Alex Yates has been helping organisations to apply DevOps principles to their data 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 Data Relay, is the founder of www.SpeakingMentors.com and has been recognised as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP since 2017.
Alex Yates's Sessions
DevOps 101 for Data FolksSQLBits 2020
An introduction to the principles that underpin DevOps and the practices that are derived from those principles. This session is mostly theoretical, although it finishes with a brief overview of an Azure DevOps pipeline.
Solving the dev DB problem with Docker and dbacloneSQLBits 2020
Shared dev databases have a disastrous effect on quality and throughput. However, moving to self-service dev/test databases is hard due to storage and data privacy concerns. The solution? Docker and dbaclone.
Containers and Clones: giant databases on tiny HDDsSQLBits 2018
Provision dev databases quickly and easily using containers and clones
Getting CI right for SQL serverSQLBits 2017
Write SQL unit tests with tSQLt and automate them with VSTS.