About the Author
Kamran Agayev Agamehdi is an Oracle ACE and an Oracle Certified Professional DBA with many years of experience managing complex UNIX-based Oracle Databases. As a working IT professional, Kamran has experience in a wide range of mission critical technologies, specializing in database administration best practices for backup and recovery. Kamran has hands-on experience with real-world Production environments, and he has risen in the ranks from a developer to a managing DBA. Kamran possesses the rare combination of technical and managerial skills and his outstanding communication skills enhance his duties as liaison between functional business management and the technical DBA and SA professionals Currently Kamran is pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at the Azerbaijan Oil Academy and he serves as an adjunct professor teaching Oracle Database Administration in a Qafqaz University. Kamran also publishes a popular blog at http://kamranagayev.wordpress.com. Aman Sharma is an Oracle database specialist, an Oracle Certified Professional(9i,10g,11g), an Oracle Certified Expert for Linux and SQL and an Oracle ACE. He is a Sun Certified System Admin with over 6 years of experience. Mr. Sharma works as an instructor training professionals around Asia Pacific in Oracle related technologies. Prior to his work as an instructor, he worked as a DBA for a large software development company. In his spare time, when he is not teaching or not traveling, he likes to spend his free time in various Oracle forums over the web. Mr. Sharma also writes about Oracle database over his blog at http://blog.aristadba.com.