About Romeo Vasileniuc

Romeo Vasileniuc

Involved in all aspects of Oracle database technologies including RAC, ASM, Data Guard and Streams for over 10 years. Supported Oracle Production and Development on OLTP/DSS Systems for over ten years. Designed and implemented many different varieties of high available database environments using RAC on ASM, OCFS2 and RHEL/Oracle Enterprise Linux/Tru64 Platforms. Proficient Perl developer while developing several Enterprise Portals. Architected and implemented many business-driven solutions using Oracle and other vendor products to meet critical business needs especially in warehousing area.


BB&T Corporation, Winston-Salem, NC 2003 - Present

BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $182.7 billion in assets and market capitalization of $23.8 billion, as of June 30, 2013. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates approximately 1,851 financial centers in 12 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services.

VP, IT Distinguished Technologist (04/2013 Present)

Responsible for the Enterprise Oracle Data Warehouse Support and Development. Manage the Oracle DWH Development and DBA Teams consisting of 10 application developers and 4 DBAs. Coordinate and prioritize the business requirements and assist with Operational aspects of DWH including Oracle Performance Tuning and SLA monitoring using Oracle Grid Control. Actively involved with all aspects of Oracle DBA Production and Development Support for OLTP/DSS Systems.


Saved over $2 million per year in licensing costs with an internal yet simple and robust integrated job scheduler and file transfer system. Chronos allows agentless execution of the jobs on any remote Windows/Unix environments using the standard RCP/RSH/SSH protocols. The file transfers tasks supports any remote servers using the popular protocols: RCP/FTP/SFTP/FTPS. Initially was built as an internal departmental tool; however, due to high availability and stability it turned out into a successful Enterprise Platform. Currently the system is up and running for over 5 years with zero downtime and no system reboots.


Atrium is a sophisticated home grown full ETL system. It offers a high integration with the Oracle DB by leveraging the native RDBMS processing while maintaining the high availability and job failover and load balancing capabilities. Using Atrium allowed us to dramatically decrease the time to market release cycles.

VP, Data Warehouse Manager/Application Development Manager (03/2009 04/2013)

Responsible for the Enterprise Oracle Data Warehouse Support and Development. Managed the Oracle DWH Development and DBA Teams. Provided Oracle DBA Production and Development Support for OLTP/DSS Systems.

Data Warehouse Migration

Successfully migrated 100TB Data warehouse environment from the old Unix Tru64 based operating system and Oracle 9i to Oracle 11g running on the latest RHEL release. Due to platform constraints and user SLAs we were faced with a lot of challenges and used several techniques to accomplish a minimum downtime.

Datacenter Migration

Successfully accomplished zero downtime while switching storage vendors and physical locations for our datacenters. Used various Oracle technologies: Oracle RAC, Oracle ASM, multipath devices, Oracle Dataguard, F5 load balancing and others.

Oracle Database Administrator/Data Warehouse Developer (04/2003 03/2009)

Oracle DBA Production and Development Support, Data Warehouse Developer. Responsible for program design, coding, testing, debugging and documentation in Oracle Data Warehouse environment. Database Administration and development on Oracle 8i, 9i, 10g, 11g Design and implementation of Oracle Database Warehousing: using Oracle SQL Loader/ETL and import/export/batch reports scripts, performance tuning, backup/recovery strategies Design and implementation of large scale Web based Applications: Including Internet/Intranet

Payment Portal

Saved over $20 million per year by building a Payment Portal which offers an integrated Web/IVR/Mobile solution for all types of payments for customers and collections groups: Credit Cards, Debit Cards, MoneyGram, Western Union, ACH and recurring ACH. By using the Payment Portal integrated platform additional modules has been deployed maximizing the cost benefit even more: eStatements, Lexus Nexus address validation and return mail, Collection Management, Recovery Management, Bankruptcy Management and fraud detection. The system increased productivity and enabled the SOX and PCI audit requirements using web based 3tier architecture and Oracle TDE technologies while maintaining the interface with the existing legacy COBOL system.

PeerIQ, Greensboro, NC 1996 - 2003

A global network of IT practitioners which facilitates practical problem solving through online and in-person peer-to-peer interchanges.

Oracle Database Administrator/Manager of Technology Development (01/1996 04/2003)

Database Administration and development on Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server Design and implementation of Oracle Database Warehousing: using Oracle SQL Loader/ETL and import/export/batch reports scripts, performance tuning, backup/recovery strategies


Oracle Performance Tuning | Oracle Database Administration | Oracle RAC | Oracle Enterprise Manager | SQL Server | MySQL | Progress | SQL Tuning | Data Warehousing | ETL/Dimensional Modelling | Data Modelling | Business Intelligence | Unix/Linux | Perl | SQL | PL/SQL | Java | Unix Shell Scripting | Storage Management | Software Development | SDLC | Enterprise Architecture | High Availability | Disaster Recovery | Application Clusters | Capacity Planning | IT Management | Database Design | System Integration | SOA | ITIL | Solution Architecture | Systems Analysis | Data Migration | Oracle VM | VMware | Server Consolidation | Hadoop/Big Data | Real-time Systems


Oracle Certified Master | Oracle Certified Professional DBA: Oracle 11g | Oracle Certified Expert: Real Application Clusters Administrator Certified Expert on 10g | Oracle Certified Expert: Database SQL on 10g | Oracle Certified Professional: Oracle 10g | Oracle Certified Professional: Oracle 9i | Oracle Certified Professional: Oracle 8i | Oracle Certified Professional: Oracle 8 | ITIL Foundation Certified | Quality Improvement Associate Certification by American Society for Quality



Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA - 2008 | Master of Science in Computer Information Systems

Stanford University
Online 2011 | Introduction to Databases

Stanford University
Online 2011 | Machine Learning


To Parallel or Not To Parallel
Southeast Oracle Users Conference 2010 | October 17, 2010

When it comes to parallel operations everybody expects to get performance results similar with the init.ora secret hidden parameter _db_performance=fast. The presentation reviewed the Oracle Parallel option feature and the performance problems can arise if not used properly. This paper introduced Basic Parallel Execution Architecture, Degree of Parallelism, and Instance configuration.

How to Solve the Wrong Problem
Southeast Oracle Users Conference 2011 | November 4, 2011

Creating a successful DWH environment is a very complex task these days. Solving complex DWH Performance issues involves coordination with all the members of the equation: Developers, DBAs, Unix Administrators, and Storage Administrators.


Like playing tennis. Traveling around the world. Helping others reaching their potential.