Three-tiered web-based application analysis, architecture,
development, and project management. Java 2 Enterprise
Edition (J2EE). DBMS and application server performance
analysis, tuning, and capacity planning. Training.
1987 - present: Bolour Computing. Consultant.
Borland Software Corporation. San Mateo, CA. Performance
analysis and benchmarking of the Borland Enterprise Server.
Development of a JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) driver
MarketFirst, Inc. Mountain View, CA. Design and implementation
of COM and CORBA APIs to Marketfirst's core web-marketing
Digital Equipment Corporation, Palo Alto, CA. Sybase on-site
project lead: symmetric multiprocessing port of the Sybase
SQL Server to the DEC Alpha OSF/1 operating system.
Siemens Information and Communication Networks. Santa Clara, CA.
Consultant. Design and implementation of data replication for a
global software life cycle information system.
Sybase. Emeryville, CA. Client-site training instructor.
Pacific A&M. San Bruno, CA. Chief programmer and project
manager of the Pacific A&M Information System: an insurance
administration, marketing, and accounts receivable system.
Sun Microsystems. Milpitas, CA. Sybase instructor. Training
of Sun's technical staff in the Sybase DBMS.
Sun Microsystems, Sun Select (formerly TOPS) Alameda, CA.
Consultant. Development of product registration, customer
information, and telemarketing systems to support the sale
and marketing of networking products.
United States Air Force. Edwards Air Force Base, CA.
Consultant. Design and implementation of the Edwards flight
1985 - 1987: Sun Microsystems, Inc.. Member, Technical Staff.
Software development environments. Co-designed the Network
Software Environment, an integrated development platform
offering configuration management, version control,
coordinated development, and release management services.
Windowing system. Worked on mailtool, a window-based mail
1983 - 1985: INGRES Corporation. Member, Technical Staff.
Data management. Designed and implemented B-trees, a new
storage structure for the relational database management
User interfaces. Designed a database browser for INGRES.
1979 - 1983: University of California, Berkeley. Lecturer.
Computer Science Division.
1976 - 1982: University of California, San Francisco. Assistant
Research. Studied the representation and processing of
time in databases. Proposed a basis for the management
of historical data.
Teaching. Taught graduate and undergraduate computer science
courses. Supervised Master's and Ph.D. students.
Selected System Skills
Database systems: Oracle. Microsoft SQL Server. Sybase.
Database connectivity: ODBC. JDBC. Enterprise Java Beans.
Distributed system connectivity: CORBA. DCOM.
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of California,
M.S. and B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
Bolour, A., Bitton, M., and Chen R., Multi-site concurrency
control with the Sybase replication server, SQL Forum,
Vol. 3, No. 4 (July/August 1994), pp. 17 - 22.
Bolour, A., Anderson, T.L., Dekeyser, L.J., and Wong H.K.T.,
The role of time in information processing: A survey, ACM SIGMOD
Record, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Apr. 1982); also appeared in ACM SIGART
Newsletter (Apr. 1982).
Dekeyser, L.J., and Bolour, A., On the modeling of time in
clinical database applications, Proceedings of the fifth
Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care,
Bolour, A., and Dekeyser, L.J., Abstractions in temporal
information, Information Systems, Vol. 8, No. 1, (1983),
pp. 41 - 49.
Bolour, A., Optimal retrieval algorithms for small region
queries, SIAM Journal on Computing, Vol. 10, No. 4,
(Nov. 1981), pp. 721 - 741.
Bolour, A., Techniques of physical design, (invited paper),
Proceedings of the Infotech State of the Art Conference on
Data Design, London, (Sept. 1979).
Bolour, A., Optimality properties of multiple-key hashing
functions, Journal of the ACM, (Apr. 1979), pp. 196 - 210.
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