Testing, Yes, Yes
About a year and a half ago, when I started writing and presenting The Junior DBA Workout Plan, I was also thinking about the eventual inevitability of someday not working for Brent, and exactly what I’d wanna do afterwards.
It was a tough question at the time, because I felt like I’d get my butt handed to me trying to do the same thing, consulting-wise. One thing we always lamented was a general lack of follow-through on recommendations, which got me thinking about how I could do things differently, so as not to be handed my butt in the most thorough of ways.
A Bridge Appears
Let’s face it, you’re having trouble finding your SQL Server’s weak points.
Reading the wait stats hieroglyphics, understanding index crop circles, and those query plans that go on for days.
You’re gonna have a hard time fixing all that stuff on your own.
Even with explicit instructions and scripts, you’re gonna get gun shy. You’re gonna have other stuff to do, and your SQL Server tasks are gonna fall off.
I wanna bridge that gap, and make sure you stay on track.
Coaching, Not Consulting
I want to give you in-depth, personalized advice and training when I assess your server, but then follow up with you on a consistent basis to make sure you’re progressing and hitting milestones.
Look, there’s a million places to get a boilerplate. You need someone who can cut through the decades of meme advice out there, tell you what to do and how to do it, and make sure you stick to the plan.
That way, if you hit a wall, something doesn’t work, something stops working, you’re not stranded. We can adjust the plan together.
If this is the kind of SQL Server stuff you love learning about, you’ll love my training. I’m offering a 75% discount on to my blog readers if you click from here. I’m also available for consulting if you just don’t have time for that and need to solve performance problems quickly.