Technologies we Understand/Speak


What is J2EE? 
The Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) defines the standard for developing multitier enterprise applications. The J2EE platform simplifies enterprise applications by basing them on standardized, modular components, by providing a complete set of services to those components, and by handling many details of application behavior automatically, without complex programming.

J2EE platform takes advantage of many features of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE), such as “Write Once, Run Anywhere” portability, JDBC API for database access, CORBA technology for interaction with existing enterprise resources, and a security model that protects data even in internet applications. Building on this base, the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition adds full support for Enterprise JavaBeans components, Java Servlets API, Java Server Pages and XML technology. The J2EE standard includes complete specifications and compliance tests to ensure portability of applications across the wide range of existing enterprise systems capable of supporting the J2EE platform. In addition, the J2EE specification now ensures Web services interoperability through support for the WS-I Basic Profile.

RAMPS J2EE Services Through the use of proven J2EE design patterns, reusable design solutions and open source frameworks our consultants can jumpstart your J2EE application development.

Over the years we have put together a set of reusable application patterns, design patterns and best practices. We regularly evaluate, adopt and support J2EE complaint open source frameworks like Jakarta’s Struts, Log4J, Ant and Exolab’s Castor. Using such field-tested assets in development can not only jumpstart development but also help in cutting costs and drastically reducing application development time.

J2EE Application Server selection One is faced with numerous choices when it comes to J2EE application servers. Selecting the application server that best meets your needs is a daunting task. And no two application servers are created equal. A wrong decision could end up in millions of dollars being wasted and eventually resulting in project failures. Having worked with industry leading application servers such as WebSphere, WebLogic and Tomcat, RAMPS consultants can identify your needs and help you make the right decision.

J2EE Compliance Services The J2EE specification defines numerous API services and multiple application programming models for developing applications and integrating them with your enterprise systems. Our consultants evaluate your existing Java applications against the J2EE specifications and deliver a set of recommendations and steps to take in order to make your applications J2EE compliant.

Application Architecture Working with your business requirements and leveraging your legacy systems, our architects can design and deliver J2EE compliant architectural models along with high-levels implementation plans. We can assist your development team with object modeling and in development of application frameworks and starter kits.

Application design and deployment Our architects and developers can work with you through the entire development life cycle, giving you advice, developing starter code and assisting you in application development. Leveraging our extensive experience, we can help you develop flexible and easy to use build and deployment procedures.

What is Microsoft.NET? 

.NET is the Microsoft Web services strategy to connect information, people, systems, and devices through software. Integrated across the Microsoft platform, .NET technology provides the ability to quickly build, deploy, manage, and use connected, security-enhanced solutions with Web services. .NET-connected solutions enable businesses to integrate their systems more rapidly and in a more agile manner and help them to realize the promise of information anytime, anywhere, on any device. The Microsoft platform includes everything a business needs to develop and deploy a Web service-connected IT architecture: servers to host Web services, development tools to create them, applications to use them, and a worldwide network of more than 35,000 Microsoft Certified Partner organizations to provide any help you need.

What Are Web Services? If you ask a developer what Web services are, you’ll hear something like, “self-describing software modules, semantically encapsulating discrete functionality, wrapped in and accessible via standard Internet communication protocols like XML and SOAP.

“But if you ask a business leader who has implemented Web service-based solutions, you’ll get a different kind of answer. You’ll hear that Web services are an approach that helps the business connect with its customers, partners, and employees. They enable the business to extend existing services to new customers. They help the business work more efficiently with its partners and suppliers. They unlock information so it can flow to every employee who needs it. They reduce development time and expense for new projects. You’ll hear less about what Web services are and more about what they enable the business to do.

Benefits of Web Services By enabling applications to share data across different hardware platforms and operating systems, Web services provide many benefits, including:

  • Opening the door to new business opportunities by making it easy to connect with partners.
  • Delivering dramatically more personal, integrated experiences to users through the new breed of smart devices—including PCs.
  • Saving time and money by cutting development time.
  • Increasing revenue streams by enabling businesses to easily make their own Web services available to others.

