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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.

Webcast: How to save on Oracle licensing fees by replatformi...


On Jan 24th, I will host a webcast on Oracle cost optimization via database replatforming. Database license fees drive over 80% of total system cost. Many organizations virtualize their applications, but Oracle is often an exception for a variety of reasons. You will learn why re-platforming Oracle databases on better hardware can [...]

A DellEMC Exclusive Event


Are you going to Oracle Openworld? Meet us for an exclusive event at Moscone West at 839 Howard Street. Click on the picture below to register. See you there! This post first appeared on Dirty Cache by Bart Sjerps. Copyright © 2011 – 2016. All rights reserved. Not to be reproduced for commercial purposes [...]

Legal case – Oracle vs customer


Another example of Oracle apparently ignoring all business ethics and charging a customer €300,000.- for an environment where common sense leads to a more reasonable license fee of €4,000.- I always wonder why customers (even very large and powerful ones) accept this behaviour without a fight and pay the fines or [...]

Straight Talk on Oracle on VMware licensing


Last year on march 19, 2015, Database Trends and Applications (DBTA) hosted a webcast covering the licensing part of running Oracle on VMware. As DBTA archives old webcasts after one year, I asked for permission to re-publish because I think it’s too valuable to have it hidden in the digital eternity [...]

Oracle LMS response to licensing on VMware


Last week I was in London to attend the UK Oracle User Group licensing event. After a number of sessions with excellent material leading to very interesting discussions (one was showing – with permission – some of my own content, with the comment that it saved this customer “a shitload [...]