Why Our Clients Love Us

Whether you are looking for a SQL Server Consulting, a Remote SQL DBA or you need someone to upgrade or migrate your SQL Server – we can help.

Find out what some of our customers have to say about us.

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TESTIMONIALS

Rare… Penetrating Knowledge of SQL

What a rare, great feeling it is to know when you hand off a project to someone, you can sit back and simply expect the best possible outcome. Red9’s cool confidence and eagerness to deliver results are surpassed only by their deep penetrating knowledge of SQL. Whether it’s design, development, optimization, or recovery, Red9 is a SQL Gem.

David Lerner

President at Lerner Solutions.
Bellmore, New York
Complex and heavy 5,000+ concurrent connection databases need tuning, indexes, best practices, up-time, and smooth performance over all

Red9are the experts in large scale MS SQL Database environments which exceed 5,000+ concurrent connections. They havemastered the understanding of complex, heavy load TSQL transactions. When tuning, database structure, indexes, stored procedure, best practices, up-time, and smooth performance are all important, Red9 is the type of DBA company who truly knows how to keep these high standards. If you are growing your feature sets centered around MS SQL, then developers will benefit greatly from Red9’s time to more efficiently write code. If you would like to sleep better at night and know your database will be running well in the morning, then I would recommend finding a DBA with the kind of skill set Red9 has proven time and time again.

Tim Janssen

Application Manager at Service King

Richardson, Texas
Significant Performance Improvement in minutes

In just a few minutes, Red9 was able to find significant performance improvement opportunities in my database. These improvements were in areas we hadn’t even considered. Red9 came up with many ideas;just the top 2 to 3 were enough to give us a significant performance boost.

Red9 DBAs have extensive knowledge when it comes to SQL Server. I can’t imagine there is anything they don’t know. We plan to continue to work with Red9 on a regular basis and continue to enjoy the benefits of their knowledge.

Tim Janssen

Founder and Director at GoodsExpress.com
North Bergen, New Jersey
Found different SQL misconfigurations and wasteful practices…60% decrease in CPU

On an urgent SQL issue, Red9 DBAs did a great job. Our customer moved their SQL environment from a rack solution with Fiber SAN to the Azure cloud. Doing this exposed all of the wasteful I/O (disk) practices they had in their SQL environment. With little notice Red9was able to find and fix a number of different SQL misconfigurations and wasteful practices. After a weekend of work, the customer realized a 60% decrease in CPU utilization as a direct result of Red9’s work.

Tim Janssen

Azure Practice Director at Champion Solutions Group, AllAware.com.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Quickly identified and fixed SQL performance issues we struggled with for weeks

I highly recommend Red9 DBA as a SQL Server DBA. Red9 worked for us on a project for several months. Upon kicking off the project, Red9was able to quickly identify and fix several SQL performance issues we had been struggling to trace for several weeks. Additionally, they made several other recommendations and configuration changes that had a significant positive impact on database performance. I will absolutely use Red9 again in the future and would recommend them to anyone looking for a strong SQL DBA.

Nick Kelland

President of Ops & IT at SJV & Associates
Kennesaw, Georgia

After SQL Database query tuning – My site is flying now

I have already have hired Red9 three times. I am very happy I found them!

Emil Kadlec

Owner, Fantasy Sports Publications, Inc
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Fixed in 30min, what others could not do in 3 weeks

Red9 is UNBELIEVABLE! We had a server connection issue plaguing us for over 3 weeks. We had 2 so-called professionals trying to figure out what the problem was, and after 3 weeks they were still scratching their heads! We  hiredRed9 to investigate this issue. Within ONE HOUR Red9 DBAs honed-in on the actual problem; advised us on what needed to be done with the Server Hosting company, and then within 30 minutes we finally had access to the crucial data we needed to run our business! Anyone looking for a TRUE professional regarding SQL or SQL Server, don’t even bother looking elsewhere; Red9 is the exactly the company you want and need!

