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How Express Scripts Ensured the Health and Performance of Their Existing Database Infrastructure While Preparing For the Future

On Demand
  • Recorded Date:Dec. 20, 2018
  • Event:On Demand

A day in the life of today’s DBA is a hectic mix of firefighting, finger pointing and juggling a wide range of technologies. This was true for Kyle Mertz, the Next-Gen Database Team Lead at Express Scripts.

You’ve probably heard of Express Scripts. You may even have their prescription card in your wallet. But what you may not know is they’re a healthcare opportunity company. That means where others see problems, they see potential, working hard to uncover opportunities to improve healthcare. It’s this quest for improvement, especially in terms of database uptime and data availability, that has made them a market leader.

But ensuring peak database performance wasn’t always easy for Kyle and his team. A while back, they’d been managing database health and performance in a reactive mode, responding to slow server issues as they occurred. On top of that, Kyle was tasked with implementing his company’s strategy to adopt new database technologies to address productivity, cost control and broad data-management initiatives.

After discovering a powerful approach to database performance monitoring, Kyle gained complete confidence to thrive in the new database world. In this on-demand webcast, you’ll hear how Kyle ensures the health of his company’s existing infrastructure while preparing for the future. You’ll also gain expert guidance for implementing this approach from none other than Jason Hall, everyone’s favorite SQL Server expert.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Take on the new world of open-source and non-relational databases.
  • Overcome the risks of the status quo.
  • Ensure database health and performance proactively.
  • Use a single, intuitive toolset to manage all your diverse database platforms.
  • Improve collaboration.

Plus, hear about a potential career opportunity with Express Scripts! 


  • Jason Hall - Sr. Technical Sales Engineer
  • Kyle Mertz - Principle Engineer, Express Scripts