Top three challenges to overcome upgrading SQL Server 2005
May 17, 2016

SQL Server 2005 is now officially out of support. So, what are you waiting for? At DB Best Technologies, we’ve seen three key customer challenges that organizations have when running SQL Server 2005. In this blog post, we’ll introduce these challenges and provide examples of how DB Best can help you accelerate your upgrade path. Common customer challenges running with SQL Server 2005 and Windows Server 2003 Legacy systems require a higher level of maintenance When legacy systems encounter problems, […]

Database Compare Suite update 4.3 — MySQL support and other features
May 06, 2016

We’re excited to bring you yet another update of the Database Compare Suite tool which adds several major features such as MySQL database dialect support, ODBC support, settings comparison, along with other notable improvements. With this update, the user is now able to operate on six database dialects: SQL Azure, IBM DB2, Oracle, Sybase ASE, SQL Server, and now MySQL.

Database decisions for the Internet of Things
March 11, 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) is constantly expanding, and the data being transmitted through it grows immensely along with the network. This is why previous and regular methods of data management can’t cope with the growing needs.

The Internet of Things (IoT) explained
March 11, 2016

Each day we hear more and more people speaking about ‘Internet devices,’ and there are many articles about the ‘IoT’ appearing on news sites each day, but it seems not many people really know what this mysterious ‘IoT’ abbreviation stands for. We will give you a quick sneak peek on what the IoT is, why it is so important, and what’s under the hood, and in the next article we will discuss how IoT-related data is managed and what the […]

Microsoft has released SQL Server Migration Assistant 6.0.1
March 04, 2016

Microsoft has release an update to SSMA for Oracle, DB2, Sybase ASE, MySQL, and Access. SSMA simplifies the database migration process by automating all aspects of migration, including migration assessment analysis, schema, and SQL statement conversion, as well as migration testing to reduce cost and risk of your database migration project. This new version of SSMA provides the following enhancements: New command in the menu to view the SSMA log file. This provides an easy way to get to the […]

New videos on SQL Server 2016 are now available for viewing
February 22, 2016

Our own Bill Ramos has completed a series of webinars on SQL Server 2016. They are now available for viewing on our Videos page. Topics include: What’s new with SQL Server 2016. This is a complete overview of all the new features in SQL Server 2016. Using SQL Server 2016 to accelerate your SQL Server 2005 workloads. This looks at the SQL Server 2016 feature set that would be useful for DBAs looking to upgrade from SQL Server 2005. What’s […]

BaaS Platforms. Is it needed for your mobile app?
January 29, 2016

What is mobile Backend as a Service (BaaS)? Mobile backend as a service (usually called mBaaS or simply BaaS) is the next-generation approach of building both mobile and web applications. It allows an easy and cost-efficient way to develop a fully working backend of an application. Basically, BaaS is an approach that provides web and mobile app developers with a way to hook up their apps to a backend, located in a cloud storage, while also providing regular necessary set […]

DB Best: 2015 Year in Review
January 28, 2016

2015 was a fruitful and busy year for DB Best! We had some big releases, plenty of thrilling opportunities, and a fantastic team! While 2016 is already going full blast, we took a moment to collect some data and observe what changed within our company over past year.

Building Applications for Apple Watch
January 21, 2016

Apple Watch, a wearable gadget, is a tool designed to make digital user experience more seamless. For customers, it provides a new level of comfort and device interaction, while for developers it is a way to make their app stand out by integrating the smartwatch. In this article we will review some of the main points everyone should know before expanding to the Apple Watch realm. The nativity of watchOS 2 watchOS 2, the newest version of the Apple Watch […]

App Permissions Explained
App Permissions Explained — What are they, how do they work, and should you really care?
January 17, 2016

Let’s begin with answering one of the title’s initial questions: “Should I care about application permissions?” Our answer is YES, and below we will answer why. To help you get a clearer picture, let’s answer some lingering questions, starting with: What actually are “permissions”?