Enterprise-class PostgreSQL Consultancy Services

We have consulted for some of the largest internet properties from diversified verticals like Mobile Ad. Networks, Online Commerce, FinTech. companies, Mobile Gaming Platforms, Social Media Applications and SaaS, Helping them to build optimal, scalable, highly available, reliable and secured planet-scale database infrastructure operations on PostgreSQL . Our PostgreSQL consultants are usually available (both onsite and remote) on a short notice. You can download MinervaDB PostgreSQL Consulting, Support and Remote DBA Services flyer PDF to understand more about our PostgreSQL subscription plans, Our dedicated PostgreSQL consulting team is ready to help you in the following areas:

☛ Architecture, Engineering and Operations

  • Architecting PostgreSQL Operations for Performance, Web-Scale and Reliability.
  • Capacity Planning and Sizing
  • Optimal and Scalable SQL Engineering Services
  • Flexible Managed DBA Services
  • Choosing Storage Engines for PostgreSQL Performance, Scalability and High Availability
  • Designing Schema for Performance and Scalability
  • Database Reliability Engineering Consultancy Services

☛ Remote DBA Services Consultancy Services

  • Optimal Installation and Configuration of PostgreSQL Infrastructure Operations
  • PostgreSQL Infrastructure Operations Performance Monitoring (24*7)
  • Proactive and Reactive Troubleshooting
  • PostgreSQL Backup and Restoration
  • Building Highly Available, Reliable and Fault Tolerant PostgreSQL Infrastructure Operations

☛ PostgreSQL Performance and Scalability Solutions

  • PostgreSQL Performance Benchmarking
  • Capacity Planning and Sizing
  • PostgreSQL Performance HealthCheck, Diagnostics and Forensics
  • PostgreSQL Performance Optimization and Tuning – Configuring PostgreSQL parameters for performance and scalability
  • SQL Optimization
  • Index Optimization and Tuning
  • PostgreSQL Scale-out and Replication Solution

☛ PostgreSQL High Availability and Database Reliability Engineering Solution

  • PostgreSQL Replication Solutions:
    • Custom PostgreSQL Replication Solutions – Master – Master, Master-Slave and Master-Slave-Delayed Slave (Rollback Solution)
    • Self-Healing and Auto-failover PostgreSQL Replication Solution
  • PostgreSQL custom Backup and Disaster Recovery  Solutions
  • PostgreSQL Load-Balancer Consulting
  • PostgreSQL Database Recovery Services

☛ The Impact of Missing Indexes on Query Performance

Indexes play a vital role in enhancing query performance by allowing the database engine to quickly locate and retrieve the required data. When an index is missing for a particular query, the database has to perform a full table scan, scanning every row to find the desired data. This lack of efficient data retrieval can lead to significant performance degradation, resulting in slower query execution times.

☛ Identifying Missing Indexes in PostgreSQL

To improve database performance in PostgreSQL, it is essential to identify the queries that are causing the most significant performance issues due to missing indexes. PostgreSQL provides various tools and techniques to assist in this process.

One such tool is the pg_stat_user_indexes system view, which provides information about the usage and effectiveness of indexes in a particular database. By analyzing this view, database administrators can identify indexes that have low usage or high scan rates, indicating potential areas where indexes are missing.

Another helpful tool is the pg_stat_statements extension, which tracks the execution statistics of SQL statements. By examining the output of this extension, administrators can identify the most frequently executed queries and determine if they are missing any necessary indexes.

Additionally, PostgreSQL offers the EXPLAIN command, which provides a detailed execution plan for a given query. By analyzing this plan, administrators can identify any sequential scans or inefficient operations that could benefit from the creation of an index.

☛ Taking Action on Missing Indexes

Once the missing indexes have been identified, it is crucial to take appropriate actions to improve database performance. In PostgreSQL, administrators can create indexes using the CREATE INDEX statement. It is important to carefully evaluate the suggested indexes before implementing them, as not all missing indexes are relevant for performance optimization.

Consider factors such as the frequency of the query, the number of rows in the table, and the selectivity of the columns involved. This evaluation helps prioritize the creation of indexes based on their potential impact on query performance.

After creating the missing indexes, it is important to monitor the impact on query execution times. Administrators should also consider any potential drawbacks of creating additional indexes, such as increased storage requirements and potential overhead during data modification operations.

☛ Optimizing PostgreSQL Performance: Sharding and Replication for Enhanced Scalability and Reliability

Understanding the differences between sharding and replication is crucial for enhancing performance and scalability in database systems like PostgreSQL. Both techniques serve distinct purposes and have their unique use cases and potential pitfalls.

