PERFORMANCE TUNING & DATABASE OPTIMIZATIONData Management (SQL Server)
Performance Tuning with your entire ecosystem in mind.
In many ways your database systems act just like any organism: it grows, transforms, and must adapt over time to a changing eco-system. Many environmental factors contribute to the ongoing sustainability of your systems and while there may be operating in a sufficient way today, unsustainable features and processes can contribute to the unsuitability of your systems tomorrow. At SolidQ, we look not just at the nuts and bolts of your databases, but we also consider the entire architecture and its ability to scale, thus sustaining itself over
Data growth affects database performance and increase server hardware storage, CPU and memory requirements. Typical solutions for controlling data growth includes a combination of purging or archiving data. And while there is a solution, a growing system is unsustainable if it does not have a plan for these options. At some point, you must make severe changes to the system to keep it functioning.
Many database systems have significant development by multiple people; it’s common to find a mixture of schema designs, naming standards, and coding standards all in the same environment. Mixing designs can keep the things moving, but ultimately the system becomes more complex and brittle as you add more applications and design features. This is the unintended result that drastically affect database performance.
Sometimes databases have portions of their schema and code customized for certain users, affecting the ability to refactor the database. Add that to complex ad-hoc queries in a growing environment, and the system struggles to adapt to upgrades and other changes.
Performance tuning helps identify bottlenecks and builds corrective courses of actions to overcome workload scalability barriers: hardware and software limitations, workload characteristics, schema efficiencies, coding practices, and index streamlining. With a scalability assessment from SolidQ, we review your benchmarks, not only for usage and monitoring purposes, but also to communicate the entire health of your database back to your team.
When assessing your database performance, we work to also understand your security infrastructure, including all data sources and applications that may be at risk. SolidQ has in-depth experience helping companies reduce risk exposure and understands that security compliance and database optimization are often intertwined. Through an assessment of your servers, databases, objects, applications, sessions, auditing and monitoring, we limit the impact of security-related events on business activities. Looking for a more comprehensive assessment of your database security and its surrounding architecture? Learn more about security assessment offerings
To have consistency throughout your database systems all transactional changes that affect data must be executed according to defined rules. This includes constraints, cascades and triggers. Does your team have coding practices to identify sub -optimal syntax and querying patterns? SolidQ works to optimize your syntax techniques, programming objects, and transactional isolation management processes.
High Availability and Disaster Recovery
How resilient is your database architecture? In the event of a system component failure, can your business critical systems remain accessible to all users and customers? If a disaster occurs, how quickly can you restore your systems to an accessible state? SolidQ High Availability and Disaster Recovery strategies address any non-functional requirements, such as performance, system availability, fault tolerance, data retention, business continuity, and user experience. We also work to help our clients drive their High Availability and Disaster Recovery strategies through business requirements and with the collaboration of business users and stakeholders.
Monitoring and Alerting
The marketplace is full of database performance monitoring tools. With a saturated tools-based market, many clients have disparate monitoring and alerting on multiple applications and database structures. SolidQ begins with a high-level assessment of all monitoring components, incorporates pre-determined benchmarks, and builds a monitoring and alert system that makes sense for all users. With the assessment of SQL Server and windows errors, performance metrics, application exceptions and auditing, our clients feel secure that their monitoring is comprehensive and scales to meet their business needs.
Does your team have a maintenance strategy in-place? Or do you spend a large majority of your time trying to clear out back-logs of issues? SolidQ takes a fresh look at that strategy through comprehensive capacity planning, fragmentation handling, patching and version strategy and SQL Agent usage. Our experts can help clear back-logged issues or simply re-prioritize existing ones. With SolidQ you can expect database maintenance from only the most capable mentors and consultants.