Tag Archives: DevOps

DevOps Webinar Tomorrow

A quick reminder that tomorrow, Feb 21 at 12pm EST, I’ll be hosting another DevOps, Database Lifecycle Management (DLM) webinar. Together with Arneh Eskandari, we’ll show how we can each make changes to our own database, push the changes to … Continue reading

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Why Devops? For Better Security

The ideas of DevOps are a mixture of principles, ideas, recommendations, tools, processes, attitudes, and more. There isn’t any  one way to implement a DevOps process, and plenty of people have been working in what many would consider a DevOps … Continue reading

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Delaying Patches is Problematic

I was listening to a DevOps podcast from Josh Corman, of Rugged Software. Rugged Software aims to improve security by asking developers and sysadmins to adhere to their manifesto, which recognizes both the importance of software in the modern world, … Continue reading

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Interviewed on Channel 9

Had a quick interview at Microsoft on Channel 9 last month, and it’s now live. Enjoy. https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/vsppstories/Including-the-database-in-your-DevOps-pipeline/player

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Held Hostage by the Database

Your database platform will constrain and limit the flexibility you have in evolving your software. It doesn’t matter which platform you choose, which type of database, or even the format for your data. At some point, you will be dealing … Continue reading

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DevOps at Microsoft

I’ve been watching Microsoft for quite a few years, with my career being tightly intertwined with the company for 25 years.  I’m amazed by the way the company has changed in the last five years. It’s probably been longer than … Continue reading

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Bringing Database Devops to DevConnections

Another alliteration post. Maybe I’ll make all my titles tongue twisters to test your talents? This is my new favorite session. I’m slated to deliver this at a few different conferences this fall, and hopefully you’ll come see it in … Continue reading

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Bringing DevOps to the Database

Abstract: DevOps is a hot topic in today’s software development world. However most of the knowledge and experience with DevOps is based around application software and ignores the database. We will examine how the concepts and principles of DevOps can … Continue reading

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What’s Your Smoke Test?

Many DBAs and operational staff regularly stress over software deployments to production systems. Even when the administrator has built and tested the deployment scripts, there is still a nagging fear that something will be missed, incurring downtime for systems. I … Continue reading

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A Buggy Release

I definitely believe in a DevOps process, though a thoughtful, incremental one. I think this is the best way to develop software, whether you release every day or every year. Yes, you can implement DevOps and release once a year. … Continue reading

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