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Charles Kim was recently inducted into the VMware vExpert class of 2013.

Charles became an Oracle ACE Director as of December 2009. With the new ACE Director committments, you will see more presentations and papers from Charles. Charles was an Oracle ACE as of May 2008.

Master Oracle Data Guard 11g !!! Provide superior data protection, availability, and disaster recovery using the tested techniques in this Oracle Press guide. Develop a disaster recovery plan for your Oracle database to meet your organization's requirements.

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  • Configure and deploy Oracle Data Guard for your environment
  • Tune and troubleshoot your physical and logical standby databases
  • Implement the Oracle Data Guard Broker management framework
  • Integrate with Oracle Grid Control
  • Monitor your Oracle Data Guard environment
  • Enable read-only services and disaster recovery with Oracle Active Data Guard
  • Configure seamless database and application failover
  • Minimize planned downtime using Oracle Data Guard switchover
  • Handle backup and recovery with Oracle Recovery Manager
  • Written by a team of Oracle experts, Oracle Data Guard 11g Handbook provides a sound architectural foundation along with best practices for configuration, monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting. You will get full details on implementing deployment architectures to address requirements that extend beyond disaster recovery. This invaluable resource also includes a complete set of monitoring scripts available for download.
    Authors of the Data Guard 11g Handbook include: Larry Carpenter, Joe Meeks, Charles Kim, Bill Burke, Sonya Carothers, Joydip Kundu, Michael Smith, Nitin Vengurlekar

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    Linux Recipes for Oracle DBAs written by authors, Darl Kuhn, Charles Kim, and Bernard Lopuz, is a comprehensive example based book on managing Oracle Databases in a Linux environment. The book is written by DBAs for DBAis who live in the Red Hat and/or Oracle Enterprise Linux space.

  • Takes you directly from problem to solution
  • Covers the right mix of Linux user and administration tasks for database administrators
  • Respects your time by being succinct and to the point
  • Execute Linux commands applicable to Oracle Database administration.
  • Write shell scripts to automate critical DBA tasks.
  • Monitor, tune, and optimize a Linux server to run Oracle Database.
  • Perform Linux system administration tasks relevant to Oracle Database.
  • Implement Oracle RAC on Linux.
  • Implement Oracle ASM on Linux.
  • Remotely (and securely!) manage Oracle on Linux.
  • Who is this book for? Linux Recipes for Oracle DBAs is a book for Oracle database administrators who want to expertly operate Oracle databases on the Linux operating system. If you're new to Linux, or are migrating from a Unix platform, or just want detailed solutions for tasks that Oracle DBAs perform on Linux servers, this book is for you.

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    Oracle Database 11g: New Features for DBAs and Developers is a comprehensive, example-laden review of the new features and improvements offered by the latest release of Oracle Corporation's flagship database product.

  • Learn what's new that really counts
  • See actual examples and test run output
  • Book for Developers and Database Administrators
  • Make sound decisions on new feature adoption
  • Chapter dedicated for ASM New Features
  • Chapter dedicated for Data Guard New Features
  • Chapter dedicated for RMAN New Features
  • Chapter dedicated for Streams Replication
  • Chapter dedicated for Database Security
  • Chapter dedicated for Data Warehousing
  • Chapter dedicated for Performance Manageability
  • Chapter dedicated for Application Development coverting PL/SQL, Java, and XML
  • Discover which new features of the latest release of Oracle's flagship database product are really worth adopting.

    Years of database administration and development experience from authors Sam Alapati and Charles Kim are combined with sound, step-by-step testing and a heart-felt emphasis on what matters in the real-world to help you get the most out of Oracle Database 11g. We would like to thank David Sweet for his exclusive contribution to the development chapter in the areas of PL/SQL and Java.

    Charles Kim is also the technical editor for the Automated Storage Management book by Nitin Vengurlekar, Rich Long, and Murali Vallath. This comprehensive resource provides full details on Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM), Oracle's integrated file and volume management interface. You will get full details on general operations, administration, best practices, and expert techniques. Oracle DBAs will be able to implement robust storage solutions with help from this useful guide.


    Charles Kim is also the author of the Maximum Availability Architecture Implementation Case Study for Fidelity National Financial (FNF). Charles served as the Chief Oracle Database Engineering Counsel at Fidelity Information Services at the time this case study was presented. FNF achieved MAA through Oracle Technology Stack including RAC, ASM, Data Guard, Flashback Technologies, and RMAN.