20 September 2017

20 September 2017

The importance of bringing Python to SQL Server

When SQL Server 2017 launched, Microsoft proudly announced that it was the first relational database engine to ship with built-in artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. In the future, database servers running its software won’t just be able to store, query, and analyse data. Instead, they’ll also be able to perform machine learning, natural language, and neural... Read more

15 September 2017

15 September 2017

What UX emoji would you design?

At last week’s UX Cambridge conference, we set the challenge to design a new UX emoji. We had great fun this week laying all the entries out on a table and choosing our favourites, X Factor style , until one of the entries literally got four yeses for ‘making that emoji their own’ (that’s... Read more

15 September 2017

15 September 2017

Product marketing, the Redgate way

On your first day at Redgate you get a packet of Jammie Dodgers. Although I was never told exactly what to do with them, the implied meaning was that they were to help me get to know my colleagues. If I shared them around the office over a cup of coffee, it might help... Read more

6 September 2017

6 September 2017

Discover database DevOps at Microsoft Ignite

We’re excited to be part of Microsoft Ignite this year, in sunny Orlando, Florida. In Microsoft’s own words, this is the event where ‘The community of IT professionals comes together to transform your businesses’. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn about breaking announcements and plans, see the latest technology in action, and ask questions... Read more

6 September 2017

6 September 2017

Find out more about database DevOps at an event near you

DevOps has come a long way since it was first showcased in Flickr’s seminal ’10 deploys per day’ Velocity presentation in 2009. Just eight years later, it is being rapidly adopted and, as the 2017 State of DevOps Report from DORA and Puppet shows, there are big advantages for companies and organizations which embrace... Read more

29 August 2017

29 August 2017

Creatures of habit, snowflakes, and integration tax

When DevOps was first talked about in Flickr’s seminal ’10 deploys per day’ Velocity presentation in 2009, it was regarded by some as strange and alien to corporate culture. It was the antithesis to the accepted way of doing things, a threat to established and proven processes: it was downright dangerous. Times have changed.... Read more

23 August 2017

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23 August 2017

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Why don’t you unit test SQL Server code?

The download count of the tSQLt unit testing framework is surprisingly low, yet this outstanding open source software can revolutionize your SQL Server development process. Hopefully, this post will show the benefits of test-driven development and including automated SQL Server unit testing within your release pipeline. This simple technique can have a profound effect... Read more

22 August 2017

22 August 2017

SQL Census update: new server view

SQL Census is the latest prototype to come out of Foundry, Redgate’s research and development division. It helps you trace SQL Server user access permissions. You can use it to for free of charge by downloading it. We’re working closely with a select group of people who are helping us test and iterate this... Read more

15 August 2017

15 August 2017

Down Tools Week 2017

Once a year, we hold Down Tools Week at Redgate. It’s our version of a hack week – a chance to put down the day job and spend a week working on something completely different. It’s an opportunity for our developers, designers and even marketers to work on ideas that interest and inspire them beyond... Read more