Architecture and Configuration

Architecture and Configuration make up the foundation of an enterprise data platform. Our team of consultants have vast experience and expertise in building resolute architectures that take into consideration new technologies, such as cloud and nontraditional data. Through our relationship with Microsoft we’ve been given direct access to their Product Roadmap which positions us as the best partner to advise you on your data journey. We’ve advised more industry-leading firms than any other partner, and we focus on value creation, capabilities and agility by delivering a dependable platform for the business, analysts and development organizations.

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Strategic Data Platform Assessment

Before you can determine your goals and next steps, you must assess your current situation. In our Strategic Data Platform Assessment, our team evaluates your data platform and provides feedback and analysis of your environment to ensure you’re investing in the necessary hardware, software and architecture to support your data needs.

Key Features and Benefits
  • Gain a clear understanding of your data platform and its current and potential capabilities
  • Receive specific recommendations based your platform’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Roadmap your data platform’s growth with minimal upfront costs

Cloud Readiness Assessment

The cloud is changing the choices in how data is aggregated and stored in the modern data platform. Through a Cloud Readiness Assessment, our team reviews these opportunities and any potential roadblocks to including cloud technologies in your modern data platform.

Key Features and Benefits
  • Comprehensive cloud capability mapping
  • Reduction in capital expenditures for data platform
  • Expanded data platform capabilities
  • Respond quickly to the elastic needs of your data platform with cloud integration

Data Platform Consolidation Roadmap

Under-utilized data platforms lead to over expenditures in hardware, licensing and resources. With a Data Platform Consolidation Roadmap, your data platform is inspected with an emphasis on utilizing resources for efficiency. Based on the findings, an assessment is developed and a plan to consolidate your data platform and maximize resource utilization is roadmapped.

Key Features and Benefits
  • Reduction in SQL Server license footprint and data platform maintenance overhead
  • Improved hardware and software utilization
  • Implementation Roadmap designed by experienced professionals to consolidate data platform

Data Platform Upgrade Roadmap

With the release of SQL Server 2016, many organizations are eager to take advantage of its enhanced scalability, performance and security upgrades. Upgrading your data platform is a challenging process that involves considering feature functionality, coding concerns and organizational and third party impact. Let our team step in to identify version and service pack upgrade opportunities to improve the functionality and performance of your data platform.

Key Features and Benefits
  • Access to an expert team that knows what to expect during an upgrade
  • Reduced SQL Server license footprint
  • Adoption of new SQL Server features and enhanced platform supportability from Microsoft

Data Platform Configuration and Deployment

In our Data Platform Configuration and Deployment, we work in conjunction with your team to determine the appropriate configuration and sizing for your data platform. We also assist with the deployment and provide build guides and best practices for deploying your environment for optimal performance.

Key Features and Benefits
  • Accelerated deployment and configuration of platform
  • Improved performance with optimized configuration
  • Take advantage of our experience in identifying requirements needed for smooth deployments

Data Platform Migration Initiative

The modern data platform needs to be as flexible as the applications that it supports. Whether your environment needs to adjust for sporadic request growth or is growing beyond your data center, we'll provide a plan and implementation roadmap to expand from a solely on premise data center to a cloud environment providing elastic growth.

Key Features and Benefits
  • Accelerated deployment and configuration of platform
  • Migration and validation by industry experts
  • Complete documentation for environment configuration and data platform deployment

Development and Test Automation

The flexibility of the cloud provides the ability to build production quality development and test environments in the cloud. Having the resources for development and testing your applications with the ability to grow is vital for success in business today. With Development and Test Automation, we’ll help you leverage Microsoft Azure to start development early and continue into test environments with architectures modeled after existing environments.

Key Features and Benefits
  • Expanded capabilities in development and testing
  • Improved platform stability
  • Complete documentation for development, testing plan and environment

Data Platform Continuous Integration and Deployment

From development to quality assurance to production, we understand that you need to know that new development can be done in a manner that increases productivity and improves the quality of the work delivered. Adopting Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) methodologies aligns data platform technologies with patterns and practices for deployment that are already in practice for application development. We provide confidence that code developed for the database, reporting or data transformation functions throughout all environments and can move between environments bringing new functionality, ensuring regressions and minimizing bugs.

Key Features and Benefits
  • Increased stability of data platform development while reducing costs
  • Decreased development regressions and bugs during development
  • Development and testing plan and environment deployment documents
  • A complete and deployed CI/CD solution

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Mike Davis

Mike Davis, MCTS, MCITP, is a Consulting Team Lead at Pragmatic Works, dedicated to ensuring quality and client satisfaction with any Business Intelligence projects we are engaged with. He is a contributing author on several Business Intelligence books, and an experienced speaker having presented at events such as SQL Server User Groups, Code Camps, SQL Server Launches and SQLSaturdays. Mike is an active member at his local user group (JSSUG) in Jacksonville, FL.

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