The Grandfather of Data Guard. Master Product Manager at Oracle USA, member of the MAA Product Management team with 41 years of experience in the computer industry, the last 29 years focused on the HA/DR needs of customers. He is recognized as a Data Guard expert, an HA Technical Evangelist, and a consultant to Enterprise customers worldwide. Larry's expertise is insuring the successful deployment of Oracle HA/DR Solutions in diverse computing environments and bringing constantly evolving customer requirements to Oracle’s development teams. Conversant in English, Italian, French, and German and Larry is also the lead author of the Oracle Data Guard 11g Handbook from McGraw-Hill.