Posts Categorized in DevOps

This is the most exciting time there’s ever been to be in the software space in general and the database world specifically. DevOps has moved into the enterprise and the database needs to keep up too. At Redgate, we’re making it possible with a suite of database development tools that plug into and integrate with the software used in application development. The result? DevOps for the database has become a reality.

9 January 2017

9 January 2017

So what’s the real state of database DevOps?

Good question. Redgate recently ran a State of Database DevOps survey among 1,000 software professionals. The survey included developers, database administrators, and those at management level, and over half of the companies involved employed more than 500 people. I took a quick glance at the results in a recent blog post and talked about some surprising findings:... Read more

22 December 2016

22 December 2016

Why 2017 is the year of Database DevOps and why database professionals should lead the charge

At Redgate, we think DevOps is now sufficiently mainstream and that it’s worth businesses thinking of moving to a database DevOps type of world. One of the reasons is the 2016 State of DevOps Report from Puppet Labs. They interviewed 4,500 people about their experiences of DevOps and the report provides some strong evidence... Read more

16 December 2016

16 December 2016

DevOps for the database – the inside story

Lots of people talk about DevOps lots of the time. No surprise there. It’s seen as the route to speed up the software delivery cycle, while at the same time improving the efficiency and quality of the development process. But how many companies out there are actually doing DevOps? What are the obstacles to... Read more

25 November 2016

25 November 2016

Skyscanner’s continuous delivery journey

Skyscanner, the Scottish company behind the popular travel search website, has already grown to considerable scale since it was founded by Gareth Williams in 2003. Williams was inspired to create the business by his own frustrations in trying to find the best deal for a skiing holiday. As the Skyscanner website describes it: “A... Read more

7 November 2016

7 November 2016

An introduction to SQL Source Control

In our series of blog posts about Version Control and the Database, we’ve explored the history of version control, why databases have some unique requirements, and why it’s important to include them in your VCS. In this concluding post, I focus on Redgate SQL Source Control and answer some fundamental questions about what it... Read more

7 November 2016

7 November 2016

A brief history of version control

The fledgling computer industry did not invent version control. It merely adopted practices that were already well established in industrial manufacturing and design, where large, complex machines such as aircraft, tanks or motor cars required a great deal of discipline, particularly in the technical drawing of components. It all started with engineering The engineering... Read more

8 September 2016

8 September 2016

3 ways to get hands-on with DLM

Most people involved in database development would agree Database Lifecycle Management (DLM) is a good idea. When implemented correctly, you get a reliable, repeatable and predictable way of delivering database changes and minimize much of the deployment pain associated with manual processes. So why isn’t everyone doing it already? Well, because putting it into... Read more

28 July 2016

28 July 2016

Database automation made easier

Last week saw the release of DLM Automation – a new improved version of our database automation offering. So what’s changed? DLM Automation combines all the functionality of its predecessors, SQL CI and SQL Release, in one unified tool. This means you now only need to install one product in order to set up... Read more