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SQL Is No Excuse to Avoid DevOps


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A friend recently said to me, "We can't do DevOps, we use a SQL database." I nearly fell off my chair. Such a statement is wrong on many levels.

"But you don't understand our situation!" he rebuffed. "DevOps means we'll be deploying new releases of our software more frequently! We can barely handle deployments now and we only do it a few times a year!"


 

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