 

What RAMPS can do for you?

  • Provide Resources for your .NET projects.
  • Building new applications based on .NET Technology.
  • Maintaining and enhancing .NET based enterprise critical applications.
  • Creating streamlined, end-to-end virtual business processes using .NET and Microsoft Technologies.
  • Developing new, customized applications engineered based on .NET Technology for a perfect fit .
  • Redeploying a smoothly functioning body of enterprise applications based on .NET Technology.

 

RAMPS .NET Resources

  • Technical Architects
  • Designers
  • Developer / Mapper

 

Database Administration

Database Administration Services

 We provide Database Administration services including Installation & Configuration of Databases, Security, Network Administration, Performance Tuning, Backup & Recovery Stratagies. In addition to the Administrative Services, we do Analysis, Design and Development of databases.

Performance Tuning
We provide services on Performance Tuning of databases. We specialize on the following areas while tuning the databases:

I/O Tuning
First, we will study the availability of hardware resources and the Database objects which the application(s) are accessing. Basing on the study, we will identify the frequently accessed and high volume transactional Tables and its Indexes. These objects will be bifurcated and attached to different tablespaces. The Containers/Data Files of the respective tablespaces will be kept in different disks. With this the I/O will be distributed across number of disks and the performance will be improved when we compare all the tablespaces in a single disk.

Memory Tuning
If the Cache hit ratio is high, the applications will be faster. For this memory tuning is required. Basing on the available memory, the memory tuning will be done. We will use our techniques depends on the database and try to see the cache hit ratio will be more.

Application Tuning
Application tuning is the most important part of tuning. We know the affect of a poorly written SQL statement. We will analyze the existing SQL Statements and verify the execution timings. We will give suggestions for modifications of SQL Statements.

Application design and deployment
Our architects and developers can work with you through the entire development life cycle, giving you advice, developing starter code and assisting you in application development. Leveraging our extensive experience, we can help you develop flexible and easy to use build and deployment procedures.

Data Replication and Back up Services

Data Replication 
We are familiar with replication services. Creating and managing duplicate versions of a database is called as data replication and it not only copies a database but also synchronizes a set of replicas so that changes made to one replica are reflected in all the others. For companies located in different locations and need to work with the same database which resides at a remote location to the work location can opt for data replication. The beauty of replication is that it enables many users to work with their own local copy of a database but have the database updated as if they were working on a single, centralized database. For database applications where users are geographically widely distributed, replication is often the most efficient method of database access. This replication can be achieved in different m

Backup Services 
As data is one of the most important assets and under any critical circumstances not even a single byte of data should not be lost, we as a part of IT Services offer Backup Services for your organization basing on your business requirements. We offer cold (off-line) and hot (on-line) backups according to the requirement of your company. We promise for 100% backup and recovery for your data (database) at any point of time. Even while taking a hot backup we do not disturb the availability of your database even to the end users.

Data Migration 
We will provide services for Data Migration. In present days, companies are seeking for well-managed storage systems. Data classification is very important which describes conditions for data access, retention requirements etc. Keeping heavy volume of unused data in the database is expensive with respect to space and performance. Also, Data migration is necessary when an organization decides to use a new computing systems or database management system that is incompatible with the current system. Typically, data migration is performed by a set of customized programs or scripts that automatically transfer the data. For this we require data migration from One database to another or to a file system. We are expertise in migrating the data from database by using the database utilities Export, Import, Load, SQL Loader, DTS etc.

Business Intelligence
Retailers, banks, and financial services firms, in particular, have made large investments in business intelligence product suites. The systems were purchased to help uncover customer trends, product development opportunities, and market gaps. Business intelligence solutions are complex, however, and companies have found that they need a great deal of support to manage and optimize.

