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.

26 April 2021

26 April 2021

Database Refresh and In-Flight Changes

An interesting question came up at the Redgate Summit a few weeks ago: What approach do you take to maintain database releases/changes in-flight that haven’t been applied to Production after them being wiped out after a database refresh? I have to assume that the person asking this question has not taken even the first... Read more

29 March 2021

29 March 2021

Who Is Responsible For Building Tests?

When you begin to automate your deployments, you’re also going to start automating your testing. After all, a deployment, in and of itself, is a test. However, pretty quickly, you are going to come to the question that’s the title of this post: Who is responsible for building tests? I have two flippant answers... Read more

22 March 2021

22 March 2021

DevOps As a Bludgeon

When I first started trying to figure out how to automate database deployments, over 15 years ago, I will freely admit, I was both skeptical and reluctant. I had to be dragged up to the notion that automating getting the database code out the door wasn’t just an excuse by the developers to find... Read more

16 March 2021

16 March 2021

Code Review and DevOps

Almost every time I teach a class on DevOps, one of the questions that comes up is: How do we do code reviews in this automated process? There are actually a number of answers to this question. Let’s walk through a few. Source Control If you’re automating your deployments, I don’t think I’m going... Read more

15 March 2021

15 March 2021

Three Steps To Get Started With Database DevOps

Once you’ve committed to changing your culture in order to automate your database deployments, what’s next? You’ve already done the hard part, making the decision to shift the culture. Now, what’s involved is just lots of labor. There are three things you can do to begin your Database DevOps journey: Get your database into... Read more

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