April 20, 2018


An boutique private-label enterprise-class MySQL consulting, support and remote DBA services company with core expertise in performance, scalability and high availability. Our consultants have several years of experience in architecting and building web-scale MySQL infrastructure operations for internet properties from diversified verticals like CDN, Mobile Advertising Networks, E-Commerce, Social Media Applications, SaaS, Gaming and Digital Payment Solutions. Our globally distributed team working on multiple timezones guarantee 24*7 MySQL Consulting, Support and Remote DBA Services delivery. You can hire us for as-low-as 40 hours and we bill for only hours worked, Our Pay-As-You-Go billing model made us affordable for startups and large corporations equally. Our remote DBA services team monitor your database infrastructure operations 24*7 and proactively troubleshoot the issues before they start impacting your business. We are completely an customer-centric enterprise-class database systems consulting, support and remote DBA services company, We are committed to customer success and our business goals are biased to create maximum value for customers from their database infrastructure investments.

☛ MinervaDB Technical Expertise

  • MySQL –  MySQL (GA and Enterprise) ; InnoDB ; MySQL NDB Cluster ; InnoDB Cluster  ; MySQL performance monitoring and trending.
  • MariaDB – MariaDB Server ; MariaDB Backup ; MariaDB MaxScale ; MariaDB ColumnStore ; MariaDB Spider.
  • Percona Server – Percona toolkit ; XtraBackup ; Percona XtraDB Cluster ; TokuDB.
  • Building and troubleshooting web-scale database infrastructure operations using MyRocks / RocksDB.
  • InnoDB / XtraDB – Performance optimization ; troubleshooting and data recovery services.
  • Performance benchmarking – Measure response time, throughput and recommendations.
  • Capacity planning and sizing – Building infrastructure for performance, scalability and reliability for database operations proactively.
  • Performance health check, diagnostics and forensics – Monitor your database performance 24*7 and Proactively troubleshoot.
  • Performance optimization and tuning – High performance MySQL, Maximum reliability of your database infrastructure operations.
  • Designing optimal schema (logical and physical) – Size it right first time and build an optimal data lifecycle management system.
  • SQL performance tuning – Measure SQL performance by response time and conservative SQL engineering practices.
  • Disk I/O tuning – Distribute disk operations optimally across the storage layer and build archiving plan early / proactively.
  • High availability and site reliability engineering – Self healing database infrastructure operations, auto-failover and cross-DC availability services.
  • Galera Cluster operations and troubleshooting.
  • Continuent Tungsten operations and troubleshooting.
  • MySQL load balancing solutions using HAProxy, ProxySQL, MySQL Router.
  • Data recovery services – Building robust disaster recovery solutions, zero data loss systems and multi-location backup retention.
  • Sharding and horizontal partitioning solutions – Building scalable database infrastructure for planet-scale internet properties.
  • Database clustering solutions – Grow your MySQL infrastructure horizontally for performance, scalability and availability.
  • Scale-out and replication – Building maximum availability database infrastructure operations.
  • Database security – Database firewall, transaction audit and secured data operations.
  • Database upgrades and migration – Seamless upgrades and migration of database infrastructure on zero downtime.
  • ClickHouse – ClickHouse consulting, support and training.

☛ MinervaDB Benefits

  • Everything MySQL – Experts in MySQL performance, scalability and high availability.
  • 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, Yahoo Messenger, private IRC 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.
  • 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.
  • Big Data Analytics and Columnar Store expertise – MariaDB ColumnStore and ClickHouse
  • Transparent billing – We publish our consulting (https://minervadb.com/index.php/consulting/), support (https://minervadb.com/index.php/support/) and remote DBA services (https://minervadb.com/index.php/remote-dba-services/) rates in the website.

☛ Technology focus – Vendor neutral and independent

Technology FocusTools and Technologies
Linux Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Red Hat Linux, Oracle Linux and SUSE Linux.
MySQLMySQL GA, MySQL Enterprise, InnoDB, MySQL Enterprise Backup, MySQL Cluster CGE, MySQL Enterprise Monitor, MySQL Utilities, MySQL Enterprise Audit, MySQL Enterprise Firewall and MySQL Router.
Percona Percona Server for MySQL, XtraDB, TokuDB, RocksDB, Percona Toolkit, Percona XtraBackup and PMM(Percona Monitoring & Management).
MariaDBMariaDB Server, RocksDB, MariaDB MaxScale and MariaDB ColumnStore.
Cloud DBA Services IaaS and DBaaS including: Oracle Cloud, Amazon Aurora, AWS RDS®, EC2®, and Rackspace® Cloud
Performance Monitoring and Trending PlatformsIcinga, Zabbix, Prometheus and Grafana.
High Availability, Scale-Out, Replication and Load BalancerMySQL Group Replication, MySQL Cluster CGE, InnoDB Cluster, Galera Cluster, Percona XtraDB Cluster, MariaDB MaxScale, Continuent Tungsten Replicator, MHA (Master High Availability Manager and tools for MySQL), HAProxy, ProxySQL and MySQL Router.
Columnar Database SystemsClickHouse, MariaDB ColumnStore
DevOps. and Automation Vagrant, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Ganglia, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Consul, JIRA and Graylog.

☛ Partial list of customers – What we did for them ?

  • 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– MySQL 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.
  • 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 & professional services and MySQL consultative support.
  • Paytm– MySQL consultative support.
  • PetSmart– MySQL consulting & professional services and MySQL consultative support.
  • ESPN – Architected & deployed MySQL high availability solution and MySQL consulting & professional services.  
  • Mashable – MySQL consulting and professional 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 professional services.
  • Electronic Arts – MySQL consulting & professional services addressing performance and scalability.
  • Adyen – MySQL consulting and professional services.
  • Pinterest – MySQL consulting & professional services addressing performance and scalability.

☛ 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

” 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 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 

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