About Me

My name is Hazem Ameen. I’m an Oracle DBA with 13 years of experience. I’ve been living and working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia since 2003. Prior to that, I lived and worked in Chicago Illinois. Through this blog, I plan on sharing some technical tips and life experience in Saudi Arabia. Those who moved to KSA or planning on doing so might find some useful info here.
I could be emailed at hazem.ameen@gmail.com


12 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Dear Mr Ameen

    I am facing a problem and I would like your help.

    We are using Oracle 10g database (AL32UTF8).

    We have loaded some data into a table from a csv(comma seperated variable) file.

    We are able to see the Arabic characters from the table in Oracle SQL developer, but we are not able see the data in the application.

    Our application is a Java based web application and we are using Oracle 10G application server.

    If we enter data in the application (Internet Explorer front end) and save it, we are able to retrieve and view the Arabic characters.

    I can provide other information to help you understand this issue.

    Please help us by giving some idea as to why we are facing this problem.

    Thanks a lot in advance

  2. Vadi,

    Please use the dump function (ex. select dump(arabic_column, 1016) from table_name) on data you uploaded (csv) and data entered via IE. Do see a difference in the encoding between the 2 sets of data? Are both dumps UTF8?

    Also, what is your NLS_LANG setting when you were uploading csv? is it the same as your application server.

  3. Hi Ameen,

    I visited your site Recently while seraching some tips for oracle db and found it is very helpfull. Your language and explanation is impressisve and understanadable for a normal person like me where my main work area is in Unix & Linux administartion.

    Thanks brother and all the best.

  4. Hey Hazem

    I just stopped by at your site today while i was searching the net

    Thank you so much, i found it very helpful, and i learned alot from you

    I did not find newly articles, hope everything is fine with you Insha`Allah

    WIsh you all the best

  5. I am working in KUWAIT since year 2002 as Oracle DBA for Govt.of Kuwait, PUBLIC AUTHORITY FOR AGRICULTURE.


  6. Dear Sir,

    I stumbled upon your blog while searching for data masking. I liked your article on multi threading. I would like to know if you have ever implemented maker-checker functionality and user-role management. If so could you please share with me:

    1. The design
    2. The PLSQL code

    I would also like to know if you can share with me common DBA sqls, expdb and impdb scripts for schema and database.


  7. aoa
    I am hayat khan
    working as Senior Manger DBA & APP Pakistan.
    11g DBA Certified.

    How I can get job in SA.



  8. Dear Mr Ameen,

    I have installed Oracle 11G Enterprise properly. But it does not save Arabic text in database (shows like this ??????). Could anyone help me how to add additional language. Any help would be appreciated.

    Best regards,

  9. Hello Ameen,i like your blog, its soo easy to understand. I’m new to oracle db administration.
    Can you please post some articles on Oracle db step by step performance tuning guide.
    my users allways complain about database slowness.


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