Because I want it and I can afford it. It’s simple.
I work as a database administrator, consultant and trainer, and I provide regular database support to my own customers.
I love my job and I dedicate 60% of my time to the customers I look after. This is enough to sustain my family and I still have 40% left. I want to commit it to companies with their own databases and no in-house administrators. Such companies undervalue the risks involved, and don‘t realize that databases and data stored within are the company’s heart and blood.
Databases must be always up and running and all data available. Normally, it does not take much effort to ensure smooth operation and that’s why I am ready to check your databases for free – I will only ask you to write a good reference.
The offer applies to new companies I haven’t been working with yet.
To be more specific, I can dedicate 4 to 6 hours of my time in return for a good reference. I will charge you accordingly for any extra time, or we can enter a Framework agreement should you find my assistance helpful and beneficial in the long term.
Worth trying it out, don’t you think?
It’s simple. The only thing I require is remote access to your database server that needs to be checked.
I work globally so I need nothing more than a VPN access. Being aware of security concerns and the sensitivity of your data, I will happily sign your non-disclosure agreement.
Are there any other legal requirements? No problem. I can flexibly adapt to your procedures. On-site visit is also available, for a fee.
I am a certified specialist with years of experience in numerous companies so you will have a true expert on board.
You can find a few references on this website and I am ready to provide more if required. I run a blog, I have written a specialist paper, I keep expanding my knowledge and, above all, I continuously work with databases, resolving both minor and complex issues.
I know a lot, but not everything so it is a good idea to discuss your issues by phone or e-mail first and make sure I am the right person for your needs.
Just drop me a message and we’ll talk about it.
Need find out more?
Tomáš Solař, database specialist
Since 2009, I have been working with over 120 small- and mid sized companies as well as global corporations. I still cooperate with most of them and I assist them with various projects. Also popular is database monitoring, providing database checks on a daily basis. As of 1st March, I have 93 monitored databases. I work as a database administrator (DBA), consultant, tutor, project manager, mentor, emergency contact (HOT LINE) and very often as an emergency brake when a client experiences a problem and application suppliers can’t help.
Martin Frélich, Chief Executive Programmer
We have been working with Tomáš Solař on the administration of Oracle database servers for over a year. Mr. Solař is very approachable, professional and always very flexible with any unusual issues. We appreciate this long term cooperation and we can only recommend his professional services.
Pavla Hettnerová, Executive Support
We’ve been collborating with Mr. Solař since 2015 on regular courses focused on the administration of Oracle database and backup and recovery using RMAN, Flashback and Datapump.
Mr. Solař is a seasoned lecturer with a profound knowledge of the Oracle world. His training programmes are well prepared and detailed. He is able to comprehensibly share his knowledge with the course participants and he also received a very good feedback.
Jiří Malý, Head of support department
We have used the Mr. Solař’s services repeatedly when we needed an expert assistance with some less common issues affecting our clients‘ Oracle databases.“Mr. Solař is always very approachable and ready to help, his assistance is really substantive and effective, which only proves his profound professional knowledge and results in a prompt solution to the problem. He has become our contractual provider and I can recommend his services to everyone.
Filip Nehasil, konzultant, Abra Software a.s.
„Most of our customers take care of the ERP database server themselves. However, some clients don‘t have their own Linux and Oracle administration professionals available, and we may encounter performance and accessibility issues with improperly installed databases. Mr. Tomáš Solař whose consultancy services we have been using for a long time, is ready to connect remotely to the customer, promptly identify the issue in cooperation with us, resolve it and recommend improvements to the configuration, even out of business hours.“
Radim Bláha, IT manager
We work with Tomáš Solař on the Oracle database maintenance on a regular basis, or whenever an error occurs. He is able to identify and immediately resolve the problem source and to recommend steps for the database operation in the future. He is also able to provide a professional advice and to find a suitable solution to our issues.
We are considering to develop a closer cooperation and to utilise his excellent qualities and professionalism in the administration and maintenance of Oracle databases.
Ing. Jaromír Lysý, vedoucí IT
Upon an unplanned server restart, discs containing database files were improperly mounted, resulting in corrupted data files. Mr. Solař was very approachable in planning his service intervention (we started less than an hour after the first call), and he helped me to restore our database. The repair was done in a few hours and we were charged only time spent on the job.
Stanislav Hybášek, executive director
We approached Tomas Solar with our development database performance issues. Upon analysing the databases and operating system, he clearly explained the reasons behind the failure and suggested a solution. After implementing the changes, the response time of our applications became provably faster and we can now go on with our development work.
Our collaboration with Tomas continues as we entered a contract on regular database environment support.
We can fully recommend Tomas as a database admin.
