SQL Server Health Check Webinar

Do you have SQL Server problems and don’t know where to turn for help? Register for UpSearch’s SQL Server Health Check webinar.  The webinar and related blog post series were designed to help you decide if a SQL Server audit is right for your organization.

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SQL Server Health Check Webinar by UpSearch

In our last blog post, we described the final step of our Health Check process.  If you want more information about UpSearch’s SQL Server Health Check, you might consider watching a recorded webinar.

One of the most common questions technology leaders and experienced database professionals ask is how a SQL Server Health Check benefits their organization. The webinar was designed with this question in mind.  You will learn:

  1. If a SQL Server Audit is right for your organization
  2. How our proven process corrects specific problems and improves security and performance
  3. What you can expect after we analyze your environment
  4. Live Q&A with members of our team and Microsoft Certified Solutions Experts

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SQL Server Health Check Series

This blog series will help you decide if UpSearch’s SQL Server Health Check is right for your organization. Follow the links below to learn how you can use our assessment to identify and resolve SQL Server problems.
  1. SQL Server Health Check Introduction
  2. SQL Server Health Check Benefits
  3. SQL Server Health Check Process - Step 1
  4. SQL Server Health Check Process - Step 2
  5. SQL Server Health Check Process - Step 3
  6. SQL Server Health Check Webinar

About UpSearch

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UpSearch is a company of data management and analytics experts who enable digital maturity with Microsoft’s technologies. Its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential. UpSearch provides full lifecycle support for SQL Server, SQL Server in Azure (IaaS), Azure SQL DB (PaaS), Azure SQL DW (PaaS), Analytics Platform System (APS), and Power BI.

SQL Server Health Check Step 3: Report Findings & Recommendations

Do you have SQL Server problems and don’t know where to turn for help? This blog series was designed to help you decide if a SQL Server audit is right for your organization. This article, SQL Server Health Check Step 3: Report Findings & Recommendations, is about the report we present after analyzing your environment.

SQL Server Health Check Step 3: Report Findings & Recommendations

SQL Server Health Check Step 3 Present Findings by UpSearch

In our last blog post, we talked about analyzing results during the second step of our Health Check. The third and final step describes what you can expect when we present our findings and recommendations.

After collecting key metrics and analyzing your environment, our team compiles and presents a comprehensive report that includes:

  • Executive Summary
  • Current Environment ConfigurationSQL Server Health Check Step 3
  • SQL Server Performance Overview
  • Query and Index Tuning Information

The report will provide a detailed description of your current environment, as well as actionable recommendations.  The “to do” list is designed to correct specific problems, improve overall security and performance in these areas:

  • Configuration
  • Performance
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Security
  • Additional Concerns

In summary, we provide you with extensive research and practical recommendations customized for your organization.  As we present our finding and recommendations, we make certain to answer any questions and explain the “to do” list.  We can fix the problems or work with your team to make sure your SQL Server environment is stable, performs as expected and the problems fixed.

Up next will be an invitation to our SQL Server Health Check webinar.  We trust you enjoyed the blog series and have a better understanding of how your organization will benefit from UpSearch’s SQL Server Health Check.

 

SQL Server Health Check Series

This blog series will help you decide if UpSearch’s SQL Server Health Check is right for your organization. Follow the links below to learn how you can use our assessment to identify and resolve SQL Server problems.
  1. SQL Server Health Check Introduction
  2. SQL Server Health Check Benefits
  3. SQL Server Health Check Process - Step 1
  4. SQL Server Health Check Process - Step 2
  5. SQL Server Health Check Process - Step 3
  6. SQL Server Health Check Webinar

About UpSearch

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UpSearch is a company of data management and analytics experts who enable digital maturity with Microsoft’s technologies. Its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential. UpSearch provides full lifecycle support for SQL Server, SQL Server in Azure (IaaS), Azure SQL DB (PaaS), Azure SQL DW (PaaS), Analytics Platform System (APS), and Power BI.

SQL Server Health Check Step 2: Analyze Results

Do you have SQL Server problems and don’t know where to turn for help? This article is about SQL Server Health Check Step 2: Analyze Results. It was designed to help you decide if a SQL Server audit is right for your organization.

SQL Server Health Check Step 2: Analyze Results

 

SQL Server Health Check Step 2 Analyze Results by UpSearch

Previously, we explained Step 1: Collect Metrics. Let’s move on to Step 2: Analyze Results.

