We offer the following services:
Consulting Coaching– We will come in and evaluate where you stand, where you want to go, and what it will take to get you there. We will evaluate your players (DBAs) and give them training plans to improve. This can be for one specific issue (like a defensive coach) or an overall look at the whole team (head coach). You are still the team owner and general manager. We promise to NOT use sports analogies for everything.
Contracting – making it happen. This can be an extension of the coaching above, or we can fill a seat left vacant for whatever reason. Generally 3 – 6 months.
Remote DBA – We can set up a maintenance agreement to remotely check in on your servers and perform routine maintenance/problem resolution. ‘X’ hours per week is the norm.
Training – We teach basics classes to non-DBAs. If you don’t have a DBA and your Developers or Network guys are filling in we can help. These are done onsite, class limit of 4 is ideal. Highly interactive with lots of hands on. Not all topics are available.
Candidate Screening – recruiters…we will pre-screen your SQL Server DBA candidates for you so you don’t send an unqualified person to your client. SQL DBA and Architect only, not development, SSRS or DW/BI. It takes about 45 minutes and we will send you a scorecard (1-5) and comments on the topics your clients need. Contact us for pricing. We typically do these in the evening, so that the candidate is relaxed and not hiding from her boss or peers.