DB Best Center of Excellence: Data Platform and Business Intelligence
28 Apr 2015

DB Best continues building a Center of Excellence with subject matter experts in various areas within our fast growing company. Our COE consists of certified and acknowledged professionals, such as Microsoft Certified Masters, Microsoft Certified Trainers and SQL Server MVPs, each with deep technical expertise in their field, comprising and supporting a team of 180+ professionals. Let us introduce you to the key members of the DB Best Center of Excellence with Data Platform and Business Intelligence expertise: Adi Cohen– one of the leading DB Best Database Architects and Microsoft Certified Master (MCM). Adi is a chief developer and arc...

PATCHING MASTER DATA SERVICES
Patching Master Data Services
27 Apr 2015

Patching SQL Server I recently installed my first deployment of Master Data Services (MDS). I installed the SQL Server 2014 (Enterprise Edition) MDS front-end on a new server with the intent to use an existing SQL Server 2014 (Enterprise Edition) database engine for the back-end. Unsurprisingly, I ran into some issues, and as luck would have it, they were not all well documented. I found some help online in places like Microsoft Connect and the TechNet Forums, but much of what I found was only partially complete. So why am I talking about installation issues in a blog post on patching MDS? As Einstein would say, it’s all relative. Many ...

New SSMA 6.0 Detailed Technical Whitepapers
24 Apr 2015

SQL Server Migration Assistant 6.0 We are pleased to announce that Microsoft has published 4 new comprehensive guides for migrating to SQL Server 2014. SSMA 6.0 Detailed Technical White Papers: Guide to Migrating from Oracle to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL Database Guide to Migrating from Sybase ASE to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL DB Guide to Migrating from MySQL to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL DB Guide to Migrating from DB2 to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL DB  ...

Join us for free SQL Server Upgrade & Migration Seminars
14 Apr 2015

Are you planning to Upgrade or Migrate to SQL Server 2014? In partnership with Microsoft, DB Best is delivering free 3 hour seminars at multiple Microsoft MTC locations, seating is limited so register now! In this 3 hour seminar you’ll learn: How to Migrate from Oracle to SQL Server 2014 How to upgrade from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2014 Test application compatibility and resolve migration and upgrade issues This seminar is a unique learning experience focusing on SQL Server Upgrade and Migration and brings you a key opportunity to understand the advantages of transitioning to SQL Server 2014. Presenter: Dandy Weyn (@ilikesql) Locations...