Philip Rathle

Philip Rathle, a principal solution architect for Embarcadero Technologies, has more than a decade of experience in data management. For more information about the company, go to

Articles by Philip Rathle

There is perhaps no area within database administration more time-consuming or fraught with difficulty as the need to accurately shepherd the varied and ongoing vectors of change across an organization's database infrastructure. A typical company has hundreds of databases, each with thousands of database objects, instantiated across multiple environments. The process of database change management touches many different people in the organization, including analysts, architects, modelers, developers, and DBAs; it also invokes common umbrella functions, such as change management, corporate security, data governance and SOA.

Posted January 15, 2008