Installation and Configuration

Vitha recognizes that the proper installation and configuration Microsoft's SQL Server database software is no trivial task. Microsoft's SQL Server software consist of numerous components and configuration options. Some of these configuration choices are not reversible and may have significant implications on the way your database performs.

Vitha staff posses the skills and reference experiences required to complete an efficient, successful and well-organized installation. In recognizing and understanding the critical installation decisions, we can help you plan the installation, determine the appropriate system resources required for optimal performance, follow Microsoft's SQL Server-recommended best practices, and efficiently configure the software.

Application Integration / Data Migration

Vitha offers both application integration and data migration services. The integration services are generally advisory in nature with an emphasis on educating your development staff on the best approaches for utilizing new structured data and/or new database features.

Vitha data migration services offer clients the comfort of using our highly skilled staff to perform some of the most sensitive of tasks. Vitha, LLC works with the client's staff to migrate existing applications or data to other major database vendors such as from MS SQL Server or IBM DB2 to an Oracle platform, or vice versa. These tasks include ensuring proper data type conversions and database settings as well as, among other things, implementing the appropriate database and table space configurations.

Performance Audits & Tuning

Vitha performance enhancement services focus on maximizing the efficiency of your existing hardware and software resources. Our skilled consultants perform a detailed review of your database systems and the applications that run against them. We evaluate your storage infrastructure, database structures, application utilization patterns, memory sizing and consumption, and carefully examine your use of database indicies and the appropriateness of your index types.

Once we've carried out a full analysis, we work with your system administrators, DBA's, and developers to come to a cost effective and expedient performance enhancing solution. Additionally we offer customized training session for your DBA and/or development staff, focusing on proper index tuning, SQL evaluation, and SQL tuning techniques.

Disaster Readiness Audits

After working with a number Fortune 100 in "down database" situations Vitha, LLC staff have come to appreciate the severe financial and personal impacts such a scenario can directly create. With a background of performing numerous such database recoveries, we have developed a critical eye for weaknesses and/or missing links in the typical back-up and recovery approaches. We apply this perspective and over 6 years of intense fire-fighting experience towards analyzing your configurations, assumptions, and plans. Once our analysis is complete, we deliver a written statement of findings and thoughtful recommendation for addressing each client's unique needs.

Back-up & Recovery

The Back-up and Recovery Service entails one or more Vitha consultants working either onsite or remotely to implement an enterprise quality and Oracle recommended procedure for ensuring that, in the event of a catastrophe, your data can be quickly, safely, and fully recovered. Vitha first reviews exactly how the database is being used by existing applications and how it might be used by future applications. Analysis of existing IT resources and backup strategies is undertaken next. Once all relevant information has been collected, Vitha, LLC will design and implement a custom-tailored, multi-tiered Oracle Backup and Recovery strategy. Finally, before calling the job complete, Vitha, LLC performs rigorous failure and recovery testing, ensuring that all implemented recovery processes in fact hold up under actual failure scenarios. It is suggested that the customer contract with Vitha on a semi-annual basis so that the backup solution can be reviewed and tested for continued efficacy.