A global leader in legal content management services migrates from Sybase to SQL Server
Migrate Sybase Java applications to SQL Server for content services provider
04 Oct 2018

A leading provider of content services for the legal industry looked to DB Best to help them modernize their aging Sybase ASE and IQ solutions that were built on top of an old IBM AIX system. We helped our customer in the past with a Sybase ASE migration. The challenge for this project — migrate Sybase Java applications along with the associated Sybase ASE and IQ database solutions to SQL Server running on AWS EC2. In this video blog post, we’ll […]

Top 5 reasons for migrating to Azure SQL Database Managed Instances now!
02 Oct 2018

Microsoft is doubling down on Azure SQL Database Managed Instances (DMI) this year. There are some amazing Microsoft offers to provide a Platform-as-a-Service for running SQL Server on Azure. More importantly, there is a much higher degree of capability with DMI than what is available with Azure SQL Database DTU and vCore service levels. In this blog post, you will discover the most important reasons for migrating to Azure SQL Database Managed Instances. Also, you will learn how DB Best experts […]

DataOn SQL Server 2017 solutions
Reducing operating costs by upgrading SQL Server 2008 workloads using DataON SQL Server 2017 solutions
24 Sep 2018

What are your options when the end of support for SQL Server 2008 R2 occurs in July 2019, and moving to the cloud is not an immediate option? In a joint benchmarking project between DataON, Western Digital, and DB Best Technologies, we demonstrated how you can reduce your operating costs for upgrading SQL Server 2008 workloads using DataON SQL Server 2017 solutions. DataON S2D-5224w server – 2U 24-bay 2.5″ All-NVMe Hyper-Converged Cluster Appliance DataON SQL Server 2017 solutions feature Windows Server […]

Windows IIS and SQL Server on AWS
Deploying Windows IIS and SQL Server on AWS with CloudFormation
16 Aug 2018

In order to modernize their existing applications, databases, and infrastructure, the Office of the President of the University of California (UCOP), approached DB Best with a desire to not only create their ideal database environment but to cut costs along the way. Throughout our intensive discovery stage, we determined that we could help our client cut costs by migrating their Windows Internet Information Services (IIS)  and SQL Server to the Amazon Cloud (AWS). Over the course of our partnership, DB […]

An automated solution for Crystal Reports conversion from Oracle to SQL Server
13 Aug 2018

One of our customers decided to modernize their Oracle database to Microsoft SQL Server. However, the thousands of SAP Crystal Reports connected to their existing Oracle database presented a huge challenge to their migration effort. They reached out to DB Best to develop an automated way to convert all of the connection information from Oracle to SQL Server and, more importantly, develop an automated solution that can extract the Oracle PL/SQL statements in the reports, convert them to SQL Server […]

Is making a mobile messenger app for a One Direction star ‘Too Much To Ask?’
02 Aug 2018

Quick question, what do you get when you mix a strong jawline, baby blue eyes, a sweet sultry singing voice, and our experience and expertise in mobile application development? Answer, Niallmojis. Niall Horan, the Irish pop star originally from the famous band ‘One Direction’ leveraged our mobile development experience to create an exclusive set of personalized stickers and animated avatars of Niall’s face all packed into a mobile custom keyboard application. Drawing from our experience in developing the world’s first sound-based […]

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 […]