How to Make Database Changes Easy for Application Developers

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Bringing Continuous Integration to the Database

There are far better processes and tools available to application developers these days, yet the process of implementing and deploying database change has lagged far behind.

This problem has created a cascading domino effect of setbacks, delays, and unanticipated glitches throughout the application delivery process. Luckily, there is a solution to closing the gap between application code delivery and database change deployment.

Use this white paper as a resource to learn more about what it takes to bring continuous integration to the database and make deploying database changes easy for application developers.

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The database update processes should be modernized to reflect the streamlined, efficient processes commonly used by application developers. Turn this concept into reality by incorporating the following five practices:

  • Use Source Code Control to Develop, Version, and Manage SQL Files
  • Provide a Reference Environment for Integration Purposes
  • Integrate and Validate Database Changes Frequently and On-Demand
  • Remove the Burden of Environmental Maintenance/Downtime
  • Get Incorporated Into the Entire Application Build Process