free and paid mobile application
Free and paid mobile applications: choosing the right path for you!
25 Jan 2019

A lot of questions arise while transforming your bright idea into a full-fledged mobile application. The first, and most important, is: “Should I charge for my app or release it for free?” In this blog post, we will discuss the pros and cons of free and paid application strategies. Currently, users can download over 90% of mobile applications for free. That’s not a surprise, actually. With so many applications around, nobody wants to pay for apps unless the user knows […]

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How to monetize your mobile application?
22 Jan 2019

You are almost ready to submit your application to both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. Now what? Odds are you’re seeking a way to make some money from your application. You definitely want to see a return on the investments into the development and promotion of your app. We at DB Best have developed quite a few mobile applications for startups. So, we can share our experience with different approaches to monetizing your app. 1. Paid application […]

Database Compare Suite 4.13
Database Compare Suite update 4.13 brings Apache Cassandra support
17 Jan 2019

We’re happy to announce the latest groundbreaking release of DB Best Database Compare Suite. The new version allows for working both with NoSQL and SQL-based databases, comparing data between them. In addition to that, Database Compare Suite update 4.13 brings several important improvements and bug fixes, including: Added the support for Apache Cassandra Provided the search option for database objects Updated the data operation properties Continue reading to discover all of the major improvements implemented in Database Compare Suite 4.13. […]

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Developing a complex web-based 3D graphical editor

Each and every industrial machine on the factory floor gets personalized care from a combination of people and software. Both human eyes and digital algorithms are continually looking at how machines are “feeling” by observing metrics collected from different parts of each machine. Each machine even has a personal ‘diary’ where you can both look back to see all the changes the device has undergone throughout it’s life, as well as the current health of the machine. Watch the video […]

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Save on Licensing Costs and Migrate Oracle to Amazon EC2
08 Jan 2019

How can a world-leading multimedia content producer migrate Oracle to Amazon EC2 with minimal downtime while also reducing licensing costs? In this blog post, we discuss how we saved our customer 28% in Oracle licensing costs, implemented a reliable HA/DR solution, and migrated their immense environment to the AWS cloud with near-zero downtime using Oracle Data Guard. To better understand the client’s existing infrastructure, requirements, and potential limitations, let’s explore the customer’s environment prior to our successful migration. The Situation […]

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5 warning signs when hiring developers
03 Jan 2019

Although it may seem easy, it’s tricky finding the right development team for your organization. With over 350 experienced professionals in our team, we’ve seen it all with hiring developers. That’s why we put together this post with a few of the red flags that you should be on the lookout for when hiring your next developer. 1. Knowing the project details Scenario: A candidate is ready to start the project, but he/she seems to know very little about the […]

Building a Secure P2P Car Rental Mobile App
29 Dec 2018

Most people prefer connecting with people, not huge companies. DB Best brought to life the idea of connecting car owners and car renters directly, enabling car owners to lend out their vehicles for rent, and renters to find and hire cars in their location — all with just a few simple clicks of a peer-to-peer car rental mobile app. DB Best delivered a simple and secure peer-to-peer mobile application for iOS and Android and integrated them with kiosks for storing […]

Business Intelligence Solution For Marketing Automation
Building a Business Intelligence Solution for Marketing Automation
20 Dec 2018

The key to an effective marketing campaign lies in the ability to make timely adjustments based on results. When one of our customers came to us saying that it took one month to analyze campaign results, they asked us to work with them to build a new business intelligence solution for marketing automation. Our customer, a public Fortune 1000 services company, provides residential and commercial services. With nearly a century of experience, eight well-known brands, and over 7,000 company-owned and franchise […]

SQL Server licensing
Server consolidation and virtualization for optimizing SQL Server licensing expenses
28 Nov 2018

One of the leading US agricultural suppliers wanted to upgrade their SQL Server system in order to reduce their overall SQL Server licensing expenses. We performed a thorough financial and technical analysis of their existing OLTP and BI/OLAP database system, and provided a number of optimization suggestions. In addition, we delivered a modernization roadmap to give the customer an idea of potential future plans. Discover how we approached this project from the following video. Complex customer’s system Before our customer […]

Validating AWS EC2 SQL Server deployments using benchmark tools
16 Nov 2018

As cloud computing becomes more and more popular and demanded among our customers, quite often we at DB Best need to answer the simple question: “How can I get the best value for running my SQL Server workloads on AWS EC2 instances?”. Issues like mistakenly using older generation EC2 instances or not optimizing your EBS volumes can prove to be costly. Likewise, not all hardware supporting the AWS infrastructure is created equal, despite the fact that they try to keep […]