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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.

Getting the Best Oracle performance on XtremIO


(Blog repost from Virtual Storage Zone – Thanks to @cincystorage) UPDATE: I’ll say it again because there seems to be some confusion: THIS IS A REPOST! Original content is from the Virtual Storage Zone blog (not mine). Just reposted here because it’s interesting and related to Oracle, performance and EMC storage. [...]

Oracle, VMware and sub-server partitioning


Last week (during EMC world) a discussion came up on Twitter around Oracle licensing and whether Oracle would support CPU affinity as a way to license subsets of a physical server these days. @sam_lucido @EMCOracle @CacheFlush is #VMware and accepted hypervisor for #oracle hard partitioning these days? thought they weren't— Andre [...]

TheCube interview EMC World 2014


Being interviewed yesterday at EMC World 2014 by Wikibon and SiliconAngle. Enjoy! Update: You can find a report of the interview here: Best Practices for Putting Your Oracle Database into the Cloud Filed under: Oracle, Performance, Virtualization Tagged: EMC, license, oracle, performance, VMware

Putting an end to the password jungle


With my blog audience all being experts in the IT industry (I presume), I think we are all too familiar with the problems of classic password security mechanisms. Humans are just not good at remembering long meaningless strings of tokens, especially if they need to be changed every so many months [...]