What is database continuous integration?


 

Continuous Integration (CI) is an essential step of application development for DevOps organisations. Whenever a developer commits code, a build is kicked off. The code must compile and pass automated testing before it is merged into the main branch. Developers have been working this way for years, but including the database in CI has lagged behind. Leaving the database out of CI has caused it to become the bottleneck that slows down the delivery of new features. Even though it’s more difficult to execute, many organizations have successfully implemented database CI with the right tools.

The purpose of Database CI is