SQL Server, SQL Azure, Windows Server: ISV Upgrade Workshops Delivered by DB Best for Microsoft
27 Jan 2015

We are excited to announce that DB Best/Microsoft partnership brings on a new series of workshops on SQL Server, SQL Azure and Windows Server upgrades for companies specializing in making and/or selling software. These workshops are a part of the ISV Upgrade program initiated by Microsoft Corporation to educate software companies about the new and improved capabilities of Microsoft Data Platform, and help them upgrade their applications to support Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft SQL Server 2014, and Microsoft SQL Azure.     The main goal of this program is to benefit the ISVs and their customers, and make their applications run fa...

News from our R&D Lab: Sony SmartWatch App & SDK
27 Jan 2015

As the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) has demonstrated, 2015 will be a year of wearables. The amount of manufacturers who are entering this market is enormous and keeps growing. The public awareness and consumer demand for smartwatches and other wearable gadgets is booming, and as Shawn DuBravac, a chief economist with the U.S. Consumer Electronics Association, has stated:  10.5 million smartwatches would be shipped this year in the U.S. only. Smart devices is THE trend today in a variety of industries starting from healthcare and fitness, and ending with automotive and finance. Modern smartwatches, for instance, allow users to ...

Portfolio Spotlight: Epic Ball Wars. Try to defeat the enemy!
27 Jan 2015

DB Best is happy to share some awesome news for all mobile gamers and those who would like to bring some fun and excitement to their lives! Get ready to aim and fire as our Custom Dev Team has recently created the Epic Ball Wars – a super captivating and challenging cross-platform shooter-game! (more…)...

FUTURE OF DATABASE MANAGEMENT_ HOW CAN A DBA STAY RELEVANT
Future of Database Management: How can a DBA Stay Relevant?
14 Jan 2015

Changing Nature of Database Management A few months ago I was presenting to a large audience on the topic of running SQL Server in the cloud in IaaS and PaaS. I was touting the auto install, auto management, and the auto patching capabilities. Also, I mentioned the capability of Azure IaaS to auto provision an AlwaysOn cluster. Then I demoed the simple step of picking a ‘template’ and auto installing SQL Server. A gentleman sitting in the audience raised his hand and interrupted me, asking “Is the cloud going to get us DBAs out of a job one day?” There was silence for a few minutes in room…… Database Management, as we know today, ...

DB Best: 2014 Year in Review
05 Jan 2015

After a short holiday break DB Best is already running at full speed into 2015 with dozens of active and upcoming projects, hundreds of new and exciting opportunities, and stronger than ever team! Before we sweep you off your feet with all the exciting updates and news, let’s take a deep breath and recap on yet another busy and productive year with our Special Annual Achievements Infographic. Big shout out to all our partners, clients and our growing crew, who made it all happen! 2015 here we come!  ...