2021 State of Database DevOps Report

Ten insights from the
2021 State of Database DevOps

The 5th edition of the Redgate annual report is based on a survey of more than 3,200 IT professionals worldwide

DevOps adoption and performance​

Number 1

DevOps adoption has never been higher

74 percent

have introduced DevOps to at least some projects


Those who fully adopted DevOps have more than doubled in 5 years

82 percent

of large organizations (+1,000 employees) have adopted some DevOps

Number 2

DevOps adoption correlates with higher performance ​

43% of elite performers have fully introduced DevOps compared to 25% across the rest

Number 3 47 percent

have implemented or started implementing Continuous Delivery for database changes

Number 4 41 percent

find lack of automation the top challenge to improve software delivery performance

Elite performing teams are:

Number 5 Two times

more likely to have fully adopted DevOps compared to low performers​

Number 6 Three times

more likely to release database deployments daily​

Number 7 Three times

more likely to have fewer than 1% of database deployments requiring hotfixes

Shifting database technology trends

Number 8

Database estates are becoming more diverse

70% have 2 or more database systems in their technology stack.

Number 9

Cloud adoption is again on the rise

The increase in the move to the cloud reverses a small decrease seen last year

The impact of COVID-19

Number 10

More productive remotely

  • 13% of respondents have seen a negative impact
  • 80% agree that remote working will remain in the long term
  • 63% agree it has actually increased their productivity

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