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Building the Agile Database: How to Build a Successful Application Using Agile Without Sacrificing Data Management by Larry Burns

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Before getting into a description of how data management is done in an Agile environment, I’d like to say a few words about how Agile (and similar progressions in the field of software development) is changing traditional roles in data management. Traditionally, most DBAs have performed more of an operational role; building and maintaining databases and database servers, addressing production problems and performance issues, and so on. DBAs have also worked with application developers in the past, but at a remove. They were like the DJs at your local rock-and-roll radio station – if you called them up and caught them at the right time, they might take a request. But several things have happened in recent years ...

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