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Database Services
  Internext offers a comprehensive set of well-defined enterprise database services. These services are focused on Desktop databases like MySQL, Access to enterprise database solutions like Oracle, SQL Server, DB2 and FileMaker Pro. We give you the flexibility to pay for the services that you need, when you need them. Please review the services detailed below and contact us when you are ready to discuss how we can be of assistance to you.
   
  Database Management
  We provide comprehensive database service for following desktop and enterprise relational databases:
  • Oracle
  • SQL Server
  • DB2
  • MySQL
  • Microsoft Access
  • FileMaker Pro
  Database Life Cycle Support
Our experienced consultants can be involved at any phase of the DataBase Life Cycle:
   
  Choosing the right database: Database comparison
  We can help you in deciding to choose the right database for your organization depending on your requirements. The key factors used to evaluate different database.
Price/Performance
High Availability
Performance and Scalability
Security
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Business Intelligence
Developer productivity
Support of 3rd party tools
 
  Spec out hardward for enterprise database solutions
  We can help you in putting together the optimum hardware solutions to host your organization’s database.
 
  Database Architecture and Design
  We can help you in designing your physical as well as logical design of your database. Our consultants have gathered experience designing fortune 500 company’s database ranging from 50 GB to 10 TB for OLTP, Data warehousing and Data Mart solutions.
 
  Installation and Upgrade
  Proper installation and configuration of any enterprise database software is no trivial task; it 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. We pose the skills 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 recommended best practices, and efficiently configure the software.
 
  Application Integration and Migration
  We offer application integration as well as 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.

Data migration services offer clients the comfort of using our highly skilled staff to perform some of the most sensitive of tasks. Database Services, Inc 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 tablespace configurations.
 
  Performance Monitoring and Tuning
  Our 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 Audit
  Our experience with “down database” scenarios for various fortune 500 companies has given us a critical eye for weaknesses and/or missing links in the typical back-up and recovery approaches. We apply this perspective 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.
 
  Backup and Recovery
  The Back-up and Recovery Service entails one or more Internext’s consultants working either On-site or remotely to implement an enterprise quality and vendor (Oracle, IBM, Microsoft) recommended procedure for ensuring that, in the event of a catastrophe, your data can be quickly, safely, and fully recovered. Internext 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, Internext will design and implement a custom-tailored, multi-tiered Database Backup and Recovery strategy. Finally, before calling the job complete, Internext 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 Internext on a semi-annual basis so that the backup solution can be reviewed and tested for continued efficacy.
 
  Database Security
  We offer software as well as hardware security solutions to comply with SOX as well as to keep the data safe. Depending on the database size and activity various hardware and software solutions are recommended.
  Database Support
We provide database support and maintenance to midsize to fortune 500 companies through our remote DBA or on-site delivery model.
   
  Remote DBA
  Database Support
24x7 Database monitoring
Full Database Support
Project wise support
 
  24 x 7 monitoring
Preventive Maintenance

DBNEXT 24x7 Monitoring is the most cost effective way to monitor the health of your Oracle®,DB2 and Microsoft® SQL Server™ database systems.
24x7 Monitoring is comprised of industry proven commercial monitoring tools acting as a watchdog through a dedicated 3DES 168-bit encryption connection that regularly assesses resources and performance of your database systems. The software provides redundant monitoring of various resources and sends alerts to your DBA team.  In addition, members of your internal staff can also be alerted.
Our operational infrastructure includes best practices, standards, and procedures implemented by experienced Oracle, DB2 and Microsoft Certified professionals, along with sophisticated software for system monitoring and reporting, escalation notification, issue tracking, and change management all accessible via an Internet-based Portal.
  Key Benefits:
Early detection and diagnosis, which improves system reliability, availability and performance.
Notification before your customers or users know there's a problem.
Redundant and secure monitoring using industry proven commercial monitoring tools at our centralized Operations Center.
Guaranteed response times to give you peace of mind.
Monthly reporting through our Online Portal to provide trend analysis and system recommendations.
Allows you to free your DBA resources to focus on core competencies.
Want to get started?  It's affordable and easy! 
Give us a call at 866.964.6398 or fill out a Contact Form.

DBNEXT Maintenance

DBNEXT Maintenance is the preventative management portion of our Remote DBA service.  It is the most cost effective way to proactively manage and administer the health, storage, security and performance of your Oracle®, DB2 and Microsoft® SQL Server™ database systems.

DBNEXT Maintenance is proactively administered by our certified DBAs who regularly manage resources and performance of your database systems.  We use sophisticated industry proven database management tools to manage security, storage, performance, objects, resources and other database related tasks.  In addition, we provide DBA support for Oracle's 11i E-Business Suite, including application revision upgrades and patches, data archiving and purging, data transfers and more.
Our operational infrastructure includes best practices, standards, and procedures implemented by experienced Oracle and Microsoft Certified professionals, along with sophisticated software for system monitoring and reporting, escalation notification, issue tracking, and change management all accessible via an Internet-based Portal.
   
  Key Benefits:
Enhanced performance of instance efficiency, resources and SQL statements.
Tightened security to protect your most valuable data assets.
Complete management of database software patches and bug fixes to eliminate security vulnerabilities and known errors.
Responsive turnaround times on task requests, so you can continue on your critical path.
Database health checks to analyze workflow, performance and configuration ensuring your database performs at peak levels.
Plan for future needs through capacity planning, reorganizations, relocations, and restructuring for present performance and future growth.
Want to get started?  It's affordable and easy! 
Give us a call at 866.964.6398 or fill out a Contact Form.
   
  Pricing
  We require a 12 month service commitment and include the following services:
  1. Initial configuration review and problem identification
  2. Installation of Oracle statistics collection mechanisms and quarterly database growth summaries
  3. Hourly monitoring of your Oracle database for pending problems
  4. Periodic performance analysis & identification of tuning activities
  5. Twenty Four hour Oracle emergency support
  6. Reporting and resolving all serious Oracle alert log messages
  7. Quick response emergency support for production database outages
Four hours of free remote DBA support every month.  You can use these free hours for any DBA activity, including database analysis, system design, production migrations or personal mentoring.

All this, for only $1,000/month per database instance.

 

Multiple Database Discounts:

We offer discounts for clients who have substantially similar databases in multiple environments.  An example of this would be a Oracle database with multiple copies in a test, development, QA and production environment.  Shops with multiple Oracle instances enjoy the following discounts over the $1,000/Month per instance price.

 
Number of Instances Discount
2-5 15%
6-10 20%
10+ 25%
   
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