modernization from oracle to sql server
Advanced Engineering Application Modernization from Oracle to SQL Server

As moats create obstacles in the way of an invader, so do proprietary database features for developers. One of Oracle’s proprietary features is the Oracle Call Interface (OCI) which provides efficient communication between application code and the database. There are other ways to connect to Oracle, but once you have committed to OCI, you are “protected” from switching to another database. In this blog post, we break down an application modernization from Oracle to SQL Server for an advanced engineering-oriented […]

New revenue streams for Retail and Services industries in 2020
16 Apr 2019

It seems that the world is slipping further and further into our pockets. We are doing more on our phones than ever before, and the power of the small, black tablets is growing stronger every year. The latest iPhone, only 6 inches tall and 3 inches wide, rivals the flagship desktop computers of only a few short years ago while adding GPS capabilities and Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Machine Learning (ML). With billions of smartphones in use […]

convert Oracle synonyms to PostgreSQL
How to convert Oracle synonyms to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL
15 Apr 2019

One of our ISV customers wanted to get off their expensive Oracle licenses and develop a cloud-based SaaS solution. They looked to us to help their development team migrate their database applications to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL . The DB Best migration team utilized AWS Schema Conversion Tool (SCT) to automate the conversion of customer’s database and application code. However, the original system utilized a lot of specific Oracle features, for example, synonyms. SCT does not convert all types of Oracle synonyms […]

Power BI - Eliminate Unnecessary Columns
Power BI — Eliminate Unnecessary Columns — Episode 2
12 Apr 2019

Welcome to Episode 2 of my Power BI Best Practices Series. In this episode, I will show you the importance of eliminating unwanted columns from cluttering your Power BI Desktop Report. Be sure to check out prior episodes and see where I’m going with BEST PRACTICES below. Power BI — Eliminate Unnecessary Columns One of the major selling points of Power BI is the ability to transform massive quantities of data into easily-digestible visual information. However, showing data that isn’t essential for the story […]

Using smart IoT systems to keep your office manager from going insane
11 Apr 2019

Technologies drive our lives. Smart IoT solutions have found a place in our homes in the form of connected locks, cameras, and alarms. But have you ever thought about using IoT technologies to change office life for the better? For you, we’re going to deep dive into all the tech connecting workplaces. The perks of running your office from a tablet For most of us, offices are living places and naturally, we want to feel at home. When we don’t […]

native or hybrid mobile app
Native or hybrid mobile app — what to choose
09 Apr 2019

Making the choice between a hybrid and a native path might seem complicated, but the truth is that it’s not. Today, we’re going to examine the performance, UI/UX specifics, costs, development duration, and other parameters between each stack. When you know what separates the two, all you need to do is go back to your project and find the indications for either a native or hybrid mobile development. Ready to explore the differences? Tech stack you can pick from DB […]

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

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, I […]

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 […]