is a senior database administrator working for Oracle. He handles all facets of database administration from design and development to production support. He also teaches advanced database courses at Regis University in Colorado. Darl does volunteer DBA work for the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group. He has a graduate degree from Colorado State University and lives near Spanish Peaks, Colorado, with his wife, Heidi, and daughters, Brandi and Lisa.Bernard Lopuz
is a senior technical support analyst at Oracle Corporation. In the early years of his IT career before he became an Oracle database administrator, he was a programmer, developing Unisys LINC and Oracle applications, as well as interactive voice response applications, such as telephone banking voice processing applications. He has wide experience using RedHat AS and Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL). Bernard was the technical reviewer of RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 11g: A Problem-Solution Approach
(Apress, 2007), and is an Oracle Certified Professional. He pursued a master's degree in computer information technology at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and completed a bachelor's degree in computer engineering at the Mapua Institute of Technology in Manila, Philippines. Bernard lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife, Leizle, and daughters, Juliet and Carol.
Director of database technologies at Novara Solutions, Inc., Charles Kim
is the author of the 107+ page Maximum Availability Architecture case study at Oracle's Website (http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/availability/htdocs/FNF_CaseStudy.html), and is an Oracle-certified database administrator, a Red Hat Certified Technician, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. He has over 16 years of information technology experience and has worked with Oracle since 1991. Charles is also a technical editor for Oracle Press
. Charles has presented for IOUG and Oracle OpenWorld on such topics as real application clusters, automatic storage management, and 24/7 high availability considerations using Oracle advanced replication, hot standby and Quest Shareplex. Charles also runs DBAexpert.com and provides technical solutions to Oracle Database administrators and developers.