SQL SERVER CONSULTANCY AND SQL SERVER DEVELOPMENT

On-Demand SQL DBA and Development Services

 

SQL SERVER CONSULTANCY 

Reviewing your SQL Server Estates health on a regular basis and keeping your technology up to date provides many benefits including performance enhancements, security benefits and cost savings.  Our on-demand DBA services makes this easy, we have a dedicated team of expert SQL DBA’s that cover Database Health checks, Performance Optimisation, migrations, consolidations and any ad-hoc trouble shooting of issues. We charge by the hour with no hidden costs.

We also provide SQL Server Project Consultancy and Management, including a project support service to free up internal resource for project based work, ensuring Business as Usual continues as normal.

 

SQL SERVER DEVELOPMENT

We design and develop databases using Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Access. We following an Agile Project Management approach, which offers flexibility, whilst ensuring business requirements are delivered on time and to budget.  

We build strong, close working relationships with our Customers, have regular updates and a provide rapid response service to queries.

Other development services include, but is not limited to re-design/development of stored procedures, ETL, SSIS and Report Writing, 

 

SQL SERVER UPGRADES

We know how important it is to keep your technology up to date, allowing your organisation to benefit from new features and security enhancements. 

If your SQL Server Estate requires upgrading or you require additional SQL Servers, we will design and build your environments to Microsoft best practise methodologies. We manage all versions of SQL Server from 2000 through to 2016, so there are no restrictions on the versions we will upgrade.

We also provide advice on server sizing, high availability, disaster recovery and SQL Server licensing. All our services are carried out by time served MS certified professionals, who are dedicated to delivering exceptional services to our Customers.

It’s already working for this NHS Trust

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust have benefited from our SQL Server Consultancy and SQL Server Management services for over 2 years.

We re-designed an old merge replication system that had 6 servers in it.  We designed and built a High Availability solution that was robust and saved costs.

Once the system was up and running we also carried out the data migration, cleansing and verification to the new platform.  Switch-over to the new environment was carried with minimal downtime to the end users.

       

        

        

SQL SERVER MIGRATIONS

Let us take the headache out of migrating your SQL databases to new environments.   Our team fully manage the whole process with minimal downtime, regardless of the number or size of your databases. This includes all aspects that are applicable to your migration, such as SQL Server logins, re-mapping of Windows accounts (when moving to a different Windows Domain), SQL Agent jobs and Linked Servers.

If you are looking to migrate databases between on premise servers and a cloud environment, we will manage the process from planning, through testing, to the live migration and provide post migration support.

PERFORMANCE TUNING

By their own design databases will suffer performance issues if they are not optimised on a regular basis.  Using a variety of optimisation techniques we specialise in maximising the speed and performance of SQL Server databases. This can be done either onsite or remotely, a common approach is to initially spend time onsite to establish what the major issues are and then monitor and optimise the system remotely.

Increased performance leads to a better end user experience, increased productivity and cost savings.

DISASTER RECOVERY

We understand how critical your systems are to your business and that data is your most important asset. A disaster effecting your critical systems can happen at any time and can come in the form of hardware failure, database corruption, malicious activity or user error.

Whether your SQL Server Estate is on premise or in the cloud, we can design, build and implement a robust High Availability and Disaster Recovery solution tailored to meet your organisations requirements. Our solutions not only give you the ability to recover your systems quickly from a disaster with minimal data loss, but our solutions can also have your users back up and running on your systems within seconds.

HEALTH CHECKS

System issues often results in operational disruption, a negative end user experience and cost implications. If your organisation is experiencing system issues a Health Check is an effective way of identifying the root cause.

Our Health Checks cover: System Configuration – Server Infrastructure – Databases – Performance – Availability – Security

Each area is fully documented in detail in a Technical Review (TR) Report with issues highlighted and recommendations made for changes/improvements, ensuring your SQL Estate is fit for ‘as is’ and ‘to be’ purposes.