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What Agile Developers Need to Know About DBMSs

Published: 25 January 2018

ID: G00343829

Analyst(s): Rick Greenwald , Nathan Wilson


Application leaders such as application developers increasingly use agile as their development methodology; as much as any other methodology according to a recent Gartner survey. We outline how application developers can integrate agile processes and principles into their data management discipline.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use Data Definition Language Scripts to Create Data Change Artifacts
  • Implement Data Interface APIs to Reduce DBMS Dependencies
  • Reduce Time to Recovery by Creating Strategies to Handle Persistent Data
  • Use a Point-in-Time Clone of Production Data for All but Integration Testing
  • Use a Full Production Dataset and Workload for Integration Testing

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