When the different teams that are involved throughout the life of a database fail to reconcile their different roles and priorities, and so fail to cooperate or work adaptively, the result is gridlock: databases defined as though carved in stone rather than by code and data. William Brewer explores how DLM can offer an alternative that allows databases to respond quickly to business change.
Cambridge, UK, November 3, 2014 – PASS attendees will get the chance to learn about Database Lifecycle Management (DLM) straight from its chief proponent: Red Gate Software, the database and .NET tooling company.
Red Gate will be talking to guests at the Seattle event about how to incorporate the often-neglected database into Application Lifecycle Management.
DLM-themed lightning talks will run for the whole of the PASS Summit, presented by SQL Server MVPs Steve Jones and Grant Fritchey, and Product Strategist David Atkinson.
PASS attendees will be able to drop by Red Gate's booth to hear talks on testing, continuous integration, and rolling back database changes.
Simon Galbraith, Red Gate CEO, explains more about DLM: "We want to make the database a first-class citizen in the ALM process.
"Developers and DBAs will be able to treat databases just like any other part of the application. That includes adopting modern development processes, such as continuous integration and continuous delivery, to ship often, and ship safe.
"We’re just a few months away from releasing a full suite of tools that make this possible. Crucially for developers and DBAs, these tools will plug into whatever architecture they’re already using for ALM.
"For example, we have three engineering teams – about 60 people – working on database integration for tools from other ALM vendors: Octopus Deploy, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Atlassian Bamboo, and JetBrains TeamCity.
"We plan to partner with other vendors in the ALM space to take this further."
You can find out more about DLM on Red Gate's website: http://www.red-gate.com/products/dlm