graphical editor
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 […]

Validating Azure SQL Server Deployments
Validating Azure SQL Server Deployments Using Benchmark Tools
08 Nov 2018

If you have been deploying SQL Server workloads to the Microsoft Azure platform using virtual machines, you may have noticed that not all virtual machines, solid-state drives, and network components are created equal. There might be issues in your deployment templates that could result in SQL Server not performing as well as expected. For example, in a presentation given by André Arko at StrangeLoop 2016, André claims that Netflix benchmarks AWS EC2 instances that they use for production and if […]

Azure SQL Database Hyperscale
Top 3 Azure SQL Database Hyperscale Benefits
08 Nov 2018

When customers feel the need for speed and size, Microsoft announced at Ignite a new service called Azure SQL Database Hyperscale. This service offering is now available public preview as of October 1, 2018. Think of this as cloud-based Oracle RAC for SQL Server or Amazon Aurora for SQL Server in terms of the ability to scale SQL Server up to 100 TB! Like Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Microsoft separated the Compute processing from the Storage so that you can […]

Amazon QuickSight Introduction
Amazon QuickSight Introduction — Part 1
07 Nov 2018

In this Amazon QuickSight introduction, we will show you how to build a dashboard and make basic data visualizations. Amazon QuickSight is a cloud-based data visualization tool provided as a service with pay-per-session pricing, We were curious to see what it would take to create a QuickSight visualization similar to the visualization created in our earlier blog post, “Embedding Power BI Reports in a WordPress Blog”. The visualizations show the TOP 5 registered female and male first names per state, […]