Andrei Ivanov

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Database Compare Suite supports Amazon DynamoDB
Database Compare Suite update 4.14 brings Amazon DynamoDB support
02 May 2019

DB Best announces the release of a new version of an ultimate DBA tool Database Compare Suite. The latest version supports Amazon DynamoDB. This is the second NoSQL database platform supported by DB Best Database Compare Suite to complement the recent addition of support of Apache Cassandra as a source and target. In addition to this, Database Compare Suite update 4.14 brings the ability to use SSL to connect to Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle databases. Continue reading to learn more about the other improvements of the Database Compare Suite. The support for Amazon DynamoDB Database Compare Suite now allows you to work  Amazon DynamoDB a...

Smart Meeting Logger
Developing a Smart Meeting Logger with Amazon Alexa Cloud Service
05 Mar 2019

The Corporate World runs on meetings. Some meetings are vital to the running of a Fortune 500 company and others could be replaced with simply an email. However, until the day comes that we can link minds together and have all meetings telepathically, they’re going to be a staple of modern working life. Meetings themselves can be a logistical nightmare. Trying to organize where, when, and how everyone meets can make preparing for the meeting as difficult as the meeting itself. While the advent of Skype, Chime, Slack, Teams, and Hangouts have made it easier for people to join meetings from wherever they are in the world, most meetings ar...

migrate Apache Cassandra to Amazon DynamoDB
Using AWS Schema Conversion Tool to migrate Apache Cassandra to Amazon DynamoDB
19 Feb 2019

Looking for greater flexibility, speed, and scale for your Apache Cassandra solutions? It’s time to consider Amazon’s DynamoDB as a great alternative. We would like to share our hands-on experience and insights for those looking to migrate Apache Cassandra to Amazon DynamoDB using the new data extraction agents that AWS recently released with the Schema Conversion Tool. This migration approach involves adding an additional datacenter to an existing Cassandra cluster. This datacenter clones all data from the original cluster, and then SCT uses this datacenter to migrate the data to Amazon DynamoDB. Background on Apache Cassandra an...

free and paid mobile application
Free and paid mobile applications: choosing the right path for you!
25 Jan 2019

A lot of questions arise while transforming your bright idea into a full-fledged mobile application. The first, and most important, is: “Should I charge for my app or release it for free?” In this blog post, we will discuss the pros and cons of free and paid application strategies. Currently, users can download over 90% of mobile applications for free. That’s not a surprise, actually. With so many applications around, nobody wants to pay for apps unless the user knows exactly what they will get. At the same time, the paid applications are doing quite well and remain profitable. What’s the secret behind that? And which ...

monetize your mobile application
How to monetize your mobile application?
22 Jan 2019

You are almost ready to submit your application to both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. Now what? Odds are you’re seeking a way to make some money from your application. You definitely want to see a return on the investments into the development and promotion of your app. We at DB Best have developed quite a few mobile applications for startups. So, we can share our experience with different approaches to monetizing your app. 1. Paid application In this scenario, you earn money from every download. So, the amount of your revenue depends directly on the number of downloads. However, you should consider that the market is overloa...

Database Compare Suite 4.13
Database Compare Suite update 4.13 brings Apache Cassandra support
17 Jan 2019

We’re happy to announce the latest groundbreaking release of DB Best Database Compare Suite. The new version allows for working both with NoSQL and SQL-based databases, comparing data between them. In addition to that, Database Compare Suite update 4.13 brings several important improvements and bug fixes, including: Added the support for Apache Cassandra Provided the search option for database objects Updated the data operation properties Continue reading to discover all of the major improvements implemented in Database Compare Suite 4.13. The support for Apache Cassandra Database Compare Suite now brings the support for the first NoSQL pla...

hiring developers
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 project requirements. Well, are you sure that the candidate will deliver the product that you expect? Make sure you discuss the requirements in details before you start the ...

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 turned to us, they consolidated a number of their SQL Server instances. So, when we started the project, their system i...

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 Transact-SQL, and insert the tested T-SQL commands back into the original report. In this blog post, we cover how we were able to pull this off for ...

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 messenger, our developers were primed and ready to create a unique and free-flowing messenger experi...