Organizations are falling short of their continuous integration and continuous delivery goals because they lack a coherent way to manage database lifecycles. With Redgate’s SQL Toolbelt, software teams can proactively include the database in the lifecycle processes they already have in place for the application. This includes development, release, change management, and maintenance to reduce risk, improve efficiency, and deliver value to their customers sooner.

“We make database lifecycle management ingeniously simple,” said Ben Rees, general manager at Redgate Software. “91% of the Fortune 100 and 638,735 people use our products to make changes to databases and to monitor database performance as changes are being made.”

Redgate has helped IT professionals working with .NET, SQL Server, Azure and Oracle solve difficult technical problems in a user-friendly way since 1999. At the Microsoft Build conference, the company will launch ReadyRoll, a database change management tool, as a new addition to its SQL Toolbelt, an end-to-end database lifecycle management solution. Its award-winning products help software teams at any stage of agile maturity manage database-related issues with ease.

Introducing ReadyRoll
Redgate acquired ReadyRoll in 2015 and will unveil the product as a Redgate tool at Build. Using ReadyRoll, users can create a series of numerically-ordered scripts to migrate from one schema version to the next.

“If you’re making change to a database and you’re working in a DevOps team, you’re worried about the deployability of your changes,” said Rees. “ReadyRoll is perfect for you.”

ReadyRoll provides maximum granularity and control over database changes, laying the foundation for further automation including automated deployments. With ReadyRoll, organizations can release new functionality to their customers faster and more frequently.

“Handling and managing schema changes can really slow down continuous integration and application lifecycle management processes,” said Rees. “ReadyRoll allows people working in the Microsoft Stack to move faster and they can more effectively embrace continuous delivery.”

As an example, with ReadyRoll, users can continuously integrate database changes simply by checking in application code and database migration scripts alongside each other.

About Lisa Morgan

Lisa Morgan is an analyst at Strategic Rainmakers.