RAMPS has extensive experience in running and maximizing the major business intelligence solutions from vendors such as Cognos, BRIO, Microstrategy, Informatica, Hyperion, SAS, Information Builders, Business Objects, Applix, and Oracle

Data Warehousing
Building a data warehouse is critical for companies in competitive industries. The data warehouses must be flexible and scalable to support millions of terabytes. Users must have fast and easy access to the data to analyze trends and respond quickly as opportunities appear. Retailers, for example, can utilize data warehouses to uncover trends in spending, store traffic, product mix, and other variables which will lead to smarter business decisions about what to sell, to whom, and where. Similar benefits also apply to manufacturers and telecommunications companies.

RAMPS take a strong pragmatic approach, in order to design, deploy, and manage a successful data warehouse and decision support strategy. The process starts with strategy development and review. This focuses around the strategic and tactical objectives of the organization, what each division needs, and data acquisition opportunities. Next step is that of logical and physical architecture design for decision support environments which is based around building a consistent, useful repository.

RAMPS ensure that the server platform elements, middleware, and client tools all fit in with the existing infrastructure. Then, a review of all possible failure points is done and a contingency plan is created. RAMPS has extensive experience in designing, deploying, and managing data warehouses for companies in retail, healthcare, manufacturing, telecom and other industries. With significant domain and technology expertise, RAMPS helps build and manage data warehouses that can help uncover new customer opportunities and optimize existing customer relationships.
Datawarehouse are vital competitive tools. Enterprises today, need to leverage their datawarehousing and business intelligence infrastructures to harness the true potential of their mission-critical e-business, customer management, and supply chain initiatives.
Source data analysis

  • Data modeling to optimize data storage and retrieval
  • Data acquisition from OSS
  • Data extraction cleansing and loading
  • Tools evaluation and benchmarking
  • Functional prototype development
  • Data Mart design and development
  • Metadata management
  • Expertise in Abinitio, Datasage, Informatica and SAP BW

Quality assurance is a critical concern for companies that either produce commercial software or develop internal applications. Billions of dollars are wasted every year due to applications that do not work, are faulty, or do not perform adequately. In order to ensure that their people are productive and that customers are satisfied, companies need to implement quality assurance programs.

It makes sense to outsource the quality assurance processes to highly skilled QA companies like RAMPS. At RAMPS, the quality assurance process includes test plan development, software requirements verification, application integration, regression, and performance testing and load or stress testing.

With the advances in automated software testing in the past few years, the need for skilled operators of automated testing tools from Rational (IBM), Mercury Interactive, and Compuware is critical for companies that need to deliver robust, fully functioning applications. RAMPS quality assurance professionals are skilled at the entire software quality assurance process, and can help you design, deploy, and manage your software QA process

Our expertise and experience offer a smooth testing project with on-budget, on-time completion
RAMPS Testing and Quality Assurance service offerings:

  • Reduced cost of ownership as a large part of the Testing & automation services is offered from offshore.
  • Enhanced Quality & Stability of the product: As RAMPS takes over the regression testing of the product, your engineers can focus on enhancing the testing scenarios and test plans.
  • Reduced Time to market as RAMPS can supplement the needs for product Testing.
  • De-risking of product management is ensured as the RAMPS can meet the flexible needs of testing. Also your management team can focus on higher end product management activities as the offshore team operates with extremely low management overheads to you.
  • Reduction in testing time: Automation of test cases reduces the testing cycle times while improving the testing accuracy. This ensures that the end product quality is enhanced while the costs of the testing are reduced. The cost of automation is itself reduced as most of the work can be done from offshore.
  • Enhanced automation coverage: RAMPS engineers can handle the automation activity, which the existing test engineers can continue to focus on release testing.

What is Software-as-a-Service (S-a-a-S)?

Software as a service (or S-a-a-S) is a way of delivering applications over the Internet—as a service. Instead of installing and maintaining software, you simply access it via the Internet, freeing yourself from complex software and hardware management.

S-a-a-S applications are sometimes called Web-based software, on-demand software, or hosted software. Whatever the name, S-a-a-S applications run on a S-a-a-S provider’s servers. The provider manages access to the application, including security, availability, and performance.

Key characteristics of the S-a-a-S model:

Multitenant Architecture
Easy Customization
Better Access
S-a-a-S Harnesses the Consumer Web


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