Posts by
Grant Fritchey

Grant Fritchey works for Redgate Software as a Devops Advocate. Grant has worked for more than thirty years in IT as a developer and a DBA. He has built systems from the major enterprise to distributed systems to small boutique companies. Grant writes articles on various data related topics for SQL Server Central and SimpleTalk. He is the author of multiple books including, SQL Server Execution Plans and SQL Server Query Performance Tuning. Grant currently serves on the Board of Directors of the PASS organization, a non-profit professional organization for data professionals. He develops and presents complete structured learning plans to teach Azure, AWS, and other data related topics to developers and other IS personnel. Grant is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and an AWS Community Builder.

22 February 2021

22 February 2021

Database DevOps at Ignite

We’re only a week away from the Microsoft Ignite virtual conference. Ignite runs between March 2nd and March 4th. Follow the link to see the stellar individuals who will be presenting great content. There are a lot of opportunities to learn all you can about Microsoft technologies. I’ve got additional good news. Redgate is... Read more

29 December 2020

29 December 2020

Challenges to Database DevOps: Dealing With Drift

Sometimes, people start their DevOps journey by getting their database into source control, but then, they don’t deploy from source control. Instead, they continue their manual deployments to production. Quickly they find that the database code in their production instances and the database code in their source control system don’t match. Alternatively, you may... Read more

10 December 2020

10 December 2020

Challenges to Database DevOps: Which Do you Deploy First, the Database or the Application?

Challenges to Implementing Database DevOps: Should You Deploy Database Changes Before or After Application Changes? Another great question came out during the Challenges to Implementing Database Devops that I’d like to try to address here. This question is pretty simple, although the answer might be a little complicated: Should you deploy databases changes before... Read more