Version controlled databases and data

June 10th, 2014

To drive revenue and growth, companies are constantly improving existing applications or creating new ones. This ongoing application development depends upon provisioning environments for developers and QA teams. Once they are up and running in these environments, code development calls for the efficient change management and later deployment of changes.  The slower and more costly provisioning and managing the development environments becomes, the more delays and bugs there will be in the applications, and the less revenue the business will generate.

 

Problem

Code management has become straightforward with the use of source control tools such as Git, SVN, and Perforce. Provisioning development environments has been made more efficient by Chef, Puppet, and Jenkins.

But what about the database? How can you provision environments with multi-terrabyte databases, then version control these databases as changes are made by multiple developers and as multiple versions of code and database states need to be maintained? For all the advances in application development, such as machine virtualization, Agile development, and DevOps practices, the database still stands as a huge barrier to agility.

Database branching, development, merges, and deployments are tricky. Unlike code, a database is not a collection of files. Following best practices using proven file-based tools often fails when dealing with the database, which is  the container of your most valued asset – your business data. Too often the database is left behind, and becomes the weakest link in the chain.

Solution

Proper implementation of continuous integration and continuous delivery for database is here at last!

Delphix and DBmaestro have joined forces to deliver a comprehensive solution to get your database up to speed with modern best practices. The Delphix-DBmaestro solution enables you to spawn development database branches on-the-fly, creating parallel team-centric virtual-DB branches, or developer-centric virtual environments with a click of a button.

Enforced version control makes sure all changes are tracked, so you always have full control over who is doing what, where, and why.

Once a development cycle has concluded, relevant changes are easily and automatically implemented to the integration environment, identifying change conflicts and merging them manually or automatically based on your preferences.

Additionally, making sure a release is ready for production has never been safer, as no changes are overlooked, no code is over-ridden, and most importantly, all relevant implemented changes are validated with a virtual pre-production copy of the actual production environment – true to its latest data, without incurring any storage penalties or wasting time creating these environments.

 

With Delphix and DBmaestro, development productivity, automation, and risk mitigation are easier to achieve than ever before.

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Delphix Agile Data

 

Delphix is radically changing the way companies deliver their data – providing fast, flexible, efficient access. Delphix enables companies to clone their databases, no matter the size, in just minutes with almost no storage overhead. Delphix allows for Agile data management through intelligent software that eliminates redundant infrastructure and slow processes.

As a result, Delphix customers deliver higher quality business applications in less time and at lower cost. Today, IT organizations regularly make compromises to reduce costs, limiting the ability to support project teams. The result is delayed projects, missing features, and frustrated users. Delphix breaks this cycle by enabling IT to deliver unlimited data wherever and whenever it is needed.

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Unlock Your Data

www.Delphix.com

 

DBmaestro DevOps for DB

DBmaestro is the pioneer and leading provider of DevOps for Database solutions that enable full control of the database. Its flagship product, DBmaestro Teamwork, is the leading Database Enforced Change Management (DECM) solution, empowering Agile team collaboration by enforcing change policy and best practices.

DBmaestro Teamwork enables continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment processes which eliminate the number of potential risks threatening database development and deployment by 60%, and reduce deployment costs by 95%.

 

Take Control of Your Database

www.DBmaestro.com


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