Juraj Boldiš, IT manager
“I have had the opportunity to work with Tomas Solar successfully. Recently, he has advised us on Oracle database performance issues and again, he has done this in a professional manner and to our full satisfaction. I am planning to use his expertise again and looking forward to further cooperation”.
Ing. Petr Weinlich, IT administrator
“In the need to expand our knowledge in Oracle administration, we turned to Mr. Thomas Solar who delivered a training tailored to our needs. Mr. Tomas Solar is a knowledgeable and experienced expert. He has been very approachable, helpful and patient. His training programme has met our expectations and we are very happy with his work“.
Daniela Soldátová, Department of Information Technology
“Operating Oracle databases within particular applications of our office system sometimes involves problems that require intervention of an experienced database specialist. Given that Tomas Solar provides such services, we decided to accept his offer. Primarily, we needed a consultation on database server migration, an analysis of non-standard database behaviour with a follow-up, an adjustment of backup scripts and an employee training on the basics of Oracle Database administration. Based on the results delivered so far, we can say that his advice has been very helpful. In a few hours, he solved problems the application supplier and we had been struggling with for several months, and he helped to save our time and funds. Mr. Solar’s approach was very professional. Moreover, he did not keep his actions and procedures as his secret „know-how“, but shared it and explained everything to our colleagues. We must also appreciate his effective communication, agility and reliability“.
Miroslav Rudolf, IT manager
“Like anyone after many years in the IT industry, I learnt that getting a partner with experience and enthusiasm is crucial for success. Upon evaluating all factors (price, experience, integrity), we chose a joint offer from Tomas Solar and Jan Polnicky. They delivered on time, proved a deep understanding of the system and also covered work that should have been done by other suppliers. Above all, I appreciate Tomas’s and Jan’s pragmatic approach, knowledge, teamwork, planning of the entire delivery and aftersales assistance. We are now collaborating with Tomas and Jan under a service contract”.
Jan Recina, prokurista Verotel IT Services s.r.o.
“For the past 10 years, Verotel IT Services Ltd. has been an Internet payment provider (IPSP) for ‘high risk businesses’. We entered into collaboration with Mr. Thomas Solar in mid 2008 and worked with him until this year. Thanks to his flexibility, knowledge and experience in Oracle database administration, we are able to maintain a stable environment with a high service availability as well as to develop and improve our systems as per our customers‘ needs”.
Shadi Glukmann, Chief Executive Officer
I have had the pleasure of working with Tomas Solar on several occasions on both an emergency and non emergency basis. Mr. Solar has proven on every occasion to be knowledgeable, proficient and up to the task at hand. He is a trustworthy and capable addition to any team, in any capacity.
Libor Pácl, šéfredaktor nakladatelství
“Collaboration with Mr. Tomas Solar, the author of ‘Oracle Database 11g: Ready solutions’, a specialised paper, was perfectly smooth. When writing, he was being very careful, communicative and able to flexibly adapt to the edition requirements. He completed the work within a deadline, virtually without any considerable editorial intervention. Upon publishing, he has remained active in the sales and marketing support. I can unreservedly recommend Mr. Tomas Solar for another similar project“.
Ing. Jiřina Kaprálková, Head of the Department of Computer Science
“As a head of the IT department at the Prague 13 borough office, I have been cooperating with Mr. Tomas Solar since 2010. He provides support of our database management, particularly the installation of new versions, migrations and responding to operational issues. In particular, I appreciate the transparency of his interventions – he always explains in detail why, where and what he has done, something that larger providers usually don’t do. It is important for us – we don’t have to rely on a single specialist and at the same time, we can easily keep all hours worked under control. Also his expertise, reliability and readiness to help are important. I like working with people who have a special knowledge and yet remain modest.”
RNDr. Zdeněk Kabátek Ph.D. program manager
“We were dealing with a major issue in a customer’s Oracle databases running on a 5-node RAC cluster. We have managed to resolve this thanks to highly specialized expertise of Mr. Tomas Solar who has the unusual ability to combine technically advanced solutions with business thinking and therefore contributes significantly to satisfying a demanding customer’s needs in any environment. Tomas is clearly a very intelligent and experienced Oracle Database Administrator, but his greatest advantage is the knowledge of business environment. If we got into trouble with Oracle databases again, Tomas would be our first point of contact“.
Tomáš Bezděkovský, DBA & IT administrator
S panem Solařem spolupracuji od roku 2012, kdy mě na školení přesvědčil nejen o vysoké profesionalitě a přístupu, ale také o spolehlivosti, ochotě a příjemném jednání. Díky tomuto jednání došlo k trvalému navázání spolupráce, která probíhá ve spokojenosti i nadále. Jeho zkušeností si velice cením a jsem rád, že se mohu obrátit v případě potřeby na odborníka s dlouholetou praxí a zkušeností.