When Bidfood SA chose to modernise and migrate its data platform to Microsoft Azure, it turned to Ascent Technology for help. In a world that is digitally transforming, it is more vital than ever to an organisation’s success to utilise the latest platforms to drive...
CLIENT CASE STUDIES
A Windows Server and SQL Server consolidation, optimisation and migration to Microsoft Azure enables the company to reduce costs, modernise its data platform and boost its innovation capabilities. As an operator running two distinct betting businesses, Phumelela...
Microsoft Azure Data Platform Services not only boosts the company’s DR facilities, it also helps them deliver value-added services and innovative strategic solutions to its customers. In a digitising world, it comes as no surprise to learn that Compatible Automotive...
The growing number of threats to databases and unauthorised access to the data within, is clearly creating on-going headaches for CIOs. Solving these headaches may not be easy, but by asking the right questions, CIOs can begin to overcome their Database Security and...
Economic volatility is driving a greater number of organisations to consider cost cutting measures and to implement consolidation procedures. This situation is further compounded by the growing skills shortage that makes it more difficult for businesses to acquire and...
On July 12, 2022, support for SQL Server 2012 ended. That means the end of regular security updates. Don't let your infrastructure and applications go unprotected. We're here to help you migrate to current versions for greater security, performance and innovation....
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
Ascent Technology continues its strong showing in the Microsoft Partner of the Year awards, as a finalist in the Data and Analytics Partner of the Year award. Finalist Data and Analytics Partner of the Year "It is always gratifying to be recognised by Microsoft as one...
FROM THE DESK OF THE MD
In wishing all our clients a happy New Year, it is worth noting that 2018 is already shaping up to be another year of change. We are seeing distinct shifts in the international arena, while at the same time, our local political sphere has also witnessed significant...
Organisations are finding Data Platform Modernisation projects can deliver significant value by enabling IT cost reductions together with improved service levels and increased agility.
Azure DocumentDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service built for fast and predictable performance, high availability, elastic scaling, global distribution, and ease of development.
MariaDB is the fastest growing Open Source database with more than 12 million users worldwide. Started by the founders of MySQL, MariaDB Corporation is reinventing the database to support today’s enterprise needs from OLTP to analytics from a single SQL compliant interface.
Season’s Greetings from the Ascent Technology Team
Ascent Technology’s proven database services model enables clients to Co/Outsource the daily maintenance, management and support of their database environments on a 24/7 basis.
Microsoft recently announced their plans to bring SQL Server to Linux. This will enable SQL Server to deliver a consistent Data Platform across Windows Server and Linux, as well as on-premises and cloud.
Ascent Technology is thrilled to be one of the Platinum Sponsors for the Microsoft Empower Cloud and Enterprise launch event on 6 April 2016 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand.
We are thrilled to announce the Microsoft 2015 Technical Boot Camps. This technical event will provide Microsoft customers with technical learning, insight and networking opportunities.
MongoDB is a cross-platform document-oriented database. Classified as a NoSQL database, MongoDB eschews the traditional table-based relational database structure in favor of JSON-like documents with dynamic schemas.
Ascent Technology is pleased to announce that leading South African technology enterprise, First Technology Group, has invested in the company by procuring a significant equity stake.
Microsoft South Africa will host two SQL Server 2014 Boot Camps in May 2014, running from 20 to 23 May, these Boot Camps will provide insight into core SQL 2014 capabilities, Parallel Data Warehouse and Power BI, as well as covering Data Platform and Hybrid Cloud, amongst other subjects.
Since Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL in 2010, Ascent Technology has witnessed an increasing uptake amongst its clients of what is considered to be the world’s most popular Open Source Relational Database Management System.
Every year at audit time, CIOs and IT managers are faced with the headaches created by the need to report accurately on the year’s database environment activity, particularly with regards to security and compliance.
Microsoft and Oracle recently announced a partnership that will enable customers to run Oracle software on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure.
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