K Gopalakrishnan (Gopal) is a senior principal consultant with the Advanced Technology Services group at Oracle Corporation, specializing exclusively in performance tuning, high availability, and disaster recovery. He is a recognized expert in Oracle RAC and Database Internals and has used his extensive expertise in solving many vexing performance issues all across the world for telecom giants, banks, financial institutions, and universities. Gopal has more than a decade of Oracle expertise backed by an engineering degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Madras, India.
Gopal has previously co-authored an award-winning Oracle Press book, Oracle Wait Interface: A Practical Guide to Performance Diagnostics and Tuning. He was awarded an Editor's Choice award for Oracle Author of the Year by Oracle Magazine in 2005. Gopal was also chosen as an Oracle ACE by Oracle Technology Network (http://oracle.com/technology/index.html) in 2006.