Brian has been in the IT field for over 20 years and has worked as a computer operator, operations analyst, systems administrator, application developer and for more than half of his career as a database administrator. He holds a B.S. in computer science and a M.S. in computer science, specializing in database systems. Additionally, Brian holds OCP DBA credentials for Oracle 7.3, 8, 8i, 9i and 10g. Brian has been a member of SearchOracle.com’s Ask The Experts since 2001. He regularly contributes to the My Oracle Support and Oracle Technet communities. He can be followed on Twitter on @BPeaslandDBA and maintains a blog at http://www.peasland.net. He is the author of “Oracle RAC Performance Tuning” on Rampant TechPress.