Blackbird works with you to remove scalability bottlenecks, reduce manual effort, and create new capabilities that maximize velocity.


Founded in 2014 by Laine Campbell (PalominoDB) Aaron Lee (DriveDev) and Vicki Vance (DriveDev) by the merger of PalominoDB and DriveDev, Inc., works with companies to remove scalability bottlenecks, reduce manual effort, and create new capabilities that maximize velocity and create operational excellence. Blackbird defines the objectives and scope for a tailored plan for audit, classification and transformation to the maturity needed for your specific business goals. We then transition to your operations team or to our own BlackOps team for ongoing operational excellence and sustainment. Blackbird ACTS. (Audit, Classify, Transform, Sustain): Audit: Blackbird recognizes that every environment has its own unique challenges. Discovery allows us to work with you to baseline your environment on our DevOps and Database Maturity Matrix. This allows us to define the necessary steps to meeting your business and technology needs with the minimum investment of effort. Transformation: New systems, cloud environments and processes require sane transitions. Our teams unify with your teams to create and validate target environments, implement logical migration plans, and support you throughout all aspects until completion. DevOps Essentials: Blackbird offers a prediction timeline, capacity planning, automated configuration management, and automated deployments to bridge the divide between development and operations and to drive world class development velocity. Database Essentials: Databases are hard! Blackbird built its reputation on managing large, distributed and complex persistence tiers. Configuration management, availability, business continuity, backup and recovery, observability and alerting, schema management, configuration and performance all come into play for the properly built and managed persistence tier. Sustainment (BlackOps): Operational excellence comes in two flavors: proactive and reactive. Blackbird BlackOps combines both to drive optimal value to our clients. Our operations staff work together to provide 24x7 incident and problem management, while managing change, running maintenance and reviewing systems. Integration with our service delivery architects and consultants, as well as your development teams means optimal efficiency at all levels. is located in San Francisco, CA at 222 8th St. -- in the heart of SOMA.


Blackbird's core mission is centered around revolutionizing the world of video editing and content creation by providing a powerful, cloud-based platform that simplifies and accelerates the editing process. Their primary objective is to empower content creators, broadcasters, and media organizations with an efficient, collaborative, and accessible solution, enabling them to focus on storytelling and creativity. By breaking down the barriers in video production, Blackbird aims to transform the way people create and share visual content, fostering innovation and driving growth in the digital media landscape.

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Core Values

  • Inclusivity: Blackbird is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, valuing the unique perspectives and experiences of each team member, and promoting equal opportunities for all.
  • Innovation: Blackbird encourages its employees to think creatively and push boundaries, driving the development of cutting-edge technologies and solutions that redefine the industry.
  • Collaboration: At Blackbird, teamwork and open communication are essential to success, creating a supportive atmosphere where employees work together to achieve common goals and overcome challenges.
  • Sustainability: Blackbird is committed to responsible business practices and environmental stewardship, ensuring that its operations and products have a positive impact on the planet and society.
  • Personal Growth: Blackbird invests in the professional and personal development of its employees, offering resources and opportunities for continuous learning, skill enhancement, and career progression.



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