My Name is Zohar Elkayam, I’m 37, married to Efrat, and father to Tamar and Ido.
I live in Shoham, Israel.
- I’m an Oracle DBA since 1998 – both on the application and infrastructure sides. I’ve been a senior consultant since 2007, and a team leader since 2009.
My specialties are Oracle database core technologies, database administration, tuning, database development, high availability solution and various DRP solutions.
- I’m a MySQL DBA, and very knowledgeable about various NoSQL solutions.
- I’m also a Big Data expert for Hadoop and Spark (even though I don’t blog about them that much).
- In my current position I am the CTO for Brillix – a leading data platform consultancy company based in Israel. I’m also the COO for DBAces.com which provide remote database services worldwide and database training courses.
- In my previous roles, I was the service director for database and BI in Glasshouse where I lead a team of over 20 Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL consultants.
I was also part of a team managing data warehouse of over 80TB, and a database/software developer for a startup company.
- I’m a proud member of Israel Oracle User Group as a volunteer and meetups organizer.
- I am a public speaker in Oracle and Big Data related events, user groups, and SIGs: OOW, IOUG, ODTUG, UKOUG, DOAG, BGOUG, HrOUG, to name a few.
- I was the technical editor for the book “Advanced SQL Query Techniques” by Amiel Davis (published in Hebrew) which was released in 2011.
- I am an official trainer for the Oracle University in database related core-technologies (SQL, PL/SQL and various administration courses).
In 2014, I was recognized for my contribution to the Oracle community, and was awarded Oracle ACE Associate by the Oracle ACE Program.
You can read more about me on my Linkedin page.
You can contact me using this page, using my twitter account @realmgic or using my email (zohar.elkayam [at] gmail.com).