Hotsos Symposium Speakers and Topics 2013

Symposium 2012 Speaker: Mark FarnhamHotsos thanks each of you who submitted abstracts for consideration as speakers for Symposium 2013. The abstracts were outstanding again this year, and we are very grateful to Cary Millsap for his help in making the final decisions.


Topics for this year will again range from deeply technical to motivational, in subjects including application and business instrumentation, Oracle database internals, SQL optimization, capacity planning, the arts of technical communication, application and system architecture design, and much more.

We are pleased to announce that the list of speakers for Symposium 2013 is as follows:

Speaker Name Topic
Abel Macias
Alex Gorbachev Data Science for the Oracle DBA
Andrew Zitelli
Bruce Ernst
Carlos Sierra
Cary Millsap
Felix Castillo The Oracle Performance Signature
Frits Hoogland About Multiblock Reads
George Djerdj Srdanov How to Get the Most out of Your I/O Subsystem?
Gerwin Hendriksen
Gwen Shapira
Gwen Shapira #2: Visualizing Database Performance Using R
Iordan Iotzov
Jacco Landlust
John Clarke
John Hurley
Karen Morton
Kellyn Pot'Vin
Kerry Osborne
Kyle Hailey Database Virtualization Comes of Age
Kyle Towle
Kyle Towle & Sarah Brydon Database Cloud Performance and Scalability
Marco Gralike Creating Structure in Unstructured Data
Maria Colgan
Mark Farnham
Neil Gunther
Noelle Stimely
Paul Jackson Hunting Down Performance Problems
Paul Matuszyk Oracle System Statistics
Shan Nawaz Can Old Roads Lead to a New Destination?
Stephan Haisley
Stephen Vaillancourt Guerilla Database Tuning
Steven Feuerstein High Performance PL/SQL
Tim Gorman Fastest UPDATE Is an INSERT
Tom Kyte Five Things You Want to Know "Go Faster"
Toon Koppelaars SQL Plan Management

Biographies of Speakers

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Click on the topic to view the abstract.

Presentation Materials

Presentation materials will be available online for registration attendees to download prior to the event...if the speakers submit them on-time.

Presentation materials are available to attendees only.


The speaker schedule is as follows: