Posts by
Kate Duggan

7 June 2017

7 June 2017

Six reasons to version control your database

For most application developers, it’s unthinkable to work without version control. The benefits of tracking and retaining an incremental history of code changes are long understood in the world of software development. No surprise then that the overwhelming majority of respondents in our State of Database DevOps survey confirmed they’re already using this practice... Read more

16 May 2017

16 May 2017

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

3 February 2017

3 February 2017

Continuous Delivery – how do application and database development really compare?

Our recent State of Database DevOps survey showed that DevOps practices like continuous delivery are still far more commonplace in application development than in database development. So why is that – and why should teams care?  Building great software is never just about the code. It’s also about managing multiple teams, timelines, and frequently... Read more

20 January 2017

20 January 2017

Where’s the database in DevOps?

At the end of 2015, we interviewed James Betteley, Head of Education at DevOpsGuys about the role of the database in DevOps. James is a firm believer that DevOps is about people and processes, and that while automation tools are necessary, they are not sufficient for a team to be a DevOps team. Here’s what... Read more

25 November 2016

25 November 2016

Skyscanner’s continuous delivery journey

Skyscanner, the Scottish company behind the popular travel search website, announced it was being bought by Chinese tourism group Ctrip.com for £1.4bn yesterday. The media have focused on the fact that this announcement comes only 24 hours after the British chancellor Phillip Hammond pledged measures to combat the “long-standing problem of our fastest growing... Read more

8 September 2016

8 September 2016

3 ways to get hands-on with DLM

Most people involved in database development would agree Database Lifecycle Management (DLM) is a good idea. When implemented correctly, you get a reliable, repeatable and predictable way of delivering database changes and minimize much of the deployment pain associated with manual processes. So why isn’t everyone doing it already? Well, because putting it into... Read more

28 July 2016

28 July 2016

Database automation made easier

Last week saw the release of DLM Automation – a new improved version of our database automation offering. So what’s changed? DLM Automation combines all the functionality of its predecessors, SQL CI and SQL Release, in one unified tool. This means you now only need to install one product in order to set up... Read more