SQL Data Mask: new masking features, constants and composition

SQL Data Mask is the latest prototype to come out of Foundry, Redgate’s research and development division. It copies your database while anonymizing personal data. You can use it to mask your databases right now, free of charge, so download the latest on-premises version. We’re working closely with a select group of people who... read more

Are your automated tests slowing you down?

Slow, unreliable tests prevent teams doing great work, and make continuous delivery impossible. This was true for our SQL Source Control team when I started working with them. From pushing a commit to getting a complete set of tests took almost 12 hours. Then you had to rerun the raft of tests that sometimes... read more

Using SQL Census to audit SQL Server permissions

We’ve just released SQL Census, a prototype tool from Redgate’s Foundry division that makes auditing SQL Server user access permissions much easier. You can try it for free by downloading it from the Foundry website. To use SQL Census, you’ll need a free Microsoft Azure account – the tool doesn’t consume any Azure resources, it’s... read more

Who’d want to be a coach?

About a year ago, Redgate introduced a new role to support our development teams: Coaches. The idea’s simple. Our development teams are made up of software engineers and UX designers, who make great products. They can do that on their own, but many people are used to agile experts (like scrum masters or project... read more

Five minutes well spent

Make a positive impact on someone’s life today – all it takes is five minutes! This technique, ‘Five Minutes Well Spent’, turns all of us into motivational coaches, but without the need for incense and chanting. This blog post is also short, because it only takes five minutes to describe what this is and... read more

Where’s the Ops in DevOps? Part 3

In this three-part series, guest bloggers from DevOpsGuys look at the real role of Ops in DevOps. Where it changes, how it changes, and why Ops has an important part to play in the brave new world of DevOps. The top ten DevOps operational requirements One of the key tenets in DevOps is to... read more

You’re not delivering DevOps to the database

I’ve read through a number of the industry thought leaders to get an understanding of how DevOps is being communicated out there. As with so much else in life, you can start at Wikipedia to get a general understanding: DevOps … is a term used to refer to a set of practices that emphasize... read more

Where’s the Ops in DevOps? Part 2

In this three-part series, guest bloggers from DevOpsGuys look at the real role of Ops in DevOps. Where it changes, how it changes, and why Ops has an important part to play in the brave new world of DevOps. What does the future of IT Operations look like in a DevOps world? What does... read more

Provisioning just got BIGGER with SQL Clone v2

Today, we launched SQL Clone v2, which removes the previous 2TB size limit and now supports cloning databases up to 64TB. In this article, I’ll explain why I think this is big news for many organizations, and describe briefly the changes to SQL Clone v2 that made it possible. In larger organizations, such as... read more

Where’s the Ops in DevOps? Part 1

In this three-part series, guest bloggers from DevOpsGuys look at the real role of Ops in DevOps. Where it changes, how it changes, and why Ops has an important part to play in the brave new world of DevOps. DevOps does not equal ‘Developers managing Production’ I’ve had quite a few conversations, mainly with... read more