JRB Software believes Microsoft Azure is the cloud platform of the future. Whether you want a simple service, app, full server environment or a website hosted in the cloud, we believe Microsoft is the answer. Many solutions utilise the cloud to keep data synchronised between devices. An example is Apple's iCloud or Amazon Kindle. Kindle allows devices to sync books in the cloud.

We believe that website hosting is best tailored to Microsoft Azure. This cloud platform is available across the World and is the largest cloud platform available. Whether you use SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, LINUX or other hosting requirements, we recommend Azure.

That does not mean we cannot host elsewhere. If you have any legacy requirement or preferance, please talk to us and we will work with you.

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is perfect for building cloud based solutions on Microsoft data centers. Using this service, you simply pay for what you need. For example, a feature may be to host a web site, or you may want to manage a complete virtual machine or access a cloud database. Azure is an operating system in itself that allows for different systems such as Windows or Linux. You can use databases such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL. Website hosting can use such tools as ASP.NET and PHP.

Authentication, data management, messaging, media services, storage and a host of other features are available with Microsoft AZURE.

AZURE is an exciting technology that we believe will shape the future for cloud computing. The opportunities are endless and we look forward to partnering with Microsoft and your business going forward.

Microsoft SQL Server

SQL Server is Microsoft's relational database management system. This database solution is comprehensive and is a powerful engine. SQL Server typically stores data in a relational format that is accessible using their own Transact SQL (Structured Query Language). There are options for authentication using windows authentication, sql authentication and AZURE active directory. SQL Server offers a very complete set of tools such as diagrams, views, functions, stored procedures and security mechanisms. In addition, you can utilise SQL Server Agent to schedule jobs, replicate and extend data and interoperate with other systems.

SQL Server has excellent integration services, capable of easily setting up interfaces to import data, export data and provide Data Warehouse environments. Analyses services provides drill down and data mining capabilities perfect to compile data warehousing solutions. Finally reporting services can be hosted on SQL Server and compiled using Microsoft's Visual Studio.

We can totally endorse Microsoft SQL Server as our preferance for database management. Microsoft SQL Server has an excellent Management Studio and is very interoperable with Microsofts Development architecture.


Oracle is a high performance database engine suitable for large scalable businesses. Many larger organisations use Oracle with technologies such as SAP and Business Objects. Oracle is truly an advanced and scalable option. Tools such as Quest TOAD are available to manage Oracle databases. Oracle allows for fully pledged data warehousing systems that can work with tools such as MQSeries and UNIX/LINUX scripting to perform batch loading, aggregation, scheduled jobs and error alert systems. When using tools like SAP, it is vital that data gets into data warehousing environments for analyses and reporting using tools like Business Objects.

Oracle uses a language called PL/SQL (Procedural Language/Structured Query Language) to master the features of Oracle databases. Oracle also comes with tools that are forever improving regarding DBA (Database Administrator) functions. Oracle often is installed on systems such as UNIX/LINUX.

JRB Software has extensive experience in this line of technology and we are more than happy to work with you in this environment.


PHP and MySQL often work with UNIX/LINUX systems and are required by CMS tools such as Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal. PHP is a server side scripting language used primarily for the web. This is similar to PERL and C, all of which we have experience in. MySQL is a very good and free database system used primarily for websites. Often, such systems use APACHE as the web server. Perl and PHP are the two most common scripting languages used with this server.

JRB Software is capable of setting up systems with these requirements mainly for web systems such as Wordpress and Joomla. We also have experience with tools such as PERL and C. If your organisation have requirements to use such technology then do talk with us and we will see what we can do.