Best practices for moving SQL Server to AWS: Amazon EC2 and RDS
26 Jul 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 enormous database system. They wanted to leverage operational best practices to increase resiliency/uptime, performance, and scalability at the lowest possible cost. Their overall goal was to move all of their applications out of their datacenter and over to Amazon Web Services through a lift-and-shift process. Watch the following video to discover how we approached […]

Power BI dashboard
Out of the Ring: Building a One-Day Power BI Dashboard that crushed Sumo Logic
25 Jul 2018

One of our customers, a major software provider in construction, agriculture, and geospatial industries, has one of the leading solutions for building design and building information modeling (BIM). Just think about the complexity of designing a building and the complexities of designing, fabricating, and installing air ducts, plumbing, electrical wiring, etc. In order to improve the software for their customers, their software product that we’ll call “BIM-APP” tracks all the user interactions and any system errors to log files. The […]

Faster, Cheaper, Better: Upgrade SQL Server 2008 NOW
17 Jul 2018

So Long, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 I think that you’re supposed to know when it’s time to say goodbye. – Judy Sheindlin We get it. You’ve been running your SQL Server 2008 for ten years now, and its performance has made you very happy. It’s been as steady as a rock and helped guide your business while keeping your data safe and you really can’t ask for a better show from your database software. Unfortunately, it’s now reached the end […]

Upgrade required: meet the new rules for mobile applications
19 Jun 2018

Apple and Google are setting new ground rules for mobile applications on the App Store and Google Play. This year will see the releases of iOS 12 and Android 9 Pie. That’s why both mobile behemoths are streamlining their platforms to prepare for future devices. With these changes, companies and developers are going to have to update their mobile apps or face a ban from the two platforms. However, there’s no need to panic. This inevitable app upgrade brings an […]

Amazon Web Services in China
Mobile commerce, AWS, and the Great Chinese Firewall
13 Jun 2018

As a technology company there is a stark truth that exists every day: not all tech is created equal. For us, there was no greater example of this than when we crafted a global mobile app that had to work in China. While China has continued its upwards trajectory over the past two decades, they have maintained an increasingly strong approach regarding internet access and technologies available to their citizenry. When our client approached us to build their global app, […]

Leveraging neural networks to create facial recognition mobile apps
06 Jun 2018

The eyes may be the window to the soul, but your face is the key for your phone. While facial recognition may have once been relegated to the world of science fiction, it is now our reality and plays such a common role in our everyday lives that few bother to think about the enormous technology and infrastructure behind it. For instance, Apple’s FaceID technology on their iPhone X utilizes their ‘TrueDepth’ camera system that projects over 30,000 dots onto […]

migrating PostgreSQL to Amazon RDS Aurora
Improve PostgreSQL Performance 12X by Migrating to Amazon Aurora with Minimal Downtime
17 May 2018

An online marketplace company managed a 6-terabyte database using an old version of Amazon RDS PostgreSQL version 9.3. With their platform gaining popularity day over day, they needed a way to scale the performance and size of their database near term to 15-terabytes. They also had several performance issues, including a daily batch script that was taking almost 2 hours to complete that was exceeding the maintenance window. Because of this, simple tasks like adding a new column to their […]

Removing unwanted objects
Remove unwanted objects from photos using an automated macOS solution
11 May 2018

Have you ever missed a photo op because you were in a crowded place and random people wouldn’t get out of your way? Sometimes it can be almost impossible to take a clear photo in the real world. If you decide to try and wait for the people to clear out of busy areas, you might be standing there waiting forever! But, no more waiting, we have a much more time-effective solution! Watch the following video to learn more about […]

Take advantage of a customized video chat module to improve your mobile applications
10 May 2018

So, you want to upgrade your existing mobile application by adding some cool new features to it? Or do you want to build a new app from scratch, leveraging the most advanced features available on the market? Let us introduce an easily customizable video chat module, which we regularly use in various mobile applications. Watch the following video to learn how we can embed video chat directly into your mobile app quickly and easily. Why does your mobile app needs a video […]

Accelerate Database Migration to AWS
Accelerate Database Migration to AWS with DB Best – Webinar Wrap Up
02 May 2018

Big thank you to everyone who attended our webinar on May 1, 2018 – Accelerate Database Migration to AWS with DB Best! Dmitry Balin and myself talked about how DB Best and Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help you improve performance and reduce costs by migrating your on-premises databases to managed Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), to virtual machines using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), or database warehousing solutions such as Amazon Redshift. I also did a couple of […]