Y. Emre Baransel – Oracle ACE & Expert in High Availability
Yunus Emre Baransel is an Oracle Certified Professional with more than 7+ years of experience and much specialized in High Availability.
Member of the TROUG management.
Blogger at emrebaransel.blogspot.com, turkceoracle.com
Contributed to Oracle RMAN 11g book, published by Oracle Press.
Speaked at Oracle Open World and User Group conferences.
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Special focus on high availability & disaster recovery solutions, database performance tuning and security.
What make you to learn & work on Oracle databases?
My first company was just like a school where newly graduate engineers were able to join classes from network to system administration and database. First i started to study network technolojies but in my second year i was very lucky because i joined an Oracle class, met with Oracle and chanced my life 🙂 Then i passed OCA and this helped me to join new IT projects as an Oracle DBA.
What made you specialize in High Availability – DataGuard, RMAN?
My first company was the Turkey’s leading telco operator and my current company is the biggest GSM company in Turkey. These kind of companies invest a lot to the IT infrastructure for the high availability & disaster recovery purposes. This forced me to learn Oracle High Availability products. Some of these products are not very common in all IT environments like Data Guard, Streams, Golden Gate but some are very common now, which i think all dbas need to learn. (like RMAN, RAC).
What was the biggest technical challenge in your career so far?
I’ve experienced a lot of crisis in my career like many other dbas, but none of them is interesting enough to mention 🙂
Is there anybody you have regarded as role model at the beginning of your career?
I use Google Reader to read Oracle bloggers’ blog posts. I visit OTN forum, support.oracle.com, Oracle online documentation library and read posts in the Oracle mail groups to keep up to date. Also social networks (especially twitter) are very useful for this purpose.
Your technical best books so far
I’m a member of OTN forum for many years but unfortunately my contrubution is not constant. I generally look at the High Availability topics and especially Data Guard. But as we talked earlier, it’s very difficult to find an unanswered question to comment 🙂
How you experiencing as an ACE Member & road map for this achievement.