monetize your mobile application
How to monetize your mobile application?
22 Jan 2019

You are almost ready to submit your application to both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. Now what? Odds are you're seeking a way to make some money from your application. You definitely want to see a return on the investments into the development and promotion of your app. We at DB Best have developed quite a few mobile applications for startups. So, we can share our experience with different approaches to monetizing your app. 1. Paid application In this scenario, you earn money from every download. So, the amount of your revenue depends directly on the number of downloads. However, you should consider that the market is overloaded wi...

Database Compare Suite 4.13
Database Compare Suite update 4.13 brings Apache Cassandra support
17 Jan 2019

We’re happy to announce the latest groundbreaking release of DB Best Database Compare Suite. The new version allows for working both with NoSQL and SQL-based databases, comparing data between them. In addition to that, Database Compare Suite update 4.13 brings several important improvements and bug fixes, including: Added the support for Apache Cassandra Provided the search option for database objects Updated the data operation properties Continue reading to discover all of the major improvements implemented in Database Compare Suite 4.13. The support for Apache Cassandra Database Compare Suite now brings the support for the first NoSQL pla...

graphical editor
Developing a complex web-based 3D graphical editor

Each and every industrial machine on the factory floor gets personalized care from a combination of people and software. Both human eyes and digital algorithms are continually looking at how machines are “feeling” by observing metrics collected from different parts of each machine. Each machine even has a personal 'diary' where you can both look back to see all the changes the device has undergone throughout it's life, as well as the current health of the machine. Watch the video and read the blog post to take a look at the complex software needed to care for such machines. Customer's problem The sad truth is that machines will break down...

migrate oracle to amazon ec2
Save on Licensing Costs and Migrate Oracle to Amazon EC2
08 Jan 2019

How can a world-leading multimedia content producer migrate Oracle to Amazon EC2 with minimal downtime while also reducing licensing costs? In this blog post, we discuss how we saved our customer 28% in Oracle licensing costs, implemented a reliable HA/DR solution, and migrated their immense environment to the AWS cloud with near-zero downtime using Oracle Data Guard. To better understand the client's existing infrastructure, requirements, and potential limitations, let's explore the customer's environment prior to our successful migration. The Situation Our client had 18 licensed cores running a custom-built multimedia management service on ...

hiring developers
5 warning signs when hiring developers
03 Jan 2019

Although it may seem easy, it's tricky finding the right development team for your organization. With over 350 experienced professionals in our team, we've seen it all with hiring developers. That's why we put together this post with a few of the red flags that you should be on the lookout for when hiring your next developer. 1. Knowing the project details Scenario: A candidate is ready to start the project, but he/she seems to know very little about the project requirements. Well, are you sure that the candidate will deliver the product that you expect? Make sure you discuss the requirements in details before you start the project at all. 50...

Building a Secure P2P Car Rental Mobile App
29 Dec 2018

Most people prefer connecting with people, not huge companies. DB Best brought to life the idea of connecting car owners and car renters directly, enabling car owners to lend out their vehicles for rent, and renters to find and hire cars in their location — all with just a few simple clicks of a peer-to-peer car rental mobile app. DB Best delivered a simple and secure peer-to-peer mobile application for iOS and Android and integrated them with kiosks for storing car keys. Watch the following video and read our blog to learn more about the cool technologies that we used in this project.  Make money from your car Let's take a look at how t...

Business Intelligence Solution For Marketing Automation
Building a Business Intelligence Solution for Marketing Automation
20 Dec 2018

The key to an effective marketing campaign lies in the ability to make timely adjustments based on results. When one of our customers came to us saying that it took one month to analyze campaign results, they asked us to work with them to build a new business intelligence solution for marketing automation. Our customer, a public Fortune 1000 services company, provides residential and commercial services. With nearly a century of experience, eight well-known brands, and over 7,000 company-owned and franchise locations around the world, it was evident that their outdated IT infrastructure was hindering their marketing efforts. They sensed ...

SQL Server licensing
Server consolidation and virtualization for optimizing SQL Server licensing expenses
28 Nov 2018

One of the leading US agricultural suppliers wanted to upgrade their SQL Server system in order to reduce their overall SQL Server licensing expenses. We performed a thorough financial and technical analysis of their existing OLTP and BI/OLAP database system, and provided a number of optimization suggestions. In addition, we delivered a modernization roadmap to give the customer an idea of potential future plans. Discover how we approached this project from the following video. Complex customer’s system Before our customer turned to us, they consolidated a number of their SQL Server instances. So, when we started the project, their system i...

Validating AWS EC2 SQL Server deployments using benchmark tools
16 Nov 2018

As cloud computing becomes more and more popular and demanded among our customers, quite often we at DB Best need to answer the simple question: "How can I get the best value for running my SQL Server workloads on AWS EC2 instances?". Issues like mistakenly using older generation EC2 instances or not optimizing your EBS volumes can prove to be costly. Likewise, not all hardware supporting the AWS infrastructure is created equal, despite the fact that they try to keep everything running at peak performance levels. Given the variability that can take place, we are extending AWS database migration service to include an option of validating AWS E...

Validating Azure SQL Server Deployments
Validating Azure SQL Server Deployments Using Benchmark Tools
08 Nov 2018

If you have been deploying SQL Server workloads to the Microsoft Azure platform using virtual machines, you may have noticed that not all virtual machines, solid-state drives, and network components are created equal. There might be issues in your deployment templates that could result in SQL Server not performing as well as expected. For example, in a presentation given by André Arko at StrangeLoop 2016, André claims that Netflix benchmarks AWS EC2 instances that they use for production and if it passes, they use it. If the EC2 instance doesn't pass the benchmark, then they terminate the instance and spin up a replacement. According to And...