Performance

How to Assess Your SQL Server Environment

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincon Welcome back to the Two Weeks to A Healthy SQL Server series of posts! This is the official “Day One” post. This first step may not be the most glamorous or the biggest payoff, … Read more

Memory Prices Changed – Have Your SQL Servers?

Psst – My services are likely more expensive than the memory your SQL Server needs and wants. Your CIOs and Directors need to stop thinking they are buying servers and components in 2004, or even 2010. I do all sorts of consulting gigs for all different reasons, but a lot of tuning gigs and wellness … Read more

Invitation for T-SQL Tuesday #004: IO

Yes, it is already time for T-SQL Tuesday again (well one week away, time for the invite). I have been thoroughly enjoying T-SQL Tuesday (especially the posts ones from Brad Schulz) but the fact that this is #004 means time is flying too fast lately. You Don’t Know What T-SQL Tuesday Is Yet? Adam Machanic … Read more

SQL Server Consultant Testimonials

What some of our SQL Server consulting clients have to say about working with Mike: Mike is very knowledgeable with SQL. He has helped my company many times to get the most power out of our SQL installation. Mike also is very good at teaching others. Mike is my number one resource when it comes … Read more

SQL Server Consulting – Straight Path Solutions

We Sell Green Checkmarks Slow SQL Server performance? Reliability issues? Scalability challenges? Coverage gaps? We get it. We’ve been in the trenches and understand how frustrating these problems can be and how much they impact your business (not to mention personal life). Our SQL Server Consultants are experts who can solve your database problems and … Read more

Why You’re Here. Why We Exist

straight path sql team

We don’t believe you should be slowed by wading through all of the questions that come with SQL Server or your cloud data platform – Licensing, many permutations of High Availability options, cloud vs on-premises vs hybrid, all those versions with upgrade questions, virtualization, uncontrolled sprawl, and performance frustrations. You should be free to focus … Read more