Masking your on-premises database with SQL Data Mask

Things move fast in Foundry, Redgate’s research and development division. In our last update three weeks ago we announced our intention to build a version of SQL Data Mask that would mask on-premises SQL Server databases, as well as Azure SQL Databases. We’re pleased to say this version is now available. We’re working closely... read more

The language of DevOps ROI

How do you quantify the value of DevOps? The answer might depend on what value actually means for your organization, which stakeholder you’re talking to, and what type of lens they’re looking through. DevOps is clearly becoming more popular. 33% of respondents in our State of Database DevOps survey had already adopted a DevOps... read more

The countdown to Microsoft Build 2017

We’re excited to return to Microsoft Build again this year, this time in Seattle, WA. In Microsoft’s own words, Software continues to transform the world in remarkable ways and developers are at the center of it. Microsoft Build is the perfect opportunity to learn about breaking announcements and plans, and see the latest technology... read more

How my sabbatical benefited both Redgate and me

I consider myself to be really lucky to work for a company that values its employees. One of the ways it shows this is by offering staff a six week paid sabbatical for every five years we’ve worked here. Yes, you heard me right – after just five years! And yes – paid! Simon... read more

SQL Data Mask: now featuring configurable masks

SQL Data Mask is the latest prototype to come out of the Foundry. It copies your database while anonymizing personal data. You can use it to mask your databases right now, free of charge. What we’ve been up to: Progress on SQL Data Mask is advancing quickly. Based on the feedback you’ve given us,... read more

Using striped backups with SQL Clone

If you’re a Redgate SQL Backup customer, occasionally you’ll need to convert your SQL Backup (.sqb) files to the native SQL Server backup format (.bak), perhaps to perform native database restores on a server where SQL Backup isn’t installed. This produces a striped backup, because each thread used when making the backup will produce... read more