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I am an Enterprise Data Architect with extensive experience working for world-class IT departments. I am fluent in all aspects of data architecture, Data Warehouse design, data modeling, ETL and database programming. I have over 20 years experience in programming and data management.

    For the last 15 years, Data Warehousing, ETL and Business Intelligence have been my primary focus. I have experience with all the major RDBMS systems; 18 years experience with Oracle, SQL, PL/SQL, SQL Server. Also many years experience with Business Objects, Informatica, DWB, Cognos, Java, UML, C, C++, PowerBuilder, XML.

    I am also a technical writer. I am author of 7 technical books and more than 70 technical (database and programming) articles. I also have extensive experience as a technical team leader and as a project manager.


I am currently doing database and application development for stock market applications. Working in C# (.NET) with the Interactive Brokers TWS API, and with Oracle and SQL Server.


I am author of many technical books including:

Oracle Developer's Guide                                         Foxpro Developers Guide

PowerBuilder 6: A Developer's Guide                      Enterprise Data Modeling

Client/Server Developers Guide    

JAVA: Programming (Java, Applets, JavaScript, JScript).   C# Programming Examples

Oracle DBA Handbook


I am a Data Modeler, Enterprise Data Warehouse Architect and Programmer with extensive experience working for world-class IT departments.

Data Modeling, Data Warehouse Design, ETL Programming and Business Intelligence have been my primary focus.

Currently I am involved in stock market analysis and programming (ATM) for day trading.


  I am also a technical writer. I have written 7 books and 70+ technical articles.

  • Author of The Oracle Developerís Guide (Oracle Press) and 7 other books.

  • Technical Reviewer for The Oracle DBA Handbook

To view a list of publications and my resume click  resume and list of publications.




I am also a composer, musician and writer. I have written 4 Symphonies, 10 Concerto and 30 other compositions (mostly Electronic Music using the Buchla systems.

The following section are on my hobbies,

  • Fine Art reviews
  • flying : soaring in sailplanes, powered flight, sky-diving
  • Travel (picture on the Eiffel Tower)

Electronic Music Blog: Composing Electronic Music

April 2013:   a new section , a blog to track my  new compositions ...

Healing Sound work 

A page about  a project to publish a CD of Paul Palombo's electronic music.

Here's a page about my music and pictures from some of my concerts at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music

FINE ARTS REVIEWS: Music, Literature, Philosophy..

Here's a new section  that presents reviews and recommendations: Many . Fine Arts Reviews -
Dedicated to whatever I find interesting and enriching in life. Just beginning.. will continually expand.

Book reviews (Great Literature, Poetry, Philosophy)

Music Reviews  (and some of my own music)

Here's a page about my music and pictures from some of my concerts at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
soaring A page about soaring (flying gliders at the Ceasar's Creek Soaring Club

 flying, sky-diving
-- Wedding pictures of Troi and David 12/10/06.   Click here to view

Pictures from my trip to Paris and Amsterdam



Mysticism, Meditation and Buddhism  (A Guide to Mysticism: East and West)

The Mystical Path
Book List

"I am circling around God, the ancient tower, and I have been circling for a thousand years, and I still don't know if I am a falcon or a storm or a great song."     - Rainer Maria Rilke

Introduction to Tarot
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EMAIL::        contact@davidmcclanahan.com


my music  ...

I am working on several new CD's of Electronic, New Age and Rock music .. songs will be posted here soon.


Music that I composed for our wedding is here


To Download Seminar Materials

The download site has material for my seminars.

Seminar Downloads (password required)


Until one is committed, there is a hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness concerning all acts of initiative (and creation).

There is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans:

That the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never have occurred.

A whole stream of events issue forth from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no person could have ever dreamed would come their way.

Whatever you can dream you can begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)


Our days are precious but we gladly see them going
If in their place, we find a thing more precious growing.

A rare exotic plant, our gardener's heart delighting;
A child whom we are teaching, a booklet we are writing.

Hermann Hesse (The Glass Bead Game)

new.gif (1590 bytes) Photos from the Cincinnati Conservatory's Electronic Music Studio

Tribute Page for my friends Dwight Tindle, Paul Palombo, Don Buchla,


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