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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.

The Role of the DBA Is Changing

For good or for ill, technology is constantly shifting and with it, the roles of those who manage that technology also shift. This is no different for a DBA than it is for a developer, an admin, or analyst. As new technology, like the adoption of the cloud, changes the role, people start to... Read more

Grant Fritchey

26 April 2021

Grant Fritchey

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

Grant Fritchey

29 March 2021

Grant Fritchey

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

Grant Fritchey

22 March 2021

Grant Fritchey

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