Redgate's ANTS Memory Profiler is a fantastic tool to help track potential memory leaks. But, it is important to have realistic expectations when getting started using the tool. When used properly, the tool can be very helpful in tracking down memory leaks. By no means is it a silver bullet.
In a recent meeting of the Octopus Deploy Workgroup, I proposed the question "what do we have to change in our process to be able to deploy to pre-production every 45 minutes?" The Octopus Deploy Workgroup was created a year ago when Farm Credit Services of America decided to adopt
One of the less common known facts about Redgate's DLM Automation suite is purchasing license grants the purchaser the right to use to command line versions of SQL Data Compare and SQL Compare. Seems strange, right? Well when you really boil it down to the basic parts, the new DLM
The loan origination system my team and I are responsible for have 20 tables marked as static data in Redgate's SQL Source Control. One example of static data is a tile type. The loan origination system has a dashboard made up of multiple tiles. There are six different types of
Everything written on this site is how to get a database change automatically pushed up through the environments. But that was for the entire database. There are some parts of the database where they shouldn't be put under source control or shouldn't be promoted. Now you are probably thinking, "that
A couple of years ago my team and I decided to change the name of a column in a loan origination system. 99% of the time this was no big deal. However, this was the primary key identity column used to uniquely identify a loan in the application. Renaming a
Rolling back a database deployment is one the most complicated topics with Automated Database Deployments. The code is rather easy to rollback, just deploy the previous version of the code package and call it good. It is just as easy to rollback database schema changes using Redgate's Database Lifecycle Management
Without the help of Redgate, Farm Credit Services of America's automated database deployment process would not be where it is today. I'm not just talking about their tooling. Their employees have been an invaluable resource. In September 2014 Redgate sent a pair of employees, Alex Yates, a pre-sales engineer and
One of the key reasons to use Redgate's Tooling is to deliver value faster to the business. In order to do that, it is important to have a branching policy in place.
This is only possible with a local database and Redgate's tools. Prior to implementing their tools, all developers
Redgate has built a fantastic Database Lifecycle Management (DLM) suite to help with automated database deployments. Their tools cover 95% of the scenarios most people will encounter day in and day out. But...it cannot cover 100% of the scenarios. The other 5% of the scenarios are what this post