DB Administration, Security and Compliance for First Distribution

DB Administration, Security and Compliance for First Distribution

First Distribution’s Database Administration, Security and Compliance needs lead it to trusted advisor, Ascent Technology. For any large organisation, Database Administration (DBA) is a vital part of maintaining their Data Platform Operations effectively. As it has...

Ascent Technology helps Bidfood SA migrate to Microsoft Azure

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...

Ascent Technology helps migrate Phumelela Gaming to Azure

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...


Database System Health Check Service from Ascent Technology

Database System Health Check Service from Ascent Technology

A Database System Health Check assesses if your Database is running optimally, and can help diagnose challenges before performance issues, and/or down time affect your users. That’s where Ascent's Database Health Check Service comes in. Our Database Health Check...

Database Security and Compliance with DB Shield

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...

Database Administration and Support Service from Ascent Technology

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...


Microsoft Data and Analytics Partner of the Year Finalist

Microsoft Data and Analytics Partner of the Year Finalist

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 – January 2019

From the Desk of the MD – January 2019

The start of another year inevitably brings with it the promise of change, and in wishing all our clients a happy New Year, we would like to suggest that 2019 is going to be a year of considerable and exciting change. After all, not only do we have what are sure to be...

Harness the Power SQL Server 2014

Strong uptake of Microsoft SQL Server 2012

19 Nov 2012

Ascent Technology has noticed that within its client base, there has been strong uptake of the new Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

Clients that have already upgraded to SQL Server 2012 are now unlocking a range of additional value-adds that come standard with this latest version.

These value-adds include:

  • Increased availability for mission critical apps with Always-On
  • Improved visualisation of data with Self Service Business Intelligence
  • Ease of meeting Security and Compliance Policies
  • Improved data quality with Data Quality Services
  • Agile and fast scalability from Server to Private or Public Cloud
  • Greatly Improved performance

In fact, certain clients – such as RTT Group – have already completed case studies that outline how successfully they have been running the new SQL Server, as well as how the new value-adds and functionality have assisted them in improving their business operations.

To see how implementing the new SQL Server lead to cost efficiencies, improved business processes and innovation for RTT Group, take a look at the RTT Group SQL Server 2012 Case Study.