We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients over the years; I.T. may be the glue keeping us all together but ultimately, it’s about the people and relationships. Here are some of the things our clients have said about the Sequallity experience.
SQL Consultancy Client Quotes
Darren Smith - IT Development Manager - PLUSS
“Having run a legacy SQL database for 10 years, a recent move to a new datacentre led to exceptionally poor performance with the server frequently running at 100% CPU. Sequallity were approached and at short notice were able to fault find our configuration and provide a complete health check on the system. Within 3 hours they’d managed to get the CPU back down to acceptable levels and then over the next two days carry out a full overhaul on the server and specifically optimise queries saw suffering from poor performance. Finally they set up maintenance routines to keep the server optimised as we go forward.
Before getting Sequallity involved we were at the point of panic buying new SQL cores, at considerable cost, to solve the CPU issues. However having benefited from the three days of consultancy we now have a system running faster than ever before with no need of hardware updates.”
SQL Server Health Check - Before and After Activity monitor Screen Captures
Here are the before and after Activity Monitor screenshots. Notice how the CPU has dropped significantly, the Waiting Tasks have disappeared and the throughput has gone from 300 SQL statements per second to over 1000! After the maintenance fully kicked in the client reported a 5%-9% average CPU, down from 100% at times and that ain’t bad!
Andy Calvert, Stadia and IT Manager, Prozone
“Following your advice we have since upgraded our SQL server, made some changes to the scripts and improved indexing. The system is running faster than ever now and has been a worth while investment!”
Martin Turner, Director, FreeIndex
“The FreeIndex server and database have just had a major upgrade and the site is now 100% quicker and also much better at coping with our growing number of concurrent users. Last month the site saw over 585,000 unique visitors, and our previous servers just couldn’t cope any more.
We can’t take all the credit for this. We’ve had some great help from a company featured on the site named Sequallity. As expert database consultants they have really helped us iron things out. Well Done! Obviously this increase in speed is good for everyone, as we all know how frustrating slow sites can be.”
Richard Bates, IT Director, Silverstring Limited
“Sequallity came in and helped us with a SQL upgrade and recommended improving certain T-SQL queries. The end result was massive performance improvements to Predatar. I would highly recommend Sequallity to anyone”
Mark Thornton, Head of Technical Services UK&I, iSOFT
“‘…impressed with their technical knowledge, approach to problem solving and customer service mentality. Of special interest to iSOFT … was their knowledge and experience in maintaining the availability of SQL databases on a 24 x 7 basis with limited permitted down time, they were able to introduce intelligent routines to be run in the overnight periods to maintain database performance whilst minimising the impact of the users during those periods which greatly improved on the overall performance of the solutions.'”
Chris Tree, IT Mangager, Partybox
“Sequallity analysed our server and documented the problems. They didn’t visit us on site or dial-in, they did this all over email, as we had an emergency and wanted something done immediately. We made the changes ourselves the performance improvements were impressive.”
Robin Warren, Head of Development, Covalent
“Working with Sequallity was a pleasure, they were very conscientious and thorough and also happy to share their knowledge with the developers here. We employed them to provide a health check of our SQL Server database and have now got a number of options for future changes we can make as well as a noticeable improvement to our current performance (our customers have noticed this as well). I’d gladly secure their services again in future and would recommend them to anyone looking for assistance in these areas.”
Kevin Rodgers, Head of Information Reporting, Barclays Bank PLC
“…worked for Barclays for many years undertaking both Standalone development and as a larger team. Their work has always been of the highest standard in both its quality and timeliness. …uses their initiatives to overcome any problems and blends well with our team members. ..highly recommended”
We have experience of SQL Server projects at the following companies:
Tesco, NHS, Barclays, Wilkinsons (Retailers), Business Objects, Greenstar, iSOFT, KLM Airlines, Phones4u, Carlson Marketing, Fujitsu, Storetech, Cobalt, FreeIndex, Coldharbour Systems, PartyBox, XMA, QTac and Cobent amongst others.