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Ben Rees

Continuous Delivery for Databases – a Pipe Dream?

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“I’m a DBA for a large healthcare firm here in the US. You’d have to put a gun to my head before I let my developers run automatic database deployments through to production without me checking the release first“. I had just explained our ideas for running continuous integration, automated testing and automated release processes […]

19 June 2014 7:39 am by
Ben Rees

Towards Database Continuous Delivery – What Next after Continuous Integration? A Checklist

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DATABASE LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT PATTERNS & PRACTICES LIBRARY Release Management If you’ve been fortunate enough to get to the stage where you’ve implemented some sort of continuous integration process for your database updates, then hopefully you’re seeing the benefits of that investment – constant feedback on changes your devs are making, advanced warning of data loss […]

3 June 2014 7:23 am by
Ben Rees

How Mature is Your Database Change Management Process?

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Database Delivery Patterns & Practices Further Reading Organization and team processes How do you get your database schema changes live, on to your production system? As your team of developers and DBAs are working on the changes to the database to support your business-critical applications, how do these updates wend their way through from dev […]

12 May 2014 8:06 am by
Ben Rees

Automating Deployment of Database Projects with Red Gate Tools

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Update 31/03/2015 Since writing this article, a number of Redgate product development changes have taken place. Some of the references in the article are now out of date, so here’s a summary of the changes that have taken place: We now have a TFS Build Template that simplifies the setup of Red Gate tools on […]

11 February 2014 8:26 am by
Ben Rees

Continuous Integration for SQL Server Part III – Deployment

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Update: 31st March 2015 Since writing this article, a number of Redgate product development changes have taken place. Some of the references in the article are now out of date, so here’s a summary of the changes that have taken place: Redgate no longer sells Deployment Manager. As an alternative, everything described here can be […]

10 July 2013 9:51 am by
Ben Rees

Continuous Integration for SQL Server Part II – Integration Testing

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Update 31st March 2015 Since writing this article, a number of Redgate product development changes have taken place. Some of the references in the article are now out of date, so here’s a summary of the changes that have taken place: Redgate now offers an easier way to run continuous integration testing, using SQL CI […]

25 June 2013 10:56 am by
Ben Rees

Continuous Integration for SQL Server using Red Gate Tools, Atlassian Bamboo and GitHub

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Update 31st March 2015 This blog post is now out of date, as there have been some changes to the Red Gate products for database lifecycle management (DLM) since the post was first published. In particular, we now have a new version of Red Gate SQL CI, part of the DLM Automation Suite, which makes […]

21 March 2013 1:46 pm by