As 2020 draws to a close, managers in many organizations are considering what the next 12 months IT strategy should look like, and how this underpins business objectives. Given the current business climate where the pandemic has prompted many companies to change the way they work, it’s even more important right now – and it’s an opportunity to get ahead.
Ami Adler, a Software Development Manager at Datafaction explains how they used Redgate tools, and others, to introduce automation and testing into their Database DevOps processes and so achieved a faster and more reliable deployment process for their application.
Tony Maddonna, BMW’s SQL Server Enterprise Architect, writes about the challenges of database monitoring. Drawing on experiences throughout his career, this blog covers manual vs third party, proactive monitoring in dev and test, and managing expectations of the cloud. To learn more, and read his tips on how to build a business case for third-party tooling, check out his blog.
Imagine having at your fingertips all the metadata queries you need to explore your SQL Server databases and then, a few clicks later, all your diagnostic queries to troubleshoot their performance. Phil Factor demonstrates how it can be done, by storing each set of snippets in a standard JSON collection and using PowerShell to convert them to SQL Prompt snippet files.
Are you new to Version Control and not sure where to start? Visit the Redgate University and check out Steve Jones' Introduction to Version Control course. In just 20 minutes Steve will give you a rundown of what version control is and what the benefits are.
Redgate is giving you the chance to win a three-month subscription to Pluralsight (the technical skills training platform) in this month’s forum competition. To enter, simply share ‘how SQL Compare has helped you’.
Jeremiah Peschka, a tech lead for SQL Monitor development, explains the new SQL Server configuration options available for the data repository, and how enabling them might improve SQL Monitor performance, when reading and writing monitoring data.