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Build from source control
Include static data in builds
Generate synthetic test data
Automatically run SQL unit tests
Add a data change audit trail
Document and report on changes
Create a data sync script
Create a schema sync script
Plug into popular build servers
Review database
Work with all popular SC systems
Trigger manually or automatically

Features

Open source PowerShell cmdlets

Run the toolkit from the CLI with a full, opensource library of cmdlets PowerShell. Modify and change pipelines yourself. Download and update our GitHub hosted library with changes and improvements

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Web dashboard

Create and run CI/CD pipelines via point and click using the Web dashboard

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Pipeline customization

Add, edit or remove steps to customize CI and CD pipelines. Change the order of steps. Disable and enable steps in a pipeline without removing them. Applies to PowerShell, Web dashboard and build server Plug-ins

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Project support

Consume projects to provide powerful step customization capabilities and ensure that steps run the same via the CI/CD toolkit as they do when running ApexSQL tools directly. Applies to PowerShell, Web dashboard and build server Plug-ins

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Additional parameters

Add full CLI configuration, to add additional settings or override settings that exist in the project file. Applies to PowerShell, Web dashboard and build server Plug-ins

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Saved data sources

Configure and save data sources including databases, source control, script folders, SQL script and Nuget packages, to be consumed by various steps in your pipeline. Make a change to a data source and have it automatically utilized in all steps that use it. Browse saved data sources via the dashboard console. Applies to PowerShell, Web dashboard and build server Plug-ins

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Notifications

Configure email notifications for any and all events including a pipeline starting and ending as well as individual steps starting, finishing, failing and/or succeeding. Build notifications with a convenient user interface. Applies to PowerShell, Web dashboard and build server Plug-ins

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Activity view

View all recently run pipelines by name, last run date and status. Applies to the Web dashboard only

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User management

Create and save users profiles by permission level e.g. Administrator. Manage and edit user profiles directly via a centralized location e.g. Web dashboard page. Applies to PowerShell, Web dashboard and build server Plug-ins

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Pipeline triggers

Set pipelines to commit on a schedule, manually or on a new commit. Applies to PowerShell, Web dashboard and build server Plug-ins

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TeamCity build server plug-in

Fully integrate the ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit into TeamCity build server. Create CI/CD pipelines using ApexSQL tools running by within the TeamCity build agent.

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VSTS build server plug-in

[Coming soon] Integrate directly with VSTS via an ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit plug-in or integrate via PowerShell.

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Jenkins build server plug-in

[Coming soon] Integrate directly with Jenkins via an ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit plug-in or integrate via PowerShell. Learn more

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Bamboo build server plug-in

[Coming soon] Integrate directly with Bamboo via an ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit plug-in or integrate via PowerShell

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Choose your implementation

PowerShell scripts

A library of Open source PowerShell scripts hosted on GitHub allow for full control over your pipelines. Run the scripts stand alone or integrate with Build servers that support PowerShell/CLI integration like CruiseControl.

Web dashboard

A standalone web dashboard allows for quick set up, configuration and execution of CI/CD workflow pipelines initiated manually, on a schedule or on a commit.

Build server plug-ins

Plug-ins to your favorite build servers like TeamCity and Jenkins that allow you to easily integrate your database pipelines into existing workflows.

ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit PowerShell scripts initial setup and configuration

This article describes initial setup and configuration of ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit PowerShell scripts through worked examples

What’s next in ApexSQL SQL Developer: ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit Web dashboard

This article describes the upcoming feature of ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit - a standalone Web dashboard

SQL Server database continuous integration workflow COMMIT step – Initially committing a SQL database to a source control repository

This article describes the Commit step, in which any new changes are committed to the source control repository and that actually invokes the CI process

SQL Server database continuous integration workflow BUILD step – Building a SQL database from a source control repository

This article describes the Build step, triggered by changes committed to the source control repository, using the latest state of the repository to build a database

SQL Server database continuous integration workflow POPULATE step – Populating the newly built SQL database with data

This article describes the Populate step, in which a created database is populated with static data

SQL Server database continuous integration workflow TEST step – Running SQL unit tests against the changes

This article describes the Test step, where specified unit tests are executed, and the feedback of a success/failure is provided to developers

