Charles Kim

CEO at Viscosity North America

Viscosity North America


Charles Kim is an Oracle ACE Director, VMware vExpert, an Oracle Certified DBA, Certified Exadata Specialist, and a Certified RAC Expert. Charles was selected into the Oracle ACE Program on May 2008 and became an Oracle ACE Director as of December 2009. Charles has been an Oracle ACE Director every year since 2009. Charles became a VMware vExpert in the class of 2013 and has been a vExpert consecutively each year since 2013. Charles specializes in Cloud, Exadata, RAC, and Virtualization (VMware and Oracle VM) and co-authored ten books around the Oracle EcoSystem: – Oracle Cloud Pocket Reference Guide – A Handbook on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – PDB Me to Oracle Cloud – A Lazy DBA’s Guide to Mastering MultiTenant – Exadata Expert Handbook – Oracle Database 11g New Features for DBA and Developers – Linux Recipes for Oracle DBAs – Oracle Data Guard 11g Handbook – Virtualizing Business Critical Oracle Databases: Database As A Service – Oracle ASM 12c Pocket Reference Guide – Virtualizing Hadoop – Solaris and Linux Recipes for Oracle DBAs Charles is the Founder and President of Viscosity North America, a highly specialized niche consulting organization comprised of industry experts in Oracle RAC, Oracle Cloud, Virtualization and Exadata. Charles often sits on the panel of Oracle experts at VMware World and Oracle OpenWorld for virtualization and Linux. Charles was one of the founding members of the virtualization SIG that launched in 2011 at Oracle OpenWorld. Charles is the current president of the IOUG Cloud SIG. Charles holds certifications in Oracle, VMware, Red Hat Linux, and Microsoft and has over 27 years of Oracle experience on mission and business critical databases. Charles presents regularly at local, regional, national and international Oracle conferences including IOUG Collaborate, VMware World, RMOUG, New Zealand/Australia Oracle User Group, and Oracle OpenWorld on topics of Oracle Cloud, RAC, Exadata, Database Consolidations, Private Database Cloud, ASM, Linux Best Practices, Data Guard Best Practices, Performance Tuning, VMware Virtualization Best Practices, Oracle Database Virtualization, and 7×24 High Availability Considerations. Charles is the current President of the Cloud SIG for the Independent Oracle User Group. Charles. His linkedin profile is: His twitter tag is: @racdba


Bullet Proof Your Data Guard 12.2c/18c/19c On-Premise and to the Cloud

Event: 2020 Webinar Series

Stream:Architecture, Cloud Database & Technology

Learn how you can setup Data Guard with all the best practices. Attendees will get a brief history of Data Guard and how it became Data Guard. Then we will dive directly into new features in Oracle Data Guard 12c Release 2/18c/19c. In addition to demonstrating how simple it is to setup Data Guard, this session will disseminate fundamental Data Guard best practices and reference architectures that DBAs need to know to protect their Oracle ecosystem. The author of the Oracle Data Guard Handbook will demonstrate how DBAs should setup, configure, and monitor mission critical Data Guard environments (including Active Data Guard). Come see Data Guard best practices in action. The session concentrates on: o Building the Physical Standby o Monitoring and Maintaining the Physical Standby o Configuring Data Guard Broker o Performing Backup and Recovery with RMAN o Setting Archive Retention o Performing Switchovers and Failovers Attendees will get access to all the scripts to automate the Data Guard configuration.

Get Ready For Brain OverLoad with Oracle Database 18c/19c/20c Features

Event: 2020 Webinar Series

Stream:Architecture, Cloud Database & Technology

Oracle Database 12 Release 2 is packed with enhancements for DBAs and Developers. Come listen to all the pertinent new features in Oracle 12.2/18c/19c that will change how you perform maintenance and tune the database. This session is not the traditional Oracle 12.2/18c/19c database features. Be prepared to have mind overloaded with the following focused areas: 1. Oracle 20c New Features 2. Oracle 19c New Features 1. Why do you need to go directly to Oracle Database 19c and skip Oracle Database 12.2/18c 3. Oracle 18c New Features 4. Upgrade to Oracle 12.2/18c/19c/20c a. Upgrade considerations b. Zero downtime upgrade options 5. Multi-Tenancy (PDB) Option 1. Elimination of support for non-container databases in Oracle 20c 2. Changes in Oracle licensing policy with Oracle19c 6. Online Improvements 7. Partitioning Option 8. Data Guard 9. RMAN 10. General Database 11. RAC 12. ASM/ACFS 13. In-Memory Oracle DBAs/Developers can take immediate advantage of these new features. We will rapid fire all the new features to the audience. We will share all of the code from our presentation so that you can add them to your arsenal