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Last Updated Apr 01, 2020 — DevOps Expert

The Periodic Table of DevOps Tools V4 Category Highlight: Release Management + Database Management


The Periodic Table of DevOps Tools is getting a makeover! With these changes, we decided to highlight the categories that will be included in Version 4 of the Table. Today’s blog will focus on release management and database management, two critical capabilities for automating and securing the delivery of applications within the enterprise DevOps’ toolchain.

Release Management

Release management is the process of connecting, orchestrating, and gaining visibility into your end-to-end software delivery pipelines. Management of the entire software lifecycle is becoming more and more critical to organizations as the number of DevOps tools continues to grow.  All stakeholders, from developers to non-technical leaders, need to have insight into the business and the status of projects at every step of the way. Overall, release management has an impact across the entire organization allowing for all stages of software delivery, from planning to post-production, to become more efficient, more predictable, and more secure.  Let us know which release management solution you use!

Database Management

Databases are still core to running most enterprise applications. At some layer of every business, there is a database involved. Databases are not going away anytime soon, yet they remain one of the biggest challenges for testing and releasing software because of the difficulty dealing with schema changes or getting access to real-world test data. There is an emerging set of database tools that are now part of the DevOps space that can help with these problems. Let us know which database tools have had the greatest impact on improving your software delivery process!


Vote Now!

Vote here for your favorite Release Management and Database Management tools to be included in version 4 of the Periodic Table of DevOps Tools! (Voting for ALL categories is open, by the way.) We have 13,700+ votes already across all categories, and now it's YOUR turn to have a say. Here's how it works:

  • Go to the voting page
  • Select a category
  • Vote and rank your favorite tools
  • Optional: After casting your votes, you can also enter to win great XebiaLabs’ Periodic Table of DevOps Tools swag!

Note: Voting closes on April 20!

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