So, how big of a problem are database deployments for today’s enterprises? Do database code changes take longer than application code changes? Is it easier or harder as application release cycles accelerate? What are the business risks when the database deployment process is neglected? And finally, is there value to be gained from automating database deployments?

The following report, sponsored by Liquibase (previously Datical), is based on an online survey of 307 qualified participants responsible for application development, application release, enterprise architecture, or DevOps for mission-critical applications that are connected to enterprise databases. These professionals were asked about their application and database release processes, with a detailed examination on the role of databases. Certain questions were repeated from a similar 2018 survey to enable trend analysis.