Understanding Oracle Optimizer Statistics Webinar Q&A

There were quite a few questions asked during the webinar yesterday that I didn't have time to answer online. So, here's the list of questions from the webinar transcripts with my answers. In some cases, I combined several similar questions and gave a single answer. Hope it's helpful!

1. Can (more...)

Understanding Oracle Optimizer Statistics Webinar Follow-up

Thanks to everyone for attending today's webinar on Understanding Oracle Optimizer Statistics sponsored by Embarcadero Technologies. I appreciate everyone who took time to join me today and hope you found it informative.

The webinar recording will be posted within in the next couple of days, but you can download the (more...)

Webinar – Understanding Oracle Optimizer Statistics


Embarcadero is sponsoring another Oracle Community webinar on January 29  (rescheduled) February 5 conducted by yours truly. Register for Understanding Oracle Optimizer Statistics and join me as I cover
  • Oracle optimizer statistics fundamentals for computing cardinality/selectivity on single and multi-column predicates.
  • How statistics can help the optimizer understand data distribution (more...)

Enkitec E4 2013

The 2nd annual Enkitec Extreme Exadata Expo (E4) is coming your way August 5-6, 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel & Resort in Irving, TX. Last year's inaugural event received rave reviews from participants and this year's event should be even better!

After the conference, stick around and join me (more...)

Sharing a Kindle account

I have discovered that sharing a Kindle account with family members can cause Amazon to prompt me with the oddest reading suggestions:


I suppose you never really know someone until you see what they read. It's possible that my reading choices are also involved in the determination of these recommendations. (more...)