Toga Group of Companies
 
I just wanted to drop you a short e-mail to say that SQL Services have been a pleasure to deal with and everybody I have dealt with is professional and always willing to assist. I probably deal with [this DBA] the most and he is very helpful and knowledgeable and an absolute pleasure to deal with. No request is ever too hard. On the odd occasion where we have had an emergency the on call DBA has responded quickly and managed to resolve the issues for us. This arrangement has been a beneficial one for us and I just wanted to express our gratitude for the way the relationship is handled by yourselves.
 
Nicholas Bell, Computer Systems Manager

Professional Services

SQL SERVER AND ORACLE INSTALLATIONS

Implementing SQL Server or Oracle in the corporate world is not simply a case of accepting the default options while installing the software. While recent versions of SQL Server and Oracle are major improvements on their predecessors with their default install configurations, there are a number of other issues that need consideration well before the time of installing the RDBMS itself.

SQL Services provide consulting services in the following areas:

  • Server sizing - RAM, CPU and Disk storage requirements.
  • Disk sub-systems structure.
  • Concurrency - How many users are likely to access the server and the impact on performance and licensing?
  • Connectivity - How will users connect to the databases, what versions of ODBC, OLEDB, JDBC drivers will be used?
  • Security issues - How will user security be managed internally on LAN/WAN and externally for database access via web servers? What platforms will users be connecting from e.g. Windows 2000, XP, Novell, Unix, Linux?
  • Data replication requires planning up front to select the correct replication model and infrastructure to support it.
  • Data availability/recoverability - How recoverable does the database need to be and how much data can afford to be lost?
  • Support - How will the database servers be managed, and by whom?

SQL Services adopts standard installation and base configuration checklists for each version of SQL Server and Oracle respectively. This ensures the servers and databases have been configured appropriately for the requirements of the business.

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