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

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

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30 November 2017

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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