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SQL Server Enterprise, which is the premium edition, delivers high-end datacenter capabilities with accelerated performance, unlimited virtualisation, and full-stack business intelligence, enabling premium service levels for mission-critical workloads and access to data insights for end users.

The standard edition (SQL Server Standard), provides basic data management and business intelligence databases for smaller organisations to run their applications. It supports common development tools for on-premises and cloud – enabling effective database management with minimal resources.

For data management, Microsoft SQL Server includes SQL Server Integration Services, SQL Server Data Quality Services and SQL Server Master Data Services. Also bundled with the DBMS are two sets of tools for database administrators and developers: SQL Server Data Tools, for use in developing databases, and SQL Server Management Studio, for use in deploying, monitoring and managing database environments.

Microsoft SQL Server also includes a variety of data management, business intelligence and analytics tools. For example In addition to the R Services and now Machine Learning Services technology that appeared in SQL Server 2016, the data analysis offerings include SQL Server Analysis Services, an analytical engine which processes data for use in BI and data visualisation applications, and SQL Server Reporting Services, which supports the creation and delivery of business intelligence reports.

What we do

  • Provide fully managed proactive or reactive DBA support services
  • Provide design and implementation consultancy for on-premises, hybrid or cloud-based SQL Server environment & licensing modernisation projects to deliver cost-effective, performance-led modernised database platforms
  • Undertake SQL environment audits and health-checks to ensure that environments are secure, architected and configured to best practice recommendations
  • Provide troubleshooting consultancy to ensure that environments are performing at their optimal efficiency and capability.
  • Provide SQL Server licensing consultancy to make the very complicated world of SQL server licensing easier to understand, procure and assign.
  • Provide design and implementation consultancy and support services for on-premises, hybrid or cloud-based bespoke end to end business intelligence reporting solutions
  • Advise on the latest database and data warehouse technology including SQL, SSAS, SSIS, SSRS, SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Databricks, Azure Data Factory, Cosmos DB and Power BI

Key features

The most secured platform

  • Built-in security and compliance
  • The fewest vulnerabilities for nearly a decade
  • Always-encrypted data enclaves

Big data clusters for intelligence across all your data

  • AI across all your data
  • Break-down data silos
  • Manage both unstructured and structured data

Leading performance

  • Intelligent database capabilities
  • Number 1 in performance

Fully scalable cloud services

  • Easily migrate on-premises SQL database environments to the cloud
  • Run hybrid on-premises / cloud environments where required

High availability

  • Lightning-fast database recovery
  • Maximum availability

Choice of language and platform

  • Run SQL anywhere
  • Use SQL Server with Linux and Windows containers and deploy and use Kubernetes to manage them

End to end mobile BI

  • Connect all of your data
  • Visualise and explore your data
  • Self-serve BI on any device

Who are we doing this for?

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ABRSM, the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, wanted better business intelligence reporting to support their growing organisation. The previous static fact book relied on cumbersome manual processes, lacked the ability to drill in to the data and so was not relied upon.

We helped ABRSM to achieve their objective by constructing an online reporting solution. This provided targeted data insights on a daily basis. The online suite was designed to allow for a more interactive experience for the business by providing content already found in the fact book and new insights via standard reporting and dashboards.

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Northdoor implemented a flexible business intelligence system based on Microsoft SQL Server 2008. The solution was one of the largest-scale SQL Server 2008 replication projects in Europe and consolidates data from all of Medivet’s practices into once central repository. Each Medivet branch is still able to capture and store data on its own server, but the information is replicated on a cluster of central servers.

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NHS Trust. Northdoor worked closely with an NHS Trust who were facing the prospect of substantially increased SQL server licensing costs of over £3m in the next financial year due to changes to the licensing mode, along with the complexities of support multiple SQL Server versions. Northdoor advised on and implemented a platform move to SQL Server 2014 which provided a highly availably solution integrated with the Microsoft Azure cloud.

The benefits to the client were annual license savings of £400k per annum, along with lower ongoing support effort and enhanced availability and disaster recovery capability.

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Northdoor Design & Build New Business Intelligence Reporting Solution for London Charity Addaction

Technology We Use

Northdoor has been presented with a 2018 European IT & Software Excellence Award in the Data Management solution of the Year category for our project for Addaction.  We were also honoured to be finalists in the 2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year – Data Estate Modernisation Award. 

We are a top tier Systems Integration partner with Microsoft Gold competencies in Data Platform and Business Intelligence. This is further complemented by our SharePoint capability, enabling us to utilise SharePoint as a portal for reports and dashboards using the Microsoft BI stack.

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