A simple way to release database faster and safer via automation

dbForge DevOps Automation for SQL Server is a cutting-edge solution that takes conventional database development and deployment to a whole new level. It uses PowerShell to help the user automate the way they build, test, and deploy SQL Server databases. The tool is designed to unite dbForge tools into a single DevOps toolchain that covers all the aspects of the database lifecycle.

  • Embrace database DevOps automation and management approaches
  • Implement database Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • Minimize SQL Server database deployment risks
  • Drive quality and frequency of SQL Server database updates
  • Make the database release workflow consistent and safe
  • Use effective approach to the database lifecycle management
  • Reduce overall SQL Server database costs and expenses
Database DevOps for SQL Server - Development

Development

When all changes to a developed SQL code have been made, developers commit them to a shared repository which is further synchronized with the central code base. Then the application or feature is being built from the extracted code and goes through the process of unit testing. Database Continuous Integration is a key to automation of each and every step that follows database development process.

Database DevOps for SQL Server - Continuous Integration

Continuous Integration

Database Continuous Integration is a development practice that implies that each tiny addition to the code is tested each time when the changes are being made. SQL Server Continuous Integration allows detecting and eliminating bugs on early stages of development, which drastically cuts the gap between development, testing, and the release.

Database DevOps for SQL Server - Continuous Delivery

Continuous Delivery

The Database Continuous Delivery practice ensures smooth and frequent releases of updates. With the database release automation, you can always feel certain of each code alteration is releasable. Thus, the database release management becomes less risky and stressful, and at the same time, the frequency of updates boosts drastically. The higher frequency of rolling out updates makes a product more flexible, reliable, and, consequently, more attractive to customers. Even if some issues somehow penetrated into production, they can be easily eliminated with a timely and simple update that won't be a nightmare for developers.

Database DevOps for SQL Server - Operation

Operation

Proactive and intelligent SQL Server monitoring and reporting ensures that you can detect, analyze, and eliminate any performance-related issues before they end up in the computers and servers of your customers. As a result, your teams spend less time and efforts, while you get more customers who are happy with the product they can rely on.

dbForge SQL tools take part in DevOps Automation

Our tools can help you with extending the DevOps approach to your SQL Server database development and deployment

Why choose DevOps Automation for SQL Server

Level up your SQL coding

  • Change code up to your needs with SQL Complete.
  • Beautify SQL code with the SQL Formatter feature built in dbForge SQL Complete.
  • Refactor your code easily with the Code Refactor feature included into SQL Complete.

Boost database development

  • Deploy local changes to the central repository using Source Control used teams in Shared or Dedicated database development mode.
  • Build a database seamlessly from the Sync or Update script with Schema Compare.
  • Automate and simplify the SQL unit test process with no affect to actual database with Unit Test.

Enhance your CI system

  • Customize the steps of a database project development and deployment in the already familiar Continuous Integration System, like Jenkins.
  • Organize the DevOps process quickly and easily with dbForge cmdlets for PowerShell.

Get benefits from automation

  • Switch to the DevOps approach form the conventional development model and boost the deployment speed resulting in faster feature delivery.
  • Ensure continuous feedback that will result in faster problem-solving with the DevOps automation.
  • Make your management less complex and cut down the costs with the DevOps approach.

DevOps benefits for DBAs, Managers, CIOs, CEOs, Developers, and QAs

Automate routine tasks to build a relevant and consistent delivery cycle

Under the DevOps approach, DBAs can eliminate routine tasks from daily workload and avoid human errors by focusing mainly on planning and security compliance. The benefits of DevOps for DBAs may sound as follows:

  • Automate repetitive operations in the daily workload
  • Accelerate deployments and releases
  • Improve release management
  • Enhance communication and collaboration between teams
  • Minimize time-to-recovery
  • Ensure reliability and scaling with minimum risks
  • Monitor database state while version-controlling schemas and data

Release new features and enhancements faster—and with no bugs

As a rule, product managers tend to take care of timely releases and performance most. The use of the DevOps approach delivers the following benefits:

  • Make product delivery faster and less costly
  • Fix bugs as soon as possible
  • Improve product quality
  • Achieve better performance
  • Accelerate operational processes
  • Reduce failure rates
  • Allocate lower amounts of resources

Build and deliver high-quality products with less resources spent

For Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), introducing the DevOps approach to the company mainly focuses on bigger revenues and less resources spent on the product. The benefits can be outlined as follows:

  • Produce higher gains from product sales
  • Increase customer satisfaction
  • Establish reliable processes between teams
  • Fix bugs and defects faster and more efficiently
  • Make business more agile to match the demands of customers
  • Reduce the number of bugs and maximize product quality
  • Minimize costs on security aspects

Improve collaborative relationships

When implementing the DevOps approach, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) start thinking about how it can influence the company processes and help attract, hire, and keep from leaving skilled IT professionals. DevOps gives CIOs such benefits as:

  • Build a collaborative workplace environment
  • Ensure a variety of skills and qualifications for the staff
  • Make teams more flexible
  • Lead to higher performance per IT professional
  • Keep the teamwork well-organized
  • Add more flexibility and agility to work processes

Streamline operations with code, focus on its quality and rapid product delivery

The practice of DevOps helps developers apply changes to the code quickly and safely in order to produce reliable software that meets customer needs. The approach brings the following benefits:

  • Develop a product with shorter iterations
  • Fix bugs faster
  • Reduce the number of errors and outages
  • Increase developer productivity
  • Create more stable builds
  • Validate code integration on a regular basis
  • Optimize the software development workflow
  • Deliver better products in a direct cooperation with testers and operation team

Identify bugs at an early stage and increase the efficiency of testing

The DevOps approach allows QAs to test the functionality quickly and efficiently using automated testing tools. The approach can lead to the following benefits:

  • Deliver software with high quality and fewer post-production defects
  • Collaborate directly with developers at all project stages
  • Reduce the number of bugs in software
  • Take part in the development process
  • Standardize QA tasks with Continuous Testing
  • Automate testing processes, such as regression, performance, etc.

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DevOps Automation integrates into:

Jenkins
Set up the DevOps processes in Jenkins with DevOps Automation Jenkins Plugin for SQL Server
TeamCity
Enjoy Continuous Integration in TeamCity DevOps Automation TeamCity Plugin for SQL Server
Azure DevOps
Benefit from Continuous Integration with DevOps Automation Azure DevOps Plugin for SQL Server
Bamboo
Implement Continuous Integration with DevOps Automation Bamboo Plugin for SQL Server

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