Sharding vs. Replication

  1. Sharding:
    • Definition: It involves dividing a database into smaller, more manageable pieces, known as shards. Each shard contains a subset of the total data.
    • Purpose: Primarily used to distribute the data and workload across multiple servers or instances, thereby enhancing write performance and data handling capacity.
    • Internal Mechanism: Shards can be based on various criteria, such as range, hash, or list, and can be implemented at the application level or database level.
  2. Replication:
    • Definition: Involves creating copies of the entire database (replicas). These replicas can be read-only or read-write.
    • Purpose: Increases read capacity, data availability, and fault tolerance.
    • Internal Mechanism: Replication can be synchronous or asynchronous. PostgreSQL commonly uses streaming replication, where changes in the master are streamed in real-time to replicas.

Performance and Scalability

  • Sharding:
    • Performance: Improves write performance as operations are distributed across multiple shards.
    • Scalability: Allows horizontal scaling as you can add more shards to handle increased load or data volume.
  • Replication:
    • Performance: Enhances read performance by distributing read queries across multiple replicas.
    • Scalability: Facilitates vertical scaling (upgrading hardware) and read scalability (adding more replicas).

Classic Use Cases in PostgreSQL Production Systems

  1. Sharding:
    • Use Case: Large datasets or high write-throughput applications, such as big data analytics, IoT data management, or high-volume transaction systems.
    • Example: Distributing customer data across shards based on geographic location.
  2. Replication:
    • Use Case: Read-heavy applications, high-availability systems, or for creating offsite backups.
    • Example: A web application with high read requests can use replicas to serve read queries, reducing the load on the primary database.

Pitfalls in Sharding

  • Data Skew: Uneven distribution of data can lead to some shards handling more load than others.
  • Complex Queries: Cross-shard queries can be complex and less performant.
  • Maintenance Overhead: More shards mean more databases to manage and maintain.

Building PostgreSQL Infrastructure for Performance, Scalability, and Reliability

  1. Careful Planning of Shards:
    • Choose the right sharding key.
    • Aim for uniform data distribution.
  2. Efficient Replication Setup:
    • Use streaming replication for real-time data availability.
    • Consider using synchronous replication for critical data where data loss cannot be tolerated.
  3. Load Balancing:
    • Implement load balancers to distribute read queries across replicas.
  4. Monitoring and Maintenance:
    • Regularly monitor performance metrics.
    • Plan for shard rebalancing and failover strategies.
  5. Backup and Recovery:
    • Implement robust backup and recovery procedures.
  6. Scalability Considerations:
    • Design the system with future growth in mind.
    • Regularly review and update the setup as per changing data and traffic patterns.

☛ PostgreSQL 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 PostgreSQL Database Infrastructure Operations Security AuditRate
( plus GST / Goods and Services Tax where relevant )
Detailed Database Infrastructure Operations Security Audit and Recommendations for PostgreSQLUS $5,000 / DB Instance

☛ MinervaDB Benefits

  • Vendor neutral and independent – Consulting, Enterprise-Class Consultative Support (24*7) 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.
  • Cloud DBA Services – IaaS and DBaaS including: Oracle Cloud, Google CloudSQL, Amazon Aurora, AWS RDS®, EC2®, Microsoft Azure® and Rackspace® Cloud.

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

  • Highly responsive and proactive PostgreSQL performance health check-up, diagnostics and forensics.
  • Detailed report on your PostgreSQL configuration, expensive SQL, index operations, performance, scalability and reliability.
  • Recommendations for building an optimal, scalable, highly available and reliable PostgreSQL infrastructure operations.
  • Per PostgreSQL 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 PostgreSQL instance we have worked for :

PostgreSQL Health Check-upRate
( plus GST / Goods and Services Tax where relevant )
PostgreSQL infrastructure operations detailed health check-up, diagnostics report and recommendationsUS $7,500 / PostgreSQL instance
  • How business gets benefitted from our PostgreSQL health check-up, diagnostics reports and recommendations ?
    • You can hire us only for auditing the selected PostgreSQL instances.
    • Proactive and result oriented approach for PostgreSQL maximum availability and reliability.
    • Detailed PostgreSQL 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 PostgreSQL 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.

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

Sometimes you need Sr. level PostgreSQL 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 Architect and DBA consulting.

On-Site PostgreSQL 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 PostgreSQL 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 PostgreSQL ConsultingRate
( plus GST / Goods and Services Tax where relevant )
Per DiemUS $150 / hour

☛ 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

★ 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.

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For the customers based out of U.S. 

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

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For the customers based out of U.S. 

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☛ 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

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To know how we can help you in architecting and building an enterprise-class web-scale database infrastructure operations, please book for an appointment here or send email to contact@minervadb.com