Dell: It’s Time to Get Agile: The Complete Story Behind Accelerating Database DevOps
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Shorter time to value, lower risk and greater flexibility? With benefits like these, it’s definitely time to get agile.
The agile methodology is an alternative to traditional project management, like waterfall. It helps development teams respond to unpredictability through incremental, iterative work cycles and collaboration between self-organizing, cross- functional teams.
While most application developers now consider agile to be mainstream, database developers have been slower to embrace it because of the need to respect the state of a database when deploying changes. Instead, database professionals have had to rely on more manual techniques that do not scale up to the faster development cycles that businesses today require.
It’s time for database development to keep pace with the agility seen in application development environments.