SQL Data Generator

Protecting production data in non-production environments

A traditional IT problem in many organizations is that the development and operations teams each work in their own silo, and each tends to regard the other as having different, and often conflicting, goals. Developers are focused on the needs of just one application. Operations must keep the whole maze of production systems running throughout […] Read more

Tackle common database problems more effectively

While the database is sometimes seen as the blocker in the development process, it doesn’t have to be. With the right knowledge and tools, you can stop problems before they occur, help to speed up development, and reduce errors at deployment time. That’s where the Redgate Hub enters the picture. It’s the one resource you […] Read more

Get a lot more value from your tools

From provisioning databases through to version control, automated deployments and monitoring, Redgate has a tool for every part of the database development process. You probably have a favored tool but if you’ve been using it for a while, you may not be making the most of the latest features. The development teams behind the products […] Read more

Keep your career on track

Whether you’re a DBA responsible for a whole server estate, or a developer who works with databases as part of your job, one of your biggest challenges is keeping on top of the information overload out there. What’s valuable to know? What’s essential for your job? How can you do your job better and smarter, […] Read more

SQL Clone

New permissions features brings access control to SQL Clone

Ever since its launch, SQL Clone has been attracting waves of interest. By allowing SQL Server databases or backups to be cloned in seconds, as well as saving up to 99% of disk space, it removes the burden of database provisioning. What about access, though? Let’s say you have a mixed team of database developers, […] Read more

SQL Prompt

Using multiple custom SQL formatting styles in SQL Prompt

Usually, when coding SQL, you will want to go along with the coding style of the team you are working with. In my previous articles on SQL Prompt, I explained why a team of programmers might want to adopt a T-SQL coding standard, how SQL Prompt could make this easier, and then how to use […] Read more

SQL Compare

A whole new way to see differences in SQL Compare

In the latest release of SQL Compare, we’ve added a brand new way to examine the differences between two objects in your database. Until now, SQL Compare has relied on the SQL difference viewer to convey the differences between an object in the source database and its counterpart in the target database: Don’t worry, this […] Read more

SQL Monitor

SQL Monitor plans for the second half of 2017

SQL Monitor’s dev team has made huge improvements to the product over the last year. In the first half of 2017 alone, they released reporting capabilities, support for collecting metrics from VMWare hosts, significant improvements to performance and scalability, improved configurability of alerts, as well as dozens of smaller enhancements. Since we’re about half way […] Read more

SQL Prompt

The Louis Davidson custom style for SQL Prompt

My previous article in this series explained why it’s important for a development team to adopt a common standard for formatting SQL code. It also gave a broad overview of the styles and actions within SQL Prompt that can help define and implement that standard. Unfortunately, many teams avoid the topic of a standard code […] Read more

SQL Prompt

How to implement a SQL formatting standard using SQL Prompt v8

With ten programmers working on the same project, how do you agree on a standard style for formatting SQL code, and then implement it consistently? One way is through draconian rules, meeting after meeting, and the occasional sacrifice of a programmer to put the fear in those who remain. If that doesn’t sound like fun, […] Read more