About Us

Nottingham based SQL Server, Linux, Oracle, Windows, CRM professional trying to spread some knowlege and make some contacts.


SQL Server DBA since SQL Server 7, having experience of:

  • HA: Clustering, Replication, Mirroring and Log shipping
  • VLDBs: 500GB tables make life interesting
  • OLTP: Real time financial payments for large web sites, and coping with high demand events
  • OLAP: Data Warehousing and processing for Cognos (ETL and cube building)

Oracle DBA since 9iR2. With experiences of:

  • HA: RAC and Dataguard
  • ETL: writing routines to process the large loads of data for warehousing or analysis
  • DB design, both from an infrastructure point and logical design for new in-house applications
  • DR planning

Linux user since some ancient version of slackware. Experience of:

  • Redhat Certified Engineer
  • Providing underlying platform for many varied apps
  • Low level configuration
  • Low level fault finding and coordinating cometing parties to get to a Fix.

And over the years I’ve picked up more than my fair share of experience and knowledge of working under varius project management methodologies (Prince, Six Sigma) and IT goverance schemes (ITIL)