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MinervaDB Consulting and Professional Services

We are an independent boutique private-label MySQL and MariaDB consulting services provider with several customers worldwide, Our MySQL and MariaDB consulting services team have travelled almost 40 cities worldwide for building planet-scale database infrastructure operations in MySQL, MariaDB, Percona Server, InnoDB/XtraDB and TokuDB.  Our on-demand MySQL and MariaDB consulting services delivery works best for startups and large corporations equally, Hire our MySQL / MariaDB consultants only when you need them , We don’t insist for long-term contracts and our client engagement policies are friendly. Not every business need a resident full-time MySQL DBA, Hiring and retaining MySQL DBAs are expensive and exhaustive so here comes the value by engaging with MinervaDB, We are pioneers in hiring and managing Sr. Level MySQL / MariaDB consultants worldwide with several years of experience in performance, scalability and high availability. We have worked for several internet and technology companies worldwide from diversified verticals like CDN, Mobile Advertising Networks, E-Commerce, SaaS, Social Media Applications, Gaming and Digital Payment Solutions, Our consultants can be hired for as-low-as 40 hours and we bill only for hours worked. Our solutions are vendor neutral and independent, This guarantees our solution delivery non-vendor biased. Our MySQL and MariaDB consulting services  are usually available on a short notice, we provide both onsite and remote MySQL / MariaDB consulting services. You can download MinervaDB Consulting & Professional Services flyer PDF here

☛ MySQL Consulting Services

  • On-demand MySQL consulting services – We are available when you need us and our contracts are flexible, You can hire us for as low as 40 hours.
  • Onsite and remote MySQL consulting services – We are available both onsite and remote for MySQL consulting engagements (24*7).
  • Emergency MySQL consulting services available 24*7.
  • Database architecture and internals – We have deep understanding about MySQL and InnoDB internals, This helps us to architect and build optimal, scalable, highly available and reliable database applications.
  • Performance benchmarking – We do stress testing of the system proactively to avoid incidents which can directly impact your business.
  • Capacity planning and sizing – Not more nor less, We size your systems optimally and this include recommendations on CPU, memory, storage and network.
  • Performance health check, diagnostics and forensics – We will be the first one to know your performance bottleneck and fix before it become ugly.
  • Performance optimization – We do full-stack optimization which include Linux, MySQL and PHP.
  • Index optimization services – We are not big fans of over indexing, Optimal indexing is good and makes your queries faster.
  • SQL tuning – We are experts in re-writing your SQL for performance, Indeed we often see the major performance improvements by just tuning expensive SQL.
  • Disk I/O tuning – We are experts in designing optimal storage infrastructure architecture and disk I/O distribution.
  • Scale-out and replication solutions – We build horizontally scalable systems which are highly available too.
  • Database archiving and de-duplication services – We are pioneers in managing large-scale database infrastructure, This involves optimal data archiving and de-duplication.
  • High availability and site reliability – Architecting and building highly available and reliable database infrastructure operations  for web-scale.
  • Galera Cluster operations and troubleshooting.
  • Continuent Tungsten operations and troubleshooting.
  • MySQL load balancing solutions using HAProxy, ProxySQL, MySQL Router.
  • Data recovery services – Building robust disaster recovery solutions, zero data loss systems and multi-location backup retention.
  • Sharding and partitioning – Building systems horizontally scalable for web-scale platforms .
  • Database clustering solutions – Grow your MySQL infrastructure horizontally for performance, scalability and reliability.
  • Building and troubleshooting web-scale database infrastructure operations using MyRocks / RocksDB .
  • Database security – Database firewall, transaction audit and secured data operations.
  • Database upgrades and migration – Seamless upgrades and migration of database infrastructure on zero downtime.
  • Cloud DBA Services – IaaS and DBaaS including: Oracle Cloud, Google CloudSQL, Amazon Aurora, AWS RDS®, EC2®, Microsoft Azure® and Rackspace® Cloud

☛ MySQL Data Privacy and Security Consulting Services

We are experts in implementing regulations which require data masking of PII (personally identifiable information), PANs (Primary Account Number) and other confidential data so that only authorised personnel can access the data. We deliver data Masking and De-identification solutions which provides specific functions to mask and de-identify confidential data so your IT organization can comply with privacy regulations, including:

