Wei Hu is the Senior Vice President of Development for High Availability and Emerging Technologies. He leads the development of mission critical database capabilities including Maximum Availability Architecture, Active Data Guard, Sharding, Recovery, RAC Cache Fusion, and Advanced Queuing. Mr. Hu also leads the development of technologies related to Blockchain, Microservices, and Globally Distributed Databases. Mr. Hu has B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has been with Oracle since 1998, holds more than 30 patents, and is the author and co-author of several books and papers.