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Bart Sjerps

Bart Sjerps


On a never-ending mission to drive cost reduction and improved service levels to our customers. This can be applied to any technology - but I specialize on optimizing Oracle Database deployment at our customers, and offering alternatives for classic Data Warehouse / Business Intelligence initiatives. Take a look at my blog to find out how. Specialismen Oracle, performance tuning, virtualization & cloud computing. The keyword is Efficiency - lean & mean.

Six alternatives to replace licensed Oracle database options


More and more I hear companies looking into replacing expensive licensed database options with more cost-effective alternatives, for various reasons: simple cost reduction, or avoiding lock-in, or because of other strategic considerations. In order to kickstart the creative thinking, here are a few hardware and software based methods to achieve [...]

Five reasons to choose VMware vs Oracle Multitenant


While busy preparing another blogpost on my dedupe analyzer tool, I was triggered to write a quick hotlist of reasons why one would strategically choose VMware virtualization over Oracle multitenant option if the goal is to achieve operational and cost benefits. There may be other good reasons to go for [...]

The Quick and Dirty Dedupe Analyzer – Part 1 – Hands on


As announced in my last blogpost, qdda is a tool that analyzes potential storage savings by scanning data and giving a deduplication, compression and thin provisioning estimate. The results are an indication whether a modern All-Flash Array (AFA) like Dell EMC XtremIO would be worth considering. In this (lenghty) post I [...]

The Quick and Dirty Deduplication Analyzer


The best thing about being me… There are so many “me”s. — Agent Smith, The Matrix Reloaded One of our customers reported less than optimal space savings on XtremIO running Oracle. In order to test various scenarios with Oracle I was in search of a deduplication analysis method or tool – only [...]

Questions & Answers to replatforming webcast


A list of questions being asked to my most recent webcast on Oracle replatforming together with Madora Consulting. I decided to put the Q&A on the blog so anyone can benefit instead of just the 100+ attendees we had on the webcast (awesome!) Disclaimer: Some Q&A are about licensing and my answers [...]