1Lack of Database Deployment Automation Creates ‘App Downtime’
An abundance of manual processes—that introduce “many” steps that can fail—is hindering database deployments, according to a recent survey from Datical. The resulting report, titled “The State of Database Deployments in Application Delivery,” indicates that the lack of database deployment automation negatively impacts app production. In fact, bottlenecks caused by database deployment problems hold up app release cycles by no less than four weeks for many organizations. Other database-related issues include app crashes and performance failures. More than 300 development, release management and DevOps pros took part in the research. This slide show features survey highlights, with charts provided courtesy of Datical and Dimensional Research, which conducted the survey.
2Organizations Struggle With Database Deployments
3Manual Processes Hinder Progress
When asked to list top challenges in accelerating the database deployment process, 55 percent of respondents said they struggle with a “very” manual process with “many” steps that can fail. The next most-cited challenge was the lack of tools to automate the database deployment process, as cited by 53 percent of the respondents.
4Automation Viewed as Multi-Beneficial Tool
5Automation Reduces Downtime and Increases Performance
6App Changes Frequently Involve Database Adjustments
7Bottlenecks Stall App Releases
8Crashes, Performance Issues Are Common
9Database Change Fixes Require Lengthy Waits
Only 19 percent of respondents said they can find and fix database change errors that create app production issues in less than an hour. One-fifth said this takes at least two days, if not a week or more.