My name is Ignatius. Everyone calls me Iggy. My name means “fiery” (the Latin word for fire is ignis and the Sanskrit word for fire is agni). I grew up in the same town as British rock star Freddie Mercury; that’s your clue. I now live in Northern California, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I have a rich history of working with Oracle Database in many capacities and am always interested in exploring new opportunities; here is a resume. I’m a very big fan of the ODA concept because RAC raises the bar higher than most IT organizations can handle. As regards Oracle Database 11g Release 2, my opinion is that “whenever something reaches a state of perfection, i.e., where it becomes stable and very productive (in other words, saves time and money and effort), it will be replaced by something more chaotic” (Norgaard’s First Law published in the Q2 2006 issue of the ODTUG Technical Journal).
I am the editor of the NoCOUG Journal and the author of Beginning Oracle Database 11g Administration(Apress, 2009). I have a lot of opinions but am willing to change them when confronted with fresh facts. As the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson said in 1841 in his essay on self-reliance: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. … speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day.”
Feel free to correct me when I say something wrong. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.