DevOps has boosted its outreach with the developers and is bound to reach new heights in the coming years for its flexible work culture and its unique combination of software DEVelopment and OPerations. Keeping automation as its MasterCard, they focus on the automation aspect of the culture that is CI and CD.
So how are these two concepts a well-built bridge for the Software Delivery considering the change in the system's database?
Developers are aware that databases are versatile and require a server to maintain the current state, which means they are vastly stateful and can cost your job if messed up. With this statement, we can infer that if you're a techie and an extensive explorer of databases, you ought to have a sense of solicitude towards the DBAs of your firm.😉
On a serious note, it is comparatively safer to fix a bug in an application rather than ruining the database. But if you want your database to grow with the business, then changing and deploying database with consistency is essential. At this instance, the Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery plays a crucial role.
To attain an appreciable level of code delivery and monitoring the changes in the database, knowing the working of the CI/CD is essential.
Now that we are good enough to handle CI/CD, it's time to explore more about the CI/CD for Databases.
When there is a schema change involved in the database, the Database Administrator would make changes and update the development changes to the developers' team. After the tests with the new updates, the DBA will send it out for delivery to the production stage.
The database changes are reflected in every software release. Although the developers and the database administrators follow an independent lifecycle, the Continuous Delivery process is put into efficient effect based on defined scenarios.
Though a tedious process, the database changes are comparatively slower, yet an essential aspect in the Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery and also beneficial in surging the organizations' profits.
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