Markus Michalewicz has been with Oracle for more than 18 years in various positions. He is currently a Senior Director with Oracle America and manages the Oracle Database High Availability (HA) and Scalability product management (PM) team, which is part of Oracle Database development. His team is responsible for the product management of some of Oracle's Database options (e.g. the Oracle Real Application Clusters options and Oracle Active Data Guard), including related technologies (e.g. the "Oracle RAC Family of Solutions"). Together with Oracle GoldenGate and Oracle Sharding these technologies form the foundation for Oracle's industry-leading Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) as well as Oracle's Autonomous Database. Working with Oracle’s Sales, Sales Consulting, Consulting and Support organizations as well as customers and partners around the world, Markus and his team help to ensure that Oracle's customers can rely on the Oracle Database as one of the most available and most scalable database management solutions for on-premises and cloud deployments available on the market today.