Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Virtual Seminar: "Systematic Oracle SQL Optimization in Real Life"

On November 18 and 19, I’ll be presenting along with Tanel Põder, Jonathan Lewis, and Kerry Osborne in a virtual (GoToWebinar) seminar called Systematic Oracle SQL Optimization in Real Life. Here are the essentials:

What: Systematic Oracle SQL Optimization in Real Life.
Learn how to think clearly about Oracle performance, find your performance problems, and then fix them, whether you’re using your own code (which you can modify) or someone else’s (which you can not modify).
Who: Cary Millsap, Tanel Põder, Jonathan Lewis, Kerry Osborne
When: 8am–12n US Pacific Time Thursday and Friday 18–19 November 2010
How much: 475 USD (375 USD if you register before 1 November 2010)

The format will be two hours per speaker: an hour and a half for presentation time, and a half hour for questions and answers. Here’s our agenda (all times are listed in USA Pacific Time):

Thursday8:00a–10:00aCary Millsap: Thinking Clearly about Performance
10:00a–12:00nTanel Põder: Understanding and Profiling Execution Plans
Friday8:00a–10:00aJonathan Lewis: Writing Your SQL to Help the Optimizer
10:00a–12:00nKerry Osborne: Controlling Execution Plans (without touching the code)

This is going to be a special event. My staff and I can’t wait to see it ourselves. I hope you will join us.

6 comments:

Sriram said...

Cary - What is the expected skill level for anyone who wants to attend this seminar?

Thanks,
Sriram

Cary Millsap said...

Sriram, we're shooting for the whole spectrum of experience in our audience. Using my "Thinking Clearly about Performance" as Act I gives it a gentle slope into the fundamental orientation of the whole event, which is a focus on code path efficiency to yield excellent response times of application features. The other guys are such great teachers that even when their material might necessarily become complex or subtle, I think that the audience comprehension at all levels of experience will still be high.

I've seen this kind of event have an unexpected effect on people. The expectation going in is often that (1) the beginners will have a worldview-changing experience and (2) the experienced professionals will pick up a few interesting tips. However, I've seen these events work exactly the opposite way. Our beginners usually say that what we've talked about all makes perfect sense, and why would anyone have ever thought to do it a different way... And our more experienced students often tell me that material like this has completely inverted the way they'll work from now on.

Tanel Poder said...

And also, I suggest you to read couple of blog entries for everyone's blogs - if you understand and like these blog entries, you will understand and like the virtual conference too!

Sriram said...

Thanks Cary and Tanel!

Sriram

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Cary Millsap said...

tech boy:

I'm glad to hear from anyone who loves trig. Thank you for sharing with me. I don't have time to check your work as thoroughly as it deserves, but I imagine that you'll have plenty of people giving you feedback before long.

One suggestion: do use proper mathematical symbols, like ∠x instead of <x, and π instead of p. Good typography is a little more work on your part, but it's more expressive, which causes more readers to receive more value with less effort.

Thank you again for sharing, and best wishes.