Database Tools:P&T Tool - highly graphical (Sybase, Oracle and MS SQL Server)
Database Education & Training</li></li></ul><li>Our strengths<br />Database Architechs global consulting team has delivered hundreds of high scale, high impact database, data architecture, high availability and performance and tuning engagements.<br />Our strengths are:<br />Database Design and Data Analysis/Modeling<br />Distributed Data Architectures/Data Replication<br />Database Encryption/Security Frameworks<br />High Availability, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity <br />Database and SQL Performance & Tuning<br />Data Standards and Governance<br />Delivery on time and within budget<br />Extreme Quality of deliverables<br />Knowledge Transfer and Education<br />
Our value proposition<br />Our services are database-focused and include inexpensive 2-day assessments moving you down the path to:<br /><ul><li>Reducing your overall costs.
Database Performance & Tuning tools</li></li></ul><li>All of these Authors are Consultants at Database Architechs<br />
Our past and upcoming Events<br />PASS Summit 2009 – Seattle, Nov 2-5<br />Oracle OpenWorld – SF, Oct 11-15<br />MDM Summit – San Francisco, Aug 24-26<br />MS SQLSUG – San Diego, Aug 20<br />SQL Saturday – Portland, Jun 6<br />MS SQL Server 2008 Migration WS – SF, April 29<br />MS SQLS UG – Portland, Apr 23<br />MS SQLS UG – Silicon Valley, Feb 17<br />MS SQLS UG – SF, Feb 11<br />
Our past and current customers<br /><ul><li>Healthcare:
Data Integration designs/architecture</li></ul>Early Code & Test<br />- Early code and testing of integration/DB<br />- Heavy use of Data prototypes/profiling<br />Methodology Oriented“Data by Design”<br />Inception<br />Transition<br />Elaboration<br />Construction<br />
Database Architecture<br />Our data architects have done this for multi-billion dollar companies such as Symantec, Veritas, SGI, and others.<br />Complete or subset data architecture creation for current and the future (strategic) data architectures of any complexity. <br />
References/Examples<br />SGI – Quote to Collect – Data Architecture lead, multi-dimensional OLAP, DW/BI Architecture, Data Integration<br />Veritas – Data Architecture, standards, movement to data services/SOA, and data methodology<br />Symantec – Data Architecture, Master Data Management, Architecture Guiding Principles, Data Standards, and SOA.<br />Many others.<br />
Database Design<br />Optimized database design and implementation of large and small, simple and complex database systems using:<br /><ul><li>DB2,
and massively parallel database architectures such as ParAccel, Green Plum, Netezza, and others. </li></ul>Working with the top database designers in the world.<br />
References/Examples<br />Charles Schwab – Performance and Tuning, Database redesigns (Oracle/SQL Server)<br />Intel Corporation – OLTP Marketing database design, Performance and Tuning, Sales & Marketing data warehouse (SQL Server)<br />JDSU – Instrument test results data collection, data replication, data warehouse (Oracle/SQL Server)<br />Toshiba – Demand Planning OLAP multi-dimensional cube design, data integration <br />Author of Sybase’s “Physical Database Design” methodology and courseware.<br />
Data Modeling & Data Analysis<br />Capturing even the most complex data requirements into well defined and robust data models coupled with full data analysis and validation of all objects/entities. <br />A few of our data modelers apprenticed under the originator of data modeling <br />(Dr. Peter Chen – father of entity/relationship modeling). <br />
References/Examples<br />Intel Corporation – Data modeling/data analysis sales and marketing<br />Sony Corporation – Data modeling/Object models for geospatial and mapping technologies<br />AGIS – Full Logical data models/physical data models of health provider<br />Lnx Research – Entity/Relationship Models/Behavior models for researcher/provider/ratings<br />PG&E – Complex Entity/Relationship models of there financial data/revenue systems.<br />Many others.<br />
Database & SQLPerformance and Tuning<br />Industry leading performance and tuning tools coupled with the deepest Performance and Tuning experts on most major database platforms. <br />Database tuning, indexing strategies, SQL performance.<br />
References/Examples<br />Intel Corporation – VLDB database performance and tuning.<br />Metalincs – Database and SQL tuning (SQL Server)<br />Channel Corporation – Oracle Database & PL/SQL Performance and Tuning.<br />Charles Schwab – Database and SQL Performance and Tuning (Sybase and SQL Server).<br />Author of Sybase’s “Performance and Tuning” methodology.<br />SQL Server Unleashed – Performance and Tuning<br />
