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PRASAD CHIDAMBRAM

Cell: 9611777449 Email: dba_prasad@aol.com

SUMMARY: Over 15 years of extensive Oracle experience (with 6 years USA experience). 12 years Core ORACLE DBA and 2 years as Oracle APPS DBA. Oracle DBA specializing includesOracle Installation, Database Administration, Backup & Recovery, RMAN, RAC, ASM, GRID, Data guard / Standby Database, Upgrades, Migration, Oracle Streams, Flashback, SQL*Loader, Table Partitioning, Export / Import / Data pump and Performance Tuning of Oracle 11g/10g/9i. Experience in installing & configuring the Real Applications Clusters (RAC); and supporting critical database systems. Well versed in Architecture, Database Design, Data Migration, APPS DBA and Data Warehouse Administration on VLDBs. Skilled in ON-SITE/OFF-SHORE delivery model; Demonstrated ability to handle and work across multiple projects simultaneously; An effective communicator with strong leadership, people management, analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to interface and influence at all levels of the organization. EXPERTISE: Oracle 11g/10g/9i/8i Database Administration, R12/11.5.10 APPS DBA, Database Design, upgrade & migration of databases. Experienced in implementing HA technologies like Oracle Data Guard, Oracle Streams and Oracle RAC. Design, implement and support Oracle 11g RAC environments for real-world deployments. Oracle 11g RAC clusterware administration, RAC db administration, workload management, OCR and voting disk backup and recovery. Strong experience in supporting multiple Production, QA, UAT and DEV databases under all flavors of UNIX and Windows environments. Maintenance of 24x7 production support on a rotation basis to ensure prompt resolution to critical database issues. Design and implementation of Backup & Recovery using UNIX, SQL scripts, RMAN, NetBackup, BCV Expertise for RAC Environment; Various type of Database recoveries like - full database, tablespace level, data file level and also point in time based on time, SCN and log sequence using RMAN and Oracle Flashback. DR planning, Designing, Documentation, Implementation using Oracle RAC, Data Guard, HP Service Guard. Configure and manage Oracle ASM and RDBMS instances, ASM diskgroup management, troubleshooting ASM. Create physical and logical standby databases, setup and manage data protection modes, perform role transitions like Switchover/Failover to physical standby database, configure Fast-Start Failover, creating and managing snapshot standby database, Oracle Active Data Guard, performing Rolling upgrades. Oracle database Performance tuning, formulating optimization strategies based on performance, Statspack, tkprof, Explain Plan and Automatic Workload Repository (AWR). Sound knowledge and experience in Oracle APPS DBA using various AD utilities like adadmin, adpatch, adctrl, adclone, rapid clone, adaimgr, adrelink, FND tools etc,. And adept at installations, upgrades, patches, cloning, system security, TAR support, troubleshooting, Oracle application manager; concurrent manager administration and Oracle Apps SYSADMIN functions. Users management, tablespace re-organization and block corruption repair using RMAN backup validate, SQL *Loader, Logminer and Export/Import/Data pump utilities. Manage day-to-day DBA activities using Oracle utilities and tools, monitoring space and memory requirements and Memory Tuning, check Alert Logs, Archive Logs, Trace files and backup verifications; creation of databases, instances, tablespaces, data files, bigfile tablespaces, undo segments. Space Management for Oracle Files, Archive Logs Management; Proactive and Reactive tuning and troubleshooting the database issues. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: ATS SYSTEMS, INDIA Position: DBA Lead (Duration: Jan 2008 Dec 2011) Functioned as Oracle DBA Lead as part of GS Team to support, maintain, implementing all their Production, Quality, Test and Development databases. Manage Oracle database administration assignments for diverse industry clients. Enhance database performance, perform restores, implement recovery procedures, handle performance tuning and conduct regular system backups. Ensure technical and functional Designs meet business requirements. Lead a 42 member L3-DBA team and co-coordinated the offshore data center team, handled over 4200 Oracle databases in 24x7 operations of database services and supporting technologies. Responsibilities: Lead Production Support, managed DBA team, handled customer interaction and escalations, generated regular metrics on the teams performance, presented Proof of Concepts in database area and prepared proposals for DBA work. Installation & configuration of Oracle 11g, 10g, 9i server and clients, database instance creation etc in addition to counseling & coaching team members, guiding the staffing process of the firm and participating in recruitment & retention activities. Act as a technical mentor for the fellow DBAs in the team. Attracting, developing and retaining key talents; maintenance of good business relationship with top decision makers at key clients; setting up teams; leading the proposal development process and contributing to proposal pricing strategy. Designing, implementing, administer and maintain High Availability solutions for Oracle Databases (Data Guard & RAC) on various platforms like HP-UX, Sun Solaris and Linux.

