Professional summary

DBA, database management and big data consultant and strategist.

Columnist for Database Trends & Applications
Author of two books: "Db2 Developer's Guide, 6th edition" and "Database Administrtation: The Complete Guide to DBA Practices and Procedures".

Specialties: DB2 for z/OS, database administration, data management, DBA, performance management, SQL, tuning, mainframe optimization, IT architect, public speaking, strategy, marketing, PR, technical writing, product management

Named one of the Top 200 Thought Leaders in Big Data & Analytics by Analytics Week -

IBM Gold Consultant
IBM Champion for Analytics

Engagement overview

Typical engagement is for multiple 8-hour days, but I am available for shorter or longer durations as needed.


Protecting sensitive data from criminals, hackers and other prying eyes is an important aspect of providing security for modern systems and ... Read more

A Worldwide Data Ethics Council is something we greatly need. The council would focus on debating, crafting and proposing clearer regulation... Read more

Technology is constantly changing, and IT architects need to keep up with modern developments to ensure that their companies are achieving t... Read more

As a DBA, it is almost inevitable that you will change jobs several times during your career. When making a job change, you will obviously c... Read more

Data volume and higher transaction velocities associated with modern applications are driving change in organizations across all industries.... Read more

Blockchain is a distributed, shared, permissioned ledger for recording transactions with consensus, provenance, immutability and finality. I... Read more

The 2017 State of Database DevOps report uncovers database development as lagging behind application development in terms of continuous deli... Read more

I received an interesting email recently that made me stop and think a bit... so I thought I'd blog about it. Basically, the email posed the... Read more

As cloud and container-based environments become ubiquitous, organizations are increasingly moving away from high-performance static hardwar... Read more