Just-In-Time Scalability: Agile Methods to Support Massive Growth

In the course of six months IMVU’s user base quadrupled in size. At the start of this period we were bottlenecked on a single central database. During these six months we evolved IMVU’s architecture to use caching with memcached, replication, horizontal and vertical partitioning to support this growth. We’ll look …

Effective Test Driven Database Development

Although test-driven development is now considered common sense in the OO world, it is very rare in database development. This session looks at the reasons behind that and presents solutions and best practices for test-driven database development. Database testing is analysed from two aspects: unit-testing in the database (stored procedures,views) …

Agile Database Techniques: Data Doesn’t Have To Be A Four-Letter Word Anymore

Data is clearly an important aspect of software-based systems, a fact that the information technology (IT) industry has understood for decades, yet many agile development teams are struggling to involve data professionals within their projects. The Agile Data (AD) methodology defines a philosophical framework for data-oriented activities within agile projects, …