The Silicon Review
Since 1995, the Database Specialists team has been a nationwide provider of Oracle consulting, Oracle database administration (DBA) and remote DBA managed services for companies with mission-critical Oracle database systems. It has been providing Oracle database support services as well remote Oracle DBA since version 7 and today it supports clients with production databases ranging from Oracle versions 7.3 through 12c via onsite consulting and its Oracle remote DBA services.
Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Database Specialists, Inc. has employees in all time zones and serves clients remotely nationwide with Oracle database consulting and remote DBA support services. From implementing new database systems to tuning Oracle, from maintaining large production systems to upgrades and patches, to installing Oracle RAC as well as performing 11g and 12c upgrades its Oracle DBA’s keeps client’s Oracle systems running at peak performance with high availability.
Oracle database technology and remote DBA services are all it focuses on, which is why it can offer such a high level of experience in offering remote DBA support and other Oracle services. Its stellar client list is a testament to the consistent delivery of results-driven, cost-effective, high-satisfaction remote Oracle DBA services.
Database Services Offered
Oracle Database Performance Tuning: It works quickly and efficiently to get the results fast. Generally, it takes from a few hours to a few days to diagnose and correct most performance problems. Following a set of best practices based on years of Oracle performance tuning and troubleshooting experience, it begins by developing an understanding of client’s needs and system issues. It then identifies performance bottlenecks and wasted resources and recommends changes to improve performance. These recommendations are tested and a deployment plan is developed. Changes are implemented, and it works with clients to monitor performance gains and continue to tune until the scalability and performance goals are met.
Oracle Database Analysis and Design Services: It knows what questions to ask when getting started to help to avoid potential pitfalls that lie ahead. The majority of databases powering today’s leading companies are built on Oracle technology, but each implementation is unique. This is why it feels it is important to do an analysis of the needs and requirements before designing the database. It knows the underpinnings of Oracle inside and out, and will ask the tough questions that will help create a better application. Having it on board to help analyze the needs will help develop a better product, and help prevent mistakes that become more costly down the road.
The Expertise: For more than a decade, Database Specialists has provided the Oracle community with in-depth expertise, experience, exceptional teamwork, and its own database optimization tools. Oracle technology is all it does-which is why it performs at a level others can’t match. Its stellar client list is a testament to the consistent delivery of results-driven, cost-effective, high-satisfaction Oracle services. Every member of its team is an Oracle Certified Professional with at least ten years of Oracle-specific experience. Its consultants have been with them for an average of six years-a rare degree of team stability that’s uniquely beneficial to the clients. It excels at situation assessment, solution planning, efficient and precise implementation, and the transfer of expertise to the in-house personnel.
The Client Spectrum
Repeat business and referrals are the foundation of a business. The company’s goal is to help clients succeed. It works as a partner to become an integral part of client’s team. Its straightforward, hardworking approach has established many long-term relationships, and earned the praise of its many clients. Among its clients are Kodak Gallery, Perlegen, Aravo, Autodesk, Ensenda, Sephora and many more.
“I find the support from Database Specialists to be outstanding. I have worked with some other outsourced DBAs in the past, and they blow everyone else away.”– IT Director, Semiconductor Firm
“Database Specialists work is exceptional. They replaced a previous remote DBA provider and there is no comparison. This was the best technical partnering decision I made for Aravo Solutions this year.” – Chief Technology Officer
“Database Specialists would be an asset to any company who needs outside support for their Oracle databases, and I am happy to give Database Specialists my wholehearted endorsement.”– Leader, Database Dept.
“We focus on Remote Oracle Database Administration support and we do it well.”
Meet the Master
David Wolff, CEO: David joined the company in early 2007, an entrepreneurial business executive with extensive experience in business transformation, internet-based business strategies, strategic sales and marketing management, and channel distribution. As co-founder of El Camino Resources, he built the company into the largest privately-held technology leasing and computer reseller company in the US with revenues of $770M, employing 1300 in 40 offices worldwide. Simultaneously he was COO of Real Solutions the IBM reseller of hardware, software and services division of El Camino with revenues of $250 million, employing over 250 people. Mr. Wolff is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles and a Fellow of the Wharton School.