SQL Server database continuous integration workflow SYNC step – Synchronizing a database with a source control repository

This article describes the Sync step, which will use the tested database to synchronize it with the database in another environment (QA), if all unit tests were successful

SQL Server database continuous integration workflow DOCUMENT step – Creating database documentation

This article describes the Document step, where database documentation is created, using the latest changed database version

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Bamboo TeamCity Jenkins Visual Studio
AppVeyor CI Go Continuous Delivery Cruise Control CI Hudson CI
ApexSQL Redgate®
Interface
      PowerShell cmdlets
      Web dashboard 2018 R2
Native plugins
      Bamboo 2018 R4
      Jenkins 2018 R5
      TeamCity
      Team Foundation Server / Visual Studio Team Services 2018 R3
PowerShell integration
      AppVeyor
      Bamboo
      CruiseControl
      GoCD
      Hudson CI
      Jenkins
      Octopus Deploy 2018 R6
      TeamCity
      Team Foundation Server
      Visual Studio Team Services
      Any other CI server with PowerShell support
General features
      Archive all output files in a central folder
      Automatically create rollback scripts
      Build a database directly from source control
      Check for invalid objects
      Create deployment package
      Flexible pipeline creation
      Generate synthetic test data
      Get notified when changes are detected in source control, before a build starts 2018 R2
      Include static data in builds
      Report on changes
      Run SQL unit tests
      Synchronize target database with source control
      Trigger an automated build on changes in source control 2018 R2
      Audit sensitive tables with DML triggers
      Review database based on built-in and custom written rules
      Pre/post deployment schema check of the target database
Data sources
      Live database
      Source control
      Script folder
      SQL script file
Trigger
      Manually
      On a schedule
      On changes in source control 2018 R2
Continuous integration steps
      Build
      Document
      Package
      Populate
      Test
      Audit
      Review
Continuous delivery steps
      Data sync
      Deploy
      Schema sync
General steps
      Notify
      Publish
Source control system support
      Git Native Native
      Subversion Native Native
      Team Foundation Server Native Native
      Mercurial Native CLI
      Perforce Native CLI
Other
      Publish NuGet packages
      Customizable data sources
      Documentation of database changes only
      Open sourced PowerShell code downloadable from GitHub
      Support for advanced configuration through individual step project files
      Install cmdlets directly from PowerShell gallery
Licensing and pricing
Per user / free Per user / available only as part of SQL Toolbelt ($2,945 per user)

ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit 2018

Redgate® DLM Automation 2.1.0


Comparison was conducted on May 11, 2018

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Why choose us?

Flexible

Choose your implementation from full programmatic control, to an out-of-the-box web dashboard to plug n’ play integration with any popular build server e.g. Jenkins. Our customizable workflow builder supports any pipeline configuration.

Free

Our Continuous integration and delivery toolkit is free and requires no additional purchase, other than your existing ApexSQL tools.

Comprehensive

We provide all of the CI and CD workflow pipeline steps you would ever need including Auditing and Review (tba).

Roadmap

Build server plug-ins

Native plug-ins for the most popular build servers to easily integrate database pipelines into existing workflows

Flexible pipeline creation

Add, remove and rearrange pipeline steps

Publish NuGet packages

Create and publish standard NuGet packages to a NuGet feed

See our entire roadmap
ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit  2017 R2 Released ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit  2018 R1 Released ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit  2018 R2 Q2 ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit  2018 R3 Q3 ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit  2018 R4 Q3 ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit  2018 R5 Q4 ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit  2018 R6 Q4
Interface
Web dashboard
Native plugins
TeamCity
Team Foundation Server / Visual Studio Team Services
Bamboo
Jenkins
PowerShell integration
Octopus Deploy
General features
Review database based on built-in and custom written rules
Get notified when changes are detected in source control, before a build starts
Trigger an automated build on changes in source control
Data sources
Script folder
Continuous integration steps
Review
Other
Documentation of database changes only
Flexible pipeline creation
Publish NuGet packages using PowerShell
Publish NuGet packages using native plugins
ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit  2017 R2 Released ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit  2018 R1 Released ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit  2018 R2 Q2 ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit  2018 R3 Q3 ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit  2018 R4 Q3 ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit  2018 R5 Q4 ApexSQL CI/CD toolkit  2018 R6 Q4

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