Hotsos Symposium 2012

Symposium 2011 Attendees

Join the world's top Oracle performance analysts including Tom Kyte, Cary Millsap, Tanel Põder, and Kerry Osborne at the tenth annual Hotsos Symposium, which is the conference dedicated to issues of Oracle system performance. The Symposium will be held March 4 — 8, 2012 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Irving, TX.

Some comments from prior attendees about Hotsos Symposia:

"Really enjoyed it. The focus on quality over quantity is what makes this event great. This is my first time but I'll be back!"

"This is my first year attending this event. It was great. Met lot of smart people. Planning to attend next year. Wish I had the opportunity to attend more sessions since some were overlapping. Keep up with the excellent work."

"My second Hotsos conference! Last year, I was in awe most of the time. This year, I'm taking practical tools back to work! DBA or Developer, or for people who live in the middle, the Hotsos Symposium is the place to come to deepen your skillset."

"Thanks to all the presenters who brought all the new things to my cognition. They were very accurate and had done their research well. Tom Kyte corrected any mistakes left in the presentation by mistake, and that too he did really nicely. Overall, this was a very informative and fun-filled three and half days that I have ever spent. Thanks."

Why Is the Hotsos Symposium Different?

Hotsos Symposium is the best conference in the Americas devoted to Oracle system performance. The combination of topic focus, small audience size, and large speaker list make the Hotsos Symposium an unsurpassed networking opportunity.

Hotsos Symposium reaches for a new technical high with presentations focused on techniques, experimental results, and field-tested scripts that attendees can take home and apply to real-world tasks. The speakers routinely offer an excellent balance between database principles and problem-solving techniques. The speakers also show you how to determine the difference between reliable information and bad advice around Oracle performance optimization.

Like what you read, but want a little taste of Symposium? Watch this video to see what you missed last year.

Symposium Speaker Sessions

Alas, the call for papers is now closed!


Hotsos is pleased to announce that our own CEO, Gary Goodman, will be the keynote speaker for 2012, and his topic is titled "Can You Find the Forest?".




Optional Training Day

Jonathan Lewis will host Training Day 2012, and his topic is Designing Optimal SQL. For more information about Jonathan and his topic, please visit the Training Day page.

Registration and Pricing

Registration for Hotsos Symposium 2012 is open. Visit our Registration page to sign up.

The price for Symposium is as follows:

  • $1495, if registering after February 10, 2012

The price for the optional Training Day is as follows:

  • $500

For our cancellation policy, please visit our Registration page.

Presentation Materials - Going Green again in '12!

In an effort to create a more environmentally friendly event, all speaker presentations and handouts will be available online for download only. Printed material will not be provided. Thank you for your support in helping us be more conscious of our impact on the environment.

More Information

For more information about Hotsos Symposium 2012 and the Optional Training Day, please visit these links:


Hotsos is pleased to announce that Enkitec and Oracle are our sponsors for Hotsos Symposium 2012!








Hotsos Symposium 2011 Scrapbook

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