Michelle Malcher appears courtesy of Oracle Press/McGraw-Hill Education. She is an Oracle ACE Director and the DBA Team Lead at DRW Holdings in Chicago, with several years experience in database development, design and administration. She has expertise in security, performance tuning, data modeling and database architecture of very large database environments. When she is not applying CPU patches or securing her own company’s databases, she writes articles and gives presentations on security and compliance topics as well as other database administrative areas such as RAC, ASM and recovery. She is also a contributing author for multiple books including the IOUG Best Practices Tip Booklet. She has been very involved in the IOUG, and is currently serving as president on the Board of Directors.