As a database developer or DBA, you’ve lacked the proper tools to help you keep pace with the rest of your organization. You’ve watched your app-developing colleagues across the hall use agile to whiz through product releases and embrace DevOps to automate their deployment pipelines.
With all that automation, they can find the time to play Pokémon Go and watch Twitch at fun o’clock, while you bust your chops on manual processes.
“We have it much harder than they do,” you and your fellow DBAs grumble. “We don’t have the luxury of tweaking modules and then backing them out of production later if things go badly. We have to do things manually and slowly to protect the database. If we didn’t have to keep the database out of harm’s way, we could automate all our processes and take life easy.”
We’ve released a new white paper called DevOps Comes to Database Developers and DBAs — It’s About Time. I wrote it with Robert Reeves, the CTO of Datical, to examine all the reasons database development goes slowly compared with app development (spoiler alert: it’s about automation tools).
Robert and I re-examine the obstacles to agile and DevOps. Database development tools from Toad and Datical are designed to track discrete changes and automate testing, code reviews, staging and deployment. The combination is your ticket out of manual processes and into smooth, automated pipelines.
Here are four good reasons to bring agile and DevOps to your database development:
Have a look at our paper, DevOps Comes to Database Developers and DBAs — It’s About Time, to find out how you can automate your database development and free up more time.
You don’t have to choose among speed, quality and risk anymore.