Your application developers have long been agile, and you’re trying to get your team on the path to agile database development so you can catch up. What’s causing the bottleneck?
Just some apples and oranges.
Most database development teams find their processes slowed down by a few important differences between application development and database development (especially relational database development). Here’s an overview of some of those differences:
The apples and oranges of vastly different environments aren’t going away anytime soon, but you can work around them by automating as many of your traditional processes as possible.
We’ve put together a new e-book, Getting Agile with Database Development, to shed more light on the characteristics of database development that tend to slow it down. As you’ll see, using automation to shorten the database development cycle is the best way to close the gap with other development efforts and realize the promise of agile for the entire organization.