  • GDPR: General Data Protection Directive
  • PCI DSS: Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
  • HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • HITECH: Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act
  • Data Protection Act: United Kingdom
  • SOX: Sarbanes Oxley
  • FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • And many more
MinervaDB Database Infrastructure Operations Security AuditRate
( plus GST / Goods and Services Tax where relevant )
Detailed Database Infrastructure Operations Security Audit and Recommendations for MySQL and MariaDBUS $5,000 / DB Instance

☛ MinervaDB Benefits

  • Vendor neutral and independent, Enterprise-class consulting, 24*7 support and remote DBA services for MySQL, MariaDB, MyRocks, PostgreSQL and ClickHouse.
  • Virtual corporation with an global team of seasoned professionals – We have consultants operating from multiple locations worldwide, All of us work from home and stay connected via email, Google Hangouts, Skype, private IRC, WhatsApp, Telegram and phone. Being an virtual corporation we can hire the best talent from anywhere in the world, This makes an truly 24*7 operational team.
  • Competitive pricing – We are an virtual corporation so we don’t charge the customers for our infrastructure cost, What you pay us goes purely for our unmatched technology team.
  • Big Data Analytics and Columnar Store expertise – MariaDB ColumnStore and ClickHouse.
  • We operate 24*7 – Our team operates from multiple locations worldwide so we are available 24*7.
  • Pay As You Go billing model – You pay us only for the hours worked, We don’t ask for advances ever !! We are committed to delivering cost efficient consulting, support and services for our customers globally.
  • Transparent ticketing system – We share with you the detailed work report of what we have done for your database infrastructure, This also includes how you will get benefitted with change we have done. We love absolutes transparency and detailed documentation.
  • Emergency support available for you even when you are not our customer, Emergency support channels – Email, Slack, Google Hangouts, Skype, Yahoo Messenger and Phone.
  • Pay per incident option available – You need our support in just fixing a single incident ? No problem, We have that option available.
  • Vacation DBA Service – We can support your database infrastructure operations when the resident DBA is on a holiday / vacation so you can guarantee an optimal work-life balance for your DBA.

☛ Technology focus – Vendor-neutral and independent

Technology FocusTools and Technologies
LinuxUbuntu, Debian, CentOS, Red Hat Linux, Oracle Linux and SUSE Linux.
MySQLMySQL GA, MySQL Enterprise, InnoDB, MySQL Enterprise Backup, MySQL Cluster CGE, MySQL Enterprise Monitor, MySQL Utilities, MySQL Enterprise Audit, MySQL Enterprise Firewall and MySQL Router.
PerconaPercona Server for MySQL, XtraDB, TokuDB, RocksDB, Percona Toolkit, Percona XtraBackup and PMM(Percona Monitoring & Management).
MariaDBMariaDB Server, RocksDB, MariaDB Galera Cluster, MariaDB Backup, MariaDB MaxScale and MariaDB ColumnStore.
PostgreSQLPostgreSQL Performance Benchmarking, Capacity Planning / Sizing, PostgreSQL Performance Optimization, PostgreSQL High Availability / Database Reliability Engineering, PostgreSQL Upgrades / Migration and PostgreSQL Security
Cloud DBA ServicesIaaS and DBaaS including: Oracle Cloud, Google CloudSQL, Amazon Aurora, AWS RDS®, EC2®, Microsoft Azure® and Rackspace® Cloud
Performance Monitoring and Trending PlatformsMySQL Enterprise Monitor, Icinga, Zabbix, Prometheus and Grafana.
High Availability, Scale-Out, Replication and Load BalancerMySQL Group Replication, MySQL Cluster CGE, InnoDB Cluster, Galera Cluster, Percona XtraDB Cluster, MariaDB MaxScale, Continuent Tungsten Replicator, MHA (Master High Availability Manager and tools for MySQL), HAProxy, ProxySQL, MySQL Router and Vitess.
Columnar Database SystemsClickHouse, MariaDB ColumnStore
DevOps. and AutomationVagrant, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Ganglia, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Consul, JIRA, Graylog and Grafana.

