About the Author
is the lead Oracle technologist for Intel Corporation in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa). Steve has more than 12 years of commercial IT experience with�eight years dedicated to working with the Oracle Database, including a period of time with Oracle Corporation. Steve is the author of Hammerora, the open source Oracle load-test tool, and an expert on Oracle benchmarks and performance. Steve has contributed articles to many Oracle publications and web sites and presents regularly at Oracle seminars, conferences, and special-interest group meetings. He is an Oracle Certified Professional and holds a master of science degree in computing from the University of Bradford, U.K.
Martin Bach started working with Oracle in 2001. His main interests are high availability and disaster recovery solutions for mission critical 24�7 systems,�in which he possesses a wealth of experience. Martin has also spent many years exploring the benefits of virtualisation technologies for Oracle products, mainly by using VMWare ESX Server and Oracle VM.
Martin is a proud member of the Oracle Certified Master community, having successfully passed the exam for Database 10g Release 2 in December 2008. He has contributed to various Oracle user group publications and runs a successful web log. Martin likes to share his knowledge with the Oracle user community in form of presentations, such as at U.K. Oracle User Group events.
Martin has a degree in business and computer science from the University of Applied Sciences in Trier, Germany.