Accelerate Data Performance
The slowest part of most applications is the database. Increasing performance at that level usually leads to productivity gains across your entire business.
Protect Your Data
Disaster strikes. How much data did you lose? We’ll figure out how steep of a hill you have to climb by diving into the configuration and timing of your backups.
SQL Server Health Check
Like a sick patient, if SQL Server is not healthy it won’t perform at peak performance. Worse still, it can lead to catastrophic failure where you lose your data!
SQLWatchmen’s SQL Server Health Check Gives You a Clear-Eyed View into the Engine of Your Mission Critical Systems
Enabling businesses to plan and execute tasks with precision, our SQL Health Check services ensure that your system is running smoothly and reliably.
We understand the frustration that can come from inefficient SQL systems. That’s why we created our SQL Health Check service. Removing the mystery and getting to the bottom of the issue is key. Using our SQL Health Check service makes a world of difference in terms of the level of success and efficiency a system and company can achieve.
What information does the Diagnostic deliver?
No matter what type of business you may be running, or which processes you wish to improve, SQLWatchmen can provide you with a solid foundation by delivering the following types of information with precision:
- Effectiveness of your backup system
- Security levels
- Transaction log health and details
- CPU and Disk IO consumption and by which queries
- Server configuration and recommended adjustments
Not sure where to start?
Start with our SQL Health Check
- An In-Depth Report of Database Errors & Inefficiencies
- An Action Plan to Solve Them
- A Detailed Scope of Work & Budget
Although the technical details of a SQL Health Check are complex under the hood, the process is relatively simple, and includes the following steps:
We run many, many specialized queries against the SQL instance to collect internal information about SQL Server’s health. For example, SQL records all resources it spends time waiting on. Some of the codes returned are “idle queues” while other codes indicate types of CPU, Disk/IO, Network, Memory, locking problems.
In SQL Server 2019, I counted 1,843 different codes that Microsoft uses to classify WaitStats in their documentation. Some of these codes are for internal use, some of these codes are idle and should be ignored, like when SQL is checking a queue for work to do, and other codes indicate a problem. This is just one of many, many things we look at to determine the problem area within SQL Server and to come up with a solution to improve performance.
Once we collect the core information, then we can correlate the information to determine the solution to SQL’s largest reported problem area. For example, if CPU is determined to be SQL Server’s constraint, then we look at CPU hardware model numbers, VM configuration, parallel query configuration and ultimately, which queries are consuming the most CPU in the system – along with tons of other metrics.
If the limiting factor on your SQL Server is IO, then we look at completely different codes and metrics to determine the solution to the biggest problem. Once we understand the problem area well, we can work on a remediation plan and how extensive we think it’ll be to resolve and get a meaningful positive impact with tuning. Then we can provide a remediation estimate.
After the complex and time consuming work is done, the last step is to have a consulting meeting with you and your team to review the findings. This is a consulting discussion where we decipher complex concepts and explain it in a way that is a bit easier to understand. This allows us to communicate how severe the problem is and how urgent it should be prioritized for remediation. In fact, our report categorizes the issues in High, Medium and Best Practice classifications to help you see what should be focused on first.
SQL Health Check Benefits
If you are interested in investing in SQL Health Check services for your business, we can offer you the following benefits:
Quick Turn Around
Our team of experienced, helpful, and professional SQL DBAs are ready and eager to diagnose your SQL system.
Peace of Mind
With our unmatched expertise, you can rest assured that your SQL system is in good, capable hands. Plus, with a variety of monthly maintenance plans, we can guarantee a reliable fix that will improve performance and keep your system running smoothly.
We live in a world in which remote work is becoming increasingly prevalent and the use of dynamic systems is also becoming more common. Purchasing a SQL Health Check service will grant you better and more reliable access to your business information system-wide, regardless of your location.
For customers with our ongoing monthly plans for monitoring, maintenance and support, we offer 24/7 support with instant SLA: There is never a need to be worried about who will keep up with the monitoring, assessment, and/or maintenance of your database. All of SQLWatchmen’s protection plans provide your system with 24/7 support. If you have an urgent call-in, our phone system will ‘round robin’ the on-call DBAs so you’ll speak to someone right now – no waiting for a call back.
The SQL Health Check Solution
For businesses that are seeking the best database solutions, our SQL Health Check service is here for you. Rather than taking a reactionary approach and simply waiting until a major issue has already occurred, partnering with SQLWatchmen ensures your company will always have a watchful eye protecting the security and efficiency of your database.
Providing you with recommended solutions for every issue, with SQLWatchmen, you can rest assured that your database is in good hands so that you can focus on what matters most: running your business.
Contact us today to learn more about our variety of services and how SQLWatchmen can take your SQL systems to the next level.