Alomari is well known in the industry for his performance
expertise. He has published several books on performance tuning
with Prentice Hall. He has also presented on the subject of performance
tuning at numerous conferences including Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle
User groups, Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), VLDB, SANS,
and Database and Client Server World. Prior to becoming an independent
consultant and starting Cybernoor Corporation, Ahmed worked for
Oracle Corporation for over 10 years, and he last held the position
of Vice President of the Applications Performance Group in the Applications
managed the Applications performance group in Applications development
and he was responsible for the performance and scalability of the
E-Business Suite and the PeopleSoft Enterprise applications. As
part of his role managing the Applications performance group at
Oracle, Ahmed led the effort to migrate Oracle Applications to the
cost based optimizer (CBO), as well as adopt advanced features in
the Applications product lines including partitioning, Materialized
Views, OLAP, VPD, parallel execution and many others. Ahmed has
also worked with hundreds of customers to adopt Real Application
Clusters (RAC) in Applications environments, and he led an effort
(inside Oracle) to ensure Oracle Applications is RAC aware. He has
close to 15 years of performance tuning expertise with large systems.
In 1996, Ahmed was awarded the outstanding achievement award at
the VLDB summit for Operational Databases from the Winter Corporation.
Farnham is well known for system and database configuration
and optimization. Mark has assisted such clients as Burlington Coat
Factory, Cisco Systems, Network Applications, and Paypal with database
architecture, systems analysis and planning, and implementation and
support of application optimization and database performance.
has had great success working with very large databases. Since founding
RIGHTSIZING, he has been involved in the configuration and tuning
of some of the largest Oracle databases in the U.S. including such
businesses as Kmart, Bechtel Corporation, the Latter Day Saints
and PayPal. He also was a key member of the Massive Open System
Environment Standards (MOSES) group and the Very Large Database
(VLDB) group from their inception.
In addition to his proven technical expertise Mark has experience
in strategic planning and structuring organizations. Mark was on
the board of directors of the Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG)
from its founding through its first nine years. During his tenure
as President, conference attendance grew from about 200 to over
1,000, and the stage was set for globalization and growth to the
8,000 plus person conferences we came to know and love. This close
association with the Oracle user group and Oracle application product
management provides RIGHTSIZING with access to a significant knowledge
and resource base. Mark recently accepted membership in the oaktable network. Click the table to go there.
Ireland, co-founder of RIGHTSIZING, has earned a reputation
as a leading architect and developer of high-performance Oracle applications.
With almost thirty years of consulting, he has considerable experience
with implementation and development of Oracle's E-Business Suite,
including complex customizations and extensions using Application
Object Library and Workflow. He has designed and developed one of
the more advanced "Vendor Managed Replenishment" systems
with EDI interfaces to major retail chains such as Walmart, Kmart
and Target. He has also designed web store systems interfaced to Oracle's
Order Entry. Jerry has extensive development experience with large
databases. He has a thorough knowledge of Oracle development tools.
He has also participated in beta testing as far back as CASE 5.0,
CASE 5.1 and ReportWriter 2.0. His most recent projects include work
with Oracle Streams and BPEL.
Jerry has served on the board of directors of the Oracle Development
Tools User Group from its infancy and is a regular speaker and panel
member at the ODTUG and OAUG conferences. He has chaired several ODTUG
conferences and has been a driving force behind collaboration between
OAUG and ODTUG at OAUG conferences.
Brown is the Technical Manager and Senior DBA for Colibri
Limited. He is known for working with configuration and performance
management at the system and database levels. He has presented on
the subjects of database administration and performance optimization
at numerous conferences and user group meetings. He is a regular member
of the Applications Database Optimization Panel at the Oracle Application
User Group (OAUG) conferences and Oracle Openworld. He also is a regular
member of the Linux, Migration and Upgrade panels at the OAUG conferences.
Michael is the current chair of the OAUG Database SIG and the OAUG