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

Dude, where’s my database? Inventory management by Foundry

Foundry is Redgate’s research and development division. We develop products and technologies for the Microsoft data platform. Each project progresses through Foundry’s four-stage product development process: research, concept, prototype and beta. At each stage, the Foundry team is exploring the scope and potential for Redgate to develop a product. We’ve just started researching inventory... read more

How Redgate helped define a truly automated database deployment process

At the end of 2016, we interviewed Bob Walker, a Lead Application Developer, to find out how he went about setting up automated database deployments using Redgate tools and what lessons he’d learned. The highlights make interesting reading. You describe the time before Redgate database automation as ‘truly the Wild West of database development’.... read more

Why people flocked to the SQL Clone live stream event

Live streaming events is something that’s rather new to Redgate, the first one being SQL in the City back in December, which was a great success. So with the launch of our new tool SQL Clone looming, we thought we’d do it again. There’s good reason too. While meeting people face-to-face at events is... read more