Bala Prabahar


Application Developer, Database Administrator, SAP BI Basis Administrator and Shell scripting in a wide variety of business applications. Particularly interested in client/server and relational database design using Oracle, DB2, and Informix on Unix/Linux environments. Always interested in migration projects, as well as close interaction with the DB manufacturers. High level of aptitude to solve performance issues for very large databases. More than 10+ years experience in DW/BI with 19+ years overall experience in software development, design and administration. Quick to learn new technologies and processes

Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2006 - Present

BI Technical Consultant

IBM Corporation
Working as Senior Basis Consultant in DHS/CBP.
Jan 2001 - Present

CEO & SAP Infrastructure Management Consultant

BAPS Software Consulting Services Inc
Comprehansive Infrastructure Management; Indepth knowledge on Databases, Unix/Linux and SAP Basis Layer;high level of aptitude to solve performance issues;end-to-end root cause analysis;
Mar 2007 - Nov 2007

BI Basis Consultant

The Coca-Cola Company
Jan 2002 - Jan 2006

SAP Basis Specialist

Coca Cola Enterprises
SAP Infrastructure Management for both heterogeneous and homogeneous environments;managed installations and upgrades for BI and APO modules;Livecache Installation, Upgrade and administration;coordinated stress testing of IC Web Client;Performance tuning of BI application for both data loading and reporting;helped BW developers implement best practices like BW compression, Process Chains, Information Broadcasting to fill cache, OLAP Cache tuning, co-authored redbook "Best Practices for SAP Business Information Warehouse on DB2 for z/OS V8" with sponsorship from CCE;
1999 - 2001

Principal Architect

Platinum Technology
1998 - 1999

Peoplesoft/Informix Consultant

National Linen Services
1995 - 1998

Data Warehouse Modeler/DBA

GTE Data Services
Designed and developed 500GB+ Data Warehouse System(one of the largest at that time) in 1995;used Erwin to develop logical and physical data model;Identified the partition key for large tables based on data distribution;participated in performance tuning of the system;worked closely with DB vendor Informix Corporation to improve the performance;identified and optimized poorly performing queries;
Apr 1988 - Dec 1991

Systems Analyst

CMC Limited
Systems Analysis and Design for General Purpose Production Planning and Control System; Database Administration; Shell Scripting; Development; Testing and Implementation


1980 - 1984


National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli



SAP Certified Technology Consultant

SAP Corporation

Top Secret

US Government