Marco Gralike, working for AMIS Services BV as a Principal Oracle Database Consultant in the Netherlands, has experience as a DBA since 1994 (Oracle 6). Marco is also eager and skillful in other fields, like Operating System Administration and Application Servers, mainly in finding working, performing solutions.
Marco has been specializing in Oracle XMLDB, since 2003, focusing on his old love, database administration and performance. He is an Oracle XMLDB enthusiast ever since. He is also a dedicated contributor of the Oracle User Group community, helping people with their steep XMLDB learning curve. To this purpose, Marco also devoted his personal blog site to XMLDB and other Oracle issues.
Marco is a frequent speaker at conferences like Oracle OpenWorld, UKOUG, RMOUG, ODTUG, BGOUG and local user group seminars in Holland. He has been awarded the Oracle ACE title for his work in the Oracle XMLDB area (2007) and has been since 2009 a member of the OakTable network. In 2010, he was awarded the Oracle ACE Director status and was asked to become a member of the Oracle XMLDB Customer Advisory Board for the next major release. He also has been the AMIS Oracle beta team lead for database versions 11.x and 12.1.