Manually organizing and executing SQL scripts to upgrade your database schema version is a risky and time-consuming process. If you forget a script, run a script out of order or execute the wrong version of a script, you can suffer from an outage or irrecoverable data loss. Simple database change management tools aren’t enough to address this problem, especially when pushing database changes live in business-critical production environments.
Track and Manage Database Evolution Over Time.
Datical decomposes SQL scripts to individual database changes before they are exercised against the Change Management Simulator’s virtual model. In addition, Datical integrates with ticketing systems like JIRA so that each change is tied back to the business requirement or development task that introduced them. Database schema version control can now be done with proper context as the combination of labeling and validation allows database changes to stay synchronized with application code changes. With Datical, it’s easy for teams to hold or release feature sets without error or confusion.
Simulate the Impact of Database Changes Before They are Deployed.
Datical’s Database Change Management Simulator goes far beyond simple database version control tools and helps organizations take a holistic approach to database change management by allowing teams to simulate the impact of database changes before they are actually applied. This approach dramatically reduces errors and outages, so you can confidently start deploying faster with Datical’s database continuous delivery.
Maintain an Ideal State Environment.
Datical’s Database Change Management Simulator analyzes and builds a virtual model of the target database. When it’s time to deploy, the Change Management Simulator applies all proposed changes to the virtual model and then compares the resulting state against both the initial state of the virtual model and against organizational rules and policies that are fed into Datical’s dynamic rule engine. Additionally, Datical delivers full database change control by keeping track of all changes that are verified and applied to the database. By simulating changes and keeping a log of all prior changes, Datical can ensure the state of the database regardless of the version from which you start and maintain a well-known, ideal state for all databases for an intelligent approach to database release management.