Andrei Ivanov

Technical Wordsmith

15
Years of experience
72
Blog posts
Always
Happy readers
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 development team for BIM-APP can then use the data from the log files to prioritize bug fixes...

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 incredible opportunity to capture a wider audience and cement your position as leaders in your field. (more…)...

Amazon Web Services in China
Mobile commerce, AWS, and the Great Chinese Firewall
13 Jun 2018

As a technology company there is a stark truth that exists every day: not all tech is created equal. For us, there was no greater example of this than when we crafted a global mobile app that had to work in China. While China has continued its upwards trajectory over the past two decades, they have maintained an increasingly strong approach regarding internet access and technologies available to their citizenry. When our client approached us to build their global app, we knew that we would face a myriad of technological hurdles related to the Chinese government’s rules and regulations. Our goal was to deliver the same high standards that ou...

Leveraging neural networks to create facial recognition mobile apps
06 Jun 2018

The eyes may be the window to the soul, but your face is the key for your phone. While facial recognition may have once been relegated to the world of science fiction, it is now our reality and plays such a common role in our everyday lives that few bother to think about the enormous technology and infrastructure behind it. For instance, Apple’s FaceID technology on their iPhone X utilizes their ‘TrueDepth’ camera system that projects over 30,000 dots onto a user in order to map the geography of the user’s face. But Apple isn’t the only company that employs facial recognition, Samsung and Facebook use it to unlock devices and tag pe...

Removing unwanted objects
Remove unwanted objects from photos using an automated macOS solution
11 May 2018

Have you ever missed a photo op because you were in a crowded place and random people wouldn’t get out of your way? Sometimes it can be almost impossible to take a clear photo in the real world. If you decide to try and wait for the people to clear out of busy areas, you might be standing there waiting forever! But, no more waiting, we have a much more time-effective solution! Watch the following video to learn more about the approach that we’ve used to remove unwanted objects from your cool photos. How does it work? Through our thorough research, we’ve discovered that we can attain crystal-clear still framed pictures from m...

Take advantage of a customized video chat module to improve your mobile applications
10 May 2018

So, you want to upgrade your existing mobile application by adding some cool new features to it? Or do you want to build a new app from scratch, leveraging the most advanced features available on the market? Let us introduce an easily customizable video chat module, which we regularly use in various mobile applications. Watch the following video to learn how we can embed video chat directly into your mobile app quickly and easily. Why does your mobile app needs a video chat module? Interactive communication with your potential customers is a fast and easy way to connect. Integrating a video chat module in your mobile application allows for ...

Database Compare Suite 4.12 update brings some important improvements
20 Feb 2018

We’re happy to announce the latest release of Database Compare Suite 4.12. This new version brings several important improvements and bug fixes, including: Improved User Interface Increased Application Performance Functional Innovations Continue reading to learn more about the ultimate DBA tool and discover all of the major improvements implemented in this latest application release. (more…)...

Operational Data Management Helps Multimedia Content Provider Build a New System on AWS
Operational Data Management Helps Multimedia Content Provider Build a New System on AWS
25 Jan 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 enormously huge database system. They wanted to leverage operational best practices to increase resiliency/uptime, performance, and scalability at the lowest possible cost. DB Best provided the customer with the day-to-day operational data management services both on-premises and in the cloud, as well as configured the new architecture for their cloud-based system. Discover the benefits of the outsource Operational Data Management (ODM) solution from the following video. (more&hel...

Expand capacity with an IBM DB2 SQL Azure SQL Database migration
09 Oct 2017

One of the world’s largest distributors of non-food consumable products wanted to rationalize their data platform and business intelligence strategy. Their current IBM DB2 database system lacked repository to host historical audit related data, so they could hardly retrieve data from past years. Then we came up with an Azure cloud database solution that could store all the historical data and created Power BI reports on top of it. We performed the IBM DB2 Azure SQL Database migration as a part of the proof of concept, showing the benefits of the cloud solution to the customer. As a result, we helped our customer craft a new cloud database ...

Database Compare Suite update 4.11 with Vertica Analytics Platform support
04 Sep 2017

We’re happy to announce the latest release of DB Best Database Compare Suite. The new version marked 4.11 brings support for Vertica Analytics Platform. Learn more about the ultimate DBA tool and discover the major updates implemented in the latest release from our blog post. (more…)...