About

 

NuDais Consulting LLC

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, Implementation & Maintenance

  • Database Upgrade, Conversion, Migration & Patching

  • Standardization, Automation & Documentation

  • Production & Development DBA Support

  • Scripting & Database Development

  • Data Modeling & Database Design

  • Data Conversion & Migration

  • Training & Skills Transfer

I have acquired extensive DBA experience through using multiple versions of the Oracle Database on multiple platforms, across many different industries. I like to adhere to Oracle’s standards, recommendations and best practices and enjoy bringing compliance, consistency and standardization to challenging environments.

If you have an Oracle database issue, problem or challenge, if I don’t know the answer you can rest assured I’ll work diligently to find and implement the best solution. For more information, please contact me here.

A Brief Personal History.

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 many different industries. Some of the companies I have worked for or consulted at include:

  • IBM
  • Europcar
  • Schlumberger
  • Deutsche Bank
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Adams Resources
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Target Corporation
  • Allianz Cornhill Insurance
  • Intel Professional Services

It’s been fun too as my work has taken me across the US, UK and a few places in Europe – well OK, just France. 😉

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. If you’d like to discuss an Oracle opportunity of some kind, please get in touch here.

What’s In a Name?

I get asked this all the time, so it probably wasn’t a stroke of marketing genius to call my company something people aren’t sure how to pronounce. That said, this is my little corner of the Oracle internet universe so I’ll call my company what I like! 😀

NuDais is pronounced “new-dey-is”. So not that tricky really. The name reflects my other passion in life, namely music. 🎧

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. His 2017 album Savage (Songs From A Broken World) reached #1 in the official UK indie album chart and #2 in the official UK album chart. I’ve seen him play live over 100 times. It never gets old!

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 means ‘a raised platform’ and has an unusual spelling which I quite like. The song is taken from their 1986 album, Brighter Than A Thousand Suns, which is absolutely epic!

Killing Joke continue to be a massive influence on the music industry and have also enjoyed a prolonged career of excellence. I too have seen them play live many times. Their 2015 album Pylon was just brilliant.

Both these artists are incredibly talented, pioneering and influential. If you like your music edgy, dark and intense, check ’em out. You’re welcome!