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I’m starting my own SQL Server Consulting business!

Beginning with tomorrow I’m no longer working for HP Austria, because I’m starting my own SQL Server Consulting business. I’ve been working with SQL Server for almost 10 years now, so now its time for me to give my learning's back to you through consulting. From 2000 to 2005 I’ve used SQL Server completely as a black-box from .NET application, not knowing how SQL Server works internally. I’ve used directly SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE statements, and sometimes also O/R mapping tools, and thought that I’m doing “good” things with SQL Server. But since 2005 I’ve learned more and more about SQL Server, it’s architecture, it’s internal working, and how SQL Server can be used in really large scale-out scenarios.

And if I’m applying this know-how to my database applications that I have written from 2000 to 2005, it’s awesome to see how wrong I have used SQL Server in the past. Therefore my main area of consulting is how to apply SQL Server’s architecture and internals to .NET developers and how to write great, performing, and scale able SQL Server applications based on the .NET framework, and how you can troubleshoot those database applications in the production (e.g. as a DBA) if you have scary problems. I’ve seen in the past, that we are using SQL Server wrong, when we are creating new databases for our applications, or even when we are installing SQL Server with the default settings without knowing how SQL Server will be used in our environment.

Starting with tomorrow I’m providing SQL Server Consulting services in the following areas of SQL Server:

  • SQL Server Internals
  • SQL Server Performance/Index Tuning
  • SQL Server Troubleshooting
  • SQL Server Monitoring
  • SQL Server Service Broker
  • SQL Server Business Intelligence Stack
  • SQL Server StreamInsight
  • Performing SQL Server Health Checks

If you want to know more about my SQL Server services offerings, don’t hesitate to contact me directly.


Klaus Aschenbrenner

Klaus Aschenbrenner provides independent SQL Server Consulting Services across Europe and the US. Klaus works with the .NET Framework and especially with the SQL Server 2005/2008 from the very beginnings. In the years 2004 - 2005 Klaus was entitled with the MVP award from Microsoft for his tremendous support in the .NET Community. Klaus has also written the book Pro SQL Server 2008 Service Broker which was published by Apress in the Summer of 2008. Further information about Klaus you can find on his homepage at http://www.SQLpassion.at. He also twitters at http://twitter.com/Aschenbrenner.


Posted by Anonymous on 31 October 2010

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Posted by Tee.M on 13 July 2012

Hi Klaus,

How is the business doing? I have been working with SQL for 3 years as a DBA and also thinking of going my own direction. Did you have problems with finding clients?

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