Understanding Blockchain, the Trending New Tool

By | Database Technology Trends
There’s been an increasing amount of buzz around blockchain technology lately, and people are more interested than ever before. “A new technology that functions as a distributed ledger within a decentralized network and promises greater security, lower transaction costs, etc.” is usually how it’s described. But what does all of this really mean? What is Blockchain? In its simplest form, Blockchain is a digital ledger (consider the general ledger your organization’s finance/accounting teams use) that stores information across a network of computers. It stores information in batches called “blocks,” that are linked together in a chronological fashion, similar to a chain of blocks. This information can be virtually anything, but try imagining it in terms of a financial transaction, since that’s probably the easiest to visualize. To illustrate, here’s what happens when you make a purchase: Imagine purchasing new software online from Microsoft (for illustrative purposes only). The block would store the date, time, and dollar amount of your purchase. It would also log information about who is making the transaction. For security purposes, your name would be recorded as a unique “digital signature,” more like a username instead of your actual name. Once your block has been verified and (more…)

3 Top Analytics Tools To Boost Your Productivity

By | Azure, Database Technology Trends, Oracle, SQL Server
Data analytics have become a major focus for companies determined to be competitive in the market. Leaders need to be able to access and analyze timely data quickly to help drive business decisions that will sustain their companies’ competitive advantage. Thankfully, the growing technology market continues to make this possible. Companies already have numerous analytics tools to choose from, and the options will continue to grow. We will now discuss three of the top analytics tools you should consider before making your next strategic move. 1. Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) – SSAS is an innovative processing and data mining tool within the Microsoft SQL Server. It analyzes large amounts of data, provides business intelligence reports, and can be used to create business models to support business decisions. All data is stored within a data warehouse, and users can access to create cubes that allow faster analysis. These cubes are multi-dimensional and can be viewed in various ways. Imagine the data as a pivot table that can be modified using certain dimensions and attributes. Multi-dimensional expression (MDX) is the language used to query a cube. Compared to other leading analytics tools, Microsoft SSAS is less complex and much easier (more…)

3 Reasons to Consider Oracle EPM Cloud

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As a business leader, it’s up to you to make some big decisions about your data and processes. It can be tricky to figure out which platform is right for your company. There are no clear answers, except to find out what’s right for you. If your current system has room for improvement, you may want to consider Oracle’s EPM Cloud. The comprehensive data solution streamlines your business processes, providing innovation, flexibility and state-of-the-art security. Innovation In a recent survey conducted by Oracle, 81% of finance leaders reported their top-rated benefit of using Oracle’s EPM Cloud was consistent access to innovative technology. With Oracle’s EPM Cloud you are always at the front of new innovations and technology. Most groundbreaking tech is being released on the cloud, and it pays to take advantage of the platform. Cutting-edge analytics, like Machine Learning and AI, can analyze your data and detect patterns that human eyes would never catch. With this advanced analysis you can make more strategic decisions. Always up-to-date technology also means more options for automation. This saves you time and money and reduces the likelihood of errors. This newfound time can be better spent in strategy than in rote tasks. Flexibility (more…)

Raju Chidambaram Wins the 2017 Indo-US Business Man of the Year!

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Raju Chidambaram – Indo-US Chamber of Commerce’s Business Man of the Year Raju Chidambaram, the Managing Partner and CTO at Dobler Consulting, LLC was just named the Indo-US Chamber of Commerce’s Business Man of the Year. Raju Co-Founded Dobler Consulting in 2008 with his long-term friend Peter Dobler. The company has since expanded and is now comprised of 50 employees that work to provide turnkey database solutions for many fortune 500 companies specialized in finance, Health Care, Manufacturing, Media and Services industry throughout the U.S. and Canada. Annually, during the Banyan Ball, its signature event, the Indo-US Chamber of Commerce announces its Business Man of the Year. This Year, Raju was named 2017 Indo-US Business Man of the Year. After 25 years of extensive experience in the database and technologies, Raju has worked for Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, Wells Fargo, Micron and Nielsen Media Research. Raju’s expertise ranges from designing, developing and implementing complex, heavy volume Database Solutions. Raju received his Masters in Computer Science and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). This year, Dobler Consulting has received much recognition such as the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s FAST 50, a nominee for Small business of the year, as well as (more…)

