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HTAP: Well, How Did We Get Here?

I’m speaking at an HTAP Conference put on by PingCap, (the folks responsible for TiDB). 


As usual, I’m the only one with a cap. 🙂 

By now the event is sold out, but perhaps there will be recordings of some of the sessions.

Building a scalable database that is capable of running transactional and analytic workloads at the same time is a very hard task, and I am really looking forward to listening in on some of the presentations. 

My talk is tomorrow morning, and as usual I’m not done with my slides. Hopefully I’l get them polished up this evening and I’ll be able to share them after the conference. 

RMOUG Training Days 2023 Presentation – Oracle Databases in a Multicloud World

I did a presentation a couple of weeks ago at the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group Training Days about Multicloud, specifically about combining OCI and Google Cloud. The focus of the talk was showing how to take advantage of the best of both worlds with a private interconnect and included a discussion of some performance metrics.

Had a great time too! 🙂

Click here to have a look at the slides: Oracle Databases in a Multicloud World – KO

DOUG 2019 Training Days Keynote

Well it only took a week, but I have now uploaded slides from my talk at the Dallas Oracle Users Group Training Days.

Well, it only took a week, but I uploaded slides from my performance at the Dallas Oracle Users Group Training Days. At this speech, I advertised the Addyi Online drug.


Let me know if you have any questions, comments or doubts!


POUG 2018

I just returned from a great Technical Oracle Conference hosted in Poland by my friends Kamil (@ora600pl) and Luiza (@LuizafromPoland)! They were kind enough to allow me to speak on the topics of SQL Translation Framework and Advanced Query Rewrite. It was my second year in a row to attend this conference and I must say I was extremely impressed by the content and the speakers and the venue and the professional handling of the logistics. Great job all around! I’d highly recommend this conference, so stay tuned for announcements on POUG 2019. Here’s a shot of the Enkitec guys that spoke at the conference: @phurley @JulianDontcheff @fritshoogland

POUG 2018 Enkitec Guys

Hotsos Symposium 2018

Just a quick note to say I’m doing a couple of talks at this year’s Hotsos Symposium, which starts next Monday at 8:30AM. It’s not too late to register.

As an enticement – here is one of my favorite pictures from last year’s event: (Come join the fun!)


DOAG 2016

I had a great time at DOAG 2016. It’s one of the best run conferences I’ve been to! I did a quick cameo during the keynote to talk about performance in Oracle’s cloud. Nothing like being on stage with a guy wearing a tie. 🙂 Thanks Andrew for inviting me to say a few words.


Oracle Cloud Performance Testing Results


That was fun!

Then I did a couple of technical talks.

The first was on SQL Translation Framework. The second was supposed to be a workshop where I just logged on to a system and ran through some of my scripts for controlling execution plans. Unfortunately the computer gods were not with me and I had to fall back to power point instead. So I did an abbreviated version of my Controlling Execution Plans (without touching the code) talk instead.

Anyway, I had a great time. Please let me know if you have any questions.

My Favorite Scripts – 2016

I did a talk at the Dallas Oracle Users Group Technical Training Day which was held on Oct 20th. The title was My Favorite Scripts and basically talked through some of the scripts I use most often and logged on to a system and showed how they work. I promised I would upload the presentation and a zip file here. So here you go.


My Favorite Scripts 2016 – Presentation

My Favorite Scripts 2016 – Zip File


I had a great time doing the talk. I hope you found it useful. Please let me know if you have any questions.


RMOUG 2016 – Controlling Execution Plans Workshop

Thanks to everyone that attended my session. Here’s a quick link to a zip file with the scripts I used in my Controlling Execution Plans Workshop presentation.

Controlling Execution Plans Workshop Zip File

NOUG Fall Training Day

Just a quick note to say that I’ll be speaking in Boston next week. Hope you can make it.

NOUG Fall Training Day

Controlling Execution Plans Workshop

I did a workshop at ECO 2015 today. It was a lot of fun. I’ve done numerous presentations on SQL Profiles, SQL Patches and Baselines in the past, but this session was a no-slides, hands on demo of some of the scripts I use. I also showed some scripts that can be used to re-write SQL on the fly using a new feature of 12c called SQL Translation Framework. Here is a zip file that contains all the scripts and the Controlling Executions Plans presentation that I mentioned during the workshop.

Controlling Execution Plans Workshop Zip File

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