We Protect Your Data


Aspect Consulting provides on-site or completely remote managed database administration services designed to reduce your expenditures, while optimizing your company’s database environment.

While reducing IT expenses is certainly attractive, our Database Administration Services offer more than just cost cutting.

Our Senior Level DBAs will be available to you 24 hours each day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.  No vacations or sick days to cover; no system failures due to mistakes made by inexperienced administrators, and no communication barriers.

Capabilities

  • Remote Database Monitoring
  • Database State of Health Checks
  • Database Administration Support
  • Database Server Migrations
  • RDBMS Software Installations and Upgrades
  • Database Platform Migrations
    • Oracle to SQL Server
    • Oracle to MySQL
    • Oracle to PostgreSQL
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Performance Tuning
  • Server Consolidation

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Database State of Health Check

How is Your Database Performing?

A State of Health Check is an in-depth, comprehensive audit of SQL Server databases across an environment, informing you of your environment’s configuration, backup ability, performance, security, stability, and the current state of licensing. Performing an audit quickly and comprehensively is key.

Knowledge is power, and proactively determining what is causing problems, what is about to cause problems, and what is functioning at an optimal level puts you in the driver’s seat, letting you provide a smart road map for future improvements.  


Top Reasons to Perform a State of Health check Audit:
  • A Departure: A DBA departs and takes key knowledge of the state of the environment with them.
  • An Addition or New Support Team: A New DBA joins the organization or a new administration team is added that requires a quick, comprehensive picture of the health of the environment.
  • A Fresh Perspective: The organization would like a new perspective on the health of the environment. Since there are multiple ways to fix a problem, a fresh perspective might bring new information to the table for remediating a stubborn issue, or proactively uncovering a hidden issue.
  • New Management: A “changing of the guard” occurs in management and you need to quickly collect and provide cross-environment information.

Read more about our Database Health Check Here
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Remote Monitoring

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Monitoring of Your Entire Database Environment


We utilize our custom monitoring suite comprised of Watchdog DB Monitor, Centralized Disk Management System (CDMS), and Job Auditor to monitor and protect your data. 

Watchdog is a flexible centralized monitoring utility that detects and communicates error conditions within your database environment that standard infrastructure monitoring tools cannot detect, or cannot do well.  With Watchdog, we know if 

  • Databases are up
  • Disk or file space usage is about to be exceeded
  • Performance degradations occur
  • Missed backups occur

CDMS continually gathers and sends disk space information to WatchDog.  With CDMS, our experts can trend disk space consumption over time, and then set disk space alert thresholds that trigger warnings within Watchdog, so you never run out of space.

Job Auditor takes notification monitoring to the next level, mining large volumes of notifications to detect both failed processes AND  missed processes that failed to complete.  A single email a day summarized notifications, so that no critical alerts are missed or buried in an inbox.

Read more about our Database Monitoring Suite Here.