Helping developers deliver SQL code, reliably and automatically.

(For SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016 and Azure)

Reliably deploying changes to SQL code is one of the hardest things to get right in the development life cycle and things can easily get messed up. We’re here to make sure that they don’t. You could be the best coder in the world but getting your stuff out there and working is only as good as the weakest link in the chain - if that weak link is your SQL change management process then we can help.

We help developers to:

  • Leverage their source control for all their SQL code
  • Bring SQL code into their repeatable build process
  • Deliver SQL code to all the other parts of the software
    development life cycle
  • Create a framework that is repeatable and robust
  • Avoid wasting time using visual/manual database
    comparison and synch tools

"Great work needs great tools."

Flexible tools for Source Scripting, Building, Comparing, Synchronizing, Creating Delta Scripts, Upgrading, Packaged Remote Delivery; they are all here for schema and static data. Our ethos of non-prescriptive simplicity gives you a flexible approach. You can simply use the tools to fulfil immediate tasks or integrate the tools into you existing development process or use them to easy the culture shock of transition to automated development and change management processes. This is no big bang all or nothing commitment to adoption, you control the learning curve.

White Paper

Read our database change management white paper.

Customer quotes

"I appreciate working with all of you at Innovartis. You have saved me and my team an enormous amount of time over the last 10 years."
Miller G.
"Your product saves me so much time, and works so well, I hope you occasionally feel a little inner glow of satisfaction and well-being induced by positive thoughts from the other side of the world."
Dr. P. Davis
"You guys have a great product. Over the last 3 or 4 years all I have done is made a few little tweaks to our project which synchronized databases all over the world. Nothing more. It just works great."
"We evaluated DB Ghost internally. We use it to package up the sql schema which is stored in version control and maintained by the programmers. For our current workflow this is sufficient and perfect for our needs. In fact our build server is powered by FinalBuilder7 and the Packager Plus command line integrated really nicely into it. The Packager Plus product is quite simply amazing and solving a lot of our “upgrade script hell” issues and feedback from our technical consultants who helped us trial it (running the installer) over the last month has been universally positive. ? Our software is currently being moved from Ansi to Unicode and to upgrade the database schema from VARCHAR to NVARCHAR we had a manual process in place which took about a day to complete on the client’s site and always ended up with some issues at the end such as missing constraints. With DB Ghost Packager Plus the client runs the installer and 5 minutes later everything is working! "
Johann du Toit

The DB Ghost Process

How the DB Ghost Process can save your business time and money.

From our founder:
Let me take you on a short journey to where I believe we can get you... Developers making changes to files within source control, never having to worry about anything outside of their desktop. Build processes taking all the source code, creating baseline versions and verifying that the code is sound. Deploying those known versions to test or UAT where bugs can be raised against them. Back to developers to fix those bugs. Developers being able to quickly get the exact code base the testers were using and re-creating the bugs. Now it’s easy to fix the bugs within the files, test against the latest code and check in.

Finally, when the green light is given – a baseline of code is delivered to the live systems and everyone knows exactly what is in the system because anyone can get the exact same code base from source control. And the process can repeat again, and again and again and no matter how much time has moved anyone can get any version of the software at any time with a full audit trail.

Sound familiar? Maybe, but probably not for SQL code. We aim to change that and make SQL code control easy, intuitive and fast. From developer through to live... the words of one of our customers – “it just works”

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Mark Baekdal – CEO and co-founder of Innovartis.

For SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016 and Azure.