No More Forgotten Children! DB Best Helps a Great Cause
12 Dec 2014

Christmas is a time of joy, miracles and giving. Everyone, and especially kids, are looking forward to it, decorating their homes, writing letters to Santa, and secretly hoping they will get exactly what they wished for. For many kids however the Holiday season becomes the saddest time of the year as their families are going through rough times. The Forgotten Children Fund (FCF) was founded by a group of kind-hearted and dedicated people in order to fix this terrible injustice. DB Best strongly believes that children are our future and that together we can make this world a brighter and better place, especially for those in need. We have been...

DB Best at SQL PASS Summit 2014
11 Nov 2014

The first week of November 2014 was very special for the SQL Server and BI community. During November 4-7th the annual PASS Summit was held in Seattle, WA. That was a record-breaking event with 3,941 delegates and 1,959 pre-conference registrations across 56 countries for a total of 5,900 registrations. DB Best grasped the chance to demonstrate once more how we remain leading experts in SQL Server and Data Management.     During the PASS Summit 2014 DB Best’s team had several busy and exciting days with lots of visits from customers and Microsoft employees. We were showcasing the company’s expertise in Data Management including ...

Portfolio Spotlight: “Monotouch” – A Document Scanner for Android
08 Aug 2014

Today we’d like to tell you about a great mobile app developed by DB Best Custom Dev Team which allows user not to care about margins alignments while taking photo of a text. The application itself is capable of aligning the document outline with the image frame. This is an extremely handy feature for scanning documents. An application is recognizing the document margins and determining an optimal angle of image rotation. The next step is cutting the extra margins, scaling, and alignment of the document. Finally we can save the results as a PDF or JPEG file. (more…)...

Portfolio Spotlight: Modernization of the Thoughtnav.com Website
08 Aug 2014

Forget travel and scheduling complexities! Online focus groups cut out the hassle and deliver results. More companies than ever are turning to online focus groups to stay up-to-date with their customer’s mindset. ThoughtNav provides a comprehensive tool for creating and managing the entire process. DB Best expanded users features and made it easy for admins to work with the forum. (more…)...

DB Best at WPC 2014
15 Jul 2014

We are happy to announce that The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is on now! WPC is an annual, global convergence of Microsoft’s top partners. It’s where companies come together to network, drive business growth and identify new profitability opportunities. This year WPC will continue to focus on key trends that represent the most profitable models for partners. There are 5 major focus areas – Cloud, Big Data, Mobility & Devices, Enterprise Social, and Leadership, Sales & Marketing. DB Best is also presented at this conference by Dmitry Balin, co-founder and CEO, and Lior Ribalov, VP of Business Development. Dmitry and ...

Portfolio Spotlight: “PicomoPay” Social & Mobile Payments Application
10 Jul 2014

Today we want to tell you about one more cool app that we developed – PicomoPay. It is a great social and mobile payments application which enables you to send money to your friends and family on Facebook. The application allows you to transfer money to your FB friends to 200 countries around the world. To use the application is very simple. A consumer sets up a wallet, then after that they follow four easy steps to send money to their friends on Facebook. Their friends may then pick up their money at over 300,000 Moneygram agents globally.   When PicomoPay came to us, they already had a digital wallet and a virtual gift card mall, whi...

Mobile video processing
Mobile Video Processing on the Fly
30 May 2014

Implementation of a mobile app interaction with a handheld device camera, e.g. video recording, is quite a trivial task if we are talking about using the standard recording parameters. In this case a few lines of code will do the trick: the app will connect to the built-in camera, which will make a recording and send the link to the recording back to the app. This initial simplicity however turns into a major problem when implementing algorithms designed to make some changes to the standard video-recording.   When working with the native video-recording scenarios, it becomes clear that you cannot make any changes to the standard UI of th...

Portfolio Spotlight: Culture Fox iPhone, Android & Blackberry App
27 Aug 2013

You happen to be in Ireland, and would like to explore new events and happenings, or just looking for a fun day out? Culture Fox application developed by our team for one of our customers in Ireland is your best guide and time saver! This great client-server solution provides users with the most up-to-date information about various cultural events taking place right next to you! This mobile app is geo-based, and all the events can be filtered by Location, County or those located next door to where you are at. The app gives you all the details about the event, such as date, place, phone number etc. Moreover it shows you the exact location on t...

Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) Technologies – Part 2
10 Jun 2013

Big Data – Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) 002 (click to download) My last blog (Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) Technologies – Part 1) discussed the purpose, function, and some of the inherent benefits of ETL technologies for moving data from source applications into target reporting and analytic environments.  Hopefully from that discussion one can gain some general understanding of ETL; what it is, how it can be used, and why we would want to use it.  Now let’s dive a bit deeper and discover who some of the key vendors are in the ETL Tools marketplace. ETL tools have been around for some time, have evolved, matured, and now present u...

Extract Transform Load
Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) Technologies – Part 1
31 Dec 2012

Big Data – Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) 001 (click to download) *~:~* Happy New Year *~:~* My last blog (Column Oriented Database Technologies) discussed the differences between Row and Column oriented databases and some key players in this space.  Concepts and technologies on Big Data have been discussed in previous blogs (Big Data & NoSQL Technologies & NoSQL .vs. Row .vs. Column).  From these blogs one should surmise that deciding upon the best database technology (or DBMS vendor) really depends on schema complexities, how you intend to retrieve your data, and how to get it there in the first place.  We’re going to dive...