TugaIT 2016 – Road to database automation

The TugaIT 2016, May 21, was so far the biggest event that I participated was a speaker. The logistic challenge was characterized by 9 tracks, each track with 6 sessions, making a total of 64 sessions. At the end of the event two combined words remain in my mind: monstrously amazing. My participation on the TugaIT event started on the day before, Friday May 20, with the workshop “Deep walkthrough of some of the most popular/innovative features in SQL server storage engine” by

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PortoData April 20th 2016, Database source control: Migrations vs State

My second presentation at Porto.Data (April 20) was about the two approaches, migrations and state, for database source control. During the presentation I explored the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. For migrations approach I used the tool Flyway and for state approach I used Redgate SQL Source Control. Besides presenting the pros and cons of each approach my goal was also to show that two approaches can be needed in different parts of the system, or at different times

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Database Source Control – How?

In this post I describe some decision that you need to make when putting your database development under source control. “Commit a SQL script to a local repository and the push to a central repository” sounds easy. In fact the all process should be easy. The SQL script is the fundamental resource of the database source control process. The script can represent two perspectives: The desired definition of the database object (table, view, stored procedure, function…), a.k.a state-based approach; The desired

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Database Source Control – Why?

Nowadays the question “Why put database under source control?” no longer makes sense. Probably “How to put database under source control?” is now the correct question. But before answering the second question let me answer the first identifying the reasons that led me/us team to invest on database source control:   Is the first step of database automation In other words, if you want to assemble a database deployment pipeline you should put your database changes into a source control system; Keep

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