Database Administration

Database Administration

One of the services that we offer is regular database administration checks for SQL Server. Often software developer will develop a system using SQL Server and then leave the system to grow into performance and scalability problems. Using benchmarking tools we can refine queries to increase performance of computer systems so that applications run smoothly and efficiently. Listed below are some of the Database Administration tasks we specialize in:

  • Backup and restore of databases and log files - we can tailor a backup solution using SQL backup models to make sure that data is backed up and retained to an acceptable timeframe.
  • Performance tuning of SQL queries - we can analyse queries that are taking up time and resources to optimise them for better performance.
  • Reviewing the architecture of systems to identify bottlenecks and locking issues - often architecture of applications creates an issue with performance and its often diagnosed as a 'SQL Issue'.
  • Raising alerts when something goes wrong - backups, maintenance plans and SQL Agent jobs can often fail and admin's are none the wiser.  We can help create alerts that will notify when something went wrong.

Feel free to ask us about any issues you may be having with your SQL server implementation. As databases and systems mature, performance can degrade as queries can take longer and longer to run. Regular maintenance and tuning will make any system run smoother and efficiently.