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Who needs SQL Server consulting?

By Charles

March 13, 2017


As everyone seems to blame the database for slow performance the answer could be everyone.

Why You Need SQL Server Consulting?

It would be almost impossible to find a business that does not have a database sat somewhere in their organisation. A database might be part of an application like a CRM system or it could be a custom made application to track holiday requests but there is always a database at the back.

Databases are Organic

They are more like babies in that they grow and change over time. A database might start off small and efficient but over time how the database is used can change. Even if its used for its entire life as expected the amount of data it now holds can affect how it performs.

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Who is To Blame?

If I had a pound for every time I had heard “the database is slow”, well I would be writing this post from a beach. A very nice beach without pebbles that’s for sure. I do not know why it is always the database being blamed for being slow. I do know however that they need to be maintained and monitored over time because the amount of data that gets inserted and stored is usually forever and is always going up. The number of users on a system also tends to always go up over time as businesses tend to grow.

Is SQL Server consulting right for me?

  • Are users complaining about slow performance?
  • Have you heard the phrase “Is the database running slow”?
  • Has anyone performed a health check on your database server?
  • Is your application freezing for an unknown reason?

The above are just a few ideas which can point to a yes answer. If you have never had a SQL health check or if you are not sure if indexes are being organised and rebuilt then its worth at least a quick chat to find out if there are any issues lurking in the near future which can cause performance issues.

If you know for a fact there are database performance issues then you should absolutely get a SQL consultant. Our consultants can troubleshoot and tune SQL for better performance so get in contact for a resolution.

Charles

About the author

Microsoft Certified SQL Server DBA with over a decades experience including work for large FTSE 250 companies amongst others. The SQL Server stack has been the focus of almost all of my career in IT. I have experience designing, supporting and troubleshooting large Data Platform deployments.

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