More and more I hear companies looking into replacing expensive licensed database options with more cost-effective alternatives, for various reasons: simple cost reduction, or avoiding lock-in, or because of other strategic considerations. In order to kickstart the creative thinking, here are a few hardware and software based methods to achieve [...]
While busy preparing another blogpost on my dedupe analyzer tool, I was triggered to write a quick hotlist of reasons why one would strategically choose VMware virtualization over Oracle multitenant option if the goal is to achieve operational and cost benefits. There may be other good reasons to go for [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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