Windows IIS and SQL Server on AWS
Deploying Windows IIS and SQL Server on AWS with CloudFormation
16 Aug 2018

In order to modernize their existing applications, databases, and infrastructure, the Office of the President of the University of California (UCOP), approached DB Best with a desire to not only create their ideal database environment but to cut costs along the way. Throughout our intensive discovery stage, we determined that we could help our client cut costs by migrating their Windows Internet Information Services (IIS)  and SQL Server to the Amazon Cloud (AWS). Over the course of our partnership, DB Best not only shifted them to the cloud, but built, tested, and deployed the next-generation of their database infrastructure. Oh, and we did...

An automated solution for Crystal Reports conversion from Oracle to SQL Server
13 Aug 2018

One of our customers decided to modernize their Oracle database to Microsoft SQL Server. However, the thousands of SAP Crystal Reports connected to their existing Oracle database presented a huge challenge to their migration effort. They reached out to DB Best to develop an automated way to convert all of the connection information from Oracle to SQL Server and, more importantly, develop an automated solution that can extract the Oracle PL/SQL statements in the reports, convert them to SQL Server Transact-SQL, and insert the tested T-SQL commands back into the original report. In this blog post, we cover how we were able to pull this off for ...

personalized celebrity mobile app
Is making a mobile messenger app for a One Direction star ‘Too Much To Ask?’
02 Aug 2018

Quick question, what do you get when you mix a strong jawline, baby blue eyes, a sweet sultry singing voice, and our experience and expertise in mobile application development? Answer, Niallmojis. Niall Horan, the Irish pop star originally from the famous band ‘One Direction’ leveraged our mobile development experience to create an exclusive set of personalized stickers and animated avatars of Niall’s face all packed into a mobile custom keyboard application. Drawing from our experience in developing the world’s first sound-based messenger, our developers were primed and ready to create a unique and free-flowing messenger experi...