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Ecommerce Development: Sell More with Magento, Shopify or OpenCart

Posted by | On February 7th, 2013 | In Social Commerce
 

Some of our customers ask: can DB Best deliver the complete ecommerce solution? Our answer is “Absolutely”. Whether you want to use an open source ecommerce platform, a plug-and-play shopping cart, or an enterprise-level ecommerce app, our talented developers and technical engineers have everything you need to create a successful online store.

Choosing an Ecommerce Solution That’s Right For You

In our portfolio we have several ecommerce projects developed by our team, from design and customization to deployment and marketing:

Ecommerce Development Services

1. Magento Ecommerce Development

Magento offers the complete tool set, including secure and scalable architecture, payment configurations and gateways, order management, and mobile capabilities. It’s also a highly customizable and stable platform that suites enterprise-class customers and tech-savvy merchants. Our team can deliver a packaged solution that will accommodate high traffic volume, large inventory and international expansion.

Here’s what exactly we offer as a part of our offering:
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Introducing Pikaba Social Commerce SaaS Platform

Posted by | On January 4th, 2013 | In Social Commerce
 

The ecommerce world as we know it is becoming more complex and getting bigger. Let us give you a few examples:

With all of these changes, what’s really to be expected from a social community software in 2013?

Social Commerce Trends

What’s the next big thing in ecommerce?

For over a year now, we at DB Best Technologies have provided social commerce marketplaces for local businesses and brands that wanted a secure online infrastructure with flexible payment options and social commerce capabilities.
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Episode 2 – XML and Binary document formats

Posted by | On June 11th, 2012 | In Big Data, Database Migration, Social Commerce, Web & Software Development | Tags: , , , , ,
 

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Document Storage Formats – An Introduction

Document storage databases are all the buzz these days. Interestingly enough they are actually not a very recent invention. Already 20 years ago there were object oriented databases using the very same concepts.

In this four part mini blog series I will take a bird’s eye view at the connection and relationships between object oriented databases, object stores, serialization and document storage. I will present and explain the most common document storage formats and will try to find the reason why object stores are all the buzz today but were not 20 years ago.


Episode 2 – Binary and XML document formats

You could argue that there is no such thing as a binary document storage format. Binary serialization has been around for a long time, not just since developers want to persist objects directly to long term storage (without first having to map between object properties and database columns). When passing objects across process boundaries, which is known as marshaling, developers have to first serialize the objects’ state. In its simplest form the binary document would be a string of bytes representing the values of all variable object properties. For the application to be able to interpret the binary document it had to somehow know about the object’s class definition. The class definition would either be part of the application code, as a declarative class definition, or the application would learn about it from type libraries. Either way, the binary documents were neither humanly readable, nor machine interpretable without explicit knowledge of its source or destination object’s class definition.

Recent implementations for binary document formats are more sophisticated. They contain meta data describing and identifying the structure from which the object’s variable parameters have been serialized. While this increases the resulting document’s size, it makes it more portable and allows its data to be interpreted even after the original object’s class definition has long been forgotten.

Obviously knowing the structure of any document is very useful in many respects. That is why structured document formats contain more or less meta data which self-describes and “communicates” their structure; binary document formats are no exception anymore.

While binary document formats usually contain only very little meta data and therefore are considered the “leaner” of the document formats, XML might be placed at the other end of that scale, being a very “bloated”, or nicer put, a very “verbose” document format.

According to Wikipedia “XML” is defined as follows:
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Join Us at Launch: Silicon Valley 2012 on June 5

Posted by | On May 31st, 2012 | In DB Best News, Social Commerce
 

By now, you’ve probably heard about an upcoming SVForum’s Launch: Silicon Valley 2012 on June 5. Will you be there? You can meet our CEO Dmitry Balin with our social commerce platform – Pikaba (Pikaba.com), among specially selected startups launching their products in front of VCs, angels, executives, press and television. (See the complete list of selected demonstrating companies for Launch: Silicon Valley.)

 

SVForum's Launch: Silicon Valley 2012

About SVForum

The event, to be held at Microsoft’s Mountain View Campus, is designed to foster innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership within the Silicon Valley ecosystem of individuals and businesses participating in emerging technologies.

Providing the critical networking, insights and services needed for startup success.

SVForum has a great roster of panels & Guest Speakers, inluding Steve Blank, Vinod Khosla, NVCA Chair Ray Rothrock, Futurist Paul Saffo, Super Angel Jeff Clavier, NEA Partner Pete Sonsini and over 20 more panelist and guest speakers.

SVForum also partners include global leaders Accenture, Citrix, Deloitte, Genentech, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Nokia and SAP as well as leading venture capital, law and accounting firms, and global trade organizations.
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Episode 1 – Introduction and definitions

Posted by | On May 23rd, 2012 | In Big Data, Database Migration, Social Commerce, Web & Software Development | Tags: , , , , ,
 

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Document Storage Formats – An Introduction

Document storage databases are all the buzz these days. Interestingly enough they are actually not a very recent invention. Already 20 years ago there were object oriented databases using the very same concepts.

Document Storage Formats - DB Best

In this four part mini blog series I will take a bird’s eye view at the connection and relationships between object oriented databases, object stores, serialization and document storage. I will present and explain the most common document storage formats and will try to find the reason why object stores are all the buzz today but were not 20 years ago.


Episode 1 – Introduction and definitions

Document Storage: A document in context of software development is considered, plain and simple, a computer data-file or data-set. For different purposes the data file or set might contain different content. Often, when the content of the document requires a predictable structure, meta data is being introduced to define the document data’s formatting. In such case you consider the document’s data to be structured, otherwise unstructured. An example for unstructured data is a word document; an example for structured data is an XML document.

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About DB Best Technologies

Posted by | On April 23rd, 2012 | In Big Data, Database Migration, DB Best News, Mobile Development, Social Commerce, Web & Software Development
 

DB Best is a leading expert worldwide in migrations to Microsoft® SQL Server™ since 2002. Microsoft acquired DB Best Migration Suite (that became SSMA family of products) at 2005, and since then DB Best has helped thousands of customers around the world to migrate their applications and databases to SQL Server™ from Oracle, Sybase, Access, DB2, MySQL, Informix. DB Best continues developing and supporting SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for Microsoft, staffs Microsoft Migration Solution Center, provides migration consulting services, publishes technical migration white papers, and knows more than anyone else about migration best practices.