Database Design and Administration

Database Design


Ewarenow has designed and implemented Microsoft SQL Server databases since 1999 for numerous clients and applications. We analyze the business and data requirements. We determine how the data will be used both operationally and from a business analytics perspective. And we project future expansion in the usage and the requirements. The data structures we design adhere to relational database best practices.

We also make custom additions to existing SQL Server databases to implement features beyond the scope of the databases’ original intent. And we implement logic to work across two or more databases that serve separate operational but common business purposes.

We offer strong security on the databases we design. Windows, SQL Server, and Network security is all good, but it must be implemented correctly. And there are application-specific security issues that none of them deal with. We have a security model that goes beyond those mainstream security models. It can tell the application that the person currently logged in with a specific role and asking for data on a specific page is permitted to see only a few of the data elements the page can display.

We develop robust stored procedures and functions to do the ‘heavy lifting’ for the data handling in the applications using a database. This maximizes the effectiveness of SQL Server and optimizes the separation of the data handling from the application user interface.

Some of our development resources also have expertise with MySQL, allowing us to provide database design services for open-source applications.


Database Administration

By definition, a database is dynamic. Data is added and changed. New business requirements lead to application and database enhancements. Business growth leads to more data and more demand for use of that data. Over time performance may decay and need to be restored to an acceptable level.

We provide the database administration services to you, either as the primary source of those services or selectively under the direction of your own IT management.