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PRASAD CHIDAMBRAM
Cell: 9611777449 Email: dba_prasad@aol.com

Oracle 11g (R1/R2) RAC Clusterware administration with CRSCTL utility, RAC database administration using SRVCTL utility and SQLPLUS commands. RAC load balancing with client side and server side. OCR and voting disk backup and recovery etc. Migrate / Convert an ASM managed Oracle database to cooked file system and vice versa. Manage Oracle ASM instances and configure Oracle RDBMS instances to leverage Oracle ASM, Improve storage performance and integrity using the ASMCMD command line utility. Add and remove Oracle ASM storage without affecting RDBMS instance availability. Managing ASM disks, diskgroups and ASM Volumes. Involved in installation & configuration of Oracle 11g, 10g, 9i server & clients, ASM, Clarify tools and 10g & 11g RAC on HP itanium & Linux itanium servers apart from monitoring & tuning of OLTP (64bit) 24 x 7 RAC production instances as well as single instances with sizes varies from 30 GB to 1.2 TB. Installed & configured 11g, CRS, ASM, grid control and dbconsole for monitoring the RAC instances; 10g Grid Control & its agents across all the Prod, QA & Staging nodes and 10g Oracle software using 10g cloning methodology to reduce time of installation across multiple RAC and Non RAC nodes. Guard against human errors using Oracle Flashback and Oracle Automatic undo management, restore tables, tablespaces and databases with RMAN, Datapump Export & Import. Configured and deployd Oracle Data Guard, developed a disaster recovery plan for key databases to meet the organization's requirements, troubleshoot the physical and logical standby databases. Enabled read-only services and disaster recovery with Oracle Active Data Guard. Configure seamless database and application failover, minimize planned downtime using Oracle Data Guard switchover, Rolling upgrade using 11g data guard. Configured Oracle streams replication for the databases, schemas and tables. Manage and monitor Oracle Streams using OEM Grid control. Maintenance of Backup of Production, QA, Test & Dev databases based on business requirements, performance of daily incremental backup, weekly backups using RMAN, Hot & Cold Backup and Export, Data pump mechanism. Creation of Cron jobs, RMAN scripts and Korn Shell Scripts using Vi Editor for automating Backup process. Monitoring databases, applying patches, administering user Access, Roles besides focusing on migration / upgrading of Oracle 9i, 10g and 11g. Upgraded individual Oracle Applications product and product families by applying Mini-Packs and Family Packs. Performance Tuning; including instance tuning, I/O optimization and complex SQL query tuning using Statspack, TKPROF, Explain plan, Autotrace, AWR apart from Designing data extract and loading data into Oracle database using SQL*Loader. Management of day-to-day DBA activities using Oracle utilities and tools, monitoring space, memory requirements and memory tuning, checking Alert Logs, Archive Logs, Trace files and backup verifications, Health Checks. Security Auditing, Transparent Data Encryption, Network Security, SOX (Sarbanes Oxley).

Technology used:- 11g, 10g, 9.2, Enterprise editions, Oracle R12, 11i, HP itanium & PA risc servers, HP Tru64, Solaris Sparc Enterprise Servers, SUN ES 250, IBM AIX, Redhat Linux 9, Windows 2000/2003, WinNT, SQL*PLUS, RMAN. IBM GLOBAL SERVICES, INDIA Position: DBA Lead Jul 2004 Nov 2007) (Duration:

Worked as DBA Lead and managed multiple Production, QA, UAT, Development and Test databases for Multiple Customers. Lead 15 member DBA team in supporting and maintaining over 140 large databases remotely. Responsibilities: Assigned charge of multiple PROD, QA, UAT, DEV & TEST databases for multiple customers besides leading a 15 member DBA team involved in remote support & maintenance of 140+ large databases.

Responsible for all standard databases administrative tasks, such as: proactive performance tuning, monitoring and profiling, trouble-shooting, back-up and recovery, DR test, partitioning, replication, configurations, installations on and as needed basis as well as applying patches and upgrades.

Designed and implemented Oracle High Availability solutions for Database using Data Guard and Oracle RAC.

