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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.

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 [...]

Oracle on VMware: Caging the license dragon


Virtualizing databases has huge financial and operational benefits – in particular with Oracle, where physically deployed database servers are typically heavily under-utilized which leads to huge over-spending on license cost. Of course poor efficiency on database servers leads to higher processing requirements, to higher number of CPUs purchased, and in turn [...]