☛ A low cost and instant gratification health check-up for your MySQL infrastructure operations

  • Highly responsive and proactive MySQL performance health check-up, diagnostics and forensics.
  • Detailed report on your MySQL configuration, expensive SQL, index operations, performance, scalability and reliability.
  • Recommendations for building an optimal, scalable, highly available and reliable MySQL infrastructure operations.
  • Per MySQL instance performance audit, detailed report and recommendations.
  • Security Audit – Detailed Database Security Audit Report  which includes the results of the audit and an actionable Compliance and Security Plan for fixing vulnerabilities and ensuring the ongoing security of your data.

** You are paying us only for the MySQL instance we have worked for :

MySQL Health Check-upRate
( plus GST / Goods and Services Tax where relevant )
MySQL infrastructure operations detailed health check-up, diagnostics report and recommendationsUS $7,500 / MySQL instance
  • How business gets benefitted from our MySQL health check-up, diagnostics reports and recommendations ?
    • You can hire us only for auditing the selected MySQL instances.
    • Proactive and result oriented approach for MySQL maximum availability and reliability.
    • Detailed MySQL infrastructure operations audit report, interpretation and recommendation for performance, scalability, availability and database infrastructure operations reliability.
    • On-demand – You can schedule for an on-demand MySQL infrastructure operations health check-up once registered as our customer (customer registration will be free forever).
    • Security Audit and Recommendations for your Database Infrastructure Operations. 
    • Flexible payment options – PayPal, Wire, Cheque and Cash.
    • Vendor neutral and independent – MySQL, MariaDB, Percona Server, MyRocks, InnoDB / XtraDB, TokuDB and RocksDB.

☛ Consulting Rates (We do both on-site and remote MySQL consulting)

Sometimes you need Sr. level MySQL consultants on-site for both strategic and technical consulting, Our consultants have several years of experience in architecting and building web-scale database infrastructure operations addressing performance, scalability and high availability.  We have travelled to 46 cities in the world for Database Architects and DBA consulting.

On-Site MySQL ConsultingRate
( plus GST / Goods and Services Tax where relevant )
Per DiemUS $250 / hour

We can do everything remote (except few strategic database infrastructure operations discussions which demand on-site presence ) when it comes to MySQL technical consulting, This include performance optimization , scaling database infrastructure operations (both vertically and horizontally ) , high availability, disaster recovery and data recovery services. We are usually available on an short notice.

Remote MySQL ConsultingRate
( plus GST / Goods and Services Tax where relevant )
Per DiemUS $150 / hour

★ We deliver Consulting and Professional Services for MySQL, MariaDB, Percona Server and MyRocks.

☛ Data Recovery Services

We can provide Data Recovery Services for MySQL, MariaDB and Percona Server in the case following scenarios :

  • Accidently dropped databases or tables
  • Corrupted data files
  • Corrupted XtraBackup
  • Corrupted replication
  • Corrupted file system
  • ** If you have data in media, We can recover it for you !

** We always try our best to recover data for you (our recovery rate is high) but sometimes we may not be able to recover 100% of your data. 

☛ Flexible consulting plans

If you are a startup or need only few hours of consulting every month then our flexible consulting plan will be the most optimal solution for you, You will have access to our seasoned team of consultants on-demand without signing-up for any longterm consulting contracts:

Avg. Hours / MonthQuarterly
( plus GST / Goods and Services Tax where relevant )
( plus GST / Goods and Services Tax where relevant )
( plus GST / Goods and Services Tax where relevant )
4US $2,100.00US $4,200.00US $8,400.00
8US $3,360.00US $6,720.00US $13,440.00
12US $3,780.00US $7,560.00US $15,120.00
16US $4,200.00US $8,400.00US $16,800.00
20US $4,900.00US $9,800.00US $19,600.00
24US $7,000.00US $14,000.00US $24,500.00
28US $9,100.00US $18,200.00US $28,000.00
32US $10,500.00US $21,000.00US $31,500.00
36US $14,000.00US $28,000.00US $42,000.00
40US $17,500.00US $34,500.00US $49,000.00

