Charles Kim is an Oracle ACE and an Oracle Certified DBA. Charles is a freelance consultant and works predominately in the Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) space (RAC, ASM,Data Guard, and other HA solutions).
Charles released his first book, titled Oracle Database 11g New Features for DBA and Developers, in November 2007. Charles also co-authored the Linux Recipes for Oracle DBAs with APress, published in November 2008. Charles is also the author of the MAA case study at Oracle’s website.
He holds certifications in Oracle, Red Hat Linux, and Microsoft; has more than 18 years of IT experience; and has worked with Oracle since 1991. Charles blogs regularly on his DBAExpert.com website and provides technical solutions to Oracle DBAs and developers.
Joe Meeks is a Director of Product Management with Oracle’s Database High Availability Group in Server Technologies. Joe manages customer programs that focus on data protection and high availability solutions using Oracle Data Guard and the Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture. These programs ensure customer success through knowledge transfer of HA best practices while closely aligning future Oracle development priorities with customer requirements.
Joe has 30 years of experience in the computer industry helping customers to address HA requirements of business critical applications in manufacturing, retail, finance, energy, telecommunications, healthcare, and public sectors. He has a BS in Environmental Science and an MBA.