Crayon and DB Pro revolutionize the optimization of Microsoft databases


The new service reduces the costs of SQL Server environment by even a half.

Crayon Oy and DB Pro Oy have made an agreement on significant cooperation, offering their clients a comprehensive service to optimize the Microsoft SQL Server license assets and hardware costs.

The costs of an SQL Server environment can be reduced by even a half with DB Pro’s Governor® method. For example, the Finnish media house A-Lehdet has achieved 47 percent savings with the method. By optimizing the server capacity required by the SQL Server platform and acquiring only the necessary software licenses, organizations no longer have to pay extra for their SQL Server platforms.

Crayon is DB Pro’s first partner of its kind offering the Governor® software solution. The cooperation is based on capacity planning with DB Pro’s Governor® software and Crayon’s Software Asset Management services.

Governor® is the first and only software in the market that enables significant cost savings with automated capacity optimization without compromising performance. Simultaneously it releases the resources of the database layer to more productive use that better supports business development.

“Our cooperation with DB Pro, creators of the Governor® software, will revolutionize the capacity optimization of SQL databases. The solution enables considerable savings, so it will surely have demand within our clientele. As a unique solution, it offers also great possibilities for our customer acquisition. The solution complements our software asset management services offering excellently,” says Jani Ristola, CEO of Crayon Oy.

“Crayon’s strong market position gives us a very desirable channel for offering the Governor cost optimization in Finland. Software licenses are, among hardware investments, central opportunities for cost savings. It is great to have such a professional partner offering their expertise for optimizing the license assets and defining the potential savings. A profound understanding of the different licensing models is clearly its own area of expertise,” says DB Pro’s CTO and Founder Jani K. Savolainen.

Further information:

Kari Tuisku, CEO, DB Pro Oy, +358 50 3131 708, kari.tuisku(a)
Jani K. Savolainen, Founder & CTO, DB Pro Oy, +358 44 035 3637, jani.savolainen(a)

Jani Ristola, CEO, Crayon Oy, +358 50 374 8352, jani.ristola(a)
Mika Sonck, CDO, Crayon Oy, +358 40 511 0490, mika.sonck(a)

DB Pro Oy is a forerunner in Microsoft SQL Server cost optimization. We also specialize in SQL Server platform planning and implementation projects and comprehensive performance optimization. DB Pro is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner company.

Crayon is the global leader in software asset management (SAM), cloud and volume licensing and associated consulting services and are trusted advisers to many of the globe's leading organizations. Through our unique people, tools and systems we help optimize our client's technology estates within the new hybrid cloud world. The company has over 1000 team mates, is head quartered in Oslo, Norway with offices around the world.