Implemented Data guard Logical Standby and physical standby databases between 3 servers focused on simultaneous recovery, reporting and switchover to the logical standby databases in case of unavailability of production. Set up, Configure and maintain RMAN for backup on RAC using multiple instances to minimize time during full backup of database; fine tuned RMAN for proper distribution of backup files across multiple file systems; configured RMAN on 10g /11g for BACKUP aimed at reducing recovery time. Migrated Oracle databases from 8.1.7.4 to 9.2.0.5; monitored data fragmentation on datafiles, and performed periodic export & import to avoid fragmentation, tablespace management and reorganization. Performed/supported RDBMS software maintenance and database instance creation; set up standby database / DG to protect against failures. Configured Standby Database enabling synchronization of database through regular transferring of archived log files from Production Server to the Standby Database Server. Fine tuned time consuming SQLs using event based waits on the database side; wrote & configured centralized shell script to monitor health, tablespaces & files systems of databases and nodes.

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PRASAD CHIDAMBRAM
Cell: 9611777449 Email: dba_prasad@aol.com

Ensured regular refreshment & restoration of databases; maintained backup of Prod & Dev Databases based on business requirements, performed daily incremental backup, weekly backups using RMAN, Hot & Cold Backup and Export & Import. Involved in performance tuning, complex SQL query tuning, using Statspack, TKPROF, AWR, Explain plan, Autotrace; Designed data extract and loaded data into Oracle database using SQL*Loader. Provided suggestive inputs on database issues for other IBM customers like (IBM US, IBM Australia, AOD, AT&T, American Express, Vodafone and others) apart from the current project. Technology used: - Oracle 9i/10g/11g, Solaris 2.7 on SUN ES 250, HP itanium & PA risc servers, HP Tru64, Solaris Sparc Enterprise Servers, IBM AIX, WinNT, SQL*PLUS, RMAN. FUJITSU INC (USA) Position: Sr. Oracle DBA (Duration: Apr 2000 Nov 2002) Projects: Shaman Corporation, USA: Involved in maintenance of clients Dev, QA & Production databases with 260GB databases size. Involved in database planning, logical & physical Design of database based on application requirements. Set up standby databases to protect against failures; configured standby database to ensure synchronization with production database through regular transferring of archived log files from the Production Server to the Standby Database Server. Maintained backup of Production & Development Databases, based on business requirements, performed daily incremental backup, weekly backups using RMAN, Hot and Cold Backup and Export & Import mechanism. Developed and implemented a comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan for the Oracle Databases at the division. Directed the Oracle Upgrade and Year 2000 projects and completed before time. Created Cron jobs, RMAN scripts and Korn Shell Scripts using Vi Editor for automating Backup process. Managed day-to-day DBA activities using Oracle utilities & tools, monitored space & memory requirements and Memory tuning. Checked Alert Logs, Archive Logs, Trace files and backup verifications. Mentored other team members in the use and best practices concerning Oracle Technologies, options and features, while keeping abreast of emerging technologies and features.

Technology used Oracle 8i / 9i, SUN Solaris 2.7 on SUN ES 250, WinNT, TCP/IP, Net8, OEM 2.2, TOAD 6.1, SQL*PLUS, RMAN, SQL Programmer. DB Concepts INC (USA) Position: Sr. Oracle DBA (Duration: Apr 1999 Apr 2000) Projects: General Electric (GE-CRD), USA: Lead a team of 5 DBAs for Design, Development and Production support. Oracle DBA/ Applications DBA involved in data modeling & database Design; created databases, table spaces, data files, enrolled users, security, tables, stored procedures, triggers etc. Designed & implemented logical & physical database for data warehousing, data cleansing & ETL in addition to maintenance & administration of multiple databases using data warehouse and application of database. Monitored databases, applied patches, administered user access and roles. Tablespace re-organization and block corruption repair. Database refreshes, Backup and Recovery. Restarted processes, managed workers/ servers processes, compiled invalid objects and relinked AD executables. Experience in AD utilities like adadmin, adpatch, adaimgr, adctrl, adrelink etc. in addition to database cloning/refresh for test/development database, patching database. Assisted developers in troubleshooting of issues; managed SQL Loader scripts and database load tasks. Responsible for managing Development, Test, QA and Production databases and implementing future Oracle enhancements to meet the business needs of the Studios and Platform Departments. Managed day-to-day DBA activities using Oracle utilities and tools, monitored space, memory requirements and memory tuning; checked Alert Logs, Archive Logs, Trace files and backup verifications. Focused on query execution plans & locking issues for Benchmark SQL queries. Technology used: - Oracle 7.4, 7.3.3.5, Oracle 10.7, HP Unix10.2, Sun OS 5.5.1, Windows NT, TCP/IP, SQL*Net, OEM 1.6/2.0, SQL*PLUS 3.3.

