Integrating DBA and DevOps Processes
Shifting the culture and aligning team members mark progress toward shortening the virtual to-do list for bringing DBAs into the DevOps fold. Early stage buy-in for DBAs and existing DevOps staff may not be a full commitment, and constructing the process integration methodology becomes key to completing the transformation to the desired future state. Months, even years, of planning, investing, growing, battling, losing, and winning committed to Agile development now comes face to face with the biggest threat: more people and more work. Expanding to include the delivery of database changes into and through the pipeline introduces risk, risk creates anxiety, and anxiety causes apprehensiveness, which may lead to aloofness. However, seasoned Agile developers have learned from an agile prime directive—change is welcomed.