Donald Keith Burleson
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Don Burleson is one of the world’s leading Oracle experts, working as a full-time DBA since 1983. A retired adjunct professor emeritus, he has authored five of the officially authorized Oracle Press books, more than 30 books on Oracle database management, plus hundreds of articles in national magazines, and he is a popular lecturer at international database conferences.
As a corporate database consultant, Don has worked with numerous Fortune 500 corporations creating robust database architectures for mission-critical systems. Don serves as CTO of Burleson Consulting (www.dba-oracle.com) which includes a popular Remote DBA service (www.remote-dba.net).
Don is also a noted expert on Oracle web technology systems, and he has been instrumental in the development of numerous Web-based systems that support thousands of concurrent users.
A popular lecturer and teacher and a frequent speaker at international database conferences, Burleson wrote the "Officially Authorized by Oracle Press" books on Oracle Unix Administration, Oracle Tuning, Oracle SQL Tuning and Oracle Application Server Administration.
Expert IT Skills
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) consulting including:
Determining the Oracle RAC architecture
Choosing the best RAC servers and hardware
Configuring the Distributed Lock Manager (DLM)
Configuring the raw disks for Oracle RAC
Installing Oracle RAC software
Installing and testing Oracle Transparent Application Failover (TAF)
Performance tuning for Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
Experienced classroom trainer
and Oracle instructor. A former Professor Emeritus of Information
Systems, taught more than 100 University courses and regularly conducts
in-house Oracle training.
Expert in Oracle performance tuning, SQL tuning and Real Application Clusters (RAC) specializing in tuning and monitoring f
Extensive performance tuning
experience, specializing in instance tuning, Oracle RAC tuning and SQL
Author of more than 30
database books and numerous Oracle training courses.
Extensive experience with designing and implementing Oracle databases, including systems architect, project management, data warehouse design, implementation and tuning.
Master of Business Administration -
May 1983, University of New Mexico, Information Systems concentration
Bachelor of Arts - December 1979, University of New Mexico, Psychology major
K. Burleson, S. K. Kassicieh and R. J. Lievano, "Design and
Implementation of A Decision Support System for Academic Scheduling,"
Information & Management, Vol. 11, No. 2, 1986, pp. 57-64.
K. Burleson, S. K. Kassicieh and R. J. Lievano, "A Decision Support
System for Academic Scheduling," Technological Horizons in Education
Journal, June 1986, pp. 74-77.
Burleson, D., "SQL
generators", Database Programming & Design, July 1993.
"Performance & Tuning Strategies for the Very Large database", database
Programming and Design, October 1989.
Kassicieh, S, "A Decision Support System for Scheduling", Proceedings of the
International Conference, Operations Research Society of America, Chicago,
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1986 – Present Oracle Lecturer/Writer/Consultant
1998-2003 - Editor
Oracle Internals Magazine, Auerbach Publications, New York, NY
Responsible for acquiring and editing technical Oracle articles, preparing magazine outline and determining magazine content.
1997-1999 Senior Database Administrator
Revlon, Oxford, NC
Assisted with the design, implementation and support a multi-terabyte point-of-sale data warehouse, performing database design, implementation, and the creation and tuning of data aggregation mechanisms. Also had Oracle DBA responsibility for a massively parallel Oracle/SAP database using Oracle Parallel Server. Supported Oracle developers, performed database tuning, created database reorganization procedures, database alert scripts, monitoring scripts and backup procedures. Also developed a method for configuring EMC disk arrays for data warehouses and created a system for detecting I/O bottlenecks.
1995-1997 Senior Database Administrator
Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY
Responsible for the database administration of three critical Kodak servers including two very large Oracle data warehouses. Responsible for the evaluation and implementation of Oracle alert monitors. Duties included all aspects of Oracle database administration including performance & tuning, Oracle installation and Oracle upgrade, database maintenance, and database recovery.
1994-1995 Senior Database Administrator
Paychex Incorporated, Rochester, NY
Assisted with database administration for a nation-wide distributed system of more than 300 Oracle databases. Gathered statistics and wrote UNIX scripts to compress, backup and maintain the remote databases. Developed a performance & tuning system using for Oracle, implemented role-based security, and established SQL*Net version 2.
1988-1994 Database Administrator
Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, Rochester, NY
Responsible for database administration for a large and complex database system using Oracle6 and Oracle7, IDMS, IDMS/R and DB2. Responsibilities included performance & tuning, database design, data modeling, database installation, technical support, and investigation of new technologies. Served as a project leader on five critical system development projects, delivering all systems on time and under budget. Also managed the creation of a Decision Support System that was used by top management to decide long-term company goals. Actively involved in system downsizing projects, and solely responsible for the migration of three systems from the IBM mainframe to UNIX and PC platforms. Also worked with PC-based database development with rBase and FoxPro 2.5.
1985-1988 Database Architect
Shepard's McGraw-Hill, Colorado Springs, CO
Responsible for the implementation, maintenance, design extensions and support of a large, mission critical IDMS database system. Responsibilities included, data modeling, data administration, database design, performance & tuning, and system security. Developed an expert system for automatically detecting database performance problems.
1983-1985 Analyst/Programmer II
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
Served as a junior DBA for IDMS database
administration and technical support
for a large university information system. Assisted in database design,
database restructuring and maintenance, programmer training and system
security. Responsible for database installation, database upgrades and software
1981-1983 Graduate Assistant
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
Created and maintained database systems using IDMS and SAS which were used for academic scheduling and scientific research.
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1997-1998 - Oracle Series Editor - Coriolis Publishing Group, Scottsdale, AZ
Responsible for developing a series of books on Oracle database management. Duties include the location of authors, book content planning, technical editing and marketing.
1988-1996 - Adjunct Mentor - Empire State College, Rochester, NY
Tutored and evaluate undergraduate college students in computer science, information systems, and programming courses.
1982-1988 - Adjunct Professor Emeritus - Webster University, Albuquerque NM, Colorado Springs CO, Denver CO
Taught more than 50 graduate level courses in Computer Resource Management, Systems Analysis, Systems Planning, Database Design and Application Development.
1983-1985 - Adjunct Faculty - University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
Taught courses in Business computer systems, systems analysis & design, and management information systems.
|Donald Burleson has
a wide variety of interests including long-range rifle competition, golf, snow skiing, target shooting, aviation, animal
training, antique collecting, wood carving and eCommerce.
Don is also a licensed North Carolina auctioneer and he enjoys the fast-paced and exciting ritual of running an auction.
Don and Janet also help to create the Guide Horse Foundation, an organization that developed a program for training Guide Horses for the blind.