13 June 2019

13 June 2019

Managing your server estate – can we help?

Here in the Redgate Foundry, we’ve been conducting research to understand ways to help data professionals manage their server estates more effectively. Our aim is to support you in providing a single source of truth about what is happening in your estate, provide a foundation for you to build and plan from, and empower... Read more

13 June 2019

13 June 2019

Database provisioning and containers

You might have heard of the concept of containers, at least in passing – or maybe you’re already using them widely in both dev/test and production. Containers are a great way to isolate your application code from the environment it’s running in, and they offer a range of benefits from easier deployments and scaling... Read more

Sharing data in a secure way

One of the most common processes in software development is using a copy of production data to help develop new features or troubleshoot an issue. This typically involves creating a database backup by copying backup files to a local development server or the developer’s computer. In this process there are several risks involving the... Read more

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