Taking on a new position

After a couple of months of looking around, a good friend (that I now owe a few beers to!) reached out to me to tell me he’d recommended me for a position with a company based out of Brisbane (well, the Australian office is there anyway!) The very next day, after a couple of interviews, I decided the company he recommended would be a great fit from both a technical and a team perspective, and we had a verbal agreement that I would start work with them on July 24th. Now that the paperwork has officially been signed, I can tell you that I’ve taken on a role as a Senior Managed Services Consultant with Red Stack Tech. There are two things that attracted me to the role:

  1. It will allow me to be more hands on than I have been for a few years, while still taking advantage of my technical architecture skills
  2. Equally importantly, the team culture of the company sounds like it’ll be a great fit. For someone who has spent far too long working to the US, working as part of a team again will be just fantastic! The role is still remote (in that I’ll be working from home, remotely from customers), but will still involve working closely with others in the team to resolve customer issues.

I’m really looking forward to working with such a great company!


After 22 years of working at Oracle in just about every role except Marketing and Support, I am now working as a Senior Managed Services Consultant with Data Intensity, specializing in Oracle Database technology, High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions. I am also a member of the OakTable Network, and have presented at RMOUG Training Days, Hotsos Symposia, Oracle OpenWorld conferences, and other user group events. I have co-authored the Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and Practical Oracle Database Appliance books published by Apress, and am one of the authors of the Building Database Clouds in Oracle Database 12c book published by Addison Wesley.


  1. Awesome News, Pete. Good luck. 🙂

  2. Oracle is dying a slow death, the company needs to break out of its arm twisting licensing policies, and realize that the RDBMS world can do without Oracle, without infact even without SQL.

    • I agree and I don’t. 🙂

      I think Oracle is killing its on prem business by its overtly aggressive push to the cloud. It’s also too late to the party to move to the cloud (one of Larry’s few mis-steps to me), and I agree their licensing / auditing is making people realize that they really don’t need the best DB in the world (which Oracle Database still is IMHO). I don’t agree with your comment about SQL though. But everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, even if I’m right and you’re wrong! 😉

  3. Congratulations Pete…

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