Founded by industry experts, Viscosity is built around its core competencies: Oracle APEX, Data Architecture, Machine Learning, DevOps, Oracle Cloud, Azure Cloud, Performance Tuning, and Custom Application Development. Viscosity collaborates with top-tier technologists and is an official Oracle Platinum Partner, Quest SharePlex Platinum Partner, and Microsoft Azure Gold Partner.
Our vast experience and intellectual property give customers on-site a glimpse into what is driving IT complexity. We can deliver a set of practical, executable plans for simplifying data management, helping to reduce operating costs and freeing up your resources for new business initiatives, optimizing data integration and management.
Engage with us for your Cloud initiatives, Oracle APEX development, Data Optimization & Performance Tuning, Emerging Technologies, Training, and Application Development needs.
Charles Kim is an Oracle ACE Director, VMware Expert, an Oracle Certified DBA, a Certified Exadata Specialist, and a Certified Oracle Linux, Oracle Cloud, and RAC Expert. Charles was selected into the Oracle ACE Program on May 2008 and became an Oracle ACE Director as of December 2009. Charles has been an Oracle ACE Director every year since 2009. Charles became a VMware vExpert in the class of 2013.
Charles specializes in Cloud, Exadata, RAC, and Virtualization (VMware, KVM, and Oracle VM) and co-authored ten books around the Oracle EcoSystem:
– Oracle Cloud Pocket Reference Guide – A Handbook on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
– PDB Me to Oracle Cloud – A Lazy DBA’s Guide to Mastering Multi-Tenant
– Exadata Expert Handbook
– Oracle Database 11g New Features for DBA and Developers
– Linux Recipes for Oracle DBAs
– Oracle Data Guard 11g Handbook
– Virtualizing Business Critical Oracle Databases: Database As A Service
– Oracle ASM 12c Pocket Reference Guide
– Virtualizing Hadoop
– Solaris and Linux Recipes for Oracle DBAs
Charles is a co-founder and CEO of Viscosity North America, a highly specialized niche consulting organization comprised of industry experts in Oracle Engineered Systems, RAC, Oracle Cloud, Virtualization, and Performance Tuning.
Charles holds certifications in Oracle Databases, VMware, Red Hat & Oracle Linux, and Microsoft and has over 30 years of Oracle experience on mission and business-critical databases. Charles presents regularly at local, regional, national, and international Oracle conferences including IOUG Collaborate, VMware World, RMOUG, UKOUG, New Zealand/Australia Oracle User Group, and Oracle OpenWorld on topics of Oracle Cloud, RAC, Exadata, Database Consolidations, Private Database Cloud, ASM, Linux Best Practices, Data Guard Best Practices, Performance Tuning, VMware Virtualization Best Practices, and 7×24 High Availability Considerations.
Jerry Ward has built up and led the applications side of Viscosity North America since its conception in 2012. He serves on the board of the Emerging Tech Special Interest Group at multiple Oracle conferences across the country. He is passionate about what tech can do for communities and leads emerging tech sessions and conversations targeted around travel, hospitality, pharmaceuticals, finance, and more.
Jerry has served as a consulting Architect for the VHA, Kellogg Brown and Root, Invesco, Fidelity National Financial, Dresser-Rand, Ericsson, Nortel Networks, and the Human Genome Sequencing Center (BCM). Jerry has worked with Oracle technology since 1991, including Oracle database version 6+ and Oracle Applications version 9+.
He has been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Venice Magazine, 002 Houston, KXAN Austin, Tyler Morning News, Gulfscapes Magazine, and other business publications.
Justin Nugent is a co-founder of Viscosity North America. Prior to joining Viscosity North America, Justin was a former Master Principal Consultant at Oracle Corporation involved in many Exadata and RAC implementations across the country.
Justin’s expertise spans across Oracle Exadata, RAC, Golden Gate, Informatica, DW, BI, Tactical and strategic competitive analysis, sales support and training, value selling & solution selling methodology, and data integration technology.
Rich Niemiec is the current Chief Innovation Officer of Viscosity North America. Rich is an Oracle Ace Director, a world-renowned IT Expert, and was a co-founder and the CEO of TUSC, a Chicago-based systems integrator of Oracle-based business solutions started in 1988. Rich has served as President of Rolta TUSC and Rolta EICT.
Rich is the past President of the International Oracle Users Group (IOUG) and the current President of the Midwest Oracle Users Group (MOUG). Rich has architected and tuned many Fortune 500 systems over the past 25 years.
His experience in data processing ranges from teaching to consulting, with an emphasis on database administration, performance tuning, project management, and technical education. Rich is one of six originally honored worldwide Oracle Certified Masters and advised Oracle development from time to time. In 2017, he authored the Oracle “Oracle12c Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques,” an update of his previous 4 Oracle best sellers on Oracle8i, 9i, 10g, and 11i Performance Tuning. Rich was inducted into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 1998.