Once metrics have been collected, UpSearch’s seasoned experts take a team approach to reviewing your environment’s data.  We leverage extensive SQL Server training, real world experiences and in-depth knowledge of Microsoft’s best practices. This combination of practical know-how allows us to evaluate your systems with a focus on your core issues.

Our analysis targets several key areas:

  • System Configuration
  • Performance Bottlenecks
  • Disaster Recovery and High Availability Risks
  • Security Gaps
  • Other Concerns

We gather all of these items into a comprehensive list of actions designed to meet your business and continuity objectives, as well as secure, unlock, and protect your database.

In summary, the SQL Server Health Check Step 2: Analyze Results helps us prepare our recommendations exclusively for your SQL Server environment.

This blog series continues with Step 3: Report Findings and webinar invitation. At the conclusion of this series, you will have a better understanding of how your organization will benefit from a SQL Server Health Check.

 

SQL Server Health Check Series

This blog series will help you decide if UpSearch’s SQL Server Health Check is right for your organization. Follow the links below to learn how you can use our assessment to identify and resolve SQL Server problems.
  1. SQL Server Health Check Introduction
  2. SQL Server Health Check Benefits
  3. SQL Server Health Check Process - Step 1
  4. SQL Server Health Check Process - Step 2
  5. SQL Server Health Check Process - Step 3
  6. SQL Server Health Check Webinar

About UpSearch

up-social-round

UpSearch is a company of data management and analytics experts who enable digital maturity with Microsoft’s technologies. Its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential. UpSearch provides full lifecycle support for SQL Server, SQL Server in Azure (IaaS), Azure SQL DB (PaaS), Azure SQL DW (PaaS), Analytics Platform System (APS), and Power BI.

SQL Server Health Check Step 1: Collect Metrics

Do you have SQL Server problems and don’t where to turn for help? SQL Server Health Check Step 1: Collect Metrics describes how we obtain a comprehensive view of your database environment. This blog series is intended to help you decide if a SQL Server audit is right for your organization.

SQL Server Health Check Step 1: Collect Metrics

 

Collect Configuration and Performance Metrics

SQL Server Health Check Step 1: Collect Metrics by UpSearch

Previously, we explored SQL Server Health Check Benefits. Now that the end results are clear, let’s talk about the process used to achieve these benefits. We begin with the end in mind by interviewing key stakeholders. We want to make certain business and continuity objectives are top of mind.

Once we have a clear understanding of your business goals, we use UpSearch’s proven methodology to collect metrics. We run our proprietary scripts to get configuration and performance metrics on just about anything that touches SQL Server.

 

 

We collect information about your server and infrastructure, SQL Server instance and detailed database information. We pay careful consideration to SQL Server performance metrics, including:

  • Host Statistics
  • Storage Configuration
  • SQL Instance Activity and Performance

SQL Server Health Check Step 1: Collect Metrics

And when it comes to Queries and Indexes, we pay special attention to long running and expensive queries, top missing indexes and duplicate indexes.

SQL queries can perform poorly for a variety of reasons. Some factors are how they are written, inadequate hardware, or missing indexes to support the workload. We recognize the importance of identifying queries that perform poorly based on:

  • Number of Executions
  • CPU cost
  • Disk Impact (Reads and Writes)
  • Duration

In summary, the first step of UpSearch’s SQL Server Health Check process is to provide a comprehensive view of your database environment. This process can include multiple instances of SQL Server.

This blog series continues with Step 2: Analyze Results and webinar invitation.  At the conclusion of this series, you will have a better understanding of how your organization will benefit from a SQL Server Health Check.

SQL Server Health Check Series

This blog series will help you decide if UpSearch’s SQL Server Health Check is right for your organization. Follow the links below to learn how you can use our assessment to identify and resolve SQL Server problems.
  1. SQL Server Health Check Introduction
  2. SQL Server Health Check Benefits
  3. SQL Server Health Check Process - Step 1
  4. SQL Server Health Check Process - Step 2
  5. SQL Server Health Check Process - Step 3
  6. SQL Server Health Check Webinar

About UpSearch

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UpSearch is a company of data management and analytics experts who enable digital maturity with Microsoft’s technologies. Its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential. UpSearch provides full lifecycle support for SQL Server, SQL Server in Azure (IaaS), Azure SQL DB (PaaS), Azure SQL DW (PaaS), Analytics Platform System (APS), and Power BI.

