Database Continuous Integration

DevOps concepts such as Agile, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery mean new application features can be released faster, improving the customer experience with innovative new functionality.

In the quest to achieve Continuous Integration, many IT teams struggle to maintain and align database code with the application code because their schema management processes are not repeatable.

Even if a database change is virtually identical to a thousand previous changes, it must be approached as a new process. This can lead to inconsistent configurations. A single database failure can lead to even more failures downstream, resulting in expenditures on the order of hundreds of hours spent troubleshooting. Database schema management further hinders organizations from realizing the benefits of Continuous Integration.

How Datical Brings Continuous Integration to the Database

With Datical, development teams manage database releases in the same way they manage application code. The result: database deployments can be transformed into a consistent and repeatable process.

Database releases also become more routine and less risky. Application developers can forecast the impact of database schema and logic changes prior to their deployment, eliminating the possibility of promoting bad changes to Production.

The ability to track every change and create a history of database code changes in an automated fashion means DBA teams can comply with audits in a simple and risk-averse manner.

Datical increases the speed and quality of the total build environment process by providing self-service controls with CI layer plugins with popular tools, such as CA Automic, IBM Urbancode, Jenkins, and XebiaLabs XL Deploy. Developers can version both their database schema and logic changes—alongside application changes—which means more autonomy, less dependence on infrastructure teams, and faster releases.

See how Datical helped Radial (formerly eBay Enterprise) bring Continuous Integration to the database

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