Top AWS DMS and SCT blog posts
03 Aug 2020

Last updated in August 2020 Sharing our technical experience with the readers, we’ve reached a pretty impressive audience on our blog. So, it was pretty easy to distinguish the most popular AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) Support stories. Let’s jump right in and review the most valuable and really important DB Best blog posts on AWS DMS and AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT). We’ve got an impressive series of blog posts, where we talk about the features of […]

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 […]

Improving the web app performance while migrating from DB2 to SQL Server intro
Improving the web app performance while migrating from DB2 to SQL Server
04 May 2017

One of the largest life insurance companies in the United States supported a reporting application. Their system included Java based web app and Informatica data management solution connected to DB2 database. To provide a web interface for reporting needs they employed a WebSphere server for hosting Java application. With this interface, a small circle of users could create reports using data imported from Informatica application. Our customer wanted to reduce the maintenance costs and increase the application functionality. We came up with […]

Oracle to SQL Server using SSIS
Remote migration from Oracle to SQL Server using SSIS
04 May 2017

A global financial software provider contacted us to migrate their billing solution from Oracle to SQL Server using SSIS for one of their strategic clients located at the other end of the world. They also needed to transfer data from Oracle to SQL Server using SSIS. The actual migration had to be performed by the remote team. In order to do so, our customer was looking for an automated solution with detailed step by step instructions. To meet the customer’s […]

Reduce the cost of an Oracle database migration project by using SQL Server Linked Servers
21 Dec 2016

When talking about migration from Oracle to SQL Server, we always look for ways to work with our customers to keep costs under control. We recently completed an Oracle to SQL Server migration proof of concept project for a government organization in South America. What made this project unique was the way we used SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) to convert one of eleven Oracle database schemas that were running on a 12-node Oracle RAC cluster to SQL Server. The […]

Global Retailer Tunes up OLAP Performance Ten-fold
15 Dec 2016

When a company grows, it’s no surprise that their database stored data grows as well. This is the case for all companies, and our customer, a global retailer in the beauty industry, was no exception. While working on this project, we managed to increase the average speed of query execution by 30x, saved up to 190 GB of memory and freed up 28 GB of disk storage space. Prior to these great results, there was a hard optimization process performed […]

Faster reporting and flexibility using SSIS and SQL Server
DB Best Case Study: Faster reporting and flexibility using SSIS and SQL Server to offload Excel reports from SSAS cubes
03 Nov 2016

DB Best recently completed a complex development project for one of the largest banks in the Middle East. Faced with non-customizable and slow-to-generate reporting, the customer contacted DB Best to develop a new and improved solution. The customer’s original system was built on two SQL Server Analysis Services systems, each containing large amounts of various aggregated data types with Excel workbooks directly accessing the two SSAS cubes. Not only did this system take a considerable amount of time to generate […]

So, what’s your Data Strategy?
09 Mar 2015

Introduction Working with customers over the past many years, the question of Data Architecture and Data Strategy has come up a lot. ‘What should my data strategy be?’ or ‘How do I go around creating a Data Strategy or a Data Architecture and what are some of the critical elements of a Data Architecture?’ Let me address some of those questions and the importance of having a well-defined Data Strategy and a Data Architecture. First and foremost, why do you […]