DB Administration, Security and Compliance for First Distribution

DB Administration, Security and Compliance for First Distribution

First Distribution’s Database Administration, Security and Compliance needs lead it to trusted advisor, Ascent Technology. For any large organisation, Database Administration (DBA) is a vital part of maintaining their Data Platform Operations effectively. As it has...

Ascent Technology helps Bidfood SA migrate to Microsoft Azure

When Bidfood SA chose to modernise and migrate its data platform to Microsoft Azure, it turned to Ascent Technology for help. In a world that is digitally transforming, it is more vital than ever to an organisation’s success to utilise the latest platforms to drive...

Ascent Technology helps migrate Phumelela Gaming to Azure

A Windows Server and SQL Server consolidation, optimisation and migration to Microsoft Azure enables the company to reduce costs, modernise its data platform and boost its innovation capabilities. As an operator running two distinct betting businesses, Phumelela...


Database System Health Check Service from Ascent Technology

Database System Health Check Service from Ascent Technology

A Database System Health Check assesses if your Database is running optimally, and can help diagnose challenges before performance issues, and/or down time affect your users. That’s where Ascent's Database Health Check Service comes in. Our Database Health Check...

Database Security and Compliance with DB Shield

The growing number of threats to databases and unauthorised access to the data within, is clearly creating on-going headaches for CIOs. Solving these headaches may not be easy, but by asking the right questions, CIOs can begin to overcome their Database Security and...

Database Administration and Support Service from Ascent Technology

Economic volatility is driving a greater number of organisations to consider cost cutting measures and to implement consolidation procedures. This situation is further compounded by the growing skills shortage that makes it more difficult for businesses to acquire and...


Microsoft Data and Analytics Partner of the Year Finalist

Microsoft Data and Analytics Partner of the Year Finalist

Ascent Technology continues its strong showing in the Microsoft Partner of the Year awards, as a finalist in the Data and Analytics Partner of the Year award. Finalist Data and Analytics Partner of the Year "It is always gratifying to be recognised by Microsoft as one...



From the Desk of the MD – January 2019

From the Desk of the MD – January 2019

The start of another year inevitably brings with it the promise of change, and in wishing all our clients a happy New Year, we would like to suggest that 2019 is going to be a year of considerable and exciting change. After all, not only do we have what are sure to be...

Data Platform Modernisation

Ascent Technology offers end-to-end, cost effective, Data Platform and Azure, Consulting and Support Services. These services are structured to allow clients the flexibility to choose the engagement model which suits their needs.


Facing platform ‘end of life’ issues together with increasing pressures to digitise processes, increase profitability and innovate on product and service, organisations are finding Data Platform Modernisation projects can deliver significant value by enabling IT cost reductions together with improved service levels and increased agility.

An effective platform modernisation project factors in a combination of architecture refresh, together with software upgrades and targeted application remediation to deliver a platform that offers the optimum combination of TCO, performance and business innovation.

  • Database Upgrade and Database Server Consolidation
    • Provides clients with the ability to leverage newer technologies to reduce license footprints whilst improving robustness and efficiency of the database environment. The consolidated environment results in reduced hardware, operational and licensing costs.
  • Database High Availability
    • Provides clients with the ability to have a robust, maximum uptime database environment. This is achieved by the implementation of a number of methodologies and technologies. These include clustering, mirroring, replication and disaster recovery.
  • Hybrid Database Solutions
    • Provides clients with the flexibility to run database workloads, business critical applications and services in their own Private Cloud, the Public Cloud or a combination of Private and Public Cloud. Delivering high availability, allocate resources dynamically, and automate management of applications and infrastructure.
  • Database License Optimisation
    • One of the major costs associated with IT Solutions is software licensing and the managing thereof. Furthermore, while software licensing is a significant asset, it can be problematic for many clients.
    • Ascent Technology is focused on ensuring that its clients obtain the most cost effective database software licensing metric possible in relation to the client’s needs. Due to Ascent’s close relationship with database vendors, Ascent has a comprehensive knowledge of database software licensing.
    • As Ascent Technology has a services annuity revenue based business model, it does not depend on software licensing sales or fees to make its income. This means that Ascent has no conflict of interests in respect of software licensing procurement at its clients. This fact ensures that the Ascent’s clients get 100% objective and conflict free advice when it comes to database software licensing metric assessments and recommendations.