Power BI - Be Creative
Power BI — Be Creative and Tell a Story — Episode 1
05 Apr 2019

[cc] Welcome to my Power BI Best Practices video series Over the past year, I’ve been blessed to share my B.E.S.T. P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E.S. at the Memphis PASS Power BI meetup, the Microsoft Tech Expo in Portland, and the  Power BI World Tour in Seattle. At the Seattle event, I was lucky enough to meet with members of the Power BI product team like Will Thompson @Will_MI77 and Maggie Sparkman @maggiesMSFT. Since not everyone can get out and attend events like these, […]

How to manage a WordPress deployment with Azure DevOps using Docker Containers
21 Mar 2019

As a Cloud Architect for DB Best Technology, with emphasis on the Azure platform, I’ve seen almost all of what the cloud has to offer. For the past 7 years, I’ve been helping customers develop and deploy their applications for Microsoft Azure. So when the project team at DB Best came to me for guidance on how to best deploy WordPress on Azure before going live, I was all in. I’d like to share my best practices and walk you […]

IoT transforming your office into a healthy and green workspace
21 Mar 2019

That finally happened. You received the coveted letter of employment and have settled into your dream job. In less than a week, the euphoria fades and you realize that you’re staring at the same monitors day, after day, after day. Your constant back pain, twitching eye, and the spoiled milk in the office kitchen are all reminding you that the honeymoon period is over. However, for many companies things are going to change – employee wellbeing is now a top […]

Dedicated development
The benefits of hiring a dedicated development team
19 Mar 2019

Building your team can be one of the most stressful elements of any business. The people you hire are the ones who you work with to design, create, and distribute your application to the world. As you begin the lengthy hiring process of developers to build or augment your app, you’re going to be struck by a lightning bolt of realization — “isn’t there a better way to do it?” Sifting through resumes, portfolios, and GitHub code is a time-consuming […]

business intelligence strategy
Building a new business intelligence strategy that really adds value
14 Mar 2019

What do you do when you’re one of the global leaders in the beauty industry and your growing data environment is getting out of control? You set up a call with DB Best and start to speak with one of our dedicated Project Managers. We began with just a single developer working with this customer but very soon it grew to include an additional 13. After 5 years, what started as a data environment analysis has grown to a full […]

Smart Meeting Logger
Developing a Smart Meeting Logger with Amazon Alexa Cloud Service
05 Mar 2019

The Corporate World runs on meetings. Some meetings are vital to the running of a Fortune 500 company and others could be replaced with simply an email. However, until the day comes that we can link minds together and have all meetings telepathically, they’re going to be a staple of modern working life. Meetings themselves can be a logistical nightmare. Trying to organize where, when, and how everyone meets can make preparing for the meeting as difficult as the meeting […]

healthcare app challenges
The challenges of creating healthcare applications
27 Feb 2019

Healthcare is one of the most appealing industries for technological disruption. Machine Learning (ML) and Augmented Reality (AR) are two critical technologies that could overhaul the way that we interact with our doctors and significantly reduce the recovery time of patients. Unfortunately, more than 70% of modernization initiatives suffer delays or fail due to stringent data security requirements that help safeguard patient privacy. Challenges ranging from data security to legacy infrastructure may affect your will to build and launch a healthcare […]

Fail fast while you can! Don’t let your design process doom your start-up idea
26 Feb 2019

There are a few more exciting things in life than creating something from nothing, watching your hard work evolve from an idea into a product. Seeing people hold in their hands something that, only a short time before, was just a thought in your mind. As you set yourself down to build your first application, you’re walking the path of those that have helped revolutionize our world. From Facebook to Uber, Tinder to Twitter, you’re part of a small group […]

migrate Apache Cassandra to Amazon DynamoDB
Using AWS Schema Conversion Tool to migrate Apache Cassandra to Amazon DynamoDB
19 Feb 2019

Looking for greater flexibility, speed, and scale for your Apache Cassandra solutions? It’s time to consider Amazon’s DynamoDB as a great alternative. We would like to share our hands-on experience and insights for those looking to migrate Apache Cassandra to Amazon DynamoDB using the new data extraction agents that AWS recently released with the Schema Conversion Tool. This migration approach involves adding an additional datacenter to an existing Cassandra cluster. This datacenter clones all data from the original cluster, and […]

SQL Server Database GDPR Title
A better way of deleting historical data from a large highly concurrent SQL Server table meet GDPR compliance
11 Feb 2019

One of our customers, a global digital media company, came to us with an interesting problem. As part of their General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance program, our client identified two tables that contained hundreds of millions of rows of historical user login data. GDPR states that you can process personal data while there is a contractual obligation with your client. However, once you terminate the contractual obligation and you have no legitimate interest with the data, deleting historical data […]