Database Consulting

Because our focus is on Oracle database technology, our experienced consultants are well-versed in database management. We can assist you with production support and projects such as database tuning, troubleshooting, database installations and upgrades, patches, backup and recovery strategies, replication and high availability, capacity planning, and more.

Production Support

Our production support experience spans a large variety of environments—from small systems with little change to 24/7 multi-terrabyte systems that are very dynamic. Our services are provided remotely and can be offered onsite in the San Francisco Bay Area. We offer access to experts for shops without a DBA and can offload support tasks and the burden of 24/7 support for busy shops with DBA teams. For more details about production support and monitoring, please see our DBA Pro remote DBA services.

Database Installations and Upgrades

We frequently assist our clients with Oracle installations, upgrades, and migrations on most flavors of UNIX, including Solaris, Linux, HP-UX, and AIX. In addition, we work with Windows. We know that installing Oracle software involves more than just a "point and click" approach. Just check out some of our popular installation guides in the presentations section of our site. Upgrades and migrations have to be planned for carefully. We take a methodical and conservative approach to ensure we take our clients through this process smoothly. The know-how to provide testing, planning, and validating is critical in getting through these processes smoothly.

Backup and Recovery Strategies

If you are like most of our clients, your data is critical to your business, and you can't risk data loss or downtime. We can develop your backup and recovery strategy and look at meeting high availability requirements and capacity planning. We work with huge production databases on a daily basis. We also do backup and recovery audits and testing to ensure your risk of any data loss is as low as possible.

Replication and High Availability:

The technology in this area is varied, and we use our experience to ensure your business needs are met. We work with you to understand your high availabilty requirements, and we'll develop and test a solution that best meets your needs.

Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting:

  When you have a performance issue or a database problem that is impacting your users, it is never more important to have experience on your side. That's where our many years of experience have succeeded in problem-solving and bringing our clients through a tough database issue. For information on performance tuning, click here to learn more.

Development Support:

We work with your development team to ensure the code and queries accessing the database are well-written and scalable. We also have extensive knowledge of code that lies within the database, such as PL/SQL and often assist our clients in writing this or provide these database development services as a complement to our DBA services.