Hotsos Symposium Speaker – Tom Kyte

Tom Kyte is a returning Hotsos Symposium presenter.


Tom KyteTom Kyte is a Senior Technical Architect in Oracle's Server Technology Division. Before starting at Oracle, Kyte worked as a systems integrator building large-scale, heterogeneous databases and applications, mostly for military and government customers. Kyte spends a great deal of time working with the Oracle database and, more specifically, working with people who are working with the Oracle database. In addition, Kyte is the Tom behind the AskTom column in Oracle Magazine, answering people's questions about the Oracle database and its tools ( Kyte is also the author of Expert Oracle Database Architecture (Apress, 2005), Expert One on One Oracle(Wrox Press, 2001/Apress 2004), Beginning Oracle Programing (Wrox press, 2002/Apress 2004), and Effective Oracle by Design (Oracle Press, 2003). These are books about the general use of the database and how to develop successful Oracle applications.

Presentation Titles

Five Things You Probably Didn't Know About SQL
Five Things You Probably Didn't Know About PL/SQL


Five Things You Probably Didn't Know about SQL: SQL is an extremely powerful language these days. It offers set-based processing, iteration, and recursion. In short, it has many of the qualities of a procedural language and a declarative language. This session explores five things you probably didn't know about SQL.

Five Things You Probably Didn't Know About PL/SQL: PL/SQL turns 23 years old this was first introduced in 1988 with Oracle6 Database. This session looks at five technical things about PL/SQL you probably did not know: under-the-covers features that make PL/SQL quite simply the most efficient language with which to process data in the database.

Presentation Materials

Tom KytePresentation materials are available online to attendees only.


The speaker schedule is as follows: