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Perforce and Red Gate Announce New Integration


Perforce SCM adds advanced version control tools to SQL Server Management Studio

24 May 2011, Wokingham - Perforce Software has announced a new integration with SQL Source Control, the popular tool from Red Gate Software for controlling SQL database schema and data from within SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). For the first time, developers can apply the full power of Perforce’s version control capabilities within the SQL database application development environment.

"Now database developers will have access to the same powerful version control tools available to software developers," said Randy DeFauw, technical marketing manager for Perforce Software. "With this integration developers can quickly and easily view the evolution of database objects. In addition, once under version control, database assets can be fully integrated into modern development processes including continuous integration and issue tracking.”

“Database development has always fallen behind application development in terms of source control,” said Michael Francis, Red Gate Software. “With SQL Source Control, you can easily connect your existing source control system, including Perforce, to SQL Server and bring all the benefits of working in a source controlled environment to database development. With an audit trail of who changed what, when and why, database administrators will also be assured of quality before pushing changes up the development chain.”

Download and evaluate Perforce free from the Perforce website. This offer includes free technical support during evaluation.

Visit the Red Gate website for a free 28-day fully functional trial and use a new evaluation repository to start source controlling your SQL Server in less than five minutes.

About the Perforce SCM System 
Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System, is an award- winning tool that versions and manages source code and digital assets for enterprises large and small. Perforce is easy to install, learn and administer; seamlessly handles distributed development; and supports developers across a large number of platforms. Perforce ensures development integrity by grouping multi-file updates into atomic changes, enables concurrent development, and intelligently manages multiple software releases using its Inter-File Branching system.   

About Perforce Software 
Founded in 1995, Perforce Software Inc. develops, markets and supports Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System. Perforce Software is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., and sells worldwide. The company has international operations in Europe, Japan and Australia. In addition to application software companies, Perforce customers represent a broad range of industries including game development, electronics, healthcare and financial services.  

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