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Ashok Sharma

Oracle DBA at Standard Bank

Born in Johannesburg South Africa

I am Oracle certified professional with more than 7 year’s solid experience in database migration, tuning, design, security, backup, recovery, and archival concepts and procedures. I have worked on various hybrid environments including Oracle 8i, 9i, 10g and Oracle 11g on HP-UX, Sun Solaris, IBM-AIX and Linux. At present I am advising, supporting, upgrading and maintaining Standard Bank's Oracle Databases, including production / pre-production / development / test databases.

Provided on call database support and configuration for various clients such as Ministry of Defense, Income tax department, Exclusive books (Johannesburg), Parliament house (India), Delhi Sales Tax, ITPO [India Trade Promotion Organization], CRIS [Center for Railway Information System], Paschim Vidut Vitran Nigam Limited [PVVNL], NIC (National Information Center).

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M: +27 746660009

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Business Address

Standard Bank, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2001

Professional details

Current Position(s)

2012 - present

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Organization: Standard Bank, Johannesburg - SA
Period: 01-Jul-2012 - till date.
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Role: Oracle DBA
Solution Environment: Oracle 8i, 9i, 10g, 11g, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, AIX, OEM, Oracle Cloud 12c, Standby databases, Oracle RAC, Veritas Cluster.

Previous Position(s)

Sr. Oracle DBA | Cell C
2007 - 2012

ICT and Telecommunications

Project: Cell C DBA Services.
Customer: Cell C – Leading telecommunication company in South Africa.
Period: 10-Oct-2007 - 30-June-2012.
Description: Cell C is one of three major mobile network operators in South Africa, offering products and services to more than 8 million customers. With a network capable of providing voice, data and multimedia communications, the company is committed to delivering to subscribers a full range of GSM services, based on the key principles of affordability, accessibility and value for money. In 2010 Cell C started rolling out South Africa’s most advanced network and launched its HSPA+ 900/2100 in thirteen cities across the country. The company aims to expand its coverage to 97% of South Africa’s population by the end of 2012.
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Role: Sr. Oracle DBA
Solution Environment: Oracle 8i, 9i, 10g, 11g, HP-UX, Linux, Sun Solaris, AIX and HP Tools.

Oracle DBA | NDPL - North Delhi Power Limited
2007 - 2007

ICT and Telecommunications

Project: Sambandh
Customer: NDPL [North Delhi Power Limited], New Delhi
Period:07-05-2007 to 10-10-2007
Description: SAMBANDH is a client-server based multi-module comprehensive Billing system application aiming to integrate various different applications running in conjunction with the existing DEBS Billing system, augmenting it (DEBS) from a Billing Package to a Billing plus Accounting Package. This project provides the complete solution for any Power Distribution for maintaining the complete solution for their work flows and Billing which covers 9 Modules as:
•Consumer Care (CCM) •Connection Management CMM) •Meter Management (MMM) •Meter Reading (MRM) •Revenue Billing (RBM) •Revenue Collection (RCM)
•Revenue Recovery (RRM) •Revenue Discipline (RDM) •Revenue Assurance (RAM)
SAMBANDH is a completely integrated system with data flowing seamlessly between different modules. It covers complete information of all the commercial aspects of Company, bring overall efficiency in the Distribution Operations and improve service delivery.
Role: Oracle Database Administrator
Solution Environment: 10g RAC on AIX 5.3
Tools: OEM, Legato Networker, Toad
Build, administer, and monitor enterprise databases, including database definition, structure, utilization, documentation, long range requirements, operational guidelines, and protection.
Focus on technical, organizational, and infrastructure specifications. Provide technical guidance to power users and developers for efficient database access.
Ensure database integrity, performance tuning, indexing, segmentation, and database recovery. Schedule, implement, document database changes and develop scripts for databases.

Oracle DBA | CMC
2006 - 2007

ICT and Telecommunications

Oracle DBA | AHCC - Army Headquarter Computer Center
2006 - 2007

ICT and Telecommunications

Project: Army Headquarter Computer Center-Network Operating Center [AHCC-NOC].
Customer: Army Headquarter Computer Center [AHCC], New Delhi
Period: 9 Months.
Description: AHCC is India’s center for managing Information technology wing. This project captures all the data in database coming from all the routers connected with each other. At AHCC we were managing the database along with other applications such as OVPI [Open View Performance Insight], OVIUM [Open View Internet Usage Manager], NNM [Network Node Manager], Service Desk, etc.
Role: Oracle DBA
Solution Environment: Oracle 9i, CA and HP Tools.
Tools: TOAD, OEM, NNM [Network Node Manager], HP-OVPI [Open View Performance View], HP-OVIUM.
•Monitor database log files, data block corruption, performance issues.
•Troubleshoot Oracle connectivity problems.
•Database backup and recovery.
•Import/Export of oracle database.
•Analyzing tables and indexes periodically for better performance.
•Set up database users, manage database permissions and setup database roles.
•Database Health Check and future problem identification.
•Installation and configuration of oracle network products and oracle software.
• Performed database tuning using Oracle Enterprise Manager.

Oracle DBA | ETTSA - Excise and Taxation Technical Services Agency
2006 - 2006

ICT and Telecommunications

Company: CMC Ltd, ETTSA [Excise and Taxation Technical Services Agency], Patiala, Punjab.
Project Title: COVIS [Computerization Of VAT Information System] [VAT-Value Added Tax].
Description: COVIS - Computerization Of VAT Information System is implemented by ETTSA [Excise and Taxation Technical Services Agency], Patiala. ETTSA is the first customer all over India who have implemented such a project for collection of VAT information. All the dealers everyone who wants to run a business in Punjab must have a TIN (Tax Identification) number, this number is used to track all their business inside Punjab and outside the state. ETTSA manages all the information regarding the dealer and his mode of business via COVIS Application. This information is used to gather various statistics such as total tax paid by the dealer, total revenue generated, Transit Entries, Vehicle & Dealer records.
Role: Oracle DBA, Performed various DBA Activities, Database Backup & Recovery, Database Health Check
Duration: 6 Months [from Feb 2006 to July 2007]
•Monitor database log files, data block corruption, segment fragmentation, performance issues, security threats, and contention issues (deadlocks, I/O, memory (SGA), CPU, etc.)
•Troubleshoot Oracle connectivity problems.
•Database backup and recovery, RMAN / hot and cold backups.
•Import/Export of oracle database.
•Analyzing tables and indexes periodically for better performance.
•Set up database users, manage database permissions and setup database roles.

Educational history


Oracle Corp.

2012 - 2012

Oracle 11g: RAC and Grid Infrastructure Administration Accelerated Ed 3 - Oracle 11g

Oracle Corp.

2011 - 2012

OCP - Oracle Certified Professional 10g

CSSA - Computer Society of South Africa

2010 - 2012

Member of CSSA - Active Member

Oracle Corp.

2007 - 2012

OCP - Oracle Certified Professional 9i

Jai Narain Vyas University

2003 - 2006

MCA - Master of Computer Applications - Computers

Guru Nanak Dev University

2000 - 2003

BCA - Bachelor of Computer Application - Computers

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