SQL Server DBA and MS Data Platform consulting for over 15 years.

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

I have been a SQL Server/MS Data platform consultant for over fifteen 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 Silver Partner (Data Platform) and I am qualified in many versions of SQL Server from 2008 R2 to SQL 2016 (MCSA), Data Management and Analytics (MCSE).


Specialist services I offer:

  • SQL Server DBA / MS Data Platform Consultancy work

  • All Versions from SQL 2005 to SQL 2019

  • MS Azure Stack( IaaS/PaaS)

  • Legacy Migrations & Upgrades

  • Database Administration

  • 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