“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 DBA / Architect / DBA Manager various Fortune 100 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
- Active Network Inc
- Sempra Energy Holdings
Currently , I am a Senior Staff Solution Architect and Global Oracle Practice Lead for VMware 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.
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
I am also featured in the Level Up Project