SQL MVP Available for Database Needs….

Robert Pearl, 2012-07-16

Recently, I wrote about and introduced us to, SQLBif, a

caricature of a SQL DBA who was down on his luck, who was in between jobs and

somewhat stuck on the next level of his career. 

SQLBif was based on a real person, a colleague of mine in the SQL Server

Community, who found him/herself in a rut, and well, felt disappointed in the

SQL Community – read “When

SQL Community Disappoints” – due to all of volunteer work, blogging and

connections, but couldn’t find a job.  In

the end, through the power of #sqlfamily, SQLBif found a new job, and  so, SQLBif had a newfound confidence in the

SQLCommunity again.  And I wrote about

that in my follow-up blog, SQLCommunity


The point of the follow-up was, to give an update on SQLBif,

and also to capture the character of SQLBif, who is really a symbol of all the folks who end up, by

circumstances or no fault of their own, end up in between jobs or

projects.  We have all at one time or

another, been in SQLBif’s shoes before.

However, I

never feel disappointed in sharing with the SQLCommunity, nor helping those

learn and network with each other, and even assisting them getting a job

or project. That part of me does indeed have satisfaction when someone else

benefits from my experience and knowledge sharing.

So, what is the point of this blog?  Well, turns out this SQL MVP is NOW AVAILABLE

for any and all of your database needs. 

A major project that I counted on didn’t quite materialize as I had

planned, and so until the next one, I’m trying to stay away from street corners

and subway cars with hat in hand.

I don’t know how long it will take for me to get my next

“gig”, and hope that its REAL SOON, but I did want to let you know that if you

know of any projects or you feel your company can benefit from my services, I

am here for you!

So, yeah, I write about SQL stuff, so what exactly is it

that I do?  According to the summary

profile on my resume, I am a “Microsoft

SQL MVP and Senior Database Administrator with a proven track record

in application development, system architecture & design,  performance tuning and database

administration, as well as a skilled project leader who is team-oriented, and

works well on solo initiatives, as demonstrated over a decade and a half

(that’s 15 years) of experience in the management of critical database

operations”  I may need to update that,

but basically, I’ve done A to Z in the database world.

I’m open to long and short-term projects.  If you need any expert advice or consulting

for SQL Server upgrades, migrations, high availability/disaster recovery,

consolidation, virtualization, standardization and automation, monitoring,

performance tuning and optimization, 

project management /strategic planning, best practice recommendations,

etc., etc. don’t hesitate to drop me an email rsp05@pearlknows.com , or via Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/rpearl , or twitter @Pearlknows.  If you’ve followed me, you know where to find

me.  You can even check out my website at


One of the things that so many folks need, but don’t


This is something I’ve done quite successfully for so many clients,

vendors, companies, etc.  Basically, I

come in, usually REMOTE, for a 3-day performance engagement which is

essentially a comprehensive health check of your SQL Server, and I identify any

and all potential areas of concern and improvement, and make best practice

recommendations on how to improve the performance and security of your SQL

Server.  Basically, think of sending your

SQL Server to the doctor for a check-up! 

And the end of this period, I produce a nice formatted and

easy-to-understand report, at which point you can say a)thanks and see ya!; b)review

with you and your team, fellow dba’s, managers, etc. and work with you to

implement some of the recommendations.; or c) you can further engage my

services to implement best practices, tune queries, change settings, etc.  No obligation.  So, even if you don’t know of any projects or

need for a highly qualified DBA resource, you may want to consider to at least

do a Performance Assessment/Health Check as I have described.  At least you can keep me in the game J

While I don’t often use this blog space for my own self

promotion, I did want to let you know that I am available for you, and hope

that the SQLCommunity will come through for me, as it has SQLBif.

And if you’re

wondering how I still feel about SQLCommunity, I’ll see you all at SQLSaturday#158 in

NYC, where I’ll be wearing many hats, but also

giving a presentation on Much

Ado About Indexes, where I will offer some practical tips and tricks on a wide-array of Index Analysis

methods that will allow you to find out everything about a client’s indexes and

were afraid to ask!  I’ll also be giving

away some SQL Server books as well!

Thank you for reading and look forward to hearing from you!





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