I’ve grown up reading Tom Clancy and probably most of you have at least seen Red October, so this book caught my eye when browsing used books for a recent trip. It’s a fairly human look at what’s involved in sailing on a Trident missile submarine…
Our developers evidently had too much time on their hands after building SQL Clone. They created a skill in Alexa that lets you clone a database using voice commands. In fact, I was recently visiting Redgate HQ and was able to try it out and you can watch here.
Now, in celebration of the launch of SQL Clone, we want to enable you to do some voice commands of your own. We’re giving away five Amazon Echo Dots and one copy of SQL Clone to an overall winner. To enter, go into the comments and let us know what skill you would like to build for Alexa (you don’t have to actually do it). You may want to automate provisioning a development server, refresh your QA instance, or simulate a launch of all the nukes, any of this through voice commands. Just let me know in the comments below and you’ll be entered into the contest.
I think that SQL Clone is going to rapidly expand the kind of work you can do within your Database Lifecycle Management processes in support of DevOps. Download a copy and try it out for 14 days to see if I’m right.