6 Reasons to Get Started with Database Release Automation

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All of us working with Agile Software Development and DevOps owe a huge debt of gratitude to Toyota Motor Corporation. Agile Manufacturing’s focus on tools, processes, and training to quickly respond to customer needs was what led directly to the Agile Manifesto. The same can be said about DevOps’ development from Agile Manufacturing and the […]

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Another Perspective on Implementing Database Continuous Delivery

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Last month, Gartner released a Technical Professional Advice report titled “Implement Agile Database Development to Support Your Continuous Delivery Initiative.” The report provides advice for those struggling with a cadence mismatch between the rate at which applications are released and the rate at which necessary database changes are made. However, it simply falls short as […]

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Making Database Changes a Tier One Artifact

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Economic reality and technology are shortening business cycles. What this means for companies, new and established, is that the windows of opportunity for capitalizing on market trends are shrinking every year. The solution is to get applications out faster and better. Facebook’s mobile application’s two week release cycle has set the pace for other companies. […]

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New Research Data: The Biggest Delays to Digital Transformation Initiatives

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Datical and CIO Magazine have released some research on what are the biggest delays Digital Transformation Initiatives. After looking over the report and underlying raw data, I’ve seen a few things have surprised me, flat out proved me wrong, and confirmed my suspicions.   Surprise! One way to describe the relationship between Development and Database […]

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Database Branching and Merging in a Git World

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Git has radically changed our perspective on continuous delivery, branching and merging, ondistributed development, and on the value of treating everything as code. Git users are able to rapidly branch and merge code to support non-linear development. With local repositories, Git supports widely distributed development teams that are no longer dependent on network resources. Our […]

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Top 5 Blog Posts from Datical in 2016

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Here they are! The most viewed Blog Posts of 2016. Our main take away is that you really like numbers and DevOps! Every single one of our top 5 is a quick hit that provides a discrete number of items for you. Only integers need apply! #5 – Six Problems DevOps Helps to Solve We […]

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Your Status Quo is Status Stuck

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Any IT professional can tell you that company brass rarely sees a need to increase IT budgets while systems are up-and-running. It is undeniable that in today’s business world, uptime is money, yet business leaders still view IT as just a cost center. The unfortunate effect of this view is that there’s little appetite for […]

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Datical & Liquibase: Which one is right for you?

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I talk to quite a few companies every year, comprising all shapes, sizes and shades of Agile and DevOps. And within those companies, I like to hear from everyone – from the CIOs who make strategic budget decisions all the way to the developers and DBAs really making the engines hum. Throughout those organizations, there […]

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The Evolution of Application Release Automation

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Quick. Draw the simplest diagram of your application architecture. I bet it looks like three blocks, one on top of the other connected with two lines. Those boxes represent the web server, application server, and database server. This is important. When we started to think about Application Release Automation (ARA) we wanted to speed moving […]

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Seeing is believing.