☛ Rates, We expect prompt payment from customers to deliver elite-class consulting and support services

  • The default payment term for every invoice from MinervaDB is on or before 30 days, although other terms can be arranged for in our contract. You will pay invoices promptly, or we may choose to not do further business with you. Yes, we do that, as happy and healthy business relationships are important to us.
  • MinervaDB Flexible Consulting plans, Remote DBA packages and Enterprise-Class 24*7 support subscriptions are payable in advance, this so we can make sure we have the resources available to assist you. In return for this commitment, you pay a lower hourly rate.

☛ Discounts

Discounts are applicable only for multi-year contracts / long-term engagements, We don’t hire low-quality and cheap rookie consultants to manage your mission-critical Database Systems Infrastructure Operations and so our consultants are expensive. Being a virtual corporation (no offices anywhere in the world), whatever you pay go directly to our consultant’s fee. It’s impossible for us to offer you low-cost consulting, support and remote DBA services with elite-class team, Thanks for understanding and doing business with MinervaDB.

☛ MinervaDB Inc. Bank Account Details  – Silicon Valley Bank

For the customers based out of the U.S. 

Instruct the paying financial institution or the payor to route all domestic wire transfers via FEDWIRE to the following ABA number:

Bank DetailsMinervaDB Inc. Bank Account Details for International Customers ( outside U.S.)
ROUTING & TRANSIT #121140399


For the international customers (non-U.S. based customers )

Instruct the paying financial institution to advise their U.S. correspondent to pay as follows:

Bank DetailsMinervaDB Inc. Bank Account Details for International Customers ( outside U.S.)
ROUTING & TRANSIT #121140399


IMPORTANT: Wire instructions MUST designate your FULL TEN-DIGIT ACCOUNT NUMBER. Wires received by Silicon Valley Bank with INCOMPLETE or INVALID ACCOUNT NUMBERS may be delayed and could possibly require return to the sending bank due to new regulations.

☛ MinervaDB Inc. Bank Account Details  – Mercury Bank 

For the customers based out of U.S. 

Bank DetailsMinervaDB Inc. Bank Account Details for U.S. Customers
Bank nameEvolve Bank & Trust
Beneficiary NameMinervaDB
Type of AccountChecking
Account Number9800891942
ABA Routing Number084106768
Bank Address6070 Poplar Ave, Suite 200 Memphis, TN 38119

For the international customers ( non U.S. based customers )

Bank DetailsMinervaDB Inc. Bank Account Details for International Customers ( outside U.S.)
Receiving Bank Details
( SWIFT / BIC code )
Remove the trailing XXX if you are asked for an 8-digit code
Bank NameFirst National Bankers Bank
Bank Address7813 Office Park Blvd Baton Rouge, LA, 70809 USA
( IBAN / Account number )
Beneficiary NameEvolve Bank & Trust
Beneficiary Address6070 Poplar Ave, Suite 200 Memphis, TN 38119
Include this memo in the field for originator to beneficiary information (OBI) / further credit / special instructions:
For: MinervaDB account 9800891942 at Evolve Bank & Trust

☛ Partial list of customers ( from approximately 500 globally) – What we did for them ?

