Neil has been working in IT since 1988 as a Cobol and Assembler Programmer on IBM Mainframes, and started DBA-ing all releases of Oracle since v6.0.29. sometime around 1991/2 both in a Production Support and Development capacity.
He has ran global DBA and Development teams and is currently an independent Oracle DBA Architect consultant.
As well as Oracle, he has extensive experience using SQL Server 6.5-2012 and has worked on and administered most flavours of Unix; (AIX / Linux (RH, OEL & SLES) / Solaris / HP-UX / Tru-64).
Neil is an Oracle ACE, is the Chairman of the UKOUG RAC, Cloud, Infrastrcuture and Availability SIG for the UK Oracle User Group, and is currently responsible for the Database Stream planning and selection for the UKOUG Tech16 Conference.
You can follow me on Twitter: @chandlerdba
In real life, I have a lovely wife, 2 fantastic kids and a passion for Sunderland Association Football Club, which at the time of writing are plying their trade in the English Premier League. They have not won a major trophy for a very long time, although they have won the top division title 6 times (but mostly in the 1890’s).