Celebrating a record number of responses for the 2020 State of Database DevOps Report

I’m excited to announce that Redgate has published the fourth annual State of Database DevOps Report. This year we had more than 2,000 respondents to our survey on development and deployment practices for database changes.

As in the previous three years of the report, responses came from developers, database specialists, and IT leadership around the globe, who work across all industry verticals in organizations which range from small companies to massive Enterprises.

Download the report to read about key findings and commentary, which include:

  • Frequent database deployments are increasing: 49% of respondents now report they deploy database changes to production weekly or more frequently. Steve Jones, DevOps Advocate and Editor of SQLServerCentral, shares his thoughts on why deployment frequency is an important metric for teams to track in the report.
  • Culture matters: Those who report ‘good or great’ team integration between developers and DBAs report a lower percentage of deployments which require hotfixes than other groups. Those who report poor integration between these teams are most likely to report the highest number of deployments which introduce defects requiring hotfixes.
  • Full DevOps adopters report fewer code defects: Those who have adopted DevOps across all projects are most likely to report that 1% or less of deployments require hotfixes.
  • Respondents are optimistic about DevOps adoption in organizations of all sizes: 60% of Enterprise respondents believe the move from traditional database development to a fully automated process for deployment is possible in a year or less. 66% in non-Enterprises believe this is the case.
  • Top obstacles help you make a case for change: The two top perceived obstacles to implementing DevOps are concerns about upskilling and disruption to existing workflows. Luke Poretta, an Account Executive at Redgate, shares his view on how business cases to implement DevOps should address these concerns and leverage other findings in this year’s report

With a foreword by Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman, a Customer Success Engineer at Microsoft specializing in Oracle On Azure, Data Platform, and automation, the Database DevOps Report shares trends which we’ve seen across the history of the report that give a view into the current state of database development – and provide a glimpse into where it is likely to change in the future.

Join us for a free webinar

Book your place on our webinar with Microsoft’s Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman and Redgate’s Kendra Little and Grant Fritchey to discuss the highlights and trends from the report. Our panelists have expertise across the Microsoft and Oracle platforms and have implemented compliant database DevOps in both nimble start-ups and highly-regulated, large Enterprise organizations. We’re all excited to discuss the insights and surprises from this year’s findings.