About Viscosity North America

VNA Core CompetenciesViscosity’s Core Competency centers arounds Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC).   Because we are the top Oracle RAC Experts, we intimately know storage architecture, network infrastructure, operating systems, and most importantly, Oracle RAC database interactions within the ecosystem.

Viscosity was formed by former Oracle Employees each of which worked in various capacities within Oracle Corporation. These capacities include Oracle Database, RAC Development, Oracle Consulting and Oracle Technical Architects, Design and Performance Tuning experts.

I am a Founder and President of Viscosity North America which specializes in Exadata, RAC, and Virtualization (VMware and Oracle VM). I have co-authored three books: Oracle Database 11g New Features for DBA and Developers, Linux Recipes for Oracle DBAs and Oracle Data Guard 11g Handbook. I hold certifications in Oracle, VMware, Red Hat Linux, and Microsoft and has over 22 years of Oracle experience. I’ve sat on the panel of experts at VM World and Oracle OpenWorld for virtualization and Linux. I was one of the founding members of the IOUG virtualization SIG that launched in 2011 at Oracle OpenWorld.

If you look at the core of our competencies, we focus on what we are best at …  RAC.  RAC experts are expected to have in-depth knowledge in networks, clustering, storage, and operating systems.  Several of the managing directors have served as system administrators in past lives and hold specialized certifications in flavors of Unix.  

Because we know RAC, we know infrastructure.  Because we know infrastructure, we’ve adjusted our focus to helping customers create private database clouds.  Not only do we adopt Oracle’s consolidation theme with Oracle RAC, we are heavily invested in VMware and Oracle VM.  Several of the managing directors at Viscosity hold certifications on VMware.  

Another area of mastery that we have taken is in the world of Exadata and Oracle engineered systems.  Not only are we the experts in Exadata implementation and performance tuning, we are also experts in other engineered systems such as the ZFS Storage Appliance and Oracle Database Appliance.

Viscosity’s Center of Expertise has developed best practices and tight partner relationships to implement world-class solutions. Our vast experience and intellectual property give customers insight into what is driving IT complexity. We can deliver a set of practical executable plans for simplifying IT infrastructure, helping reduce operating costs while freeing up resources for new business initiatives.