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How to Use Agile Techniques and DevOps With Database Management Systems

Published: 04 June 2019

ID: G00374306

Analyst(s): Rick Greenwald


Organizations adopt agile for faster delivery, better alignment between IT and business, and enhanced ability to manage changing priorities. Data and analytics leaders can apply some agile approaches when using data management solutions, while modifying others to align with the specifics of DBMSs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Treat Schema Changes Like Code — With Unit Testing and Incremental Change Scripts
  • Isolate Schema Changes by Only Implementing Additive Changes or Using Data Access APIs to Isolate Underlying Data Structures
  • Plan for Complexity and Challenges in Returning Data to the Last Good State
  • Consider the Use of a Lightly Structured DBMS for Some Phases of Development

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