Making Impactful Performance Changes Webinar


Join me on Wednesday, September 26 as I present a webinar entitled "Making Impactful Performance Changes". This is the final segment in the 3-part DBA Performance Series sponsored by Embarcadero. Register even if you can't make it and you'll get an email with the link to the webcast video after (more...)

Making SQL Performance Solutions Stick – Followup #2

During last week's webinar, there were several questions that I did not have a chance to answer so I wanted to follow-up by answering those questions here. I also wanted to provide links to previous webinar recordings as many people had asked where to find them.

Webinar Recordings
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Making SQL Performance Solutions Stick Webinar Followup

Thanks again to everyone who attended part 2 of my Oracle SQL Performance webinar series entitled Making SQL Performance Solutions Stick. Embarcadero will be posting the recording within the next few days. In the meantime, I have uploaded the slides and scripts.

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I was wrong

Thanks to dear Maria Colgan for her intervention, I am publicly admitting the error of my ways and declaring to never use the drug of the optimizer_index_cost_adj parameter again. I publicly admit (again) that I have (on occasion) used an extremely high OICA setting to try and "force" Exadata to (more...)

Learning to read

Not me...(I learned to read quite a few years ago).  :)

My daughter is learning to read and is sounding out words and leaving notes and signs all over the house. I love it! We've been reading several different series of books together (The Magic Treehouse, Junie B. (more...)

Making SQL Performance Solutions Stick Webinar – August 29


Join me for the 2nd Embarcadero Community webinar in my Performance Series on August 29 entitled "Making SQL Performance Solutions Stick". Registration is now open and I'd love to see you there!

Don't worry if you didn't attend the first session in July. This session will have plenty of new (more...)