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...
CLIENT CASE STUDIES
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
SQL Server 2022 is the most Azure-enabled release yet, with continued performance, security, and availability innovation. SQL Server, enabled by Azure Arc, extends Azure services on-premises, and manages your SQL Server estate from the Azure portal for a more unified...
FROM THE DESK OF THE MD
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...
Economic volatility is driving a greater number of organisations to consider cost cutting measures and to implement consolidation procedures.
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud.
The EDB Postgres Platform provides an enterprise-class data management platform based on PostgreSQL.
PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness.
Move your Oracle, IBM DB2 or SAP Sybase ASE databases to SQL Server and receive the necessary licenses of SQL Server – free with software assurance*.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft and Oracle recently announced a partnership that will enable customers to run Oracle software on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure.
Continuity in skills and expertise is of vital importance to our clients, which is why Ascent believes in continually developing a new generation of highly skilled individuals. To this end, the company has been committed to youth employment and development since its inception and as such is set to launch its ninth yearly learnership programme which will adopt a Oracle focus this time.
Welcome to our second, somewhat belated newsletter for the year. The good news is that the reason this newsletter is overdue is because Ascent has been so busy in the past few months, servicing not only all our existing clients, but also the new ones we have recently brought on board, that we have barely had time to breathe.
Welcome to Ascent Technology’s third newsletter for 2011. As we move towards October, things are warming up in more ways than one. It is interesting to note that with summer having finally arrived, Ascent’s people find themselves spending more time indoors than outdoors, as we work overtime to deliver to our customers’ needs.