Distributed Data & Data Replication<br />Our experts excel in multi-site distributed solutions and design using various technology solutions from replication, to mirroring, to log shipping. <br />Mitigating architectures and load balancing.<br />
References/Examples<br />JDSU – heterogeneous data replication (SQL Server to Oracle)<br />AMD – Master/Master symmetric replication (Oracle)<br />Intel Corporation – Central Publisher/Subscriber (SQL Server Replication)<br />Symantec Corporation – Central Publisher /Subscriber (SQL Server Replication)<br />Many others.<br />
Database Consolidation<br />Using a proven step-by-step methodology, helping in:<br />Leveraging your existing IT architecture and investments. <br />Reengineering, Consolidating, and redesigning your data architecture to better use what you have. <br />Optimizing your entire database layer for performance, stability, and availability. <br />Reducing your IT expenses and putting off those planned server and storage purchases. <br />Focusing on enabling you to better serve your internal and external customers. <br />
Data Integration & Transformation<br />Decades of ETL, EAI and other data integration solutions for data migration, data warehouse, data marts, and data synchronization requirements.<br />
Data Warehouse &Business Intelligence<br />Snow-flake, Star-schema, multi-dimensional OLAP cubes. <br />Using most major DBMS offerings from Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and others. <br />
References/Examples<br />Intel Corporation – Sales and Marketing DW/BI<br />Toshiba Corporation – Multi-dimensional OLAP demand planning and Forecasting<br />Apple Computers – Multi-dimensional OLAP demand planning and Forecasting, supply chain management.<br />Cisco Systems – Attach Rate forecasting, Multi-dimensional OLAP cube demand planning and forecasting.<br />PG&E – Financial and Management DW (revenue).<br />Many others.<br />
Database High Availability<br />Five-9’s at the database tier via many different solutions, architectures, and technologies. Our consultants live by the mantra of “continuous uptime”. <br />We feature a high availability “assessment” for anyone serious about High Availability.<br />
Master Data Management<br />Core data categories such as customer data and product data comprise the cornerstone of this practice offering. <br />A specialized MDM methodology geared towards an optimal MDM architecture and <br />solution is embodied in our delivery model for MDM. <br />Often taking advantage of hub and spoke architectures to enable MDM for major organizations. <br />
References/Examples<br />Veritas Corporation – Customer Master Data management (internal solution).<br />Symantec Corporation – MDM solution (CDH Oracle)<br />Master Data Management methodology hybrid developed in conjunction with Oracle MDM practice.<br />MDM readiness assessment available that includes data profiling and governance recommendations.<br />
Metadata Management<br />One of the forgotten elements of good data management is metadata management. <br />Our consultants can help to implement a robust metadata repository and management framework to help you with:<br />Impact analysis, <br />eDiscovery, <br />Compliance, <br />Data integrity, <br />and data quality across your IT landscape.<br />
References/Examples<br />Veritas – Internal metadata repository creation and reporting (impact analysis, metadata definition and web services).<br />Symantec – formal metadata repository built using System Architect (IBM). Used for impact analysis, architecture reach, eDiscovery, and many others.<br />Many others.<br />
Disaster Recovery &Business Continuity<br />Full DR and BC assessment and solution design for any companies’ disaster recovery/business continuity goals. <br />Fully automated/active-active patterns form the popular approaches we often recommend to customers.<br />
Database Security & Compliance<br />Meeting global security and compliance regulations such as PII, and others are at the heart of this offering. <br />Creating the most secure framework and solutions will vary according to your needs and your industry requirements.<br />
References/Examples<br />Symantec Corporation – create/define enterprise security policies and framework. Vulnerability testing integration into the development life cycle. Data privacy/risk assessments.<br />Many others.<br />
Database Education & Training<br />Offer several time tested and exciting database courses such as:<br />Multi-dimensional database design.<br />SQL Programming, <br />Logical Data Modeling and Database design.<br />Performance and Tuning.<br />Data Replication.<br />Master Data Management ramp up.<br />
Strengths:<br /><ul><li>Designed and developed by the top DB experts.
