Travis Perkins needed a specialist database database administrator to work on performance tuning and stabilising the high availability of a large Hybris / MySQL estate of over 100 instances in a virutalised environment. Following on from this, I worked with a skilled DevOps team to migrate the website development pipeline and production environment onto a fully automated infrastructure in AWS, focusing on using RDS to provide the MySQL backend and creating a selection of housekeeping Linux scripts.
Yodel were having performance issues with their MySQL backed Ruby website, and I was brought in to help tune and maintain that environment. Moving on from that project, I worked closely with both an internal team and a third party provider to replace the core billing function with a MS SQL backed product. Another project involved dissecting and updating an internal system using MS Excel and MS Access, in order to enhance performance and reliability.
I worked with Riplife Gaming Technologies for a short period to help them tune their MySQL backend database, and provide suggestions on how to handle their predicted huge data growth.
SG Group (Business Solutions)
SG Group (Business Solutions) is a specialist recruitment and management organisation supporting a client base throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA. They required a custom built website to allow their staff to maintain a list of vacancies that they are fulfilling for their clients.
Grade 1 Management
The Grade 1 Management website was custom built to allow the team to upload quality assurance information for their clients, who can then monitor and analyse the data over time to help them improve their output.