10 DevOps strategies for working with legacy databases


Database teams often maintain large and complex legacy databases that they must keep operational to support existing applications. The teams might have maintained the databases for years, or they might have inherited them through acquisitions or other circumstances. Whatever the reasons, they likely manage and update the databases in much the same way they always have, performing their tasks mostly segregated from other efforts. But this approach makes it difficult for organizations to fully embrace modern application methodologies such as DevOps, which rely on more agile and aggressive application delivery processes.

The traditional methods for maintaining legacy databases can slow