20 February 2018

20 February 2018

It’s events season – will you join us?

There are three major events coming up, and you’re invited! This week Redgate are excited to be exhibiting as Gold sponsors at SQLBits 2018. SQLBits is THE largest SQL Server conference in Europe, and best of all this year it’s taking place just down the road from Redgate’s HQ, at Olympia in London. We’ll... Read more

19 February 2018

19 February 2018

How to build a DevOps roadmap to kickstart your digital transformation journey

Business leaders have never been more aware of the disruptive impact of digital technology. Across every industrial sector, organizations are embarking on digital transformation programs aimed at improving internal systems and delivering better products and services to customers. But no organization can afford to see a ‘digital first’ program as a one-off fix or... Read more

14 February 2018

14 February 2018

So what is a Data Protection Impact Assessment and why should organizations care?

If you’ve read anything about the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you’ll probably have seen the phrase Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) used. It’s similar to the current Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) already in place in countries like the UK and a DPIA is expected to address four areas: A description of the... Read more

7 February 2018

7 February 2018

The top 7 benefits of DevOps for CEOs

If you were asked what the benefits of DevOps are, you could probably name two or three straight away. Maybe four or five. But – and here’s the thing – what if the person down the corridor was asked the same question? Someone who works in the same place, but does a different job.... Read more

29 January 2018

29 January 2018

Introducing a DevOps culture

A big part of the DevOps discussion is the concept of implementing a DevOps culture across organizations. Unfortunately, I often hear it as something that should just happen. We’ll take care of the process and tools, you go and focus on the DevOps culture. How do we define that DevOps culture? What does it mean... Read more

22 January 2018

22 January 2018

Bringing DevOps to the database. Part 2: Continuous delivery

In part 1 of Bringing DevOps to the database, we saw how DevOps thinking is moving from the application to the database. By encouraging collaboration not competition between developers and Database Administrators (DBAs), choosing the right tools, and introducing version control for databases, organizations can open the doors to database DevOps. That’s not the... Read more

18 January 2018

18 January 2018

Right-sizing for a cloud service

When it’s time to purchase new resources for one or more applications, the non-scientific approach of guesstimating the requirements can be expensive, whether for on-premises capital expenditures or cloud-based services. For stakeholders deciding on how to provision the data services, is it better to start small and grow the resources as needed? Certainly the... Read more

15 January 2018

15 January 2018

Bringing DevOps to the database. Part 1: Version control

For some years now, DevOps practices have been exciting application developers with their promise of short iterations, fast releases, and features that get into the hands of users sooner. Those same practices are now entering the database space, but how can database development adapt, and where should it start? DevOps has been claiming converts... Read more

15 January 2018

15 January 2018

Save the date: February 28, 2018 – More free SQL Server training the Redgate way

Following the popular response to SQL in the City Streamed, Redgate’s free virtual event which has been held annually for the past two years, I’m excited to announce SQL in the City Streamed will now be happening every quarter during 2018. Redgate’s Data Platform MVPs, Steve Jones, Grant Fritchey and Kathi Kellenberger, will head... Read more