01 August 2020
01 August 2020

How Mature is Your Database Change Management Process?

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How do you get your database schema changes live on your production system? As your team of developers and DBAs work on changes to the database to support your business-critical applications, how do updates wend their way through dev environments, possibly to QA, hopefully through pre-production and eventually to production in a controlled, reliable and … Read more
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19 June 2014
19 June 2014

Continuous Delivery for Databases – a Pipe Dream?

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“I’m a DBA for a large healthcare firm here in the US. You’d have to put a gun to my head before I let my developers run automatic database deployments through to production without me checking the release first“. I had just explained our ideas for running continuous integration, automated testing and automated release processes … Read more
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03 June 2014
03 June 2014

Towards Database Continuous Delivery – What Next after Continuous Integration? A Checklist

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If you’ve been fortunate enough to get to the stage where you’ve implemented some sort of continuous integration process for your database updates, then hopefully you’re seeing the benefits of that investment – constant feedback on changes your devs are making, advanced warning of data loss (prior to the production release on Saturday night!), a … Read more
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