Highly “Graphic-Oriented” interactive design – drill-down through the graphs!
Easily isolate performance issues in seconds.
Optimization strategies can be implemented and verified.
References/Examples<br />We are using Database Architechs' Performance and Tuning tools in all our production and test environments. Thanks to these tools we can anticipate and fix any performance issues. Isolating and fixing performance issues is now 16 times faster (down from 2 days to 1 hour). We can also log all the database performance metrics and information to isolate any past performance issue and produce some monthly reports on specific metrics. In addition, Database Architechs Performance and Tuning tools are helping us in identifying users' behavior, anticipating the required tuning to optimize response time.<br />We are using Database Architechs' Performance and Tuning tools for the following: 1) Monitor applications' response time before moving to production. 2) Isolate poor performing SQL queries, stored procedures, triggers ... on production databases. Thanks to Database Architechs' Performance and Tuning tools we've been able to improve SQL queries performances from few minutes to few seconds. Database Architechs' Performance and Tuning tools has also helped us to isolate performance issues during our database migration process.<br />I'm using Database Architechs' Performance and Tuning tools since several years. I appreciate very much these tools for real-time database server monitoring. I appreciate particularly: - The GUI, to visualize and isolate any performance issue in seconds. - How easy and fast it is, to install the tools and start monitoring any database server. - The logging feature, to analyze past performance issues. - The batch mode, to log performance metrics automatically based on events. <br />
Overall send rate 41 % faster (2005 vs. 2008)<br />Overall restore rate 52% faster (2005 vs. 2008)<br />Overall availability topology inherits <br />the restore rate ~ 50% more available<br />Example:<br /><ul><li>743 ms Transaction (in 2005 mirroring configuration)
379 ms Transaction (in 2008 mirroring configuration)</li></ul>In failover, what would have been 20 seconds before mirror becomes principal turns into roughly 8-10 seconds (or 3 seconds turns into 1.5 seconds, so on).<br />DB Mirroring Benchmark: 2005 vs. 2008<br />
Overall send rate 26 % faster (2008 Conventional versus SSD)<br />Overall restore rate 17% faster (2008 Conventional versus SSD)<br />Overall db mirroring topology garners ~ 20% more availability<br />Examples:<br />10 min 17 seconds to complete<br /><ul><li>4:32:37am 4:43:00am (principal send’s)
4:32:48 am 4:43:05am (mirror restore’s)</li></ul>8 min 38 seconds to complete<br /><ul><li>3:45:19am 3:53:20am (principal send’s)
Remote Services<br />Using our P&T Tools and a proven methodology, we are extending our database-focused services:<br />Available through a secured connection.<br />Top database experts available as needed using a pool of hours.<br /><ul><li>Remote Physical Database Design:We have designed and deployed all kinds of systems, from OLTP databases to Decision support systems (Data warehouse, Business Intelligence and OLAP cube technologies). Our intervention quite often involves using advanced techniques such as data replication, clustering, and database mirroring.
Remote Performance and Tuning:As part of any P&T engagement, we use a detailed performance and tuning methodology that has been developed over many years to offer predefined deliverables that maximize the end-result of our customers.Typically, our results include an improvement in database throughput ranging from 100% to 750% as well as a massive reduction in response times.</li></li></ul><li>DATABASE Architechs’ Team<br />Thierry Gerardin<br />email@example.com<br />415-596-2709<br /><ul><li>Managing Principal & Co-owner: