Services

Consolidation Analysis
Organizations can dramatically reduce costs by eliminating server sprawl. Our consultants will analyze the Microsoft SQL Server database servers in your environment and construct an itemized plan that can reduce the number of physical SQL Servers by 50%-90% while maintaining current performance and preparing for future growth requirements.

Migration/Upgrade Analysis
Are you aware that Microsoft has sunset support for SQL Server 2000? Should you upgrade to SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2? Do you need to migrate an Oracle 8/9i/10g, Sybase System 11/12/15 or MySQL database to SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 R2? Are you considering a move to the SQL Azure cloud offering? Our consultants can identify potential problems, recommend the appropriate Microsoft SQL Server edition/solution for your application/environment and clearly define the steps necessary to ensure seamless, concise upgrades.

Server Analysis
Do you have an installation of Microsoft SQL Server that is failing to keep up with business and user demands? Do you need to know if an existing SQL Server based application can handle a projected increase in volume? We can help! Our consultants perform detailed analysis of selected high volume, production SQL Servers and provide hardware and configuration optimization strategies that will dramatically enhance performance and ensure that the database solution is scalable. We tell you what is wrong and we strategize for you the steps essential to make it right no matter what the class of the environment is (32-bit on local discs to high end 64-bit systems on SAN).

Performance Testing
At times, it is important to assess the maximum throughput of a database server to determine the life expectancy. We will work with your database infrastructure team to develop/execute testing methodology, interpret the results and present detailed analysis/projections of the server’s life cycle. This arms IT Directors/Executives with vital information to ensure that servers are replaced at the proper time, which can greatly enhance ROI (return on investment) and reduce costs.

Environment Analysis
Does your environment require communication across multiple SQL Servers? We can review your existing SQL Server architecture and enumerate all points of dependency and interoperability. We also devise maintenance strategies and disaster recovery plans suitable to your environment.

T-SQL Optimization
There are times when an application bottleneck is caused by poorly designed Trans-Act SQL (T-SQL) code. We can identify poor performing queries and reconstruct T-SQL stored procedures and scripts so that your database applications produce fast and accurate results. 50 to 60 percent of database slowdown is caused by poor coding alone and is often overlooked. Hardware compensation alone can not make user response better. It’s the code too. We analyze the coding standards, type of code (ad-hoc, dynamic, stored procedures, etc) and also frame indexing strategies.

Remote DBA
Does your organization have the need for DBA expertise, but not the budget? We can help assist you through your server analysis/optimization and assistance with upgrade/migration for the fraction of the cost of an on-site resource.