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Rick Heiges

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New Challenges Ahead!

I just joined the team at DB Best Technologies as a Principal Solutions Architect.  Check out their website at  DB Best is probably best known for providing the SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) tool and associated support for it.  The SSMA tool was just recently updated to provide support for migrations from DB2.  The other data platforms supported by SSMA are Oracle, Sybase, and even Access.  Not only can the SSMA tool help an organization migrate to SQL Server on-prem, but also to the cloud even to a SQL Azure Database.  

Migrations are only a portion of DB Best’s portfolio of services. Consolidation, Private/Public/Hybrid Cloud, Upgrades, BI, Big Data, and Mobile Development are other services that are offered.  Part of my role is to work with customers to determine how to best optimize their experience with SQL Server, Azure, and other IT assets.  For example, I might be working with a customer who is migrating to SQL Server and I would enlighten them on the Possibilities of the environment that they are migrating to such as leveraging the Analytic and Reporting Tools that are part of the SQL Server ecosystem.

I have always enjoyed seeing that lightbulb go off in someone’s head as I describe a concept or idea that fits their needs.  Before entering the consulting world full time over 10 year ago, I was on the full-time faculty at High Point University.  Seeing those lightbulbs go off is very satisfying and is probably one of the reasons why I became so involved in the SQL Server Community years ago.

In this new role, I look forward to having the lightbulb lighting up over my head as I encounter new environments and hope to continue to light up other people’s lightbulbs on a continuous basis.



Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015 3:16 AM by RickHeiges

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