We'll help your team to set up database provisioning with masked data, source control, and a deployment pipeline. We'll also provide training so they know how to use it effectively.
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Adopting DevOps involves making difficult, hard-to-reverse changes. You'll change dev processes, introduce new tooling, reform database processes, and train your staff on things that may not seem beneficial at first. You don't want to do this twice. You need people who have done this before, listen well, and communicate the right information to your team at the right time. Those people are the DLM Consultants.
Our implementation of DLM ranks as the most beneficial infrastructure project that I’ve witnessed in my 26-year IT career. Database deployments no longer represent a bottleneck in our software delivery process. The process improvements realized by this technology touch all team members. Developers, QAs & DBAs communicate as releases move through the pipeline. DLM makes us more productive.
Alex stood out for two significant reasons. First, he learned the technology and possible applications of it quickly. Working with him was a joy because he could contribute meaningfully to my own and others work as well as his own. Second, Alex brought strong and passionate presentation skills making it easier for our team to communicate our ideas, methods and approaches. I'd happily work with him again.
The truth is that after previous attempts to implement DLM we'd begun to believe the possibility was just fantasy. Your style of including the team in the design process enabled us to not only meet our goal but exceed it greatly, and the way you rationally challenged our release timeline led to an eye-opening realization. This is an event that rarely occurs without external influence and I appreciate yours greatly.
The idea of DLM is simple, but the cultural changes required can be difficult to make. DLM Consultants have the experience to guide your organization through the effort. The workshops that they built with Redgate give you just in time training with implementing DLM. I would recommend DLM Consultants as a valuable resource for any company wanting a more efficient database development process.
We booked a DLM Kickstarter with DLM Consultants. It was tremendously valuable to have Alex pair with me as I got my head around Bamboo, tSQLt and the various DB automation tools. He was passionate about getting our PoC working and clearly explained the pros/cons of different strategies. Without his support it would have taken us much longer to put together a working solution. I highly recommend DLM Consultants.
Within a few minutes, it was apparent Alex knew his stuff. Each company he has had to work with is unique. He knew how to apply the Redgate and Octopus tooling to solve our problems. Alex knew to ask the right questions to ensure the solution would work. He could easily have force fed a solution, but he didn’t. DLM Consultants’ Kick-starter package is based on our engagement. Highly recommended.
Alex is extremely knowledgeable in this field as well as very easy to work with. Regardless if he was dealing with database administrators, developers, or management, he was easily able to convey important concepts & key take aways. This was critical as there were many touch points. I'd highly recommend any organization to work with him. You won't regret it.
At the end of this workshop it becomes very clear to you that you now have all the tools that you need to start automatically delivering code up to or even including to production environments in a very controlled method. You’ll learn about best practices related to DLM and how to implement and work with standard DLM tools. I would certainly recommend you to attend all 3 workshops.
Alex really impressed me with his profound insight into a broad range of CI products on the market, not merely Redgate offering. His customers can rest assured that the solution he offers is actually what truly fits the business: he takes pride in his integrity and informed advice. He can offer well-rounded, appropriate solutions to software development life cycle problems, and he does that really well. True asset on any team.
Alex’s knowledge and experience is exemplary. His workshop delivery is both enjoyable and educational; an engaging mix of presentation and hands on participation, as you work through the steps on a VM under his patient tutorage. I met all my objectives and more, being able to confidently reprise the exercises on my native systems over subsequent days. I have no hesitation in recommending DLM Workshops.
Alex is like a good teacher, he really wants you to understand how things work and he teaches patiently. I met Alex only three weeks ago at a continuous integration workshop. Afterwards, in the process of setting things up at the company I work for, he was really supportive. I never had the feeling he was trying to sell me the product. He just wanted me to understand and make the product work.
DLM Consultants helped us take our first steps with Database DevOps. We produced a POC and presented it to the wider team. Even the skeptics could see the value. We had a roadmap and could taste our reward. They also warned that the journey will be hard, which demonstrates DLM Consultants' integrity. We highly recommend DLM Consultants to anyone who wants highly professional database DevOps consulting.
DevOps Expert, Principal Consultant, Microsoft Data Platform MVP
Alex Yates has been helping organisations to apply DevOps principles to relational database development and deployment since 2010. He’s most proud of helping Skyscanner develop the ability to deploy 95 times a day. Originally for Redgate, later for DLM Consultants, Alex has worked with clients on every continent except Antarctica – so he’s keen to meet anyone who researches penguins. A keen community member, he co-organises SQL Relay and is the founder of speakingmentors.com.
SQL Server DBA and PowerShell guru, Microsoft CDM MVP
Rob is a SQL Server DBA with a passion for Powershell, Azure, Automation, and SQL Server.
Rob works with clients to enable automation, SQL Server best practices and DevOps. He is
most proud of being able to test several thousand database backup settings in only a few minutes using PowerShell
and of being a founder of the popular open source module dbatools.
He is an officer for the PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter and has spoken at and volunteered at many events.