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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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Managing the Logical-Physical Divide

At this point, I would like to move away from the general discussion of Agile Development and Data Management, and examine how databases should be designed and built in the context of an Agile project. I will be basing a lot of this material on my own personal experience working on Agile development projects in my company’s IT organization. In our IT organization, we have mostly used the Scrum methodology (an approach to Agile that involves multiple development cycles called Sprints). Most of our applications rely on relational databases, although we make extensive use of XML and web services too. Our relational DBMS of choice is Microsoft SQL Server, although we also use Oracle and IBM’s DB2. Our Data Analysts ...

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