What is the Tech Radar?
The Oetker Digital Tech Radar is a list of technologies, complemented by an assessment result,
called ring assignment. We use four rings with the following semantics:
- ADOPT — Technologies we have high confidence in to serve our purpose,
also in large scale. Technologies with a usage culture in our Oetker Digital production
environment, low risk and recommended to be widely used.
- TRIAL — Technologies that we have seen work with success in project work
to solve a real problem; first serious usage experience that confirm benefits and can uncover
limitations. TRIAL technologies are slightly more risky; some engineers in our organization
walked this path and will share knowledge and experiences.
- ASSESS — Technologies that are promising and have clear potential
value-add for us; technologies worth to invest some research and prototyping efforts in to see
if it has impact. ASSESS technologies have higher risks; they are often brand new and highly
unproven in our organisation. You will find some engineers that have knowledge in the technology
and promote it, you may even find teams that have started a prototyping effort.
- HOLD — Technologies not recommended to be used for new projects.
Technologies that we think are not (yet) worth to (further) invest in. HOLD technologies should
not be used for new projects, but usually can be continued for existing projects.