Ganesh Datta, CTO and cofounder of Cortex, joins SE Radio’s Priyanka Raghavan to discuss site reliability engineering (SRE) vs DevOps. They examine the similarities and differences and how to use the two approaches together to build better software platforms. The show starts with a review of basic terms; definitions of roles, similarities and differences; skillsets for each role, including which is technically more demanding. They discuss tooling and metrics that SRE and Devops teams focus on, including whether custom automation scripts are more a DevOps or an SRE stronghold. The episode concludes with a look at typical good and bad days for DevOps and SRE and touches on career progression for each role.