Tag Archives: DevOps

DevOps is Really Helpful

A few weeks ago I gave a presentation at the 24 Hours of Pass Summit Preview. During my session, a demo broke and I had to ignore it. Later I found the issue and blogged about it. What was neat for me … Continue reading

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Republish: State v Migrations

Back in the UK, so a republish of State v Migrations

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DevOps Debugs the Demo

I had my 24 Hours of Pass session today, Database DevOps to Ensure Compliance, and my demo broke. At least, it broke for me. I kept going and talked over things, but I hate that. It would have been impressive … Continue reading

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The Journey to DevOps

Netflix is one of those companies that I find amazing. I was an early subscriber to their mail DVD service, and thought it was amazing how they processed both orders and physical objects with technology. As they pivoted to streaming, I … Continue reading

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No More Downtime

At one point in my career, I worked for a wealth management firm. We managed funds for various customers, a part of which was making trades in the financial markets. Various brokers and companies used our platform to run their … Continue reading

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More SQL Server Updates

This was a busy week for updates. I finished adding new builds to the build lists for 2017, 2016, and 2014, the first time I’ve done all three platforms on the same day. To be fair, two updates were on the 19th and … Continue reading

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Are You a Traffic Cop?

There’s a joke that a DBA’s favorite word is “no”. I think that was certainly true for the individual from whom I first learned about Oracle and SQL Server administration. He constantly pushed back on developers and management who requested … Continue reading

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Moving Lookup Data with ReadyRoll

I’ve been using ReadyRoll for a small project and wanted to move some lookup data. There are some tables where I want to keep data in sync across environments, so if my build and release pipeline can do this, great. … Continue reading

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No Magical DevOps

I saw this comment in a post a short while back. A reader said “I’m still trying to wrap my head around “devops” as it pertains to database deployment. … how do you deal with those potentially dangerous/destructive changes without … Continue reading

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Live on Channel 9 with ReadyRoll

I was interviewed in Redmond a couple months ago and the video was just published. I show and demo some database migration work with ReadyRoll in this video: https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Visual-Studio-Toolbox/Database-DevOps-with-RedGate-ReadyRoll/player

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