adoption of continuous delivery practices and a DevOps culture

RESULTS

» Administration time and overhead reduced 80%

» Time to resolve typical support issues reduced by 70%

» Release cycles shortened

SOFTWARE

CloudBees Jenkins Platform

Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research. The company serves individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors and has operations in 27 countries.

Morningstar provides data on more than 500,000 stocks, mutual funds, and other investment offerings, as well as real-time global market data on more than 17 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities and precious metals.

To enable rapid responses to client needs and market demands, Morningstar designs and builds its websites and software applications in-house. A globally distributed team of about 1,000 developers, QA specialists, project managers, system administrators and database administrators works together in a highly collaborative, agile environment. The teams build, test and deploy web and cloud-based software to support Morningstar clients and internal business processes.

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Continuous delivery depends on having foundational elements like CI and best practices in place. Similarly, for DevOps to really be effective you need to break down walls between teams and have conversations about how to make the pipeline from concept to production faster, smoother, and more reliable with fewer handoffs, less coordination and fewer bottlenecks.
Christopher Jones
DevOps manager, Morningstar