Marc is a respected figure in the Oracle community both on- and offline. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and community events across North America and Europe and is a respected blogger. He is an Oracle ACE and principal consultant with Pythian’s advanced technology group, where he specializes in high availability, scalability and performance. He has worked with Oracle database products, operating systems and engineered systems since 2001. His broad technical experience also spans hardware and operating system infrastructure, storage, cloud, middleware, data integration, DevOps, NoSQL, and big data. This makes him a valuable contributor to a broad range of technical discussions, and he regularly engages in those on with other participants at events, through e-mail, and through social networks.