DevOps - Don’t Forget the DBA

The DevOps movement has been great at increasing inclusion among the various roles in IT, breaking down solos and creating groups capable of deploying code.  But one group seems to have been left out of the mix - DBAs.  For whatever reason, DBA tools have been slow to build in features synonymous with DevOps such as source control.

The Phoenix Project and DevOps Handbook spend a great deal of time discussing Flow and how a we’ll run organization will look to eliminate blockages at choke points.  Often these blockages occur during hand-offs.  The best way to avoid hand-offs is to build teams with all members needed to make a deployable package.

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