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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.

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 [...]

Debunking Oracle certification myths


Another frequently asked question I get asked a lot: Is Oracle certified on Vmware? There are plenty articles discussing this very topic, here’s a few examples: oracle blog – is Oracle certified on VMware vmware understanding oracle certification support licensing environments virtualization.info – oracle linux fully supported vmware esxi and hyper-v longwhiteclouds – fight the fud [...]

Getting the most out of your server resources


As an advocate on database virtualization, I often challenge customers to consider if they are using their resources in an optimal way. And so I usually claim, often in front of a skeptical audience, that physically deployed servers hardly ever reach an average utilization of more than 20 per cent (thereby [...]

Announcing my Openworld 2013 presentation material


Last Tuesday I had the privilege to present at Oracle Openworld 2013 together with Sam Marraccini (the guy with the big smile here in the pic) from EMC’s Flash products division. Sam introduced the various EMC Flash offerings we have, and I discussed some experiences and best practices from the [...]