Monday, March 31, 2008

Today is my Last Day at Hotsos

In October 1999, my friend Gary Goodman and I started a company called Hotsos. In the past eight years, we’ve invented a new method for optimizing Oracle systems, educated thousands of people on how to use it, and written and sold some pretty good software. Today marks the end of my employment at Hotsos.

Over the past few months, Gary and I have negotiated an amicable split agreement that leaves Hotsos well and strong, and that gives me the opportunity to pursue the work that I’m passionate about, as the sole owner. Tomorrow, 1 April 2008 (no foolin’) is the start of operations of Method R Corporation. I’ll bring with me a small group of extraordinary people who share my passion.

Method R will maintain the Hotsos Profiler software product. Hotsos and Method R will both sell the Profiler. Hotsos will maintain its existing Profiler customer relationships, except product support will come now from Method R (from the same development team that supported it at Hotsos).

Method R will own the new SLA Manager product. Method R will also steward the Hotsos ILO open-source project. These projects will also be staffed by the same people that invented and maintained them at Hotsos.

Method R will also own the Hotsos performance diagnosis education curriculum (called, at different points in history, the Hotsos Clinic, PD101, and Oracle Performance Management using Response Time Profiling). Method R also has a license to teach the popular Hotsos SQL optimization curriculum.

For a little while, we will have a simple, very boring web page at Within a couple of weeks, we’ll have a fully operational web site. For a while, Hotsos will forward personal e-mail to me. If you want to reach me directly, I’m cary.millsap at the new domain.

Wish us luck!


Thomas Kyte said...

Definitely wishing you good luck :)

Well wishes into the future.

Tony said...

I'll wish you luck, knowing full well that you will be very successful in your new adventure. I look forward to watching and hopefully being apart of Method R's evolution.

Best wishes,

Dan Norris said...

I'm looking forward to the results of this exciting new development and wish both Method-R and Hotsos success! Looking forward to seeing you at future conferences.

Be sure to let us all know when the first Method-R Symposium will be held! :)

EricGrancher said...


all of the best to you and Method-R,


Marco Gralike said...

I wish all the luck and nice new intriguing business adventures



Unknown said...

Wish you all the best with the Method R Coorperation, the sole ownership and all the decisions you will need to make.

I'm glad I've had the chance to attend the Hotsos Symposium this year (Old Style). I will try to attend next year.

Will there be some courses in Europe in the future? Or does it stay in the Americas...



Unknown said...

Good luck, Cary!

Daniel Fink said...

Best of luck with your "new" endeavor.

Unknown said...

Congratulations, Cary, and good luck. I am glad you managed to negotiate an amicable split. The alternative is awful!

Best wishes,


Mark Williams said...

Echoing Tom and others... best wishes for the next phase!

- Mark

Unknown said...

Congrats, Cary, on your new endeavor! I anticipate great content continuing from this new venture! Best wishes to all involved! See you in a couple of weeks at IOUG.

Mark Bobak said...


Congratulations on this new endeavor. I'm sure you'll excel, as you always do.


Marc Handelman, said...


You are one of the most respected Oracle professionals in the business, and as a Oak Table member, you've been through the crucible, god knows! We wish you the best of success in your new venture, and are absolutely certain of such! Work hard, enjoy yourself!!

LStones said...


Not knowing the reasons why I hope the words of Robert Frost are timely:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Paul B

Riyaj Shamsudeen said...

Good luck, Cary.

Well wishes..

Unknown said...


I just heard the news. Good luck to you and best wishes. And if you need a buddy to see a Yankee game this year call me.


Tanel Poder said...

wow, good luck Cary!!!

Paul G. said...


Knowing you as I do, I already know you will be successful.
Let me know if I can be of any assistance.


Neeraj Bhatia said...

Wishing you a very good luck ...

I'm looking forward to hear same success stories in the future.


EscVector said...

Good Luck!