Posts Tagged with SQL Clone

SQL Clone competition – win an Amazon Echo Dot

Competition time! To celebrate the launch of SQL Clone, we’re giving away 25 Amazon Echo Dots and 5 SQL Clone licenses. We had a bit of fun creating a skill for Alexa that provisions databases using SQL Clone because, not only does SQL Clone provision databases in seconds using just megabytes of disk space,... read more

Database provisioning from backups using SQL Clone

In a previous article, Getting started with SQL Clone, I described how SQL Clone could remove much of the administrative burden from the database provisioning process, the advantages of a new, lightweight process to spin up “real databases” for use in development and test work, and finally how to produce data images and then... read more

SQL Clone: the aspirin for your database provisioning headaches

When developing a database as a team, most team members would generally prefer to work with their own, isolated copy of the database, rather than work on a shared development database. Up to now, however, there have been a number of additional management and security problems with the dedicated database approach and these burdens... read more

We’ve ‘cloned’ SQL in the City Streamed

Following the success of SQL in the City Streamed back in December, we’re excited to let you know that we’re running another virtual live stream event this month. This time, it will focus exclusively on our new tool, SQL Clone. Join the SQL Clone product launch Live Stream on 29th March Our popular evangelists and... read more

Team-based database development with SQL Clone

For most development teams, the database provisioning process involves some element of compromise. Often, developers will work with the up-to-date database schema but only a small sample of test data, for example. It’s a fast, lightweight approach that is sufficient for most simple tests, but it doesn’t necessarily reveal exactly how the application will... read more

SQL Clone and backups protected with TDE – part 2

My last article demonstrated that you can use SQL Clone to make a copy of a live database, even when that database is protected with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE). However, not everyone will want to use SQL Clone against a live database, especially a production database. Fortunately, SQL Clone allows you to build an... read more

SQL Clone and databases protected with TDE – part 1

SQL Clone is designed to make it easy to provision copies of a database for development and test environments in seconds. Often, these ‘clones’ are copies of production databases, which contain sensitive data that needs to be protected from unauthorized access. Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) is one technique that many organizations have implemented in... read more

Database provisioning: getting started with SQL Clone

For large databases, it’s a hard and time consuming task to provide database developers with development or test copies of that database that resemble the production database, in terms of the size, distribution and nature of the data. It can take a lot of time to produce a copy of the latest database build,... read more