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Following are more detailed "corporate bios" on each of our "core" staff members. To view a specific staff bio, click on the respective tab below:

Bala Sethuram

President and Oracle Applications DBA
Bachelor of Technology; Oracle Certified Professional


Bala has over fifteen years experience with Oracle products and Oracle Applications. His experience spans the breadth of the Oracle product suite. Over the years, he has honed skills by taking up assignments in Development, Support and Administration of various products within Oracle Technologies including Oracle Application Servers, Warehouse Builder, Replication, Dataguard and the database. Areas of expertise include: "Oracle Database Management," "performance tuning," "security," "replication," "dataguard," "troubleshooting" and "scripting." He is also proficient in Oracle Applications system administration, E-Business functional support and Oracle Application server operation. He has delivered many solutions, for the most critical and difficult database and Applications problems, to diverse clientele.

Key Skills

Oracle Applications specialist, responsible for the infrastructure layout of new IBM PSeries hardware and installation, setup and configuration of Oracle Ebusiness Suite 11.5.10 on AIX 5L. Manage the DBA team to deliver fully operational environments on AIX platform. Provide guidance and consultation to other teams including development regarding the functionalities and administration of the Applications.

Oracle Application System Administration. Managing the environments with regarding to Change control and rollout of patches into various environments. Synchronising/Cloning environments to fast track implementation schedules.

Performance testing, tuning, troubleshooting, project management, Applications support, Analysis and Problem Solving, Solution Design and User Testing.


Bala has been involved with the following major assignments:

Boral Limited: Applications DBA Team Leader; Bala Sethuram was a key member of the "Technical Team" at Boral, working on the Oracle 11i Project and other "Key Initiatives" on the Oracle 11i platform. Managed over 20 oracle databases.

Coca-Cola Amatil: Senior Database Administrator; was the key database administration resource for the implementation of AR+HR modules at Coca Cola Amatil. Managed fairly high volume Oracle 11i Ebusiness Suite databases and administered inhouse datawarehouse. Performed a review of the Oracle installations and implemented Performance Tuning recommendations from the exercise.

Vodafone Group (Vodac Pty Ltd): Senior Database Administrator; Managed the Oracle Applications installations as Oracle Database Team Lead. Upgraded Oracle Applications from character version 9.4 to 10.5. Implemented and Managed 24x7 Billing systems on Large Oracle Databases processing millions of Call Data Records. Responsible for the smooth operations of Oracle IT infrastructure on Alpha OSF.

Comindico Australia Pty Ltd: Senior Database Administrator; Provided database administration services for implementation of Oracle based Billing systems and Peoplesoft version 8 on Sun Solaris platforms.

South Sydney City Council: Senior Database Administrator; DBA resource for performance tuning and ongoing database administration of Oracle Applications Version 11.0.3, Maximo databases on Sun Solaris platforms.

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