Continuous Integration for Databases: Getting Buy-in

You want to implement Continuous Integration for Databases and you know why, but you need to get buy-in from your managers and colleagues. How do you convince them to implement Continuous Integration for Databases in your company? Here’s some advice which can help you.  Continue reading Continuous Integration for Databases: Getting Buy-in

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  • Restoring your oops deletes
  • Tune the performance of your queries
  • Refresh your environments
  • Build a database deployment pipeline for our databases
  • Provide advise on how to develop databases
  • Help you to automate your tests
  • Help test our new hardware
  • Preconfigure a VM template with SQL Server, so you can instantly build a new development environment (automatically of course)

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DevOps DBA?

This week I had an interesting discussion with a colleague. I showed him this blog and he claimed there is no such thing as a DevOps DBA. According to him a DevOps team is a single team with different disciplines, which is responsible for delivering software and the systems they run on. They do the dev and the ops, and system engineers become obsolete this way. But, he argued, a DBA is different – it’s a specialist function, and hence doesn’t fit in a devops team.

I can agree on that, but do you need to be in a DevOps team to call yourself DevOps DBA? What is the definition of a DevOps DBA, anyway? If you search the Internet you’ll find a handful of vacancies for DevOps DBA Engineers (about 3500 results) and if you search for “SQL Server DevOps DBA”, you’ll find even less (about 750 results). It’s hard to find a definition for a DevOps DBA, which means it’s time to take a quick dive into the world of DevOps. Continue reading DevOps DBA?