16 February 2017

16 February 2017

DevOps – a DBA’s perspective

Earlier this year, we ran a DevOps 101 webinar in conjunction with Redgate to a predominately DBA audience. In this blog post our own DBA, Paul Ibison, gives his views on what DevOps means from a DBA perspective. Note that Paul is a SQL Server DBA, so some of the comments are specific to... Read more

3 February 2017

3 February 2017

Continuous Delivery – how do application and database development really compare?

Our recent State of Database DevOps survey showed that DevOps practices like continuous delivery are still far more commonplace in application development than in database development. So why is that – and why should teams care?  Building great software is never just about the code. It’s also about managing multiple teams, timelines, and frequently... Read more

2 February 2017

2 February 2017

Streamlining database deployments with SQL Compare

When I attended PASS Summit recently, I sat down with Chris Yates, Assistant Vice President and Database Administration Manager of Republic Bank, to understand more about their day-to-day development tasks and how Redgate tools have helped improve their development practices. This is their story. “In a previous life, SQL Server database comparisons and deployments... Read more

20 January 2017

20 January 2017

Where’s the database in DevOps?

At the end of 2015, we interviewed James Betteley, Head of Education at DevOpsGuys about the role of the database in DevOps. James is a firm believer that DevOps is about people and processes, and that while automation tools are necessary, they are not sufficient for a team to be a DevOps team. Here’s what... Read more

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

21 December 2016

21 December 2016

SQL in the City Streamed was a blast

Here at Redgate, there’s a strong sense of working as a team, even across functions, and that really came through during the preparations for this year’s virtual SQL in the City Streamed. Doing a live stream isn’t something I’ve put my hand to before, but I knew a guy – two guys in fact. They... Read more