With increasing IT demands, it is becoming difficult for institutions to properly account for the dollar amount spent on improving technology
or buying some new innovation. Seeing the need to have a good correlation between business and IT,Dukes Interative Systems with its database experts
provide organizations with database management services. We have highly skilled DBAs who ensure the stability and integrity of
At Dukes Interative Systems we have carved a niche for ourselves in providing database management and systems consulting using the following technologies
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Oracle Database Server
- Microsoft Server
What Is Database?
A database management system (known as a "DBMS") is a set of computer programs that controls the creation, maintenance and storage of data.
Sure it does a lot more than that, but that's the main purpose of a database, in a nutshell. Databases come in all shapes and sizes. For
smaller applications, Microsoft Access may be used. For larger applications, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle database Server, or MySQL might
When we talk about database development, we are talking about defining, designing, developing and deploying a complete database solution.
It involves the front-end (user interface) of the system, and it involves the back-end (database, other tiers). Our point is, we aren't
just creating tables here. We are designing and building an entire database-centric application. That's why they call it a database
A professional DBMS needs to meet the following characteristics
For your database to be useful, it is going to have to be complete. Your business rules are going to have to be enforced throughout the system,
and required data must be filled in. We're talking about data integrity. The old saying "garbage in, garbage out" was invented by database
developers! So our first goal is to make sure good data makes it into the system, and stays that way.
As a database developer, We're a bit fanatical when it comes to security. Your database is of little use if it can be hacked. More than
likely it houses confidential, valuable information. So our job as developers is to make sure that it is being safeguarded. Sure, logins help.
But security goes a lot further than creating a login screen. For example, each application should have varying levels of security or roles.
That way only certain people can delete records or make bulk changes. Security also means making sure the system isn't structured in a way
that outsiders can easily compromise it. You need to focus on security from day one.
We don't like waiting, and I doubt you do either. The speed and responsiveness of a system play a major role in its acceptance. It's one of the
first impressions a user makes about a system. Sometimes hardware has an impact on performance, but usually it has to do with how a system is
designed. For database systems, it usually comes down to one of two things. Either the system is requesting way too much data, or indexes are
being used incorrectly. You show me a system with a performance problem and 9 chances out of 10, one or both of those problems are at work.
User friendly / Intuitive
Being "User-Friendly" is probably the most abused term in the software industry (right behind social networking). What does it mean to be
user-friendly? To me a user-friendly application feels like it was designed just for me. The person or company who developed it understood
precisely how I was going to use it. It fits like a good glove. That's user-friendly. To be intuitive, the application also needs to hide
complexity. If you need a 300 page manual to figure something out, in most cases that isn't user-friendly or intuitive.
To create a successful database management system you really need all of the above, so those are the major areas we focus on throughout
every aspect of our database development services.