Challenges with planning a technology roadmap

We see a common thread with all of the companies that we work with. Technology changes so fast, and yet just trying to keep current solutions running always makes planning for the future a lower priority. As a technology partner with companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google, we have direct access to the latest and greatest technologies for on-premises and the cloud.

Our team has experts on all the major database platforms, application development frameworks, cloud services, and best practices to help guide your team in understanding the current state of your solutions to create a roadmap for the future.

If one of the examples below sounds familiar, we are ready to help you with our future-state architecture design engagement offering.

Providing technology expertise

The company lacks immediate technical depth. When the need arises for a technology planning session, the reviewing team needs to perform research within a limited amount of time and might miss key design constraints.

At DB Best, we have experts across all the major technology platforms. With hundreds of technology projects each year we at DB Best have acquired a deep knowledge you can trust. For example, with database migration projects, we have experts in the source and target database platform. Furthermore, we have experts for the application platforms, data integration, business intelligence, infrastructure, performance,  and security to ensure a successful migration.

Taking advantage of technology trends

Your company lacks benchmarking of what other companies are doing. Companies who can quickly take advantage of technology trends will ultimately attract your customers.

As a technology partner with Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and others, we have access to all the latest approaches that their customers have used to gain a competitive advantage. This includes proven reference architectures, design patterns, training programs, deployment patterns, and best practices that can be applied to your business.

Delivering innovations with a fresh look

Your team members have a locked mindset on what is possible. While they are working on existing systems, they often get bogged down on the current system and make it a challenge to get the big picture.

As an application development and systems integration company, we know what it takes to implement innovative solutions for our customers. We have unparalleled experience with customer workload modernization as architects and developers of the SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) available from Microsoft. Our solution architects are trained to dig in with your team to understand the current state of your architecture. We then work closely with your team to see what is possible and craft a future-state roadmap tailored to your business needs.

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At DB Best, we see five distinct phases for all of our projects.

  • Architecture & Design
  • Development & Implementation
  • Testing & Integration
  • Deployment
  • Post Production Support

Future-state architectural design leads the five phases of any project

Getting the design right is essential!

Here are some of the high-level services that we offer that all start with a future-state architectural design engagement.

Getting started with future-state architectural design engagement

The process starts with understanding your current state and goals for your new solution. This example shows the current and future state for a global publishing company looking to deliver a new offering for media advertisers to see trends in newsfeed articles.



We then work with your team to develop a high-level architecture to identify the services and components that are needed to satisfy your objectives. Here is an example of a solution architecture that aligns with the future state requirements using the Microsoft Azure platform.



The process of understanding your on-premises and cloud-based data and then looking at the technologies used provides our team with a greater understanding of the custom solution we will implement for you. We use this as our roadmap for developing a project plan and creating a return on investment model for a cost-effective solution that can grow as your business needs change.

Check out our getting started offers to see how we can help with your new solutions.

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Our technology partners

Our team has achieved Gold competencies for Cloud Platform, Data Platform, Data Analytics, and Application Development with Microsoft.

As of 2017, we are currently an Amazon Web Services Consulting Partner and expect to complete the Technology Partner competency by the end of 2018.

As of 2017, we are a Google Cloud Platform partner and look forward to helping customers move their on-premises solutions to the Google Cloud Platform.

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Additional resources

Blog posts

Check out a sample of our blog posts that describe how we’ve helped customers build a technology roadmap through our future-state architecture design engagement service.

How to determine Oracle migration ROI for complex systems
6 September 2017 Bill Ramos

A global pharmaceutical company has been supporting hundreds of applications on the Oracle platform. Their complex system became outdated over the years with 90% of end of life or exte...

Azure SQL Database Migration to Embrace Cloud Benefits
6 April 2017 Stanislav Andrenko

One of the leading medical software providers maintained their complex healthcare system with thousands of unique users. Developing over time, this system became overloaded and unsaf...

Developing Access modernization roadmap for highly outdated environment
5 October 2017 Stanislav Andrenko

A major Health Department was running a data system that has been expanding over the years. Eventually, they ended up with a highly outdated and inefficient environment with thousands ...

How the detailed modernization roadmap helped reduce the number of servers in the data center by 96%
22 June 2017 Stanislav Andrenko

A major American provider of global eCommerce solutions was looking for a way to upgrade their extensive data processing system. We provided them with visibility into their system and ...

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eBook: Database Migration
9 August 2018 Bill Ramos

DB Best goes well beyond other migration service providers. We take a vested interest in your migration strategy, combining innovation with an accelerated ROI that meets your business ...

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