  • Fox Media – MySQL Consultative Support and Managed Remote DBA
  • Twitch – MySQL Consultative Support
  • Shutterfly – MySQL Consultative Support
  • Instacart – MySQL Consultative Support
  • Sabre Corporation – MySQL Consultative Support and Managed Services
  • Verisign – PostgreSQL Consultative Support and Managed Services
  • Home Depot – MySQL Consultative Support
  • Comcast Media Networks – MariaDB Consultative Support
  • Viacom – PostgreSQL Consultative Support and Remote DBA
  • APC – PostgreSQL Consultative Support and Remote DBA Services
  • Prada – PostgreSQL Consultative Support and Remote DBA Services
  • Tiffany & Co – PostgreSQL Consultative Support and Remote DBA Services
  • Tiffany & Co – ClickHouse Consultative Support
  • Strabag – PostgreSQL Consultative Support and Remote DBA Services
  • Danone – MySQL Consultative Support
  • Asahi – PostgreSQL Consultative Support and Remote DBA Services
  • Castel Group – MySQL Consultative Support and Remote DBA Services
  • Shell Petroleum – PostgreSQL Consultative Support
  • GoDaddy – MySQL Consulting and Enterprise-Class Support
  • Grab – MySQL Consulting and Professional Services
  • DataCloud – MySQL Consulting and Professional Services
  • Garmin – ClickHouse Consulting and Enterprise-Class Support
  • ClassPlus – Amazon RDS Support and Managed DBA Services
  • ClassPlus – ClickHouse Enterprise-Class Support
  • MPL – PostgreSQL Consulting and Managed DBA Services
  • WrestleMania – MySQL Consultative Support
  • Kirin – PostgreSQL Consultative Support
  • Blue Dart – ClickHouse Consulting / Professional Services and Enterprise-Class Consultative Support
  • LibLynx – MySQL Consulting and Managed Remote DBA Services
  • SriLankan Airlines – PostgreSQL Consultative Support
  • Callaway Golf – MySQL Consultative Support
  • YONEX – MySQL Consultative Support
  • BharatPe – MySQL and ClickHouse Consultative Support
  • Dean Food Group – MySQL Remote DBA and Consultative Support
  • Flip.id – MySQL Consultative Support
  • Fitbit – MySQL Consulting and Support
  • Sprint Global – PostgreSQL Enterprise-Class Consultative Support
  • Sony – PostgreSQL Consultative Support and Managed Remote DBA Services
  • Chevrolet – PostgreSQL Remote DBA Services and Enterprise Support
  • BankBazaar– MariaDB consultative support and Remote DBA services
  • MIX– MySQL Consulting and Professional Services
  • AOL– Performance benchmarking, capacity planning & sizing, Remote DBA Services and Site Reliability Engineering Services
  • eBay– Remote DBA services, MySQL DevOps. & automation, on-call DBA Support (24*7) and MySQL upgrades / migration
  • Forbes.com– Remote DBA services, architecting & building highly available MySQL infrastructure operations and consulting & professional services for MySQL
  • National Geographic– MySQL Consulting & Professional services, performance audit & optimization and MySQL upgrades
  • Apigee– PostgreSQL Support and Remote DBA Services
  • PayPal– MySQL Consulting & Professional Services, MySQL performance audit & recommendations and MySQL SRE
  • Yahoo– MySQL Consulting & Professional services, on-call DBA Services and MySQL Emergency Support
  • The New York Times Company – MySQL Consultative Support and Remote DBA
  • Priceline.com – Consulting & Professional Services for MySQL & Percona Server for MySQL, Performance optimization & tuning and MySQL SRE
  • Freshdesk – MySQL performance audit & recommendation, MySQL scale-out & replication solutions and MySQL Consultancy
  • OLA – MySQL Consultative Support
  • Flipkart – MySQL Consulting Services and MySQL Consultative Support
  • Paytm– MySQL Consultative Support
  • PetSmart– MySQL Consulting Services and MySQL Consultative Support
  • CallForAmerica – MySQL Consultative Support
  • SunTec Business Solutions – MariaDB Consulting and Support
  • ESPN – Architected & deployed MySQL high availability solution and MySQL Consulting & Professional Services
  • Mashable – MySQL Consulting Services and Remote DBA Services
  • Proteans – MySQL performance audit & optimization and MySQL Consulting & Professional Services
  • Symphony Software – MySQL performance audit & recommendations, custom MySQL sharding solution and MySQL upgrades / migration
  • Yatra – MySQL Consultative Support
  • Justdial– MySQL Consultative Support
  • Victoria’s Secret– MySQL performance audit & recommendations and MySQL replication solutions
  • Airpush– MySQL Remote DBA Services and MySQL Consultancy
  • Virsec – Remote DBA services and Consulting & Professional Services
  • Go-Jek – Deployed MySQL high availability solution using Percona XtraDB Cluster, MySQL emergency support, performance optimization and Consultative Support
  • Midtrans – 24*7 MySQL Remote DBA Services, MySQL high availability & fault tolerance solution using Percona XtraDB Cluster & ProxySQL and MySQL Consultative Support
  • Bukalapak– MySQL Consultative Support
  • Sequoia Capital – MySQL Professional Services, Remote DBA Services & Consultative Support for Sequoia APAC and Southeast Asia portfolio companies
  • Housing.com – Consultative support and PostgreSQL Consulting Services
  • Electronic Arts – MySQL Consulting Services addressing performance and scalability
  • Adyen – MySQL Consulting and Professional Services
  • Pinterest – MySQL Consulting & Professional services addressing performance and scalability
  • Thomson Reuters Corporation – PostgreSQL Remote DBA Managed Services

