Redgate, the Cambridge UK software company known for its database development tools, has released a new version of SQL Compare which supports graph databases in SQL Server. SQL Compare is already the leading SQL Server database comparison tool and the latest release reflects the increasing interest in graph databases among SQL Server users.
While relational databases like SQL Server are trusted by enterprises for mission-critical workloads that store and process large volumes of data, graph databases can make it easier to analyze interconnected data and complex relationships.
Social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn use graph databases extensively, and businesses are now looking at how they too can explore them to reveal valuable information about the relationships between customers.
Prior to the introduction of SQL Graph in SQL Server 2017, relational database users typically turned to a graph database like Neo4j, resulting in two separate workloads, often connected, hosted on different systems.
SQL Graph in SQL Server 2017 changes the game by allowing users to use a single query across graph and relational objects. SQL Compare v13 supports this and users can be confident they can compare and deploy the updated databases with ease.
“Microsoft have taken a big step forward with SQL Server 2017,” says Jamie Wallis, Redgate Product Marketing Manager. “SQL Graph gives users more options on the same platform and our new SQL Compare release reassures them they can still make error-free deployments.”
The release also supports other features in SQL Server 2017 like temporal tables and retention tables, as well as support for connections to SQL Server instances on Linux, and Azure Active Directory authentication.
“When users upgrade to SQL Server 2017,” Jamie Wallis concludes, “they can explore all of the new features while knowing the industry-standard for comparing and deploying databases won’t let them down.”
About Redgate Software
Redgate makes ingeniously simple software used by more than 800,000 IT professionals and is the leading Microsoft SQL Server tools vendor. Redgate’s philosophy is to design highly usable, reliable tools which elegantly solve the problems developers and DBAs face every day, and help them to adopt database DevOps. As a result, more than 100,000 companies use products in the Redgate SQL Toolbelt, including 91% of those in the Fortune 100.
For further information, please contact:
Jamie Wallis, Product Marketing Manager, Redgate Software
Matt Hilbert, Technology Writer, Redgate Software