PL/SQL to C# converter
Converting embedded Oracle PL/SQL code to C# with an automated converter
12 Aug 2020

One of our customers faced a challenging task converting the application’s business logic from Oracle PL/SQL to C#. This complex modernization project included the upgrade of application architecture and a move to the Azure cloud of this whole system. However, the most challenging part of the project was to convert a huge amount of PL/SQL code to C#. In this blog post, we share the DB Best approach to automating this conversion.

COBOL to Java
Accelerating migration of COBOL applications to Java
07 Aug 2020 , Bill Ramos

According to Forbes contributing writer Tom Taulli’s article COBOL Language: Call It A Comeback?, the recent demands on government agencies with old COBOL applications to deal with COVID-19 coupled with the lack of developers has added additional stress to people who have lost their jobs and can’t get their unemployment benefits. Let’s face reality, today’s developers have zero training in COBOL. At DB Best, we’ve developed a COBOL to Java conversion tool along with a test automation framework and CI/CD […]

Application modernization best practices
Application modernization best practices
28 Apr 2020

The DB Best team completed multiple application modernization projects and discovered a set of best practices on this topic. Read the blog post to learn more about the application modernization path that is right for you!

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Integrating TestNG and Appium for mobile app test automation
28 Jan 2020

Today we start a blog post series showing how to incorporate automation testing for different industries. This includes mobile healthcare applications with a lot of connected devices, complex database migration projects, and huge enterprise-level desktop multiplatform products. This blog shows how we used the TestNG and Appium frameworks for mobile app test automation using a CI/CD pipeline. The result was a 3.6 times reduction in testing person-hours and a reduction of the full-regression test cycle time by 25%.

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How we strengthened a healthcare startup with DevOps
17 Jan 2020

In this blog post, we’ll cover the highlights of how we implemented DevOps technologies and managed to achieve zero downtime for the application deployments, eliminate a huge number of bugs by creating limitless development environments, shorten a full regression test cycle by a factor of 4, and enable a 15-minute infrastructure set up to replace their previous 4-hour set up! Long deployment cycles were limiting innovation A successful startup company providing unique software and hardware solutions for the healthcare industry needed to shorten […]

CI/CD best practices
Applying CI/CD for deploying data-driven applications after migrating from Oracle to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL
02 Dec 2019

When it comes to database migrations, application conversion/remediation along with functional testing of the entire system account for over 50% of the total effort. By using a proven CI/CD process, we’ve been able to reduce the overall migration time and create repeatable processes for on-going changes after the migration. In this blog post, we’ll talk about how we helped a large multinational software company with ambitious growth plans migrate their Oracle Database and Java solution to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL. What used […]

CI/CD solution by DB Best
Creating CI/CD solution for the database unification project
28 Nov 2019

Being an independent software vendor with a pile of applications written decades ago and a huge database in Oracle, our customer wanted to upgrade their software and make it more accessible for clients money-wise. They have built and sold applications for Oracle Database exclusively for 35 years. By now these solutions had become not only harder to sell due to competitiveness but difficult to support and change. Our client required applications’ upgrades, alternative cheaper hosting for users, and the maximum […]

Oracle Forms modernization assessment
Using the Assessment Tool to estimate your Oracle Forms modernization project
21 Nov 2019

Our free Oracle Forms Converter — Assessment Tool performs a thorough analysis of the code of your Oracle Forms and provides you with a detailed assessment report. This report includes a ballpark estimate of the total amount of hours required to complete the modernization project. Read the blog post to see how you can use this product.

Automated Oracle Forms Converter
Modernizing your outdated Oracle Forms using an automated Oracle Forms Converter
06 Nov 2019

DB Best introduces a brand new automated Oracle Forms Converter that helps automatically convert outdated Oracle Forms code to modern web-based solutions. Read our blog and watch the relevant video to discover how you can run your modernized forms in any web browser!

migration from SAS to Hadoop
Migrating an On-Premises SAS System to Microsoft Azure HDInsight
22 Oct 2019

A global retailer in the beauty industry contacted DB Best looking for the right modernization path for their SAS based BI solution. They were hitting the boundaries of SAS with their large data sets and wanted to look at alternative solutions using big data technologies like Apache Hadoop with Azure HDInsight to modernize the way they process their data. In addition, the wanted to control their SAS license costs. In this blog post, we’ll walk through how we helped our […]