Remote SQL DBA Services
Don’t want to hire a full-time DBA to get full-time database support? At SBN, our SQL Server specialists offer a comprehensive array of services and solutions to keep your business at its best. Innovative, proactive, and reliable, we tailor our support to your needs.
we offer on-call emergency DBA support, optimal performance tuning, unrivalled commercial and technical expertise, and much more. The SBN team works closely with you to understand your priorities, explore your options, and provide you with the best solutions to suit your budget and business goals.
SQL Server Health Checks
In order to make your databases faster, more stable, and more efficient, we have to identify exactly where any issues lie. Are you aware that your Microsoft SQL Server isn’t firing on all cylinders, but unsure why? Our SQL Server Health Checks can change that.
Our remote DBAs perform an exhaustive Health Check for almost any new client. We go through your system, create a detailed report, and explain exactly what’s wrong: we’ll tell you the best way to fix it, the improvements you’ll see in your system, and how long it should take.
Our Health Checks are fully comprehensive. We pride ourselves on producing sophisticated, detailed, and actionable reports, specific to your server – without breaking the bank.
Your report is not just an analysis; it’s a plan of action. We will create two reports, one ‘Technical’ and one ‘Commercial’, so that you can communicate our findings seamlessly between technical and non-technical persons within your team. We know that communication is key.
SQL Server Performance Tuning
While your business grows, your databases are in danger of becoming complex, inflexible, and inefficient. The wider your estate is required to spread, the slower and more difficult to navigate it can become. Our SQL Server Performance Tuning will get your databases working quickly and efficiently again, so you can keep your eye on the prize.
Following the provision of our detailed Health Check report, our dedicated team of consultants will fine-tune your server to meet the requirements of your growing business. With numerous accreditations and many combined years of experience within the industry, their work is second to none.
SQL Database Design & Development
SBN’s team of remote DBA experts will work to architect efficient database solutions that are perfectly suited to the goals of your firm. Whether we’re designing the groundwork, giving an old system a fresh coat of paint, or collaborating with your developers, our work will reflect the needs of your firm.
It takes a high degree of expertise to design and develop a sustainable SQL Server. Our team has decades of shared experience in planning, developing, and implementing challenging SQL Server database projects.
All of our architected projects are optimized to be efficient, sustainable, and agile. That means faster queries, lower maintenance costs, and the flexibility to modify your databases as and when your amnitions evolve.
Emergency SQL DBA Support
We know there’s never a good time for a disaster. Whether you’re hit by a server outage, an unresponsive database, pr service interruptions, your business needs to be able to keep running through an incident. That’s why our 24/7 Emergency SQL DBA support is second to none.
The SBN team are available to handle SQL Server incidents arount the clock, 24 hours a das, 7 days a week. Our remote DBA experts can be on the case at any time of day or night to quickly identify the problem and implement the best solution to get your SQL Server optimised and running smoothly again.
Once the initial issue is fixed, we’ll also diagnose the cause and recommend a proactive strategy to ensure you are protected from it happening again.
Why your organization need a DBA?
SQL Server is a costly and complex database management server. Performance of SQL Server database very with resource usage by processes, workload and data size with in tables and indexes. A professional database administrator with vast knowledge of SQL Server internals can only resolve daily challenges of this costly software.
SQL Server cumulative updates are necessary as Microsoft team continuously fixes issues and most of these issues are critical. However, Not a Single cumulative update is released without any ripple effects on performance or server maintenance. Updates without supervision of Database Administrator are difficult for mission critical databases.
If your production data is growing at very high speed, it is necessary to identify cold data and archive separate from hot data. ETL process to archive and import data can be flawless through a database administrator who is well aware of SQL Server capabilities.
SQL Server stores, handles unstructured binary data very differently as compared to structured data and very large database (VLDB) require higher-level skills and additional monitoring and tuning to maintain efficiency.
DBAs create backup and recovery plans and procedures based on industry best practices, then make sure that the necessary steps is followed. Backups cost time and money, so the DBA may have to persuade management to take necessary precautions to preserve data.
System admins or other personnel may actually create the backups, but it is the DBA’s responsibility to make sure that everything done on schedule and backups are available and restorable when required.
DBAs proactively monitor all the processes and make full database or part of database recovery efficient and according to the need of the business.
Database Administrator are well aware of potential weaknesses of the database software and the company’s overall system and work to minimize risks. No system is one hundred per cent immune to attacks, but implementing best practices can minimize risks.
In the case of a security breach or irregularity, DBA facilitates to analyses logs and meta data to identify who has done what to the data. DBA is the only person knows when and where audit trails are required.
Unnecessary sysadmin accounts and extra privileges to database users can be a disaster. DBAs control who has access and what type of access they are allowed. How and what data can be used by developers and other users is primary job of a database administrator. Keeping eye on all data access on daily basis can only be done through a dedicated database administrator.
The DBA keeps close eye on how large the database currently is and how fast it is growing in order to make predictions about future needs. Storage refers to how much room the database takes up in server and backup space. Capacity refers to usage level.
Dedicated DBA through continuous monitoring can suggest disk space capacity as well as hardware in advance to avoid any show stopping issue as well as avoiding extra cost.
Monitoring databases for performance issues is part of the on-going system maintenance a DBA performs. Developers write code only for small set of data and SQL Server optimizer behaves differently accordingly to size of the data and available resources. Continuous monitoring through a dedicated skilled database administrator can only keep database performance up to the mark.
Further, with high volume of data, new code from developers is verified by DBA before uploading to production and suggestions for better performing code can be made proactively.
Performance monitoring shows where the database should be tweaked to operate as efficiently as possible. The physical configuration, the way the database is indexed, and how queries are handled, can all have a dramatic effect on database performance.
With effective monitoring, it is possible to proactively tune a system based on application and database usage instead of waiting until a problem develops.
DBAs are on call for troubleshooting in case of any problems. Whether they need to quickly restore lost data or correct an issue to minimize damage, a DBA is the only source to quickly understand and respond to problems when they occur.