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5 reasons to perform regular SQL Health Checks

Data is one of the most important assets for a company. An organization can use data for compliance, quality control, security, and more. As a result of this, technology has worked its way to efficiently gather and organize data. 

SQL is the most common language for databases. It is used for organizing and extracting data that is stored in relational databases and simplifies gathering specific information from them for further analysis. 

A viable SQL Server Health Check should include the following functions: 

  • Validate process architecture, code, and database design 
  • Identify the code that’s cause of low performance 
  • Find potential scalability and capacity issues 
  • Verify the security of the SQL environment and its users 
  • Aid in planning for application and platform upgrades 

What are SQL Server Health Checks used for? 

  • Retrieve data from a database 
  • Execute queries against a database 
  • Insert, update and/or delete records 
  • Create new databases or tables 
  • Set permissions on tables, views, and procedures 

What are SQL Server Health Checks? 

An SQL Server Health Check is a process that’s followed to gather useful information to pinpoint system performance issues. A Health Check can also be used to help you have a better understanding of your SQL environment and highlight problems that it might be experiencing.

 

Conducting regular health checks for your SQL Servers can be a lifesaver, so today we bring to you… 

5 reasons to perform regular SQL Health Checks 

1. Performance 

Following industry-standard configuration best practices will boost the performance for your SQL Server environment. 

2. Cost efficiency 

An SQL Server Health Check helps ensure your environment is optimized.  You’re more likely to need more powerful hardware with more capacity, which results in a higher power bill. 

3. High availability and disaster recovery 

Health checks guards against unproper disaster recovery configuration, making sure everything’s in place in case of an issue. 

4. Meeting SLAs 

Meeting SLAs is directly related to the level of performance and disaster recovery setup. An optimized configuration for your SQL Servers will avoid or minimize downtime and performance issues. 

5. Security and compliance 

Database audits may only sample a portion of your SQL environment. SQL Server’s default security settings require reconfiguring to be as effective as possible and a health check can uncover any potential security gaps. 

Team Venti’s SQL Server Services cover a variety of features, from 24/7 critical admin support to, of course, SQL Server Health Checks. Allow our team of experts to help you analyze and identify proactive steps your company can take to maximize your IT investment. 

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