Joseph Rice

Senior American Assistance Benefit Assoc
Great deal of experience with performance monitoring

Red9 has a great deal of experience with performance monitoring management inside of SQL, which was super critical for us. Our client was experiencing performance issues because a third-party vendor was implementing software sub-optimally on the infrastructure we implemented and hosted. We engaged red9 for senior SQL expertise to evaluate and fix the problem. red9 did a deep performance assessment, identified that the problem was in the software implementation and what improvements were needed, implemented those improvements, and then measured and documented the difference in performance. Because of red9, we were able to show our client the root cause of their problem and the quantifiable difference it made for their business after the problem was fixed.

Beyond deep technical expertise, communication is very important to us. red9 was timely in responses, met set expectations and timelines, and kept us in the loop when an unexpected issue came up. I would absolutely recommend red9.

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Rob McDonald

COO/CISO & Principal, Versa-Tek (IT support, management, infrastructure provider)
Greater Saint Louis Area, Missouri

400% percent improvement

The single biggest benefit has been performance gains and tuning associated with migrating to AWS and a newer version of SQL Server with Always On clustering. Red 9 was an integral part of this process.

Red9 has incredible expertise both in SQL migration and performance tuning. The deep level of knowledge of MSSQL is incredible and the combined experience and expertise has been a hue asset. Additionally, the flexibility and professionalism throughout a difficult migration was highly appreciated.

If someone is was on the fence about choosing Red 9 as their SQL Server Support firm, I would suggest they setup a call with one of the SQL experts at Red9 and get a performance assessment. Red9 was able to find a number of inefficient indexes and performance bottlenecks that resulted in over 400% improvement in latency.

Rich Staats

Cloud Engineer, MetalToad
Phoenix, Arizona
The right expertise when its time sensitive

When we were faced with a major crisis that was time sensitive and needed the right expertise, Red9 stepped in. In no time he found the cause of the problem and prepared a plan that got us back operating at 100% efficiency. Throughout the project he was always available and felt like a member of our team. Thank you Red9 DBA team!

Radu Butarascu

NET Software Engineer at SurferNETWORK, LLC
Randolph, New Jersey
Yielded some very impressive results

The breadth and depth of knowledge of the Microsoft SQL Database platform and ancillary technology stack that Red9 brought, has already yielded some very impressive results from both a physical and logical architecture perspective.

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Top database architect

Mark is one of the top database architects I have worked with. Mark has been instrumental in the installation, configuration, and optimizationof our SQL Server instances which are hosted through Amazon AWS. Mark’s always pleasant to work with, and eager to assist his teammates. I hope to work with Mark in the future, and highly recommend him for senior level opportunities

Sean Fitzgerald

Database Engineer at Kabbage, Inc
Atlanta, Georgia
Highly regarded SQL database expertiset

Red9 proved to be a highly capable and productive resource for a valuable SolTech client. They provided complete end-to-end evaluation on database design, development and performance capacity and successfully executed those recommendations. Red9’sSQL database expertise is highly regarded; looking forward to partnering with Red9 again in the future.

Heather Linn

Talent Acquisition & Account Management Specialist at SolTech, Inc

Atlanta, Georgia

Continue to be impressed with the responsiveness and professionalism

We initially engaged Red9 to troubleshoot a series of ancient SQL databases that had come to a crawl and become a major pain point for our client.  Red9 dove in head first optimizing the databases, auditing the results, and once the situation was stable, advising on a strategy for moving forward.

Before taking the first job, Mark talked us through the issues we were having to ensure Red9 was right for the job.  It was clear from that first project that he is incredibly skilled and knowledgeable.  On top of the aptitude offered by Red9 and Mark, I’ve been and continue to be impressed with the responsiveness and professionalism that we’ve come to count on at Red9

David Lerner

President, Lerner Solutions (managed IT solutions provider)
Greater New York City Area, New York
Put my mind at ease

It has been a great pleasure working with Mark. From the get-go I could tell he knew what he was talking about, and he put my mind at ease. We will be using him going forward for everything database related. I would highly recommend him.

