16 05, 2017

Deploying Databases Has Never Been Easier!

By | 2017-05-16T08:43:55+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Database Lifecycle Management|0 Comments

There are several approaches to SQL Server database development and Database Lifecycle Management (DLM). These approaches range from specialized tools and project types to the storage and cataloging of SQL scripts and everything in between. However, for true DLM, that encompasses all the phases, from development to deployment there are three main options. Option 1: SQL Server [...]

25 10, 2016

SQL Server 2016 Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade

By | 2016-10-25T11:24:41+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Data Science, Database Lifecycle Management, SQL Server|0 Comments

SQL Server 2016 is the most advanced and feature-packed release of SQL Server ever. From SQL Server 2005 through SQL Server 2014, there have been some very nice improvements and the product keeps getting better every release. However, SQL Server 2016 doesn’t just bring a new game, it brings a whole new playing field. Here are [...]

4 03, 2016

Advanced Analytics Q&A from the Microsoft Transformation IT Roadshow

By | 2016-03-04T11:59:16+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Database Lifecycle Management, SQL Server, Tools|0 Comments

I recently was on the partner panel for some of the Microsoft Transformation IT Roadshows where I was honored to speak on Advanced Analytics. For those of you who attended I had mentioned I would capture some of the Q&A and post it on our blog for your convenience. For those unable to attend, I wanted [...]

27 01, 2016

Everything you wanted to know about Elastic Database services (but were afraid to ask)

By | 2016-01-27T08:28:05+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Database Lifecycle Management|0 Comments

Recently Microsoft introduced SQL Elastic Database services to their suite of Azure offerings. There is a plethora of information available about exactly how the elastic services function, but if you are like me, reading through the material might just confuse you more than enlighten you. I am going to try to clear up the confusion [...]

29 09, 2015

DLM: The Future of Database Development

By | 2015-09-29T15:35:30+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Application Architecting, Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, Database Lifecycle Management, DevOps, Octopus Deploy, Practices, Release Management, Tools|0 Comments

There has been a great deal of talk recently around a re-discovered process known as DLM, or Database Lifecycle Management. DLM has been around for many years, but until recently has been virtually unknown and overshadowed by the complementing process of ALM, or Application Lifecycle Management. While ALM has seen widespread adoption along with a plethora of [...]