23 May 2019

23 May 2019

Loading data into SQL Data Warehouse

In this step-by-step guide, we’ll be walking through the process of moving data from an on-premises SQL Server to Azure SQL Data Warehouse using the Copy Data feature in Azure Data Factory. The use case we’ll focus on is the first-time loading of data. Skip to instructions A note to Data Platform Studio users... Read more

22 May 2019

22 May 2019

Bloor 2019 Market Update for Test Data Management lists Redgate as an innovator

Bloor has published its 2019 Market Update for Test Data Management, listing Redgate as an innovator, and scoring SQL Provision 4.5 stars out of 5 for test data provisioning. If you’re not familiar with Bloor, it’s an independent research and analyst house founded to help organizations choose optimal technology solutions. As database teams grapple with... Read more

20 May 2019

20 May 2019

Enhancing your database development using coding standards

Development and IT departments face increasing demands to deliver changes faster, often with increasing complexity and less tolerance for downtime, and without a corresponding growth in team size to handle the extra work. Standardizing database development practices by establishing coding standards can help achieve this by removing blockers to understanding code, easing the implementation... Read more

10 May 2019

10 May 2019

Six reasons to version control your database

For most application developers, it’s unthinkable to work without version control. The benefits of tracking and retaining an incremental history of code changes are long understood in the world of software development. No surprise then that the overwhelming majority of respondents in our 2019 State of Database DevOps survey confirmed they’re already using this... Read more

9 May 2019

9 May 2019

Where do data breaches come from?

I recently did some research on the source of data breaches and in this article, I’m going to talk a bit about my current favorite source for breach information, and what I learned. Verizon publishes the Data Breach Investigations Report annually and the latest report is the 11th edition, so they’ve had some practice.... Read more

2 May 2019

2 May 2019

How can we close the tech skills gap?

One of the most profound challenges faced by technology companies today is talent. According to the latest Harvey Nash survey, 65% of CIOs believe that a shortage of tech skills is affecting their ability to respond to change. The study quizzed 3,958 leaders globally and explored the causes of the tech skills gap – particularly... Read more