Join Us at Launch: Silicon Valley 2012 on June 5
31 May 2012

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. 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 ser...

NoSQL data storage technologies
NoSQL .vs. Row .vs. Column
30 May 2012

The hype and disinformation that grudgingly prevails in the data warehouse world today brings me to raise the debate to a rational level. Let’s set aside 3NF and STAR schemas for a moment and the many flavors of analytics along with all their technologies. Let’s temporarily ignore e-commerce, database migrations, business intelligence, and data collection and processing systems. Instead let’s look at three different data storage technologies. These are NoSQL, row based, and column based databases: NoSQL – very new, lots of hype, and which really means ‘NOT ONLY SQL’ ROW – your traditional record database, well known an...

Episode 1 – Introduction and definitions
23 May 2012

Click here to download this post as Word Document 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 ...

My first blog post
17 May 2012

That’s my first blog post ever :). I’ve been thinking about importance of blogging and social media long time ago and actually made a decision to start blogging very soon.  It took me only two years to get to my first post. Well, it is better late than never :). It is very challenging to juggle my super busy life where I balance the job of running the business, raising the kids and living life… Now I’ll have to blog regularly on top of it… Why should I? For a very simple reason. I came to the conclusion that our lives become digitized to a very high degree. People who are non technical at all get more and more a...

20 Indispensable Resources on Mobile Development
15 May 2012

Still deciding between (Android/iOS) apps and mobile website?  There are definitely markets for both. Another important question is how to overcome the most common pitfalls in development, including priorities, usability (think checkout), and SEO. For this article, we hand-picked the most useful resources to narrow your search and to make sure your mobile development will be on the right track. Research and Analysis 1. Mobile commerce is expected to reach $31 billion by 2016. While this represents a compounded annual growth rate of 39% from 2011 to 2016, mobile commerce is only expected to be 7% of overall eCommerce sales by 2016....

Featured Service: Database Migration
07 May 2012

DB Best Technologies is the leading provider of databases and application migration services. DB Best has the expertise and experience to enable you to safely migrate your information system asset to SQL server and. NET platform. DB Best offers all types of database and application migration and has been helping companies to migrate to Microsoft platform since 2001. Our services include full migration life cycle support from initial assessment of migration complexity to testing of the migrated code and deployment of the system. Database & Application migrations — migrating applications between different DBMSs, taking any enterprise data...

New App Launched: Little Sky Writers
07 May 2012

Developed by our mobile development team, this app is the perfect tool for Kindergarten preparation and supplementation. Start your engine and learn to write your letters! Fly your plane through a series of letter-shaped flight plans and learn the skills to write your letters properly the first time – every time. There are three levels of difficulty so your child may attain precision slowly and with a greater sense of accomplishment.   This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Rated 4+ on The App Store....