14 December 2017

14 December 2017

What is database DevOps, and why is it important for DBAs?

I’ve had many conversations at conferences where people have asked me about the role of the traditional DBA being phased out. When I ask why they think that’s the case, there’s a variety of answers: “The introduction of the cloud will take care of everything for us.” “The enhancements being made in automating SQL Server environments... Read more

5 December 2017

5 December 2017

Redgate and DLM Consultants: Working together to help data users become GDPR compliant

If you hold ‘personally identifiable information’ (PII) about EU citizens, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to you. That’s true even if you aren’t in the EU, since this law is extra-territorial. This is significant for various reasons, including the fact that the maximum penalties for failing to comply would probably bankrupt... Read more

4 December 2017

4 December 2017

The top 10 considerations when designing a data platform

Designing a data platform for a new product or service is a fascinating and exciting challenge. It’s also a daunting one. Instead of plugging a new feature into an existing platform that is proven and reliable, the onus is on you. You have to start from scratch and create a platform that becomes just... Read more

30 November 2017

30 November 2017

Would you like to see Redgate tools inside SQL Operations Studio?

You may already have heard about Microsoft’s new DevOps platform for database development, SQL Operations Studio, or “SQL Ops Studio”. The preview version was announced at PASS Summit on 1 November, and Foundry, the R&D division of Redgate has been researching the feasibility, practicality and appeal of cross-platform data tools for a while. You... Read more

22 November 2017

22 November 2017

Major new study reveals the true ROI of database DevOps

DevOps is moving into the mainstream, and the database is now being included, but what still holds some organizations back is the thorny issue of calculating the Return on Investment. If you’re a decision-maker in charge of running software development teams, you need to know that the investment you make in adopting new processes... Read more

17 November 2017

17 November 2017

Redgate data governance survey reveals database DevOps is the key to GDPR compliance

A major new data governance survey from Redgate demonstrates there are important GDPR compliance issues that need to be addressed – and that a DevOps approach to database development can provide the answers. A first glimpse into the results of the 2017 Data Governance Implementation survey, which questioned more than 500 SQL Server professionals,... Read more

12 November 2017

12 November 2017

5 tips for achieving continuous delivery

If you’re struggling to set up a reliable, repeatable release process you’re not alone. The good news is that most of the problems you’ll encounter have been solved before. There are many smart strategies you can use to create a fast, smooth release process that will give your entire team a competitive edge. Tip... Read more

6 November 2017

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6 November 2017

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The four pillars of DevOps

Firstly, let’s get something out of the way. DevOps is something that polarizes people because there are various definitions of what DevOps is. I actually never use the word with technical people because they hate it. Instead, I describe DevOps in such a way that they can’t argue with it, by using a slight... Read more