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How ClearScale helped SF Match modernize its Microsoft application to optimize performance

By Pavel Vasilyev, Director of Solutions Architecture, ClearScale While the speed of cloud computing is accelerating, the progress of companies using these technologies is being slowed by their own legacy applications. That was the case for SF Match, whose legacy Microsoft application was delaying their performance. For more than 40 years, SF Match has used […]

Three ways to run SQL Server on AWS

We’ve spent over 11 years helping organizations migrate their Microsoft Windows workloads to the cloud. In fact, AWS hosts 2x more Windows workloads in the public cloud on AWS than the next cloud provider, according to IDC.¹ Our experience includes moving Microsoft SQL Server workloads from on-premises data centers and migrating workloads from other clouds. […]

The importance of database modernization: Xero’s SQL Server Migration 

By Helen Anderson, AWS Data Hero and Business Intelligence Consultant Technology is moving fast, and it’s important to keep up. This isn’t just to chase the next ‘shiny thing,’ but to take advantage of improvements to security, tooling, and performance. In this post, I show you what database modernization is and why you should modernize your […]

Cost optimization and innovation: An introduction to application modernization

This post is contributed by Douglas Lee, Principal Developer Advocate for Windows  When we work with customers running on-premises Windows workloads, we usually hear two things. Customers want to lower their Total Cost of Ownership, and embrace technologies that enable them to innovate freely to meet their evolving business needs. Introduction to Windows Application Modernization […]

To get the most from open source software, run it where it works best

Given the incredibly rich open source ecosystem, many companies have decided to make open source software integral to how they build and run applications. Deciding to use open source software like MySQL or Apache Kafka, however, isn’t the same as effectively running it. As such, the current question isn’t whether to use open source software, but rather how […]

From “Days to Seconds”: Inside Jobvite’s SQL Server to Amazon Aurora Migration

How would it be to move your infrastructure from a source of constant care to “seamless,” something that “you don’t have to think about anymore”? For Jobvite, a provider of recruiting software that helps thousands of companies source, hire, and onboard top talent, this is exactly what they experienced upon migrating from self-managed Microsoft SQL […]

How Dow Jones modernized their data storage

Listen now Voiced by Amazon Polly Twenty years into their market data platform, Dow Jones, one of the world’s largest business and financial news companies, needed to modernize their database storage. The Dow Jones Market Data team was tasked with eliminating expensive on-premise SQL licensing costs and, if possible, shutter on-premises database servers and move […]

How Visma accelerated deployment speed by 8X with AWS

Visma offers a wide range of business software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications to approximately one million customers across Europe. They needed to modernize to ensure they could release new software features as quickly as possible to meet customer needs: According to Alexander Lystad, Visma’s chief cloud architect, “With a data center model, we spent a lot of […]

How Autodesk transformed a “good enough” app into “great”

Too often, “good enough” simply isn’t “good enough.” This is especially true for a large multinational company like Autodesk with ambitious growth plans. Autodesk is a leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. The company started its cloud modernization journey years ago, moving workloads from private datacenters to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), […]

Why you should modernize with AWS (and leave your old guard vendor or technology behind)

Thousands of customers are modernizing their infrastructure, evident in the booming use of Linux versus Microsoft Windows and the shrinking use of Oracle database since 2013 even as open source engines rise, as Gartner data (e.g., State of the Open-Source DBMS Market 2018) shows. Most of this modernization is happening in the cloud as customers […]