Posts Categorized in Database DevOps & DLM

This is the most exciting time there’s ever been to be in the software space in general and the database world specifically. Continuous delivery practices have moved into the enterprise and the database needs to keep up too. At Redgate, we’re making it possible with a Database Lifecycle Management (DLM) process that mirrors the more familiar Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). The result? DevOps for the database becomes a reality. Crucially, Redgate software allies it to application DevOps by plugging into the same software stack. Find out more by reading our latest blog posts.

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

SQL Data Mask: masking configurations and reports

SQL Data Mask is the latest prototype to come out of the 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. In our last update we shipped the first on premises version of the app, previous... read more

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy of Lost Time

For century upon century, scientists, academics and plain argumentative sods have been debating, shouting and occasionally bashing each other over the heads about one of the biggest questions the galaxy faces: what came first – the sloth or the Silmarillions? You’ve probably pondered the very same question and it’s one of the many monumental... 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

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