Murali Vallath has over 18 years of IT experience with over 13 years using Oracle products.   He is an Oracle certified database administrator.  He provides independent Oracle consulting services focusing on designing and performance tuning of Oracle databases through Summersky Enterprises ( in Charlotte, NC.    His specialty area  is with Oracle Real Application Clusters.  Vallath has completed over 60 successful small, medium and terabyte sized RAC implementations (Oracle 9i & Oracle 10g). 

Vallath is the author of the book titled 'Oracle Real Application Clusters' and an upcoming book titled "Oracle 10g RAC, Grid, Services & Clustering''. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and user groups, including Oracle Open World, IOUG, UKOUG on RAC and performance tuning topics. 

Vallath is the president of the RAC SIG ( and the Charlotte Oracle Users Group ( He can be reached at