Who are SQLskills?

SQLskills.com is owned and run by the husband-and-wife team of Paul S. Randal and Kimberly L. Tripp, both world-renowned SQL Server experts, and long-time instructors and authors for Microsoft for their Microsoft-Certified-Master (MCM) certifications.

We’re different. We don’t advise baseless operational/design best-practices. We’re able to explain everything, to whatever depth you want to go based on our extensive industry experience with a broad range of clients.

You only want to work with the best – that’s us – we really do know SQL Server inside and out!

We provide world-class consulting services to all sizes of company, ranging from server health/performance audits to solving nasty performance problems, to architecture and design consulting, to consolidation and virtualization consulting, to high-availability and disaster recovery strategies and more. If you have a SQL Server problem, we can help you. We also offer on-site customized training on a wide variety of SQL Server topics, and regular in-depth public classes.

We perform our popular server health audits remotely in a semi-automated fashion, and we have a huge amount of experience helping people like you, so you get the highest ROI for the smallest initial engagement – without having to sign up for a multi-day engagement from the outset. We are constantly working with clients with performance problems and we get the problem solved every time. Why go with anyone else when you can work with the best?


Meet the Team!


Partner Consultants


Full-Team Blog Feed

We blog very frequently and rather than following individual blogs, we’ve created an aggregate feed using the Yahoo Pipes feature:

  • Aggregate feed is here
  • RSS version of the feed is here