Maqsood Alam is a Director of Product Management at Oracle and has over 17 years of experience in architecting, building and evangelizing enterprise and system software. Maqsood is a pure technologist at heart and has a wide range of expertise, ranging from parallel and distributed systems to high performance database applications and Big Data. His current initiatives at Oracle are focused on Oracle NoSQL Database, Oracle Exadata, Oracle Database 12c and the Oracle Big Data Appliance. He is the coauthor on the book Achieving Extreme Performance with Oracle Exadata published by McGraw-Hill, and also of several whitepapers and best practices dealing with various Oracle technologies. He is an Oracle Certified Professional and holds a Masters and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science.
Aalok Muley is a Senior Director for Database Server Technologies at Oracle. He is responsible for driving adoption of Oracle's family of database products- Oracle NoSQL Database, Oracle Big Data Connectors, Oracle Database 12c and engineered systems such as Oracle Big Data Appliance and Oracle Exadata. Aalok has over 19 years of experience; he has lead teams on database industry standard benchmarks, database development and Fusion Middleware technologies. Aalok Muley has participated on the technology integration of many Oracle acquisitions. As part of the product development organization, he is currently focused on working closely with partners and customers to design high-throughput, highly-available enterprise-grade solutions. Aalok holds a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnical Institute, MA.
Chaitanya Kadaru is accomplished software professional with over 12 years of industry experience. He spent the majority of his time with Oracle working in databases, middleware and oracle applications in various roles of developer, evangelist, pre-sales, consulting and training. He recently co-founded Extuit LLC, a premier oracle consulting company and has architected solutions involving engineered systems like Exadata, Exalogic and Bigdata for a wide range of customers. He is currently responsible for a large scale oracle DB consolidation to Exadata for a large financial services company. Chaitanya Kadaru holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from BITS, Pilani and a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University.
Ashok Joshi is the senior director of development for the Oracle NoSQL Database, Berkeley DB and Database Mobile Server. Ashok has been involved in database systems technology for over two decades in an individual contributor role as well as a management role. Ashok has made extensive contributions to indexing, concurrency control, buffer management, logging and recovery and performance optimizations in a variety of products including Oracle Rdb, Oracle Database and Sybase SQL Server. He is the author or co-author of several papers as well as 12 patents on database technology. Ashok graduated from the Indian Institutes of Technology, Bombay with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.