OptimaData becomes Microsoft Gold Partner Dataplatform
With this partnership, Microsoft confirms the high level of expertise of OptimaData in the field of SQL Server databases. In collaboration with Microsoft, the company from Naarden provides optimal SQL Server database designs, implementations and supports the optimal use and management of data.
Gerard Zuidweg, co-founder and managing partner of OptimaData, is happy with the recognition: “We offer specialist expertise to solve and prevent database problems. With our personal and proven successful approach, we can provide custom advice and, in addition to building and setting up innovative environments, we can also support the management of the SQL Server databases.”
Open Source and Cloud
Is a Microsoft Gold Partnership Data Platform befitting a a database consultancy company with a strong focus on open source products and projects?
"That is a good question," says Gerard Zuidweg, "however in our view it strengthens our positioning as a Multi-platform (open source) database service provider. Microsoft has taken a big step in Open Source projects such as PostgreSQL with the acquisition of CitusData among other things. The company was recently Platinum sponsor of the largest European PostgreSQL conference PGConfEU in Milan. In addition, Microsoft with Azure offers good options for hosting MySQL or Postgres databases in Azure Cloud or even purchasing MySQL or Postgres serverless in Azure ”
"And," adds Martijn Wallet, co-founder and technical director of OptimaData, "We are the only specialist in the Benelux that can offer substantive expertise on multiple open source databases such as MySQL / MariaDB / PostgreSQL / MongoDB. With 13 proprietary Multi-platform DBAs and 12 contractors on long term assignments, we see a sharp increase in the use of open source projects, yet many of our customers still depend on proprietary database systems such as Microsoft SQL Server for their mission-critical systems, partly due to support guarantees."
Gerard Zuidweg: "The Microsoft Gold Partner is the recognition of our successful Multi-platform strategy and we are proud of that!"
Microsoft: “With the Gold Partner status, Microsoft not only emphasizes the high level of knowledge of OptimaData, but also gives access to exclusive knowledge and updates. OptimaData is a professional and solution-oriented partner that goes beyond purely technical solutions. In this way, a Gold or Silver status also offers you as a customer benefits in terms of efficiency and cost control. This means that OptimaData customers are assured of the most up-to-date and efficient solutions.”