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.

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

30 July 2020

30 July 2020

Flyway: Naming Patterns Matter

Frequently when we demonstrate how our tools work, we take the happy path. Everything is configured correctly. Nothing goes wrong. We introduce a simple change and, ta-da, everything works. However, it’s important to know just how things work when the path isn’t so happy. For example, what if, like I did recently, you mess... Read more

20 July 2020

20 July 2020

Redgate and the Cloud

While there are organizations that will, for valid reasons, never move anything to the cloud, for the rest of us, the cloud is here to stay. In fact, for many of us, our cloud undertakings are growing and growing. The good news is, Redgate is right there with you. Many of our tools already... Read more

10 March 2020

10 March 2020

Does DevOps deliver during a health crisis?

The world today is suffering from the advent of a new disease, COVID-19. Now, all is not doom and gloom, and there is absolutely no reason for any kind of panicked response. The reasonable voices suggest this may simply become like the flu, or, with a vaccine, be eliminated entirely. However, the situation we’re... Read more