Tales From A Lazy Fat DBA

Den of an Oracle DB Performance freak & a fan of Cassandra, MySQL and PostgreSQL …

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       Now  New Me (Tuned & Optimized) <==== BEFORE                             

A seasoned Oracle, Cassandra and MySQL DBA professional with a creative bend of mind, having a wide range Development, Implementation and administration experience with big organizations As a senior member of My Team, I’m able to combine my love for Oracle Databases and OS/Application Management.

* Strong experience in Oracle Database Management/Implementation and Administration with expertise in Performance Tuning & Optimization, Advanced Troubleshooting, RAC and Golden Gate.
* Hands on experience on Cassandra databases hosted on AWS and non-cloud environments.
* Strong background in project development and quality assurance with an outstanding history of managing projects from initial conception, through development, to implementation.
* Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communicator who can deliver effective presentations and maintain collaborative relationships.
* Experience of remote and onsite support and deployment as DBA for international clients.
* Extensive international experience, including assignments in India, Australia, Poland, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Switzerland, Thailand, Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway


  • Oracle Database Implementation/Administration/Configuration.
  • Oracle Database Advanced Performance Tuning & Optimization Expert.
  • Oracle Golden Gate Implementation expert.
  • Oracle Real Application Clustering (RAC) Implementation and Administration.
  • Oracle Database Advanced Troubleshooting.
  • Performance Management & Reporting
  • Managing Cassandra Clusters hosted on AWS and Non-Cloud spheres.
  • Managing MySQL databases both on Cluster and Non-Cluster environment.


  • Oracle Certified Expert (Database Performance Tuning 11g – OCE )
  • Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Professional (OCP)
  • Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Associate (OCA)
  • ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management
  • Oracle Golden Gate 11g Certified Implementation Exam Essentials
  • Ericsson GIAP (Formerly BUGS) Certified Professional for JS5 (Experienced Integration Engineer)
  • Ericsson GIAP (Formerly BUGS) Certified Professional for JS6 (Solution Architect)
  • AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate


A simple kind of man and yes i am no more ‘Fat’:) …

My sole purpose of reserving this space is to share what I’d learned and experience while working. It also helps me as well to track the progress and a platform to discuss database subjects and issues.


– Prashant Dixit






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