At Distinct Logic we understand that most every effort taken within an
organization affects the bottom line. We also understand that customers want to leverage what’s
available in the marketplace and not necessarily recreate the wheel.
However, what’s interesting and challenging is that they still want to maintain
their competitive technology advantage over their competitors.
So to us, the answer was simple. We embraced the idea of providing
innovative, unique, custom solutions created and enhanced
using off-the-shelf, proven technologies. This method was adopted
to control costs without sacrificing performance, availability, scalability,
or security. So, when choosing a platform vendor upon which we would build
our base solutions we chose the obvious – Microsoft.
SQL Server 2005/2008
Most Distinct Logic solutions are “data-centric” so a very robust database platform is essential.
SQL Server 2008 is designed to help enterprises address the challenges of business today
by making solutions easier to build, deploy, and manage. It maximize IT productivity
by reducing the complexity of developing and supporting database applications and can share
data across multiple platforms, applications, and devices, making it easier to connect
internal and external systems. Distinct Logic utilizes most every aspect of the software,
including its scheduling and DTS features, to provide our customers with the best in data
warehousing, security and management.
SQL Server Reporting Services
One of the biggest challenges we have faced when building web-based solutions is creating
and consistently generating and securing quality reports. There have been several vendors
in this space that provided costly, “bolt-on” solutions that required an
additional skill set or resource to maintain. SQL Server Reporting Services is a
comprehensive, server-based solution that enables the creation, management, and
delivery of both traditional, paper-oriented reports and interactive, Web-based reports.
Reporting Services combines the data management capabilities of SQL Server 2008 and
Microsoft Server 2003 with familiar and powerful Microsoft Office System
applications to deliver real-time information to support daily operations and
drive decisions. Report developers can create reports to be published to the
Report Server using Microsoft or other design tools. It supports both on-demand
(pull) and event-based (push) delivery of reports. It implements a flexible,
role-based security and users can view reports in a Web-based format or in e-mail.
So it is, in a nutshell, the perfect solution for our needs and a fundamental part of our solutions.
Simply put, ASP.NET allows you to use a full featured programming language
such as C# (pronounced C-Sharp) or VB.NET to build web applications easily.
Object Oriented Programming makes it possible to build extremely large applications,
while still keeping your code clean and structured. With ASP.NET, we can do
the same on the web. Its Web Services feature allows for a distributive
approach for our customer’s applications which can communicate with different
servers all around the world and produce a unified application experience that