Maris Elsins is an experienced Oracle Applications DBA currently working as Lead Database Consultant at The Pythian Group, who's responsibilities also include supervising the technical solutions provided by one of Pythian's Apps DBAs teams to the clients. Maris' main areas of expertise are maintenance, troubleshooting and performance tuning of Oracle Database and e-Business Suite systems. He is a blogger and a frequent speaker at Oracle related conferences such as UKOUG, Collaborate, HotSos, Oracle OpenWorld and others. Maris is an Oracle ACE, an Oracle Certified Master. He's a coauthor of “Practical Oracle Database Appliance” (Apress, 2014) and also a member of the board at Latvian Oracle User Group (LVOUG).