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SQL Server DBA, Azure SQL & MS Data Platform consulting for over 19 years.

My name is Scott Crosby and I run SQL Data Cloud.

I have been a SQL Server/Azure SQL consultant for over nineteen years and I absolutely love what I do!  I am an unashamed card-carrying geek, but I like to think I can still speak in layman’s terms to non-technical stakeholders and clients.

When I engage with clients for the first time, I like to implement my “data paranoia” – not in a fear sense but in terms of asking them what would happen if they lost all their databases tomorrow?  How long would it take to recover them? Do they take backups? Can you do a point-in-time restore? Do you practice DR scenarios?  You would be surprised how many don’t do this.

SQL Data Cloud Ltd is a Microsoft Partner and I am qualified in many versions of SQL Server: 2005, 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 & 2022. I have been awarded the Microsoft Certified Solution Associate (MCSA) for SQL Server 2016 & Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (MCSE) for Data Management and Analytics.  More recently I achieved the Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate.

Specialist services I offer:

  • SQL Server / Azure SQL Consultancy & DBA work

  • All Versions from SQL 2005 to SQL 2022

  • MS Azure Stack( IaaS/PaaS)

  • Legacy Migrations & Upgrades to Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance, Azure VM with SQL Server.

  • Database Administration and Health check

  • Performance Tuning

  • HA/DR

  • Mentoring & Training


Client Testimonials

Scott is a dedicated and talented individual. He was instrumental at recommending and solving a number of key IT operational challenges at SSP related to the corporate SQL data warehouse. Id have no hesitation at recommending him.

Matthew Doyle.  – Enterprise Architect

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