IOUG Member Spotlight
Join IOUG each month as we shine the spotlight on one of our members. Learn fun facts about what inspires our members, what they do for fun and how they got started in their careers.
June 2017 -Anuj Mohan
What's your current job and title?
I work as Sr. Exadata DBA/Architect at Data Intensity and my Job title is Technical Account Manager.
What is your favorite moment of your career so far?
I failed to pass 11g OCP exam and was looking for a different stuff to study just to change the mood. I was lucky to find that alternate as Exadata and got certified in 2011. I was invited to speak on first Exadata symposium by Exadata SIG in January 2012. Later in 2011 I passed my 11g OCP Certification too. :)
What was your childhood dream job?
I wanted to become a doctor.
How long have you been a member of IOUG? What's your best experience thus far?
I am IOUG member since August 2004. I am founder/president of Oracle 12cSIG (IOUG). I love collaborate and Database related IOUG webcasts. My best experiences include when IOUG started “12month of 12c” online series with the help of Oracle for 12cSIG. In 2017 this series is “Oracle Database 12c Cloud Series”. I still remember when I presented my first session "Top Exadata Features You Need to Know" in Collaborate-12. That was an awesome feeling.
What advice do you wish someone had given you when you first started your career as a technologist?
I started my career in 1999 and joined user groups in 2004.I wish I had done it earlier. Joining user groups is the most effective medium to get up to speed with new technologies. You can get benefit from other people’s experiences and vice versa. I think best way of learning is by sharing. Keep sharing!
What features or products are on your wish list and why?
Unplug and plug to higher version should upgrade PDB automatically. I would like to see a patch for 12.1 which allow relocating pluggable database to a higher version container.
During OOW15, I had meeting with Oracle documentation group. I requested if there is a way to get a custom view of documentation based on either my environment or my selection. I know it is too much to askJ. Hopefully in next database release.
What is the biggest technical and/or business challenge you have faced, and how did you overcome it?
I was asked to join a sales meeting for new engineered system project. A day before meeting I was asked to white boarding Exadata features and benefits for the customer. Being a technical person I had not done it before but I believe I did well because customer ended up choosing engineered systems. Now I feel comfortable doing such things rather I enjoy it.
How do you stay active? How did you discover that activity?
I run Oracle 12c Special Interest Group. Finding 12c specific information and sharing with group is a lot of fun. I manage my blog too. I also enjoy visiting Northern Kentucky University (NKU) as guest speaker and discussing new technologies with new emergent engineers.
What's your favorite film? Any memorable moments? Any favorite quotes?
“The Pursuit of Happyness” is one of my favorite film.
What piques your passion in technology?
I get passionate when I work on new technologies which are still in testing phase.
Besides this, I love mapping business need to technology offerings.