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PRASAD CHIDAMBRAM
Cell: 9611777449 Email: dba_prasad@aol.com

SOFTWARE TECHNICAL SERVICE INC (USA) Position: Oracle DBA (Duration: Feb1997 Mar1999) Projects: Town & Country, USA: Oracle DBA involved in management of Customer Sales, Customer Details, Product Details, Inventory, Order Details, Delivery Details and helpdesk system comprising of database sized 22GB. Involved in installation of Oracle software on Windows NT server, focused on physical & logical Design. Created databases, tablespaces, datafiles, assisted users in creation of database objects, tables, constraints, indexes, stored procedures, triggers in addition to enrolment of users, security, back up & recovery. Analyzed the execution plan for SQL queries using EXPLAIN PLAN and AUTOTRACE utility and created necessary indexes to improve the overall response time. Maintained, administered and tuned Production, QA, Test & Development databases. Technology used - Oracle 7.3.2, Windows NT 4.0, OEM, SQL Navigator 2.0, SQL*Net, SQL*PLUS 3.3. Electronic Patient Record System for IMNET System, USA: Oracle DBA involved in conversion of Medical Imaging Database from MS-SQL Server to Oracle Server. (The size of the database was 33 GB with 80 users using the same). Installed and configured Oracle software, created instances, databases, tablespaces, schemas, tables, views, sequences, constraints, indexes, triggers etc; Maintained, administered and tuned Development, Test and Production databases. Wrote SQL Loader control scripts for conversion & loading of data into Oracle Database in addition to importing & exporting of data and refreshing databases. Created user accounts, managed database security, created and assigned appropriate roles and privileges as required by the application & managed profiles; Conducted back up & recovery and monitored backup processes. Technology used - Compaq, Windows NT 3.5, Oracle 7.3, OEM, Server Manager, SQL*PLUS. Call Report System for Boston Communication Group, USA: Installing Oracle software on the Windows NT server. Oracle DBA involved in creation of databases, tablespaces, tables, views, sequences, constraints, indexes, triggers etc. Maintained tablespaces, rollback segments, datafiles, control files and log files besides focusing on backup & recovery scripts. Backed up databases regularly, restored and recovered the databases. Involved in memory tuning, I/O tuning and performance tuning of databases. Assisted developers in resolution of critical issues in addition to administration of 80 GB production database. Technology used - IBM PC, Windows NT 3.5, Oracle 7.3, OEM, Server Manager, SQL*PLUS, PL/SQL 2.3. Previous Assignments in brief Programmer/ Junior Oracle DBA, Softpower Consultancy, Chennai, India (Nov 1994 Dec 1996) EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION: Bachelor of Commerce, Madras University. Oracle 9i Certified Associate, Oracle Corporation. Diploma in Oracle 9i DBA (Oracle Corporation), SQL Star International, Bangalore Diploma in Oracle 7X & Forms, Bi-Tech, Chennai Diploma in Sybase & Power Builder, SSI Chennai Certificate in COBOL Programming from NIIT, Chennai TECHNICAL SKILLS: Database Systems Data Warehousing Oracle 11g and RAC (including ASM & Grid Control), 10g, 9i, 8i, 7, Microsoft SQL Server 6.5. Informatica, Oracle Warehouse Builder, Business Objects, Oracle Discoverer, SQL

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PRASAD CHIDAMBRAM
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ERP Hardware Operating Systems Database Tools

*Loader, ERwin 3.5, Export/Import/Data pump Utilities. Oracle Applications R12, 11i (11.5.10), 10.7, PeopleSoft, SAP, Siebel CRM 6.3, Clarify CRM. Sun Enterprise 250 Server, Digital Alpha 8400, Intel Pentium / x86. HP Unix 11.11 / 10.2, Sun Solaris 2.7 / 7, Linux 8.0, IBM AIX, Windows NT/2003/2000/XP. OEM with diagnostic and tuning pack, DBA Studio, RMAN, SQL*PLUS 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, TOAD 8.1, DBArtisan 5, SQL Programmer, PowerBuilder 4.0/3.0, Oracle Designer 6i / 2000, Clarify 11.1, VERITAS NetBackup 5.1, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 5. TCP/IP, LDAP, SQL*NET 2.x, Net8 SQL, PL/SQL, UNIX shell scripts.

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