Wherever data takes the organization, the database must follow. And wherever the database goes, database administrators and developers must take the lead in ensuring a high level of database performance. The database administrator and database developer must accomplish multiple tasks to achieve that goal.
Database management systems are developing to support business imperatives like big data, unstructured data, deeper levels of business logic, and always-up web applications. As a result, organizations charge database developers (not to mention database administrators and data analysts) with handling whatever the organization throws at them.
Whether they are working in a traditional relational database management systems, an open source version, a NoSQL database, a document store, or a cloud database management system, database developers face a handful of essential tasks. Most database developers can remain productive on at most a couple of platforms. Beyond that, they spend as much time learning and switching among different tools as they do writing SQL statements and scripts. How can they accomplish their tasks well on three, four, or more database management systems without having to bounce among different tools?
Read the 15-page whitepaper “Improving the Daily Life of a Database Developer” by John White to explore several of the most common database development tasks. It describes how to accomplish them well through a single, integrated development environment, across a wide variety of both traditional and emerging database platforms.
The integrated development environment approach to database development holds the greatest promise for ease of use, a short learning curve, and consistency across database platforms. Automating and simplifying common tasks enables database professionals to work more efficiently and spend more of their valuable time on important activities.