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Blog posts
How to Upgrade Microsoft Access 97 Jet Database Engine Applications – Part 1
01 Nov 2017

A leading provider of engineering software has a popular application deployed at thousands of customer locations. They have a plan in place to rearchitect the solution in a couple of years to use a modern application architecture with a SQL Server backend. The problem they faced was that the application used the Microsoft Access 97 Jet database engine. New customers who tried to deploy the solution on newer versions of the operating system were blocked from being able to install the software because of the inherent security risks using the old database technology. So we had to find the way of removing the dependency on the legacy data access ...

Building Microsoft Access modernization roadmap
Developing Access modernization roadmap for highly outdated environment
05 Oct 2017

A major Health Department was running a data system that has been expanding over the years. Eventually, they ended up with a highly outdated and inefficient environment with thousands of Microsoft Access and SQL Server databases. Such an outdated system presents a number of risks such as performance, scalability, manageability, security issues and frequent database corruptions. This leads to revenue losses because of poor performance. Moreover, such environments are usually not cost-effective with increased operating expenses due to a great number of unnecessary licenses. So, our customer decided to modernize their system, and they turned to ...

Architecting highly available and scalable system when migrating to SQL Server
Architecting highly available and scalable system when migrating to SQL Server on AWS
12 Jul 2017

Our customer needed to reduce the licensing costs of their Oracle database. We came up with a comprehensive solution by migrating their database to SQL Server platform. We also remediated all affected application components. As a result, our customer benefited from obtaining higher value SQL Server platform with enhanced scalability and high availability approaches. (more…)...

Enhancing SQL Server database performance by 3x acceleration of queries execution
Enhancing SQL Server database performance by 3x acceleration of queries execution
06 Jul 2017

A leading provider of business management solutions currently hosts many of their workloads using SQL Server databases on Azure. They faced a number of SQL Server database performance issues and needed an efficient solution to resolve them. We analyzed the customer’s system and delivered instructions with detailed descriptions. They covered all discovered issues and described the possible approaches to fix them. With our instructions, our customer achieved more than three times better overall query performance.  (more…)...

Integrating SQL Server data warehouse to improve operational efficiency
Data warehouse integration to embrace data analytics
27 Jun 2017

Our customer has been supporting Oracle based online transaction processing (OLTP) system. They decided to take advantage of the modern data analysis capabilities of SQL Server’s data warehouse features including columnstore for greater value over an Oracle based data warehouse solution. We came up with a comprehensive solution on extracting and transforming their source data and loading it into the target database. As a result, our customer benefited from obtaining a highly standardized and easily manageable solution within a short period of time. (more…)...

Building detailed modernization roadmap for outdated databases using DBMSys
How the detailed modernization roadmap helped reduce the number of servers in the data center by 96%
22 Jun 2017

A major American provider of global eCommerce solutions was looking for a way to upgrade their extensive data processing system. We provided them with visibility into their system and built cost-effective and highly optimized modernization roadmap using our DBMSys platform. Using our detailed instructions they can substantially cut the upgrade expenses and take advantage of their workloads migration to Azure along with benefits from virtualization and consolidation options. (more…)...

Delivering expert support in resolving database conversion errors
21 Jun 2017

One of the major United States universities has been migrating their complex data managing system from Sybase to SQL Server. They used SQL Server Migration Assistant for Sybase to automate the migration process. However, SSMA tool could not deal with 100% of their source code, and their development team required some assistance with a manual conversion. So they asked us to provide technical support in resolving these conversion errors. With our guidance and extensive support, our customer was able to complete the migration within the short period of time. (more…)...

Comprehensive Java app upgrade while migrating to SQL Server
Comprehensive Java app upgrade while migrating to SQL Server
08 Jun 2017

One of the largest transportation companies in the United States needed to migrate their Oracle-based application to SQL Server platform. The customer’s application code had high query complexity which increased the level of difficulty for our automated tools. In order to overcome this challenge, we performed manual conversion of the embedded SQL code along with application upgrade to the latest Java version. The customer didn’t have the time, resources or expertise to modernize and migrate their many hundreds of business critical applications. With DB Best’s expertise and capability, our customer can take advantage of the higher value...

Fast and error-free migration to the AWS cloud
06 Jun 2017

A major data processing company has been supporting on-premises system with an application that handles document flow from several local printers. They needed to leave their current data center. So they asked us to migrate the application database to the cloud. After assessing their system and choosing the most optimal migration strategy we performed lift-and-shift migration of their Oracle database to the newly provisioned AWS cloud. As a result, we delivered cost and time-effective solution protected from possible issues. Have a look at our cloud migration approach in the following video. (more…)...

Upgrading unsupported databases using DB Best novel tools
Automated sniffing technology of upgrading the unsupported SQL Server versions
16 May 2017

Our customer needed a way to upgrade their unsupported SQL Server databases to newer versions of SQL Server. The major challenge was that they didn’t have visibility into their system. Moreover, Microsoft upgrade tools can’t handle such outdated database versions as SQL Server 2000. With our innovative database discovery and monitoring tools, we were able to perform an inventory of their system. We developed an upgrade factory to get them back within Microsoft compliance. Now our customer has deep insight into their system and can take advantage of modern SQL Server capabilities with upgraded databases. (more…)...