& DATABASE MIGRATION
TopBuilder is a marketing software company founded in 2008 and based in Houston, TX. Their primary customers are commercial builders and contractors in the US and Canada. Their web-based solution combines construction-specific Customer Relationship Management (CRM), quoting, job management, and marketing automation tools.
When we met them, TopBuilder relied on a third-party hosting service with a dedicated server environment. In TopBuilder’s 12 years, they experienced double-digit growth, and eventually, their environment couldn’t keep up with the growing traffic on their software. The software was slow, and the lack of scalability hurt TopBuilder’s ability to meet customer demand. The search for a new hosting service began, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) won out.
AWS connected TopBuilder CEO Dave Knowles with JetSweep in January 2020. We provided an initial Proof of Concept (POC) for the server migration, but all plans came to a halt as the uncertainty of the pandemic set in. JetSweep stayed in contact with TopBuilder throughout the first half of 2020. When Knowles was ready to go in July, our team got to work.
First, we performed a database assessment to address their immediate problems with performance and scalability challenges, and long-running query issues. Then, we conducted the migration using a lift and shift method, a one-to-one migration directly to AWS. Once the migration was complete, our team upgraded their SQL server environment and performed SQL Tuning and Optimization to maximize performance.
- Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
- Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
- Load Balancing
- SQL Server RDS
- Elastic Block Store (EBS)