The 8 Keys for Ensuring Agile Transformation Success

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Agile development is no longer a question of if. Companies of every stripe, regardless of size, industry or geography, are leveraging this methodology every day to get applications to market more quickly with higher quality to fatten the bottom line. While the “if” of Agile may not be in doubt, the “how” is still on […]

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RDBMS vs NoSQL: Picking the right tool for the job

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  When I’m working around my house, I carry my tools in a 5-gallon bucket. Before starting my job, I’ll place the tools and hardware I think I’ll need in the bucket and then move onto the job. Often and sadly, I find that I have not gotten the right tool. Now, I’m faced with […]

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5 Hidden Database Deployment Costs

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Today database deployments that change schema and logic are often performed via a manual, lengthy, and costly process. It is important to remember: a task that is expensive does not just cost the amount of money paid in resources and time. There are unintended costs and opportunity costs that are hidden and ignored. Here are […]

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Four DevOps Tools for the Database You Can’t Live Without

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    You can’t buy DevOps. Just as you can’t be a carpenter simply by swinging a hammer, DevOps is a process by which we identify and streamline our application development and release process. The process part of DevOps begins with identifying the parts of the development and release process that are taking too long […]

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Filling the Data Gap in DevOps with Database Continuous Delivery

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      Going no where fast. While many IT teams have been successful in automating many of the manual processes in modern software development, the same has not held true for the data underpinning the system. Provisioning, versioning, and aligning data to database code is still a largely a manual process today that adds […]

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5 Reasons to Create the Continuous Delivery Database

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    “Continuous Delivery is the ability to get changes of all types—including new features, configuration changes, bug fixes and experiments—into production, or into the hands of users, safely and quickly in a sustainable way.” – continousdelivery.com Too often I hear: “We are doing Continuous Delivery.” When I ask how they provide the Continuous Delivery […]

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Database Source Control vs. Database Release Automation

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  ”I don’t need a build server; I have source code control,” said no sane person ever. Source control is your single source of the truth. Using a continuous build server with source code control is the first step in Agile Development, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery. When a build is performed, source code is […]

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