Dell Engineer co-authoring the new Apress book “Expert Oracle RAC 12c

Kai Yu, a Senior Principal Engineer from Dell Oracle Solution Engineering organization has co-authored the latest Oracle 12c Real Application Clusters book “Expert Oracle RAC 12c” which is scheduled to publish today (August 14, 2013). This book is a hands-on guide to help readers understand and implement Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), and to reduce the total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) of a RAC database. As a seasoned professional, you are probably aware of the importance of understanding the technical details behind the RAC stack. This book provides deep understanding of RAC concepts and implementation details that you can apply towards your day-to-day operational practices. You’ll be guided in troubleshooting and avoiding trouble in your installation. Successful RAC operation hinges upon a fast-performing network interconnect, and this book dedicates a chapter solely to that very important and easily overlooked topic. Kai has been responsible for writing the following chapters:

Chapter 1: Overview of Oracle RAC

Chapter 2: Clusterware Stack Management and Troubleshooting

Chapter 4: New Features in RAC 12c

Chapter 5: Storage and ASM Practices

Chapter 9:  Network Practices


On these chapters, Kai has leveraged Oracle RAC database best practices developed in Dell Oracle Solution Engineering team and Dell IT Global Database Management team which he has worked for more than 14 years. For more information about Dell Oracle Solution Engineering, Please visit Dell TechCenter Oracle solution page:

About the author:

Kai Yu is a Senior Principal Engineer and technologist in Dell Oracle Solutions Engineering Lab specializing in Oracle RAC, Oracle Virtualization and Cloud. With 18+ years of experience of working on Oracle technology, he has implemented and managed many large mission critical Oracle RAC databases including those in his tenure with an IT organization that has more than two thousand RAC databases.  Kai is a well-known author of technical articles and a frequent speaker at Oracle conferences worldwide such as Oracle OpenWorld, Collaborates, and keynote at Oracle Architect Day, etc. Kai has served IOUG Oracle RAC SIG  as president and two chair positions, and served the IOUG Collaborate conference committee. He was awarded the Oracle ACE Director in 2010 and the Oracle ACE Spotlight in 2011 by Oracle Technology Network (OTN) and the 2011 OAUG Innovator of Year Award by the Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG). In 2012 Oracle Magazine awarded him the  Oracle Excellence Award: Technologist of the Year: Cloud Architect. Kai has been active in sharing his Oracle knowledge on his Oracle blog