Dobler Consulting Recognized by Inc5000 as Top IT Services Company in Tampa Bay

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For the first time in its company history, Dobler Consulting was featured in the prestigious Inc5000 listing. The class of 2017 named 79 companies from the Tampa Bay area among the nation’s fastest growing companies. To join the ranks of Tampa Bay’s fastest growing companies on the national stage is a great honor. We know how hard it is to achieve growth and success on an accelerated path. Congratulations to our fellow neighbors and Inc5000 honorees from the Tampa Bay. The Tampa Bay Times published a prominent article and quoted; “Among the 11 IT services firms ranked here, Tampa’s 55 employee Dobler Consulting Services landed at the highest spot at No. 1002 on the Inc.5000 with a growth rate of 432 percent. Peter Dobler founded the business in 2008.” We’ve been working hard to build an organization modeled on providing critical services to companies around the globe who are in need of database management, design, support and migration. As part of our accelerated growth and dedication to supporting any database platform, we added Microsoft Gold Partner (Data) and an Oracle Gold Partner to our list of achievements. Being featured on the Inc5000 list is not just a huge honor, but (more…)
Database Staffing

How to Hire the Right DBA, Remote or Onsite

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In this post, let’s take a closer look at how to hire the best database administrator for your company. Establish and Share Your Expectations For the benefit of your company and your potential candidates, clearly define the DBA’s role and your expectations in a thoughtful, detailed job description. Provide a thorough, specific list of daily and periodic tasks the DBA will perform. Clarify whether the DBA will be providing production support, development support, or support for a hybrid of the two, wherein several third party applications are involved. Production vs. Non-Production DBAs The prime objective of a production database administrator is to keep your system running with as little disruption as possible. A DBA in this scenario, would rather keep today’s business processes running before taking radical actions to resolve an issue, this is a case by case decision and needs careful consideration. A non-production DBA is more likely to approach things differently, using trial and error and being more cavalier about when to perform system reboots, checks and maintenance. DBAs should instinctively seek to isolate the problem, minimize its impact on workflow, and keep the production system running. A key trait to actively seek in a DBA is the (more…)
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Dobler Consulting Ranked 17 on Tampa Bay Business Journal “Fast 50” 2016

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CEO Peter Dobler Cites Employee Engagement and Client Satisfaction as Keys to the Database Services Company’s Ongoing Success

 

Tampa, FL (July 22, 2016) — Dobler Consulting (doblerconsulting.com), a leading information technology and database services company offering a wide spectrum of services to its clients, recently ranked 17 on the 2016 Tampa Bay Business Journal “Fast 50”—a listing of the 50 fastest-growing, privately held companies in the Tampa Bay area. This is the second such award for Dobler Consulting, who ranked No. 10 on the 2013 Fast 50 list.

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Oracle Database

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The Oracle Database offers a multi-tenant architecture that makes  consolidating databases quick and simple while also offering cloud services. This database also includes in-memory data processing capabilities that deliver a breakthrough analytical performance. Additional database inventions deliver improved levels of performance, efficiency, security, and availability. What are the advantages of using an Oracle Database? Portability – Oracle is ported to more platforms than any of its competition, as it runs on more than 100 different hardware platforms and 20 different network protocols. Writing an Oracle application is safe from changes in direction in both hardware and software. Backup and Recovery – From online backups and recovery, to software tolerance and disk failure, Oracle offers some of the best overall solutions. Performance – Even with larger databases and amounts of data, the Oracle database and application runs quickly and efficiently without locking and loss of transaction control. Multiple Database Support – Oracle has a superior ability to manage multiple databases within the same transactions using various protocols. It is simple for users to move data to where it is needed from node to node and with data mirroring.  About Dobler Consulting Offering a wide array database services, Dobler Consulting is one of the (more…)

Licenses and Maintenance

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Over the course of a year, your business goes through many changes, ups, and downs. Data changes and employees come and go, making it difficult to keep track of technology licenses. Maintaining the proper licenses is of the upmost importance in keeping your database running smoothly. With the right technology partner, maintaining updated and affordable software licenses and license maintenance becomes a hassle-free process – and one that you and your business no longer have to worry about. Hard To Find Licenses Jaguar CTS Power Builder Power Designer SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere Microsoft SQL Oracle Choose Dobler Consulting for your database license maintenance needs! As a trusted partner in the providing of software and database licenses, Dobler Consulting helps businesses in the designing, security, and management of their product licenses to fit their current needs and to create solutions for the needs of the future. Our dedicated team ensures that your licenses are kept on schedule, organized, and that the data may be collected into reports for easy sharing. We offer value pricing, as well as personalized service, scalable solutions, and assistance with long-term planning. As the experts in license maintenance, we are an SAP Value Added Reseller Partner and Microsoft Silver (more…)