“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep”
– Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, 1923 by Robert Frost

First and foremost, I am grateful to my Dad & Mom for holding my hand and guiding me through all the storms and showering me with their everlasting love,  grateful to my  Teachers for their efforts in imbibing the knowledge in me and the Almighty for his kind grace whatever I am today.

I have been and still am an avid Oracle evangelist and enthusiast , having started working on Oracle 6 database as part of my Bachelor Degree on Computer Science from  Siddaganga Institute of Technology , Tumkur [ 1991 – 1995 ]. My thesis project was on Library Management Services (LMS) on Oracle 6.


I also have a Masters Degree in Computer Science from San Diego State University , San Diego

My entire schooling till 12th grade was done in D.B.M.S. English School, Jamshedpur, India.



Before joining VMware in 2012, I worked as a Principal Oracle Database Administrator, Oracle Architect and then as a DBA Manager for various companies starting Jan, 1996 , managing their Multi-terabyte Oracle databases and their Oracle database teams with hands on Oracle Technologies –

  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
  • Sony Electronics
  • Newgen Results / Teletech Corp  /AspenMS
  • SAIC
  • Active Network Inc
  • Sempra Energy Holdings

Currently , I am a Staff Solution Architect &  Oracle Practice Lead  specializing in all Oracle Technologies on VMware SDDC.

I am also experienced in EMC SAN technologies along with Unit / Linux Operating Systems (Red Hat, Oracle Enterprise Linux, HP-UX and Solaris). I have also worked on Veritas products e.g VCS , VXVM, VXFS, Netbackup.

I am a vBCA Specialist , a vExpert and VMware VCA – Cloud certified.


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I am also an Alumni Member of the CTO Ambassador Program


I am also an Oracle ACE

I have delivered sessions and spoken in Oracle Open World, IOUG(Collaborate), VMworld, VMware Partner Exchange, EMC World, EMC Oracle Summit.

I have also co-authored a book “Virtualizing Oracle Business Critical Databases on VMware SDDC” which is a comprehensive authority for Oracle DBA’s on the subject of Oracle & Linux on vSphere


A poem by famous Indian poet, Maithili Sharan Gupt, summarizes my approach to life.

नर हो, न निराश करो मन को – Poem by Maithili Sharan Gupt

नर हो, न निराश करो मन को
कुछ काम करो, कुछ काम करो
जग में रह कर कुछ नाम करो
यह जन्म हुआ किस अर्थ अहो
समझो जिसमें यह व्यर्थ न हो
कुछ तो उपयुक्त करो तन को
नर हो, न निराश करो मन को

संभलों कि सुयोग न जाय चला
कब व्यर्थ हुआ सदुपाय भला
समझो जग को न निरा सपना
पथ आप प्रशस्त करो अपना
अखिलेश्वर है अवलंबन को
नर हो, न निराश करो मन को

जब प्राप्त तुम्हें सब तत्त्व यहाँ
फिर जा सकता वह सत्त्व कहाँ
तुम स्वत्त्व सुधा रस पान करो
उठके अमरत्व विधान करो
दवरूप रहो भव कानन को
नर हो न निराश करो मन को

निज़ गौरव का नित ज्ञान रहे
हम भी कुछ हैं यह ध्यान रहे
मरणोंत्‍तर गुंजित गान रहे
सब जाय अभी पर मान रहे
कुछ हो न तज़ो निज साधन को
नर हो, न निराश करो मन को

प्रभु ने तुमको दान किए
सब वांछित वस्तु विधान किए
तुम प्राप्‍त करो उनको न अहो
फिर है यह किसका दोष कहो
समझो न अलभ्य किसी धन को
नर हो, न निराश करो मन को

किस गौरव के तुम योग्य नहीं
कब कौन तुम्हें सुख भोग्य नहीं
जान हो तुम भी जगदीश्वर के
सब है जिसके अपने घर के
फिर दुर्लभ क्या उसके जन को
नर हो, न निराश करो मन को

करके विधि वाद न खेद करो
निज़ लक्ष्य निरन्तर भेद करो
बनता बस उद्‌यम ही विधि है
मिलती जिससे सुख की निधि है
समझो धिक् निष्क्रिय जीवन को
नर हो, न निराश करो मन को
कुछ काम करो, कुछ काम करो


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