Why Our Clients Love Us

Kess

Significant Performance Improvement in minutes

In just a few minutes, Mark was able to find significant performance improvement opportunities in my database. These improvements were in areas I hadn’t even considered. Mark came up with many ideas; just the top 2 to 3 were enough to give us a significant performance boost. Mark has extensive knowledge when it comes to SQL Server. I can’t imagine there is anything he does not know. We plan to continue to work with him on a regular basis and continue to enjoy the benefits of his knowledge.

Kess Eburu

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Founder and Director, GoodsExpress.com

David Lerner

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. Mark's cool confidence and eagerness to deliver results are surpassed only by his deep penetrating knowledge of SQL. Whether it's design, development, optimization, or recovery, Mark is a SQL Gem.

David Lerner

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President, Lerner Solutions

Tom Janssen

Complex and heavy 5,000+ concurrent connection databases need tuning, indexes, best practices, up-time, and smooth performance over all.

Mark is an expert in large scale MS SQL Database environments which exceed 5,000+ concurrent connections. He has mastered 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, Mark is the type of DBA who truly knows how to keep these high standards. If you are growing, your feature sets are centered around MS SQL, then developers will benefit greatly from Mark'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 Mark has proven time and time again.

Tim Janssen

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Application Manager, Service King

Nick Kelland

Quickly identified and fixed SQL performance issues we had struggled with for weeks.

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

Nick Kelland

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Vice President of Ops & IT , SJV & Associates

Jason Milgram

With little notice, Mark was 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 Mark's work.

On an urgent SQL issue, Mark 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 IO practices they had in their SQL environment. With little notice, Mark was 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 Mark's work.

Jason Milgram

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Azure Practice Director, Champion Solutions Group, AllAware.com

Emil Kadlec

My site is flying now!

After SQL Database query tuning - My site is flying now! I have already have hired him three times. I am very happy I found him!

Emil Kadlec

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Owner, Fantasy Sports Publications, Inc.

Daniel Donahue

Played a 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

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Manager, Database Administration

Radu Butarascu

The right expertise when it's time sensitive

When we were faced with a major crisis that was time sensitive and needed the right expertise, Mark 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 Mark!

Radu Butarascu

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.NET Software Engineer, SurferNETWORK, LLC

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

Anonymous

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Sean Fitzgerald

Top database architect instrumental in optimizing Amazon cloud SQL Instances

Mark is one of the top database architects I have worked with. Mark has been instrumental in the installation, configuration, and optimization of 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

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Database Engineer, Kabbage, Inc

Heather Linn

Highly regarded SQL database expertise

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

Heather Linn

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Talent Acquisition & Account Management Specialist, SolTech, Inc.

Daniel Gonzalez

Expert SQL Server knowledge willing to go an extra mile

Working with Mark Varnas 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

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Sr. Database Administrator, Nuance Communications

Daniel Gonzalez

Expert SQL Server knowledge willing to go an extra mile

Working with Mark Varnas 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

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Sr. Database Administrator, Nuance Communications