Posts by
Mary Robbins

10 May 2019

10 May 2019

Six reasons to version control your database

Updated April 2020 For most application developers, it’s unthinkable to work without version control. The benefits of tracking and retaining an incremental history of code changes are long understood in the world of software development. No surprise then that 80% of respondents in our 2020 State of Database DevOps survey confirmed they’re already using this... Read more

31 January 2019

31 January 2019

Find out the real state of database DevOps

Database DevOps has been a ‘thing’ for a while now. Introducing practices like version control and continuous integration to database development reduces errors, speeds up deployments, and can help in demonstrating compliance with data protection regulations. A measure of its increasing importance was also highlighted in DORA’s latest State of DevOps Report which, for... Read more

29 August 2018

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29 August 2018

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It’s official: database development is now part of DevOps

You’ll probably have heard of the Accelerate State of DevOps Report from DORA. Now in its fifth year and backed by rigorous research involving 30,000+ professionals worldwide, it has consistently shown that higher software delivery performance delivers powerful business outcomes. There’s a welcome insight in the 2018 report, however, because for the first time... Read more

19 July 2018

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19 July 2018

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The march of DevOps from the backroom to the boardroom

By encouraging collaboration and teamwork, removing the barriers between development and operations, and introducing automation, DevOps speeds up software delivery and enables features to move from the fingers of developers into the hands of customers faster. It’s an important topic to stay current with because software development is no longer confined to the usual... Read more

The 2018 State of DevOps Survey. Don’t just wait for it. Be a part of it.

The annual State of DevOps Survey from DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) has become a valued part of the IT information landscape. Each year, it identifies the issues that matter the most to IT professionals, and unlocks new findings to help improve the resource management, productivity and quality of IT teams. There’s an additional... Read more

21 December 2017

21 December 2017

Introducing database automation with the SQL Toolbelt

For many companies, particularly those in the financial sector, a key technology consideration is risk management because if systems go down, it can cost a lot of money very quickly. Take ABSA Bank, a subsidiary of the Barclays Africa Group. Serving customers in South Africa and Namibia, it provides retail, business, corporate, and investment... Read more

6 September 2017

6 September 2017

Discover database DevOps at Microsoft Ignite

We’re excited to be part of Microsoft Ignite this year, in sunny Orlando, Florida. In Microsoft’s own words, this is the event where ‘The community of IT professionals comes together to transform your businesses’. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn about breaking announcements and plans, see the latest technology in action, and ask questions... Read more