Understanding customer's needs and pains
Discovering optimization opportunities
Designing a future-state architecture


  • Peter Skjøtt Larsen DB Best Architect
    Peter Skjøtt Larsen Senior Director & Principal Architect

    Peter grew up in Denmark, son of a farmer turned newspaper editor, and a banking adviser. Before emigrating to America, he worked on software user interfaces and databases for applications in CAD, Workflow modeling and Stockbroker terminals.

    Later in the US, he worked on document management, telecom, monitoring and mediation software at Marconi and, and a few years at Microsoft making solutions for TechNet, Visual Studio and a fun stint at Microsoft Research.

    At DB Best, Peter heads up the Platform Migration practice which helps customers migrate from one software platform to another, including the Azure, AWS and GCP clouds. This work is full of customer conversations, to uncover the details and pitfalls of legacy IT systems, in order to plan a path forward. With over 200 project engagements every year, DB Best sees all sorts of different systems, many for the first time. The job is often more about ramping up on something new, than walking down a well-worn path.

    Peter lives with his wife on a little horse farm outside Seattle.



How can you best fit the new solution to the customer’s world view and the current environment? What do you need to know to design a future-state architecture that incorporates proposed changes into the actual customer environment? Why do you need to expand the view and zoom out to the larger global landscape?

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Webinar archive

Like what you see? DB Best has held quite a few interesting webinars on data management. Check out the links below.

SQL Server Performance Analysis

Bill Ramos, Director of Technical Product Management

The webinar learns to be efficient with the analysis of SQL Server’s key performance metrics.

Our star speaker shared his thoughts on becoming a superstar SQL Server DBA. Discover how you can use business intelligence tools to quickly discover SQL Server issues, share your findings, do less firefighting, and concentrate on the development work.


Data in Context

Ilya Milman, Principal Solutions Consultant

The webinar is all about using data the right way.

Our seasoned speaker shows what it takes to spot the right pieces of data, extract them gently, and make use of them. For that measure, Ilya breaks down this process and showcases the best data collection and visualization techniques you will find on the market. Learn how to make data work for you and your product.