About Us

DB Gurus believe that a solution to a problem should be no more complex that it has to be. We believe in keeping it simple. Though not always possible (things do sometimes get complex) we hide that complexity from the normal users, whenever possible.

Our cloud-based database platform can be configured and adapted to almost any task. It has been used to store and track environmental data, financial information, medical records, employment stats, sports results... all with a minimal of fuss.

The app we have created is the same - quick to install, easy to learn. It makes sense and guides you through. We put the hard yards in so you don't have to.. smooth and robust all the way.

Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away.. Antoine De Saint-Exupry.

Our Values

Quality

We pride ourselves in being professional in everything we do.

Integrity

We do our utmost to deliver what we promise in a timely manner.

Respect

We always try to treat people with respect, both within and outside of our organisation.

Our Customers

History

Established in 2006 by Jon and Jarrod at an office in Austinmer just metres from the beach, or one hour South of Sydney, Australia.

The software house has grown steadily since then and we have completed many projects for over 250 Clients (see portfolio). These clients include large and small organisations spanning a range of industries and sectors.

The projects have been extremely varied too. We have developed Apps, Web based platforms, Microsoft Access applications, performed database conversions, integrations and designed large and complex database projects, some of which have gone over multiple sites and have taken a number of years.

We specialise mainly with Microsoft technologies such as Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, .NET and C#, Report Writer and Crystal Reports. From an App perspective we use Swift 2 for iOS, and Java for Android.

Our philosophy has always been to provide high quality, professional database solutions that are simple to use and reliable through the use of tight processes, reusable tools and code, with stringent quality assurance.

Management Team

Jarrod

Director since 2006

Jarrod was born and raised in the Wollongong area. He got his degree in Computer Sciences from Wollongong University in 1997. He has worked as a programmer at Maxim Technology and CPA Software Solutions and then set up his own consultancy business in 2003.

Jarrod is a co-founder and director responsible for MS Access and SharePoint development and support services at DB Gurus.

In his spare time Jarrod enjoys reading, skiing and spending time with his family.

Jon

Director since 2006

Jon was born in the UK and lived in Qatar and Egypt as a boy. In 1992 he got an honours degree in Business Information Technology from Kingston University in 1992 before working for various companies such as GE Finance, The Patent Office, Royal Bank of Scotland, Citibank Global Asset Management, and Dun and Bradstreet as a programmer before moving to Australia in 2000 where he worked at CPA Software Solutions.

Co-founder and director responsible for the .NET development - the technical architect for our online products - talking to clients, writing specs and liaising with the programmers and testers.

At lunch time you will normally find him in walking up the escarpment, mountain biking or practising golf or archery.

David

Project Manager, joined 2011

David spent his childhood in Bathurst and moved to Sydney after finishing year 12. He has degrees in Mechanical Engineering (UNSW) and Material Science (UNSW) and a Masters in Computer Studies (Wollongong University).

His role within DB Gurus is as analyst and project manager - writing specs, managing individual projects and ensuring they meet the specification.

David's forte is transforming ideas into exceptional and usable apps. From app design to app development across both iOS and Android platforms.

David is very much a family guy but also enjoys swimming in the ocean pool most days.

Ben

Consultant, joined 2015

Ben has over 14 years of experience in the Australian software industry predominately with bespoke or unique software providers. Prior to joining DB Gurus he worked in business development, specialising in software design and business modelling. Ben’s role at DB Gurus includes project management, responsibility for marketing programs, brand management and driving the platforms continued success. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that occur at the intersection of people management and technology.

Ben holds degrees from Southampton Solent University and the University of Portsmouth. He lives on the south coast with his wife and their four children. When not working, Ben enjoys obstacle racing and anything involving the ocean.

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Tony

Project Manager, joined 2019

Anthony has more than 17 years of working experience in the IT industry, ranging from software development, publishing and customer service.

He started his career as a software developer after graduating with a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Mapua Institute of Technology in 2000 and later found his passion in project management in 2003. Since then, he started managing projects and teams for big clients like Lexis-Nexis, Springer, Wiley and Employers Mutual.

In his free time, he loves spending time with his family, reading books, hiking and playing the guitar.

Started in
2006

Over 200,000
Hours work

500+ Completed
Projects

250+
Clients

Senior Programmers

We employ some of the most talented programmers from both Australia and overseas to work on our cutting edge databases. Their mixture of education, training and aptitude allow us to provide the very highest quality service at a compentitive price.

