Production Database Services
We work with your team to provide comprehensive support for your production infrastructure. Our dedicated 24x7x365 support specialists perform work within a set response time tailored to your company’s needs. Typical support activities include: availability monitoring; proactive notification; trend analysis; performance tuning and backup and recovery support.
Database Development Support
Our support specialists assist your company in building an effective, usable database environment to support business applications. Typical support includes data modeling; database design; normalization testing; data/application migration; SQL tuning and end user/application developer support.
Operating Systems Support
We have the resources to support your operating system environment to improve your businesses’ efficiency, responsiveness and cost effectiveness. We provide installation, tuning, patching, cloning, updates, upgrades, monitoring and system availability.

Services

Installation and Configuration
Database Services recognizes that the proper installation and configuration Microsoft’s SQL Server database software is no trivial task. Microsoft’s SQL Server software consist of numerous components and configuration options. Some of these configuration choices are not reversible and may have significant implications on the way your database performs.

Database Services staff posses the skills and reference experiences required to complete an efficient, successful and well-organized installation. In recognizing and understanding the critical installation decisions, we can help you plan the installation, determine the appropriate system resources required for optimal performance, follow Microsoft’s SQL Server-recommended best practices, and efficiently configure the software.

Application Integration / Data Migration
Database Services offers both application integration and data migration services. The integration services are generally advisory in nature with an emphasis on educating your development staff on the best approaches for utilizing new structured data and/or new database features.

Database Services data migration services offer clients the comfort of using our highly skilled staff to perform some of the most sensitive of tasks. Database Services, Inc works with the client’s staff to migrate existing applications or data to other major database vendors such as from MS SQL Server or IBM DB2 to an Oracle platform, or vice versa. These tasks include ensuring proper data type conversions and database settings as well as, among other things, implementing the appropriate database and tablespace configurations.

Performance Audits & Tuning
Database Services performance enhancement services focus on maximizing the efficiency of your existing hardware and software resources. Our skilled consultants perform a detailed review of your database systems and the applications that run against them. We evaluate your storage infrastructure, database structures, application utilization patterns, memory sizing and consumption, and carefully examine your use of database indicies and the appropriateness of your index types.

Once we’ve carried out a full analysis, we work with your system administrators, DBA’s, and developers to come to a cost effective and expedient performance enhancing solution. Additionally we offer customized training session for your DBA and/or development staff, focusing on proper index tuning, SQL evaluation, and SQL tuning techniques.

Disaster Readiness Audits
After working with a number Fortune 100 in “down database” situations Database Services, Inc staff have come to appreciate the severe financial and personal impacts such a scenario can directly create. With a background of performing numerous such database recoveries, we have developed a critical eye for weaknesses and/or missing links in the typical back-up and recovery approaches. We apply this perspective and over 6 years of intense fire-fighting experience towards analyzing your configurations, assumptions, and plans. Once our analysis is complete, we deliver a written statement of findings and thoughtful recommendation for addressing each client’s unique needs.

Back-up & Recovery
The Back-up and Recovery Service entails one or more Database Services consultants working either onsite or remotely to implement an enterprise quality and Oracle recommended procedure for ensuring that, in the event of a catastrophe, your data can be quickly, safely, and fully recovered. Database Services first reviews exactly how the database is being used by existing applications and how it might be used by future applications. Analysis of existing IT resources and backup strategies is undertaken next. Once all relevant information has been collected, Database Services, Inc will design and implement a custom-tailored, multi-tiered Oracle Backup and Recovery strategy. Finally, before calling the job complete, Database Services, Inc performs rigorous failure and recovery testing, ensuring that all implemented recovery processes in fact hold up under actual failure scenarios. It is suggested that the customer contract with Database Services on a semi-annual basis so that the backup solution can be reviewed and tested for continued efficacy.