New Survey Reveals True Picture of DevOps for the Database

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rgby Angela Guess

A recent press release reports, “DevOps is moving into the mainstream – that’s a major finding from a new survey by Redgate Software among SQL Server professionals. The State of Database DevOps Survey involved over 1,000 people from companies across the globe, and the respondents included database administrators, IT directors and developers. Redgate is known for developing software for SQL Server, .NET and Azure, and the survey was conducted to discover the real adoption rates of DevOps practices, and how far the database is being included in the process. The full survey will be published in the New Year, but three major findings have already emerged that cast a fresh light on how DevOps is viewed.”

The release goes on, “Firstly, nearly half (47%) of the companies in the survey have already adopted DevOps across some or all of their IT projects, and many more are preparing to follow them. Only a fifth of the respondents have no DevOps plans over the next two years. Secondly, the main factor holding companies back from taking up DevOps is the lack of knowledge and skills in implementing it. This is surprising on the one hand, with the wealth of information that appears to exist about DevOps. It’s understandable in other ways, however, because unless you already practice DevOps, it’s hard to simply start doing it, particularly when there are cultural and organizational issues to overcome first. Thirdly, the database brings its own challenges to DevOps. There are hurdles to synchronizing application and database changes, and differences between the ways application and database developers work.”

Read more at RealWire.

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