No, that’s not a threat. It’s an offer to help out.
Redgate Software is very serious about the efforts we’re putting into creating the tools needed to support your Database Lifecycle Management (DLM) processes. DLM is a vital part of supporting both Agile development methods and moving towards an automated DevOps style of systems management that tightly integrates your software development and deployments with your database development and deployments. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you can get really good at performing manual tasks, or you can get really good at automation. You want to get good at automation and we’re here to help. Getting a smooth process from source control, continuous integration, continuous delivery and continuous deployment can be a lot of work, but work with huge benefits. We can make it easier.
How you may ask?
To start with, how about a short consulting engagement where we come to your place of work and perform a detailed assessment of your current database development and deployment processes with the goal of delivering a document explaining how you could move towards a more fully automated DLM methodology? We’re calling that a DLM Health Check. Or, if you’re ready to take the big leap, we have consultants who can come in and help with a long-term engagement to assist you in building out your DLM processes.
Maybe you’re more of a hands-on type who wants to do things for themselves. Not a problem. We have a series of hands-on labs that will teach you what you need to know to set up your own DLM processes. Here’s the schedule of upcoming classes:
- London, UK (May 20)
- Philadelphia (June 4)
- Belfast, Northern Ireland (June 26)
- London (July 8)
- San Diego, CA (July 16)
- Manchester, UK (July 24)
- Baton Rouge, LA (July 31)
There will be more to come, and, if we get enough requests to deliver a class somewhere, we’ll make that happen too. These classes will teach the skills and methods you need to start the process of implementing your own automated DLM automation.
As I said, come to us or we’ll come to you. Either way, we can help you create automation around your database deployments so you can move fast but still protect your production servers.