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Implement Agile Database Development to Support Your Continuous Delivery Initiative

Published: 03 January 2017

ID: G00310316

Analyst(s): Lyn Robison , Bill Holz


Agile and DevOps require application and data developers to adopt iterative and incremental design and implementation processes. To truly achieve continuous delivery, technical professionals focused on agile development must apply these same processes to their application database changes.

Table Of Contents


  • Understanding the Knowledge Gap Between Data and Application Development
  • The Components of a Successful Database Continuous Delivery Initiative
    • Integrating Agile Database Processes Into Your Agile Sprints
    • Developing and Integrating Database Changes in Conjunction With the Application — An Example
    • Implementing Agile Database Practices and Techniques
  • Considerations for Using NoSQL
    • Understanding the Fundamental Issues for Agile/DevOps
    • Reviewing Our Example With a NoSQL Database
  • Managing Test Data
  • Tools


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