SQL Server Health Check Benefits

Do you have SQL Server problems and don’t know where to turn for help? This article, SQL Server Health Check Benefits, as well as the entire blog series will help you decide if a SQL Server audit is right for your organization.

SQL Server Health Check Benefits

 

What are the benefits of a SQL Server Health Check?

SQL Server Health Check Benefits Overview by UpSearch

Previously, we shared a high-level overview in SQL Server Health Check Introduction. Let’s get right to the reason why you are reading this blog series; you want to save time, spend less, reduce risk and improve performance.

Our experience indicates the benefits of a SQL Server Health Check remain consistent regardless of the challenges. You may need a struggling SQL Server to keep up with your growing company. Maybe you recently virtualized and performance hasn’t been the same. Regardless of the problem, you want an expert to tell you what is wrong and specifically how to fix it.

Our deep understanding of SQL Server internals allows us to interpret your configuration and performance metrics. We compare your settings and metrics against our know-how and recommended best practices to produce actionable recommendations customized to your business. What you get is our team’s knowledge working for you, helping you solve your SQL Server problems.

SQL Server Health Check Benefits

  • Solve specific problems that waste time and money
  • Ensure your databases are secure & methodology compliant to reduce risk
  • Identify inefficient query patterns & hardware bottlenecks to improve performance
  • Avoid unnecessary hardware costs by pinpointing server performance issues

In summary, the benefits of a SQL Server Health Check include saving time, reducing both cost and risk, and improving performance.  We will help you get more out of Microsoft SQL Server.

This blog series continues with Step 1: Collect Metrics and and webinar invitation.

 

SQL Server Health Check Series

This blog series will help you decide if UpSearch’s SQL Server Health Check is right for your organization. Follow the links below to learn how you can use our assessment to identify and resolve SQL Server problems.
  1. SQL Server Health Check Introduction
  2. SQL Server Health Check Benefits
  3. SQL Server Health Check Process - Step 1
  4. SQL Server Health Check Process - Step 2
  5. SQL Server Health Check Process - Step 3
  6. SQL Server Health Check Webinar

About UpSearch

up-social-round

UpSearch is a company of data management and analytics experts who enable digital maturity with Microsoft’s technologies. Its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential. UpSearch provides full lifecycle support for SQL Server, SQL Server in Azure (IaaS), Azure SQL DB (PaaS), Azure SQL DW (PaaS), Analytics Platform System (APS), and Power BI.

SQL Server Health Check Introduction

Do you have SQL Server problems and don’t know where to turn for help? This SQL Server Health Check Introduction and blog series will help you determine if a SQL Server audit is right for your organization.

SQL Server Health Check Introduction

 

What is a SQL Server Health Check?


SQL Server Health Check Introduction by UpSearchA SQL Server Health Check is the first step toward resolving SQL Server problems. The goal is to provide insight and actionable steps to make your SQL Server environment stable, better performing, and more secure.

UpSearch’s SQL Server Health Check process is a proven methodology with three distinct steps; collect key metrics, analyze your environment, and report our findings. We interview key stakeholders, run proprietary scripts and collect configuration and performance metrics on just about anything that touches SQL Server. As we analyze results, core concerns are identified – not just symptoms. UpSearch’s SQL Server Health Check report includes actionable recommendations that enable you to strategically implement maintenance and scalability measures.

In summary, a SQL Server Health Check is the first step toward understanding and resolving SQL Server problems. UpSearch’s process will give you a clear view of where your issues are along with a plan of action to address them.

This blog series continues with a highlight of benefits, process description and webinar invitation. At the conclusion of this series, you will have a better understanding of how your organization will benefit from a SQL Server Health Check.

SQL Server Health Check Series

This blog series will help you decide if UpSearch’s SQL Server Health Check is right for your organization. Follow the links below to learn how you can use our assessment to identify and resolve SQL Server problems.
  1. SQL Server Health Check Introduction
  2. SQL Server Health Check Benefits
  3. SQL Server Health Check Process - Step 1
  4. SQL Server Health Check Process - Step 2
  5. SQL Server Health Check Process - Step 3
  6. SQL Server Health Check Webinar

About UpSearch

up-social-round

UpSearch is a company of data management and analytics experts who enable digital maturity with Microsoft’s technologies. Its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential. UpSearch provides full lifecycle support for SQL Server, SQL Server in Azure (IaaS), Azure SQL DB (PaaS), Azure SQL DW (PaaS), Analytics Platform System (APS), and Power BI.