The Gartner Hype Cycle for Agile and DevOps, 2020 explores the people, processes and technologies that are relevant for companies looking to adopt DevOps initiatives. The Continuous Compliance Automation section of the report states, “CCA improves release velocity and reliability while simplifying compliance enforcement via automation.”
As the report states: “Continuous compliance automation (CCA) integrates compliance and security policy enforcement into a DevOps delivery pipeline. CCA codifies and continuously applies compliance policies and controls while monitoring, correcting and protecting against vulnerabilities resulting from coding defects and misconfiguration.”
As evidenced from Redgate’s latest 2020 State of Database DevOps Report, compliance is a growing concern for companies. Sixty percent of enterprise respondents and 66% of small to medium businesses said the move to a fully automated database deployment process can be achieved in a year or less, which is a positive shift as companies speed up software delivery with reliable, repeatable processes that remove deployment bottlenecks.
“We’re pleased to be cited as a Sample Vendor in Gartner’s latest Hype Cycle for Agile and DevOps, 2020,” said Renu Martingale, Head of Product Marketing at Redgate. “For more than 20 years we’ve been delivering high quality software and tools that every database administrator needs to solve complex problems. In more recent years, we’ve begun to understand how those tools form end-to-end solutions that enable senior IT leaders to balance the need to protect sensitive data, while bringing database development and delivery practices in line with DevOps best practice."
The Market Guide for Compliance Automation Tools in DevOps2, which accompanies the Hype Cycle for Agile and DevOps, 2020, also states in the Database Compliance Automation section: “Vendor tools in this space codify compliance needs by using a shift-left approach to compliance testing, which enables DevOps teams to work safely on databases. These tools also use a shift-right approach for compliance auditing and reporting to provide evidence of production activities that are governed by regulatory compliance needs.”
A DevOps-focused approach to the database was shown to have a positive impact on compliance according to Redgate’s Database DevOps Report, with 67% of those surveyed responding favorably. A contributing factor here is version control for the database, adopted by 58% of respondents, which helps ensure database processes are reliable and repeatable, and that companies can track any changes made to the database. As deployment frequency increases, version control will play an increasingly important role in compliance.
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For more information about how Redgate’s products and services are accelerating software delivery while maintaining compliant database DevOps, visit www.red-gate.com or follow the company on Twitter @redgate.
1 Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Agile and DevOps, 2020,” George Spafford, Joachim Herschmann, July 15, 2020. (Gartner subscription required)
2 Gartner, Market Guide for Compliance Automation Tools in DevOps, Daniel Betts, Chris Saunderson, Manjunath Bhat, Hassan Ennaciri, June 8, 2020 (Gartner subscription required)
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