18 July 2019

18 July 2019

5 reasons to read IDC’s Executive Brief on Compliant Database DevOps

Ahead of our attendance at IDC’s DevOps Conference in September 2019, we approached Jen Thomson, IDC’s Senior Research Director & Lead for Accelerated App Delivery Practice, to help us articulate how pivotal the database estate and the supporting team are in enterprises seeking to optimize software delivery. The resulting Executive Brief, Compliant Database DevOps:... Read more

9 July 2019

9 July 2019

What are the biggest challenges in monitoring SQL Server, and what should you expect from a third-party tool?

Redgate has just published the 2019 State of SQL server Monitoring Report, so I thought I’d read it to find out if the results it reveals chime with my own experience talking to large, distributed enterprises about the challenges they face when it comes to monitoring. Based on a survey of 820 database professionals... Read more

27 June 2019

27 June 2019

Enter data privacy. Exit SQL Server 2008.

SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 are out of extended support as of July 2019, but the end of bug fixes, security updates and ongoing support has far-reaching data privacy implications, as James Boother from Microsoft Gold Partner, Coeo, explains. Microsoft products typically have five years of mainstream support, followed by five... Read more

19 June 2019

19 June 2019

Level Up 2019, Redgate’s Internal Tech Conference

On Tuesday 19th March 2019, Redgate held our second annual internal product development conference, Level Up 2019. The conference took place at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, and involved 120 Redgaters coming together to share skills, knowledge, and ideas with their colleagues. At Redgate, learning and development is important to us. We believe encouraging... Read more

19 June 2019

19 June 2019

Data privacy next steps: Compliant Database DevOps

Over the last few years we’ve seen a shift in customer concerns around personal data, brought about by frequent reports of breaches involving famous brands and the growth in new legislation designed to combat this trend. The Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal in early 2018 was a wakeup call for many. Here was a platform that we’d... Read more

19 June 2019

19 June 2019

Data privacy. Don’t look forward. Look back.

You may have heard the news about Amazon being sued recently for storing recordings of children talking to Alexa, without first asking for consent. Two suits were filed in Seattle and Los Angeles, ironically on the day before the company released its new Echo Dot Kids Edition smart speaker. The lawsuits allege Amazon failed... Read more