Steve Wales
Senior Database Administrator
  • Parker,
  • Colorado,
  • United States
Member Since: 2003/11/19
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Education
Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Applied Science (Computing)
Computer Science
1984 – 1990
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Full Biography

I've been working in IT for over 3 decades. From humble beginnings as an IBM Mainframe computer operator, through programming ranks and now a database administrator.

I primarily work with Oracle Database and Microsoft SQL Server. When I'm not neck deep in them, I dabble in Windows and Unix scripting and system administration. I still also occasionally have to get my hands dirty in application coding too.

My wife and children call me a big geek, and they are probably not too far from the truth.

In my spare time (yeah, right, who has spare time in this field) I blog infrequently at http://www.dba-in-exile.com

In my personal life I'm a fairly easy-going husband and father to two 20 somethings and 2 teenagers. I'm Australian born and currently USA resident.

I live in the outer suburbs of Denver, Colorado, USA.

Articles I have written:

Oracle Flashback:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/Oracle/A_10878-Using-Flashback-Query-to-see-your-data-in-the-past.html
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/Oracle/A_10889-More-on-Flashback-Technology-for-Database-Table-and-Drop.html

READ COMMITTED Isolation Level Comparison:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS-SQL-Server/A_10950-READ-COMMITTED-Isolation-levels-A-comparison-between-Oracle-and-SQL-Server.html

SQL Server:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS-SQL-Server/A_11077-How-to-shrink-a-bloated-log-file.html

General Database Theory:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/Miscellaneous/A_13678-How-to-find-rows-that-are-in-one-table-but-not-another.html

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Current: Level 23
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  • Overall
    23
  • Oracle Database
    14
  • Microsoft SQL Server
    14
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
    11
  • Query Syntax
    7
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
    7
  • Databases
    6
  • Unix OS
    3
  • MySQL Server
    3
  • Linux
    2
  • Storage Software
    2
  • SQL
    2
  • Windows Server 2008
    1
  • .NET Programming
    1
  • Shell Scripting
    1
  • Microsoft Development
    1
  • Programming
    1
  • Microsoft Access
    1
  • C#
    1
  • PHP
    1
  • SSRS
    1
  • Active Directory
    1
  • Windows 7
    1
  • DB Reporting Tools
    1
  • AntiSpam
    1
  • C++
    1
  • Exchange
    1
  • Microsoft Applications
    1
  • Microsoft Server Apps
    1
  • Networking
    1
  • VB Script
    1
  • VMware
    1
  • Windows Server 2012
    1

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