Mike Kennedy

President, Lerner Solutions (managed IT solutions provider)
Cape Town Area, South Africa
Solved my problem – Will be hiring again

Red9 was able to remotely log in and solve the problem I had within the 24 hour window. I will be hiring Red9 again for future database support.

John B

Berkeley Lights, Inc
Emeryville, California
Whole experience was excellent from start to finish

SQL Server Replication – expert and professional assistance. My whole experience was excellent from start to finish.

Red9 was willing to accept a job a bit outside of normal; I was really looking for was someone to provide some expert advice to a novice SQL Server admin. I needed some pointed training in replication of best practices and performance tuning. I understand that teaching is quite a different skill set than actually performing the tasks yourself, so Red9’s ability to convey their points clearly and tailor them to my level of understanding was impressive. Red9 was also responsive to my request for a follow-up, and did a very good job communicating when setting up meeting times. I would not hesitate to recommend Red9 to anyone who has a need for expert and professional assistance with SQL Server. My whole experience was excellent from start to finish.

Jamey Saunders

System Engineer at Innovatum, In
Savannah, Georgia
performance, attention to detail incredible, and very dependable
MSSQL 2012 DB maintenance plans and optimizations Stellar performance as always. Red9’sattention to detail is incredible, and they are very dependableand consistently performs at a very high level

Rex Klein

of Barryhund Administrators, Inc
Sacramento, California
The Best

For MSSQL 2012 DB maintenance plans and optimizations,Red9 is again the best SQL Server consultants… And I have worked with many.

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Will definitely rehire again

Very experienced.  Great to work with. Will definitely rehire again

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Very pleased

Red9 DBAs were very knowledgeable, professional and courteous. They were also very accessible which made for a quick resolution. I was very pleased with the work[with the SQL Server 2012 install/configuration], and would certainly recommend their services

Geoffrey Celhar

Director of Analytics, Poplicus
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Awesome

Awesome contractor. Was very helpful and attentive

Mike Doughty

TheKnowledgeGym.com
Auckland, Australia
Outstanding job

SQL database integration changes.Red9, again, did an outstanding job -was quick, very knowledgeable and professional. This was a second hire, and there will be more!

Emil Kadlec

Owner, Fantasy Sports Publications, Inc

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Very good

Very good work and quick to respond. Hope to use more in the future.

Rowdy M

SportApparel
Solved issues others couldn’t

Very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Red9wasable to solve issues that others weren’t, advised better options for my business needs based on their experience with larger systems, and completed everything in a shorter time than expected

Mark Fox

President, Solel Software
San Francisco Bay Area, California
Played significant role in developing our next generation technology blueprint

Mark is an excellent SQL Server DBA with strong analytical skills and a passion for learning new technology. He worked on my team at Nuance Communications for over a year and was not only a strong individual contributor but also a great team player and project lead. He played a significant role in developing our next generation technology blueprint and was project lead for our database monitoring initiative. Mark would be a strong addition to any database organization.

Daniel Donahue

Manager of Database Administration, Nuance Communications
Greater Boston Area, Massacusetts
Expert SQL Server knowledge willing to go an extra mile

Working with Mark at Nuance Communications has been a pleasure. Mark is a great team player, has expert knowledge of SQL Server database administration, and is always willing to go an extra mile to get the project done

J Daniel Gonzalez

Sr. Database Administrator at Nuance Communications
Burlington, Massachusetts
Proved invaluable on numerous occasions

Mark brings a broad range of experience and practical knowledge to his roles in supporting development practices and implementing database solutions. I’ve found him to be an intelligent, thoughtful and talented professional.

Mark’s expertise in SQL Server has proved invaluable on numerous occasions, particularly when dealing with customer issues require not only immediate assistance, but also strong analytical and problem solving skills. 

I recommend Mark highly to any corporation looking for an outstanding database administrator.

