PebbleIT’s most recent sale and implementation of Dbvisit has been at QBEInsurance Australia, Australia’s largest international insurer1 with offices in 49 countries and over 13,500 staff worldwide. QBE needed to sync their local systems to remote standby databases located offshore and chose Dbvisit because of its functionality and price.
Raymond Allo, the technical lead on the project, advised the benefits to QBE of using Dbvisit as an Oracle Data Guard alternative. “It was easy to convince QBE to utilise Dbvisit as they could clearly see the cost saving to the organisation. Some applications do not require the features of Oracle Enterprise Edition and are adequately served by Standard or Standard Edition One. Also, Dbvisit does not require changes to be made to the init.ora file like Data Guard.” He also noted that Dbvisit was effectively handling transportation of data between a primary and standby site so far apart. “There was the tyranny of distance and bandwidth to get the initial copy of the database over to the US, but after that Dbvisit is very efficient at handling the log shipping”.
PebbleIT, founded in 2003 by Managing Director Marck Moscatelli and based in Sydney Australia became a Dbvisit reseller in 2007. While the business initially focused on delivering database-related services, the strong relationships they formed with their customers meant they soon moved into providing a more diverse range of IT services as required. This includes Application and web development, consulting and Managed Services, remote DBA Support, database development and migration, and a software license advisory service.
Pebble IT’s license advisory service has seen them become the trusted advisors to their customers and help companies such as Nielsen, AMCOR and National Health and Medical Research Council not only save $100,000′s in licence costs but also significantly reduce annual maintenance fees.
PebbleIT’s commitment to providing products which allow exceptional ROI to their clients means that Dbvisit is a natural fit for the company’s ethos of value through innovation, simplicity and personalised service.
For more information about PebbleIT and their services please visit their website at www.pebbleit.com.au.
1. As measured by gross written premium. Source: http://www.qbe.com.au/Australia/About-QBE/Insurance.html