Microsoft SQL Server Services & Support

Consulting, managed services and support for your SQL Server database on-premises and in cloud

Professional Microsoft SQL Server consulting, implementation and ongoing support

Pythian’s SQL Server consultants and DBAs are available 24×7 to ensure a reliable, scalable and efficient SQL Server environment for your business. Our dedicated team of certified experts can help you alleviate skill shortages, improve response times, increase performance and availability, while reducing operating costs and risk.

Microsoft SQL Server services

Pythian’s Microsoft SQL Server teams have extensive knowledge in all aspects of monitoring, replication, tuning, upgrading, migrating, auditing, reporting, cloud and high availability solutions. Our services, which are optimized for on-premises, private cloud and Microsoft Azure-based environments, ensure the speed, security and road map of your systems and your data. Our services include:

  • Microsoft SQL Server database installation, configuration and setup (2000, 2005, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019)
  • Data modeling, database design and audits
  • Performance tuning, capacity planning, T-SQL coding and optimization
  • High availability/Disaster recovery (Clustering, Log Shipping, Mirroring)
  • Upgrades, migrations, replication
  • Cloud migration
  • Integration Services (SSIS) and general ETL development
  • Business Intelligence: SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Advanced troubleshooting
  • Monitoring

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Upgrades and migrations

Upgrades may be a necessary part of any technology system, but they are also one of the riskiest maintenance procedures. They can introduce new bugs, performance issues and cause unexpected downtime. Our database experts perform hundreds of upgrades and migrations every year. We know how to plan, perform deep testing and rehearse migrations to make sure there are no surprises when it comes time to upgrade. Whether you want to upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft SQL Server, move SQL Server to the public cloud, migrate data to SQL Server from another database, Pythian can help.

High availability and disaster recovery

Pythian has extensive expertise in multiple Microsoft SQL Server disaster recovery and high availability technologies, including AlwaysOn Availability Group and Microsoft SQL Server Clustering. Our Microsoft SQL Server experts are always on the cutting edge of new technologies and can help you plan, design and implement AlwaysOn Availability Group as part of your organization’s upgrade strategy. We can also help you determine if clustering is right for you and help you architect and deploy the best solution to meet your needs and fit your budget.

Data integration

Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a technology included with most versions of Microsoft SQL Server that can be used to load data into a database, manipulate data and transfer data between servers and files. Pythian’s expert DBAs can help you create new SSIS packages, tune your existing packages, or audit your setup, so you can easily move packages between development, test and production environments.

Data analysis

Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services provides online analytical processing capabilities tightly integrated with the core Microsoft SQL Server database engine to be used for business intelligence applications. Whether it’s a multidimensional or a tabular model, our DBA teams can help with prototyping, deployment, tuning and ongoing management of Analysis Services. For reporting needs, they can also help develop, manage and troubleshoot Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services.


Microsoft SQL Server offers several in-memory technologies that push the boundaries of performance and take full advantage of today’s multi-core, large memory servers. Pythian’s consultants can help you decide where these features might fit inside your solutions, the best way to deploy them and caveats that you need to be aware of.


Microsoft SQL Server supports heterogeneous replication for both transactional and snapshot replications. This feature allows you to use Microsoft SQL Server replication even when there are different types of databases within your environment. Our Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle experts exchange their knowledge to deliver top-notch support throughout the planning, set up, maintenance and troubleshooting phases of the Oracle-to-Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft SQL Server-to-Oracle replication.

DBA services for Microsoft SQL Server

Pythian provides remote database administration and on-site consulting services for SQL Server, both on-premise and on the cloud. From staff augmentation, to project consulting and 24/7 support, our dedicated teams of elite database administrators can help you plan, implement and manage your business-critical SQL Server database.

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