Alex

Senior AP, joined 2010

Alex is the lead programmer when it comes to the Environmental Monitoring Database. With many years experience of developing in ASP.net and SQL Server he is also extremely skilled in Iron Speed having been developing complex applications using the tool for the past 6 years.

When taking time out Alex likes to travel extensively and has been to almost every country in Europe and many other countries around the world.

Dat

Senior AP, joined 2011

Over the past 13 years he has completed many successful projects, mostly related to online news, business management and online services.. Alwasy willing to learn new stuff and with an interest in technology.

An extremely talented programmer we save our most technically challenging projects for!

A family man, with two kids, he likes travelling and sports.. especially soccer which he plays twice a week.

Lan

Lan

Senior AP, joined 2011

Lan got his bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences from Post and Telecommunication Institute of Technology in 2003 and then worked as .NET & C# leader at FTP Software Company.

He has worked on many web based solutions using both Iron Speed and more recently TheDatabase.net template.

Ed

Senior AP, joined 2009

Ed got his bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences from University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos in 1998.

From then, he has worked as a programmer for 11 years. Mainly creating database applications in Visual Basic and MS Access.

He joined DB Gurus in 2009 as MS Access programmer. During his free time, Ed loves to spend most of his time with his family and also watching movies.

Red

Senior AP, joined 2016

Red loves coding. He loves learning new things in technology.

Because life got boring for him after he finished the degree of Management Accounting at St. Paul University Dumaguete; he proceeded studying Information Technology and got a Masters degree in Information System at Silliman University. Now, he's been coding for almost 15 years and a part-time professor in Computer Auditing and Business IT courses. Red loves travelling together with his wife, Pretty. He loves playing with his son too, Zeke.

Ricky

Ricky

.NET and SQL Server Developer

Strong technical Developer specialising in .Net technologies with a strong background in requirements analysis and system design. Also involved in designing user friendly UI and improved UX for web applications.

Winston

Winston

Senior Xamarin Developer, Joined June 2017

Winston is a Senior .NET Developer. He has over 10 years of experience with the .NET technology stack, of which 2 with Windows Phone and 5 with Xamarin and Xamarin Forms. A passionate evangelist of everything Microsoft, including its cross-platform mobile development paradigm, Winston has been speaking to professional, academic and developer community audiences around Mindanao.

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Zubair

.NET and SQL Server Developer

With a Master of Computer Science and 20+ years of working experience in design & development of n-tier enterprise applications Zubair is a techie who loves to develop the core technical parts of an application.

His role in DB Gurus involves requirement analysis, technical design, development of the applications and communication with clients. He has extensive expertise in Microsoft Technologies particularly .Net, .Net Core, SQL server and Azure.

In his free time, Zubair spends his time learning new technologies, book reading and visit hilly areas for hiking & trekking.

Our Customers

Configurators

Configurators are the guys that make it happen fast. They get your online database up and running in the shortest possible time and also help with most support issues.

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Michael

Configurator, joined 2015

Michael has been working for over 10 years in the IT sector and is currently in his final year of a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from AMA College Cavite.

His main role at DB Gurus is configuring online database systems and he specialises in troubleshooting hardware and software problems.

He is always exploring things and up for any challenge and stays motivated and focused via learning.

In his free time he spends time with his 2 children or biking, hiking or camping.

Lester

Configurator, joined 2016

The latest configurator on the team Lester brings a great can-do attitude and attention to detail when it comes to creating online databases

Living in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte he has a passion for technology and surfing the internet.

Our Services

Others

Other important team members that deserve a special mention are as follows:

Ann

Ann

PA and Account Administration, joined 2013

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing Ann started her career in financial services industry and is is a certified investment solicitor.

She likes to travel, loves going out to the movies and baking for her three kids. She spends most of her free time hanging out with her family and close friends.

Liz

QA / Tester, joined 2019

With a BS in Computer Engineering started her career in Software testing in 2006. Approximately have 8 years work experience in software testing providing delivery of quality IT solutions.

She loves to travel, eat Japanese food and take photos.

Bon

Junior QA / Tester, joined 2019

QA Engineer testing both our cloud databases and mobile applications.

With a BS in Information Technology he started his career in Customer Support and then switched to System Quality Assurance for Kinetique Systems before joining DB Gurus in 2019.

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