Sanjay Mishra has more than 12 years of experience working with Oracle systems. His key areas of interest include database architecture, database administration, performance management, scalability, software development and data modelling for mission-critical and decision support applications. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Master of Engineering degree in Systems Science and Automation. He is the co-author of the books Oracle Parallel Processing and Oracle SQL Loader: The Definitive Guide (both published by O'Reilly Media, Inc.). Sanjay has published several technical papers in Oracle Magazine and SELECT Journal, and has presented many technical papers at various regional, national and international conferences.
Alan Beaulieu has been designing, building, and implementing custom database applications for over 13 years. He currently runs his own consulting company that specializes in designing Oracle databases and supporting services in the fields of Financial Services and Telecommunications. In building large databases for both OLTP and OLAP environments, Alan utilizes such Oracle features as Parallel Query, Partitioning, and Parallel Server. Alan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research from the Cornell University School of Engineering. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters and can be reached at email@example.com.