Fortified Data Adds Tim Sheehan to Oracle Database Team


CHARLOTTE, NC — November 2, 2015

Fortified Data, a leading data services firm, is proud to announce the addition of Tim Sheehan to its team of expert data consultants.  Sheehan formally joins the team after a series of successful independent consulting engagements with Fortified Data.  Sheehan’s background includes managing complex data environments for industry leaders CME Group (NASDAQ: CME) and Allstate (NYSE: ALL).

Sheehan is a multi-talented technologist with 10 years experience on Oracle RAC running on Linux, UNIX, and Windows. He brings extensive experience performance tuning applications including those migrated to Oracle Exadata Machines.  Sheehan also leverages his own development background to guide application developers through code changes to improve application performance.

“Tim brings with him a vast amount of knowledge and enterprise expertise which is critical in designing and managing today’s diverse data architectures.” says Ben DeBow, Fortified Data CEO.  “He is a strategic thinker that incorporates long-term manageability, scalability and reliability together with hard project requirements when designing solutions to business issues – both from a hardware and software perspective.”

At CME Group, Sheehan was the Lead Oracle DBA for the company’s Infrastructure and Operations group.  Sheehan lead the migration of a 6 terabyte database from a 4 node RAC environment to an Oracle Exadata Machine, working with application teams to modify the application to take advantage of Exadata performance improvements.  He also created processes to migrate 600 gigabytes of LOB data to minimize application downtime from 17 hours to 3 hours.  He created the business case for, and eventual implementation of Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) at CME Group.

With Allstate, Sheehan was the Lead DBA for the company’s mission critical claims system which featured 3 Production level 4-node RAC 11g CRS/ASM clusters (Production/Physical Data Guard/Performance Testing) and Oracle database binaries approximately 5+TB in size.  He was the point DBA for all claims databases consisting of Oracle, SQL Server and DB2.


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