John Alexander Lopez

Senior Manager, Research and Development at Nuance Communications
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Immediately fixed SQL performance

Mark was involved in large SQL server projects. He worked on designing the Microsoft SQL Server Clustering and Disaster Recovery Real-Time solution, optimizing existing stored procedures and immediately fixing critical SQL Server performance bugs. He took on the responsibility to setup monitoring for all our servers with a completely new tool.
As a senior DBA, he managed multiple SQL servers and could technically and quickly troubleshoot server issues, often beyond the scope of SQL issues.
We had his support and utmost dedication on every critical incident we came through

Sanjay Konda

Senior DBA at Nuance Communications
Burlington, Massachusetts
Immediately fixed SQL performance

Mark was involved in large SQL server projects. He worked on designing the Microsoft SQL Server Clustering and Disaster Recovery Real-Time solution, optimizing existing stored procedures and immediately fixing critical SQL Server performance bugs. He took on the responsibility to setup monitoring for all our servers with a completely new tool.
As a senior DBA, he managed multiple SQL servers and could technically and quickly troubleshoot server issues, often beyond the scope of SQL issues.
We had his support and utmost dedication on every critical incident we came through

Sanjay Konda

Senior DBA at Nuance Communications
Burlington, Massachusetts
If you experiencing SQL issues – definitely recommended
Immediate Repair – Server Off Line: Red9.com was extremely responsive and took the time to explain things to us on a level we could understand. I would definitely recommend Red9 for others experiencing issues with SQL.

Connor L

ConnorNeoRoofing
As good as it gets

I will say it again. If you are lucky enough to have Red9 to work on your project, hire them. They are as good as it gets

Rex Klein

Barryhund Administrators, Inc
Sacramento, California Area
Could not say enough positive things about Red9 level of skill and with intricate attention to detail

Resource was expert, accurate, extremely helpful, and could not say enough positive things about their level of skill and ability to understand the issues at hand and explain both at a high level and with intricate attention to detail. Will definitely hire again

Joshua Abbey

Architect/Principal, BackupSecurity.Net
Greater New York City Area, New York
Outstanding job

SQL database integration changes Red9, again, did an outstanding job – was quick, very knowledgeable and professional. This was a second hire and there will be more!

Emil Kadlec

Owner, Fantasy Sports Publications, Inc
Albuquerque, New Mexico
HUGE improvement

HUGE improvement on the user side when running the process! Went from about 45 seconds to 5 seconds

Anonymous

Orlando, Florida
Highly skilled DBAs

Red9 is a set of highly skilled DBAs and I’m sure the work we are having them do is far below their qualifications. They have been outstanding in everything they have done!

Anonymous

Portland, Oregon
Awesome!

Red9 is awesome! They quickly identified two problems each taking between 23 and 29 minutes and got those SQLAgent job steps to execute in seconds! Cannot be happier!

Anonymous

Atlanta, GA
SQL issue is now resolved

We have confirmed from multiple shops that the SQL issue is now resolved. Thanks again for helping us out on this!

Rajiv Ranjan

Solutions Architect, Service King Collision Center
Dallas/Fort Worth Area, Texas
We are much better and faster
We are much better and faster than before! Thank you!

Anonymous

Noticeable improvement

I can confirm there is noticeable improvement on our clustered SQL Server after work you guys have done!

Anonymous

I owe you many good beers
I sincerelyappreciate all your help and expertise on this project. If you ever make it out to Portland, I owe you many good beers after this SQL migration is over!

Anonymous

Portland, Oregon
SQL Server deadlocks
I am (we all are) quite happy with results we are having today. Once again you have saved us from a potentially huge crisis. We believe our internal app has some serious problems and this has been happening for a very long time. We lacked monitoring, had less of a load, our SQL Server load has doubled, and had far fewer employees earlier this year and small outages were not as much as a concern back then as they are now. The combination of a steady increase in SQL load and record counts, yesterday was a breaking point.

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