Your Data Department
It's all about your data
We will help you discover data sources and build your Data Catalogue
Data Gap Analysis
We work out where you are and where you want to be then create your unique journey
Clean, accurate and up-to-date data is the cornerstone to good data governance
Active Database Disaster?
10 - 15
SQL Versions Supported
Mixed with our data skills and experience
Build high-velocity database releases with accountability built in
Reports and dashboards to describe the story your data wants to tell you
Build data pipelines to let your data flow through your business
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Our Data Services
Digital Samurai are your data-focused partner and database administration consultants.
We manage, analyse, migrate and protect your data.
Want to extract, transform and load data to and from different applications and formats? Start here.
Azure SQL Database, Azure Managed Instances and Azure data services.
Report / Dashboard Creation
Add a little flair to your reporting with some paginated reports and interactive dashboards.
Data, DBM, and SQL Case Studies
SQL Performance Tuning
Problem: SQL Server Sprawl leading to high SQL Server License Costs
Our client had a business that was growing organically and through acquisitions of smaller businesses. The growth over the years had become large and scattered. The landscape covered various versions of the same software; SQL Server versions 7 to 2012. These versions were all old at the time and a few were well out of support with the vendor (Microsoft) leaving their business at risk from running on unsupported as well as unpatched software vulnerabilities.
Problem: Migrating financial data to a new accounting system
Finance has to be to the penny and we would not have it any other way. We were tasked with migrating financial data of a £70 million turnover company's accounts into a much larger billion turnover business due to a recent acquisition. It needed to be completed accurately and quickly to coincide with group reporting dates. The migration was between two accounting packages - the source was Sage 200 and the destination was OpenAccounts. They needed an expert data management company with experience and a solid data migration methodology to accurately complete the migration.
Problem: SQL Processes overrunning process window
Process run times had started to increase and this inevitably happens with increased data loads over time. Spreading out the job start times had worked in the past but this was no longer possible due to the increased processing time needed to execute the jobs. Something else needed to give and there were only two options - increase the spec of the server at increased cost or optimise and re-write the code. Digital Samurai worked with the client to remedy their problem by optimising their code, saving the client's time and money.
Problem: SQL Server estate required patching
Getting stuck on an old version of SQL leaves you at risk to potential security vulnerabilities. The longer you leave it, the harder it can be to finally make that move to the current version. Patching SQL can be stressful if you do not have an adequate roll back plan and the skills to implement it. As a result, the update gets pushed back further and further until there are so many updates to apply you fear doing it at all. Luckily, Digital Samurai can help by run updates, migrate data to new versions of SQL and ensure that your SQL server is running perfectly.
Problem: Disparate systems and data siloes
Each new application seems to bring with it a new data silo to be forgotten. Data remains motionless and value is locked away never to be realised. We were tasked with integrating a number of various applications utilising the available API's to allow data to flow between applications. This allowed the business to massively reduce the amount of manual work taking place and reduce errors in translation.
Active Database Disaster?