Artikelen gelabeld: cost savings

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]