Freelance Oracle database and Fusion middleware professional Michael Hartley, provides his expertise, backed by 15 years of experience, Oracle certifications and a UK blue chip business background.

Michael is a Maths, Operational Research and Computer Science graduate with IT industry professional qualifications including Prince2 project management and Oracle DBA certifications.  He provides consulting services to small and large clients operating dynamic business models or rigorously organized ITIL or COBIT operations.

The 7 core area's of expertise include:

  • Business as usual support on or offsite for Oracle databases and Fusion middleware.

  • Security audits for Oracle databases using industry standard tools and techniques.

  • Analysis, design and development from business requirements to producing infrastructure designs (hosts, networks, disk arrays, resiliency models) and the logical and physical database designs, and if necessary the database implementations.

  • Green field projects for the delivery of single or clustered environments including Linux installation work, RAC database software installation, creation of the RAC databases and supporting backup and monitoring functions. Any Data Guard, Streams or GoldenGate replication requirements.  Installation of Fusion middleware components including: Weblogic, Oracle identity manager, Oracle access manager, Oracle data integrator, jRocket, Golden Gate.

  • Migrations and upgrades to existing systems from straight forward single instance databases to Real Application Clusters with Data Guard, Streams or GoldenGate replication.  Fusion middleware production patching, upgrades and cloning.

  • Performance tuning investigations of RAC databases, PL/SQL coding, Weblogic server and the Java virtual machines.

  • Advice and training for clients simply wishing to discuss the Oracle architecture map, how the architecture could be applied to their own business model or exploring other viable solutions.