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SQL Server on Linux

SQL on Linux

RDX Selected By Microsoft to be Early Beta Tester for SQL Server on Linux

On March 17th, 2016, Microsoft EVP Scott Guthrie announced Microsoft's plans to bring SQL Server to the Linux operating system. Guthrie stated that the first port of SQL Server 2016 on Linux will be available in mid-2017. This historic shift in strategy provides RDX’s customers with the flexibility to deploy Microsoft’s premier database platform to their operating system of choice.

RDX understands the important role we play as our customers’ trusted database advisor. Part of this responsibility is to maintain continuous research and evaluation efforts involving leading edge OS, network, database and application technologies to ensure our customers are benefiting from the best-in-class practices and products available.

Microsoft selected RDX to be included in its first group of beta testers for SQL Server on Linux, and we have been working closely with the Microsoft team to help ensure a successful deployment. RDX’s large technical staff allows it to increase operational efficiency by creating specialists in advanced database features. RDX's dedicated Subject Matter Experts to evaluate SQL Server 2016’s Linux deployment in the following critical database disciplines: usability, performance, reliability, availability, backup/recovery, SQL/Database performance and features and functionality.

SQL Server Services

  • 24X7 SQL Server Support
  • Proactive Monitoring and Problem Resolution 
  • SQL Server Database Installation, Configuration & Setup
  • Database Development
  • Upgrades and Migrations
  • Space Management & Capacity Planning
  • Disaster Recovery Analysis and Testing
  • Backup and Restores
  • High Availability Options—Clustering, Mirroring, Replication, Log Shipping
  • SQL Performance Monitoring & Tuning
  • Security Administration and Maintenance
  • T-SQL Index Optimization
  • Object Creation and Management
  • Writing Stored Procedures and Triggers

SQL DBA Team Stats

  • 24 x 7 Database Support Experience
  • 300+ Years of SQL Server Experience
  • Average 12 Years of Experience as SQL DBA
  • Support Over 450 Remote DBA Clients
  • Manage Tens of 1000s of Databases Daily
  • Support 1000s of Servers
  • Performed Over 2000 Database Upgrades
  • 15 Microsoft SQL Server Certifications
  • Dozens of Cubes Supported
  • Support Over 3000 SSIS Packages
  • Support Over 1000 Replicated Databases
  • Dozens of AlwaysOn Availability Groups Supported
  • Support 1000s of SQL Server Clusters
  • Support 100s of Log Shipping Instances

Basic Administration Skills:

  • 7x24x365 Database Support
  • SQL Server Maintenance Plans (Backups, Indexes, Statistics,Consistency Checks)
  • Ad hoc Index Maintenance, Statistics Maintenance and Consistency Checks
  • Emergency Recoveries
  • Ensuring Recoverability of Databases
  • SQL Server Installation, Configuration, Migration, Upgrades and Patches
  • Restores and Refreshes
  • Space Management and Capacity Planning
  • Object Creation and Management
  • Change Management
  • Blocking/Deadlocking Resolution
  • Security Administration and Maintenance
  • Effective and Efficient Critical Response
  • Regulatory Compliance Support
  • Health Checks/Assessments

High Availability Skills:

  • SQL Server and Windows Clustering
  • AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Mirroring
  • Log Shipping

Development Support Skills:

  • Development Support Skills
  • T-SQL Development and Code Tuning
  • Formal or Informal Code Reviews
  • Data ModelingT-SQL Development and Code Tuning
  • Creation and Tuning of SSRS Reports
  • Creation and Tuning of SSIS Packages
  • Creation and Tuning of SSAS Cubes

Strategic Skills:

  • TDE, Certificate and Key Encryptions
  • Database Related Hardware Design
  • Replication
  • Index Assessments
  • Partitioning Strategies including Sliding Windows Partitioning
  • Change Data Capture
  • Utilize Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Reports to Assist in Database Optimization
  • Archiving Strategies
  • Database-specific and Enterprise Disaster Recovery Plans
  • Compression
  • Full Text Search
  • Conversions to/from Other DBMS
  • Strategies for Automation including Refresh Jobs
  • Removing Sensitive Data
  • Consolidation Recommendations
  • Physical to Virtual Machine
  • In-Memory OLTP
  • Cloud Support for Amazon, Azure, and Azure SQL
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