ApexSQL has Joined the Quest Team

Twenty years ago this month, I started what would later become ApexSQL in my Boston basement with a single shareware tool for SQL Server called Proc-Blaster. Fast-forward to today and we have more than 30 products, nearly 100 team members, 10K+ customers and 1K published articles.

April 18, 2019

ApexSQL Mask 2019 R2 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Mask 2019 R2 has been released

About ApexSQL Mask: ApexSQL Mask is a tool that can automatically classify and mask sensitive SQL Server data. It has 55+ built in data classification filters and more than 220 predefined data masks. The tool can mask data at column and/or row level with automatic sensitive data classification and it can be run directly from command line interface.

April 18, 2019

ApexSQL announces record growth for Q1 2019

Driven by the success of SQL Server auditing, monitoring and continuous integration and delivery toolsets, ApexSQL posted 40% quarter on quarter growth for Q1, this follows growth of 22% for Q4 2018.

April 16, 2019

ApexSQL Defrag 2018 R6 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Defrag 2018 R6 has been released

About ApexSQL Defrag: ApexSQL Defrag is an enterprise SQL Server tool used for analyzing, monitoring and managing SQL Server index fragmentation. The application allows detailed index fragmentation analysis on server, database and table level. With ApexSQL Defrag you can rebuild or reorganize fragmented indexes in real time, as well as create policies and apply them to multiple databases or servers.

April 16, 2019

ApexSQL Monitor 2018 R11 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Monitor 2018 R11 has been released

About ApexSQL Monitor: ApexSQL Monitor is a Windows and SQL Server monitoring tool with a wide range of monitored metrics. It tracks Windows, SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, AlwaysOn Availability Group and Failover Cluster instances, and database metrics on multiple local and remote machines and SQL Server instances. It monitors the most important SQL Server and AzureSQL Database statistics, memory, buffer, and page metrics – batch requests per second, user connections, target and total server memory, buffer cache hit ratio, batch requests, page life expectancy, page reads and writes per second, and more. ApexSQL Monitor also tracks SQL Server wait statistics including the individual query wait statistics. Monitoring these metrics enables you to identify and troubleshoot performance problems, establish trends, set baselines, and generate built-in or custom reports.

April 3, 2019

ApexSQL Source Control 2018 R11 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Source Control 2018 R11 has been released

About ApexSQL Source Control: ApexSQL Source Control is a SQL Server Management Studio add-in to version control SQL databases and objects. It integrates with all major source control systems and allows database developers to work together on a shared or a dedicated database copy. ApexSQL Source Control provides full object versioning features such as object locking with team policies management, detailed view of changes history, conflict resolution, labeling and more.

April 2, 2019

Community > Azure editions

Community editions will be renamed Azure editions starting with 2019 versions

Azure editions will no longer be free. Prices for individual tools will be $99 per user. Once upgraded to the 2019 version, users will need to activate the Azure editions.

ApexSQL Developer will have three editions: Azure, Standard and Professional. All existing customers will be credited with the Professional edition

March 30, 2019

ApexSQL DevOps toolkit 2018 R12 – Product update alert

ApexSQL DevOps toolkit 2018 R12 has been released

About ApexSQL DevOps toolkit: ApexSQL DevOps toolkit is a set of open source PowerShell cmdlets for automating work flow pipelines to integrate database changes, test and deliver to production. It supports integration with Bamboo, Jenkins, TeamCity, AppVeyor, GoCD, CruiseControl, Hudson, Visual Studio Team Services, Team Foundation Server, and other CI/CD servers. It contains predefined Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) PowerShell script templates for standalone use where all pipeline steps can be customized, reordered, added and removed. It also contains a native TeamCity, a native Atlassian Bamboo, a native Jenkins continuous integration server, a native Azure DevOps Server (TFS) / Azure DevOps Services plugin and a standalone Web dashboard for configuration and execution of CI and CD workflow pipelines via point and click graphical interface.

March 29, 2019