Paulo Portugal has more than fifteen years of IT experience as an Oracle DBA. He is an Oracle Certified Master 11g; an Oracle Certified Professional (9i, 10g, 11g, and 12c); an Oracle RAC 10g and 11g Certified Specialist; an Oracle DBA 10g Certified Linux Administrator; Oracle Exadata Implementation Certified; IBM DB2 Certified (8 and 9 “Viper”); an Oracle GoldenGate 10 Certified Implementation Specialist; an Oracle Enterprise Manager Certified Implementation Specialist; and an Oracle 11i Applications Database Administrator Certified Professional. Paulo is the author of the Rampant “Advanced DBMS Packages” and many articles in blogs and some magazines and websites. Paulo has maintained a regular presence on the Oracle conference and speaking circuit: Oracle Open World—San Francisco (2005, 2006, 2011, and 2013); IBM Information on Demand—Los Angeles (2006); Burleson Oracle RAC Cruise (2009); and Oracle Training in Reading—United Kingdom (2011). Currently, Paulo works as an Oracle sales consultant for Oracle Brazil. Paulo has participated in the Oracle Beta Test 11i project using Data Guard and is a specialist in high Availability tools such as Oracle Data Guard, Oracle Streams, Oracle GoldenGate, and Oracle RAC.