NuDais Consulting LLC

is a small consulting firm specializing in Oracle Database technology, owned and operated by Sean Francis.


I specialize in many aspects of Oracle Database technology, including:

  • Database Infrastructure Design, Build, Implementation & Maintenance

  • Database Upgrade, Conversion, Migration & Patching

  • Production & Development DBA Support

  • Data Modeling & Database Design

  • Data Conversion & Migration

  • Database Development

In addition, l enjoy writing and maintaining detailed documentation while applying Oracle standards, recommendations and best practices. I also enjoy writing and presenting Oracle DBA training materials.

In between full time employment, I consult through NuDais Consulting and use it as a place holder for various side projects. These include research, learning, certification exam preparation and updating web site content. There’s always something to do!

A Brief History.

NuDais Consulting LLC started life as Corporate Key Computing Limited in the UK in 1997.

The switch to the NuDais Consulting moniker occurred in early 2001 and continued to be the vehicle through which numerous Oracle Database projects were successfully completed for a variety of high profile clients, including:

  • Sun Microsystems
  • Intel Online Services
  • Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Group PLC
  • Allianz/Cornhill Insurance

Operations switched to the USA in 2001. Since then, NuDais Consulting LLC has continued to help many companies successfully address their Oracle Database challenges.

Who Drives the Bus?

I do.

A dedicated career Database Administration Professional? Guilty! 😎

After graduating with an Honors Degree in Computer Science from De Montfort University (Leicester, UK), I initially started out as an ICL mainframe programmer.

Within a year, I  was chosen to support my then employer’s (Rediffusion Simulation) Business Process Re-engineering project which was undertaken by consultants from Oracle Corporation. The role required extensive knowledge of the Oracle Database and the Oracle CASE tools, neither of which I had at the time. Fortunately, over the next several months I was sent on multiple Oracle training courses and thus, an Oracle career was born. I will always remain extremely grateful for those opportunities at Rediffusion.

Since then I have worked with every version of the Oracle Database from Oracle Version 6 up to and including Oracle Database 12c Release 2. I’ve also worked on practically every platform Oracle has ever supported and for companies large and small across a wide variety of industries. It’s been fun too as my work has taken me across the US, UK and a few places in Europe too.

I am a long time supporter of the Oracle Database Administration Certification programme. I hold Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) DBA credentials for Oracle Database 12c Release 1 and all prior Oracle Database versions right back to Oracle7.3 inclusive.

Over the years I’ve also worked with several other database systems including SQL Server, MySQL, Sybase, IDMS/IDMS(X) and several PC based database systems.

If you mention the word database, you’ll usually have my attention.


What’s In a Name?

Don’t worry, I get asked about this all the time.

It probably wasn’t a stroke of marketing genius to call a company something people don’t know how to pronounce, but that’s not really the point of NuDais Consulting. This is my little corner of the Oracle universe and was named to reflect my other passion in life – music. 🎧

NuDais is pronounced ‘New Dey-Is’. Not that tricky really.


Cars - A Timeless Classic

Cars – A Timeless Classic

“Nu” comes from the musical genius the world knows as Gary Numan.

Many will only know of Numan through his massive worldwide 1979 hit single, Cars.

However, there’s so much more to his innovative, pioneering and influential career which is still going strong. New album and world tour to come later in 2017. I’ve already seen him live 100 times. Looking forward to concert 101 and beyond.



Brighter Than A Thousand Suns

Brighter Than A Thousand Suns – Epic!




Dais” comes from the lyrics of a song called Chessboards by my favorite band, Killing Joke. It’s taken from their 1986 album, Brighter Than A Thousand Suns, which is absolutely epic!

Dais means ‘a raised platform’ and has an unusual spelling which I quite like. Killing Joke continue to be a massive influence on the music industry and have also enjoyed a prolonged career of excellence.


Both these artists are incredibly talented, pioneering and influential.

If you like your music edgy, dark and intense, check ’em out.