Corporate News

Changing Office Life for the Better with the DB Best IoT Hackathon
February 19, 2019

On February 15-16, 2019, DB Best held our first IoT Hackathon. This internal event pitted our best developers against each other in the new DB Best office. We provided all participating teams with an Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Alexa-enabled Bluetooth speaker. The goal of the hackathon was to create a functional service to improve office productivity using the Amazon smart speaker. Our teams quickly huddled together and discussed their unique IoT solution. Each team focused on how best they could tackle the modern problems facing each workplace and quickly began to build their new service. When the final bell rang, and all teams had to lift the...

DB Best sponsors Microsoft Ready 2019
February 7, 2019

DB Best is excited to announce our sponsorship of an internal Microsoft event for the sales community. Microsoft Ready 2019 will take place February 11–15, 2019, Seattle, WA. The Microsoft Ready audience is the Microsoft technical sales, services delivery sales community, account management, and marketing teams. This event provides DB Best with an opportunity to meet our Microsoft friends. The DB Best team will share the details of our overwhelming experience with Microsoft. Notably, we will talk about database migration to the Microsoft data platform and various cloud benefits. In addition to that, we are discussing other opportunities tha...

DB Best Updates DBMSys Platform
February 1, 2019

On Thursday, January 31st, 2019, DB Best updated the DBMSys platform. This new release provides users with an updated installer and the support of Azure SQL Database Managed Instances. What's new in the updated DBMSys platform? We updated the Internal Status Dashboard in DBMSys platform. Particularly, we added email notifications and new events to this dashboard. Also, we added the support of Azure SQL Database Managed Instances. Microsoft states that Managed Instance is the best destination to move a large number of existing SQL Server databases from on-premises or virtual machines. So, keeping up with the latest trends, we provide the DBMSy...

DB Best Releases Database Compare Suite 4.13
January 17, 2019

DB Best announced a release of the new version of Database Compare Suite. What’s new in Database Compare Suite 4.13? First, we added the support of Apache Cassandra. This free and open-source database management system became the first NoSQL platform supported by Database Compare Suite. The most important thing is that now Database Compare Suite allows for comparing data between Cassandra NoSQL database and any other relational counterpart, supported by Database Compare Suite. Also, you can run the schema comparison operation between Cassandra and SQL Server databases. Of course, Database Compare Suite supports both data and schema operatio...

DB Best selected as an Amazon QuickSight partner
December 6, 2018

We are proud to announce that Amazon has selected DB Best as an Amazon Quicksight partner. Amazon QuickSight is a fast, cloud-powered business intelligence (BI) service that makes it easy for users to deliver beautiful data-driven insights. With Amazon QuickSight, you can get the most out of a fast, cloud-powered business analytics service. Learn how DB Best can design a cost-effective BI solution in the Amazon cloud for your business needs. In addition to that, we offer the one-day Amazon QuickSight workshop. You can read the blog post from our Senior Solution Architect Jen Etzler which covers DB Best's experience with Amazon QuickSight. In...

DB Best at Microsoft Tech Expo Portland 2018
December 4, 2018

Join DB Best's BI Developer & Consultant DeNisha Malone also known as The Power BI Queen at the Microsoft Tech Expo event in Portland. The event will take place on Tuesday, December 11, at the Oregon Convention Center. The Microsoft Technology Expo (MTX) is a full day community conference showcasing Microsoft enterprise technologies. This event brings together technology leaders and technical teams to share solutions and best practices. The particular MTX event in Portland will host 25 speakers and 20 sessions. Storytelling with data using Power BI Our own DeNisha Malone will deliver a technical session on the Microsoft Tech Expo Port...

New DBMSys Platform 5.0.4 provides at a glance health status of servers
December 3, 2018

On Monday, December 3rd, 2018, DB Best released an update: DBMSys platform 5.0.4. This release brings a self-monitoring feature for currently running services in the internal status dashboard. Also, DBMSys now allows for ignoring missing cloud benchmarks and provides users with some other updates. What's new in DBMSys platform 5.0.4? First of all, we implemented a totally new Collector Health dashboard, which provides users with access to all instances related to their company environment. Here you can check the state of all running instances at a glance. Then, we updated the GUI of the Collector, which allows for configuring the environme...

DB Best selected as an AWS Database Ready Enablement Partner
September 12, 2018

We are proud to announce that Amazon has selected DB Best as an AWS Database Ready Enablement Partner. DB Best was specifically selected to help Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) running solutions on SQL Server to move their solutions to Amazon Aurora. The AWS Database Ready program enables software vendors to modernize their software to support Amazon Aurora and RDS database engines. What is AWS Database Ready Program? Under this program, Amazon Consulting Partners will help independent software vendors (ISVs) modernize their products to run natively on Aurora and/or RDS. AWS recognized DB Best as an AWS Standard Partner on July 29, 2...

DB Best website redesign
September 6, 2018

We are happy to announce a major website design update. Today, we deployed a completely redesigned corporate DB Best website. This update brings the following improvements: responsive markup widescreen template up-to-date WordPress engine After implementing these improvements, we can count on increased website performance and better customer experience. The website content remains unchanged, while the most important changes improve user experience and satisfaction. We encourage everyone to take some time to look through the updated website and share the link on your social networks....

DB Best team at SQLSaturday 778 at Memphis, TN
September 4, 2018

On October 6 the DB Best team will attend SQLSaturday 778 at Memphis, TN. Our own Jandee Richards will deliver a session on Azure Databricks 101. In her session, Jandee will cover the history of Azure Databricks, review capabilities, and discuss use cases & best practices. The session will also show you how to get started with Azure Databricks with a demo on setting up your first Azure Databricks Cluster using a data streaming example. Also, DB Best's DeNisha Malone will talk about Best Practices for Power BI Desktop. What are some do's and dont's when developing reports and dashboards in Power BI? This quick session will change the w...