☛ Customer testimonials

” Shiv is a expert in MySQL performance, He can fine tune MySQL performance at instance, application and infrastructure level in a shortest duration, I would love to hire him again. “

David  Hutton
Head of IT operations
National Geographic

” If it’s about MySQL performance and scalability, I will first call Shiv and He has helped us several times in building optimal, scalable and highly available MySQL infrastructure operations.

Mark Gray
  IT Manager
Nike Technologies

” MinervaDB manages our entire PostgreSQL Database Infrastructure Operations in Chevrolet. They are highly responsive and customer success driven, We strongly recommend MinervaDB for Enterprise-Class Database Infrastructure Operations Support and Remote DBA Services. “

Bill Burke
Infrastructure Operations Manager

” If you are building an highly reliable MySQL ecosystem, Hiring Shiv and his team will simplify your project. He is a guru to build an highly available and fault tolerant web property. “ 

Kevin Thomson
Business Head – Media properties

” Shiv and his team built an custom MySQL high availability solution for us across data centers which enabled 24*7*365 availability of our business services. His Soultions are non vendor biased and cost efficient. “

Keshav Patel
Group Manager – IT

” Thinking about outsourcing your DBA function ? Shiv is the guy who you should be talking to, He can build an highly reliable 24*7 remote DBA team for an fraction of cost to hiring a Sr. level resident DBA. “

Brian Lewis
Lead Systems Engineer

” The shortest notice emergency DBA support provider I have ever worked with, They are highly responsive and professional. If we suspect something going wrong with our database systems, The immediate action item is contact Shiv and his team. “

Sherly Williams
Manager -Business Continuity
GAP Inc.

” We have contracted MinervaDB for 24*7 remote DBA services, They delivered MySQL maximum reliability and availability solutions ahead of the project schedule using 100% open source and free tools, saving considerably our IT budget. “

Simon Matthew
IT Manager – Media & Entertainment
Vodafone PLC 

” Our database infrastructure operations was highly unreliable till we engaged Shiv Iyer and his globally distributed team of consultants, Now we have 24*7 access to expert DBA(s) for a fraction of cost to hiring a resident full-time DBA. “

Kerry Jones
Head  – IT Operations
The BestBuy Inc

” Very professional 24*7 DBA Ops. team ! They built highly reliable and fault tolerant MariaDB Infrastructure Operations for Honda customer connect internet properties cost efficiently. “

Rikuto Takashi
GM  – IT Operations

☛ MinervaDB contacts – Sales & General Inquiries

Business FunctionContact
☎ CONTACT GLOBAL SALES (24*7)📞 (844) 588-7287 (USA)
📞 (415) 212-6625 (USA)
📞 (778) 770-5251 (Canada)
☎ TOLL FREE PHONE (24*7)📞 (844) 588-7287
🚩 MINERVADB FAX+1 (209) 314-2364
📨 MinervaDB Email - General / Sales / Consultingcontact@minervadb.com
📨 MinervaDB Email - Supportsupport@minervadb.com
📨 MinervaDB Email -Remote DBAremotedba@minervadb.com
📨 Shiv Iyer Email - Founder and Principalshiv@minervadb.com
CA 91723
🏠 CORPORATE ADDRESS: HOUSTONMinervaDB Inc., 1321 Upland Dr. PMB 19322, Houston,
TX, 77043, US
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