House of Old v. House of Agile
Who rules your database environment?
Now that season 6 of Game of Thrones has started, winter will come again to Westeros. The Lannisters and the Starks are at it again. The question marks left from the season 5 finale will be filled in (I hope).
And your company’s agile application development teams will continue to outpace the more traditional, manual release process of database development.
Letting agile take the throne
Sure, current database development processes help reduce the risk of data loss in a live production database. But they’re also causing a huge bottleneck, keeping the organization as a whole from realizing the full promise of agile: the ability to release software in prompt response to market changes.
Application developers have long pledged their allegiance to House Agile, taking advantage of streamlined practices to shorten development cycles and reduce the risks associated with change. So what’s really stopping database developers from overthrowing their traditional processes and letting agile take the throne?
As much of the cast of Game of Thrones seems to know, a few important differences between these houses of application and database development can wage war on your progress toward agile:
Just as the Lannisters have been wreaking havoc for generations, these vastly different environments don’t seem to be going away any time soon. But you can begin your journey toward House Agile by automating as many of your traditional processes as possible.
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About Nicole Tamms
Nicole is an experienced product marketer with over seven years of experience. She has also held various other technology marketing and corporate communications roles at Quest, now part of Dell, over the past 15 years. She has specialized in industry analyst relations and media relations as the PR and analyst relations manager for Quest, prior to her roles in product marketing.
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