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.

23 October 2020

23 October 2020

Let’s Talk About Build vs. Buy

I have written a nearly 1,000 page book on SQL Server performance tuning. In several chapters through the book, I outline all the necessary metrics you need to monitor your systems. I also show exactly how to put together those metrics in a variety of tools built into your OS and SQL Server itself.... Read more

5 October 2020

5 October 2020

The OWASP Top 10 Security Risks and Redgate Tools

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a nonprofit foundation focused on improving the security of software. They have all sorts of projects, presentations, and educational content, but one of the things they are most known for is the OWASP Top Ten. This is an annual report on the top ten most critical... Read more

17 September 2020

17 September 2020

Starting to Use Git Hooks With a Team

Git Hooks are scripts that can be run in response to certain actions. Git Hooks are defined for each repository within your system. By design, the Hooks are not transmitted between repositories. The idea behind the design is that an evil actor can’t introduce automated code to anyone’s machine. I’m all in favor of... Read more

15 September 2020

15 September 2020

Building an AWS DevOps Pipeline for Databases

The first time you try to automate a database deployment using any of the available flow control tools, all the moving parts makes the task look insanely difficult and this is not any different within the AWS Developer Tools. However, after you get over that initial shock, the processes are not nearly as difficult... Read more

7 August 2020

7 August 2020

A Flyway Migration Using Docker

A lot of work with Flyway is going to take place on development machines with the Flyway command line installed. Another healthy chunk of the work will be on dedicated instances used for Continuous Integration (CI) or Continuous Delivery (CD), again, with the command line installed. However, what happens when you start automating more... Read more