Top 5 reasons for migrating to Azure SQL Database Managed Instances now!
02 Oct 2018

Microsoft is doubling down on Azure SQL Database Managed Instances (DMI) this year. There are some amazing Microsoft offers to provide a Platform-as-a-Service for running SQL Server on Azure. More importantly, there is a much higher degree of capability with DMI than what is available with Azure SQL Database DTU and vCore service levels. In this blog post, you will discover the most important reasons for migrating to Azure SQL Database Managed Instances. Also, you will learn how DB Best experts […]

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, a major state-run university with nine campuses, 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 […]

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 […]

Top 3 reasons for running SQL Server on Linux
10 Apr 2018

With the release of SQL Server 2017, you now have the option to deploy the database engine and just about all of the related services on either Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.3+, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) v12 SP2, Ubuntu 16.04, or the latest Docker image that uses Docker Engine 1.8+ on Ubuntu 16.04 as of April 10, 2018. Microsoft recently published a very slick marketing white paper titled Top six reasons companies make the move that highlights various […]

Sybase ASE to SQL Server Database Unification Project
Using Sybase SQL Server application unification to reduce migration risks
14 Mar 2018

A financial service software provider needed to upgrade their customer-facing applications to SQL Server while keeping their Sybase ASE database. Our Sybase SQL Server Application Unification process allowed them to use SQL Server as a new database engine. Using SQL Server allowed our client to meet regulations that required high availability features such as Always On along with Transparent Data Encryption to secure their financial data on AWS EC2 instances. We came up with a way to create an identical […]

Operational Data Management Helps Multimedia Content Provider Build a New System on AWS
Operational Data Management Helps Multimedia Content Provider Build a New System on AWS
25 Jan 2018

One of the world’s largest multimedia content providers was looking for a way to increase the level of user satisfaction by improving the performance of their enormously huge database system. They wanted to leverage operational best practices to increase resiliency/uptime, performance, and scalability at the lowest possible cost. DB Best provided the customer with the day-to-day operational data management services both on-premises and in the cloud, as well as configured the new architecture for their cloud-based system. Discover the benefits […]

Webinar 2.9 Followup (Episode 12 – Columnstore Indexes)
19 Dec 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended! You can get the slides and demo files here: Webinar 2.9 – Columnstore Indexes If you missed the session, or would like to watch the recorded session, the recording will be available soon. Don’t miss the next webinar on January 9th: Viewing Query Plans!   The registration link will be posted here when available, In addition, I am publishing a list of the upcoming topics. Please be aware they are subject to change or re-ordering. It’s not […]

Webinar 2.8 Followup (Episode 11 – Compression)
12 Dec 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended! You can get the slides and demo files here: Webinar 2.8 – Data Compression     If you missed the session, or would like to watch the recorded session, the recording is available here.   Don’t miss the next webinar on December 19th: Columnstore Index Storage!   You can register here,   In addition, I am publishing a list of the upcoming topics. Please be aware they are subject to change or re-ordering. It’s not complete at this […]

Webinar 2.7 Followup (Episode 10 – Partitioning)
05 Dec 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended! You can get the slides and demo files here: Webinar 2.7 – Partitioning     If you missed the session, or would like to watch the recorded session, the recording is available here.   Don’t miss the next webinar on December 12th: Data Compression!   You can register here.   In addition, I am publishing a list of the upcoming topics. Please be aware they are subject to change or re-ordering. It’s not complete at this point, […]

Webinar 2.6 Followup (Episode 9 – Fragmentation)
28 Nov 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended! You can get the slides and demo files here: Webinar 2.6 – Fragmentation If you missed the session, or would like to watch the recorded session, the recording is available here. Don’t miss the next webinar on December 5th: Partitioning!  Registration is available here. In addition, I am publishing a list of the upcoming topics. Please be aware they are subject to change or re-ordering. It’s not complete at this point, but it does show the planned topics […]