Richard Macaskill

Richard is a Product Manager at Redgate, having previously spent almost 20 years in IT management, database administration and development for Insurance and Financial Services firms in London, back-filling other roles along the way. He spends much of his time boring anyone in earshot about the DevOps and automation implications of financial compliance and audit.

29 June 2018
29 June 2018

Is this a ‘new dawn’ for the data catalog?

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How should you store the information you need to understand the information in your relational databases? Or rather, how should you store the information your new developers need, that your compliance team requires, that your business wants? With extended properties, Microsoft gave us a mechanism in SQL Server to add metadata to database objects. Extended … Read more
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23 December 2015
23 December 2015

Wherever I Lay My Hat: Release Management in TeamCity with Redgate DLM

Where you have multiple services, applications and databases in your environment, and perhaps with high levels of scrutiny and governance, you'll probably want a Release Management system for deploying database and application code together: You can, alternatively, use a separate Release Management component. But for simpler applications, you can use your existing build system such as TeamCity to deploy changes. Using a database deployment example, Richard Macaskill shows how.… Read more