Episode 227: SSDT Methodologies for DB DevOps

Episode 227: SSDT Methodologies for DB DevOps

Episode 227: SSDT Methodologies for DB DevOps 560 420 Carlos L Chacon

Organizations look to constantly improve and offer better services and the application tooling has been built to accommodate the process. Database tooling has been a bit slower to develop; however, in this episode Eitan Blumin, a co-host at sqlserverradio.com, brings us up to speed on the latest features of SQL Server Data Tools with some thoughts on how to get started with continual deployment or ‘devops’.  We know this can feel like a steep learning curve for folks without a programming background and we share a few resources for you to get started.

Our Guest

Eitan Blumin

Eitan Blumin is currently working as a Senior SQL Server Consultant, Solutions Architect, and DBA Team Leader at Madeira Data Solutions. Other than his day-to-day consultant work, he also co-hosts the popular “SQL Server Radio” podcast with Guy Glantser, writes professional materials for the SQL Server community, delivers professional presentations and courses, and serves as a pivotal source of expert knowledge for the Madeira team.

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“What we mean when we speak of devops in SQL Server is change automation…when we want to implement and deploy changes to our databases, this operation would be automated rather than manual.”

Eitan Blumin

3 Takeaways

  1. Regular small changes are better than a big change with several components.
  2. Schema drift is the enemy of continual deployments.
  3. The tooling is better and will help you prevent a disaster. Best of all—it’s free!

Imagine what’s possible with a dedicated SQL specialist on your team.

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