Hotsos Symposium Speaker – Alex Gorbachev

Mr. Gorbachev is a returning Hotsos Symposium presenter.


Alex GorbachevFew DBAs are as well equipped as Alex to handle any kind of database scenario. Alex has architected and designed numerous successful database solutions addressing challenging business requirements. Alex is a respected figure in the Oracle world and a sought-after leader and speaker at Oracle conferences around the globe. He regularly publishes articles on the Pythian blog and runs online webinars. Alex is a member of OakTable Network and an Oracle ACE Director.

Today, Alex is working at The Pythian Group. He started at Pythian in Ottawa, leading a team of database experts before moving to Australia to embrace the challenges of setting up company business in the East Asia/Pacific region. Now he's back in Ottawa as Pythian's Chief Technology Officer, continuing to bridge the gap between business and technology. The search for the perfect fit between technology, engineering talents and business processes is what keeps him up at night.

Before joining Pythian, Alex developed and administered Oracle databases and applications for Lukoil, the Russian petrochemicals giant. Later, he led design and implementation of high-availability mission-critical databases for Amadeus in Germany, the leading Global Distribution System and biggest processor of travel bookings in the world.

Alex is an Oracle Ace Director.

Presentation Title

Data Science for the Oracle DBA


Data Scientist is called the sexiest job of the 21st century. What is Data Science about and what it has to do with Oracle DBAs?

Using practical examples from day to day world of Oracle DBAs and performance analysts, we will venture in the world of Statistics and Data Science and see how modern data analysis techniques can help us in our daily duties. Having the taste of Data Science will also aid attendees in deciding whether Data Science career is something they might be considering to focus on.

Presentation Materials

Presentation materials are available online to attendees only. Alex's presentation slides and white paper will be available upon receipt.


The speaker schedule is as follows:

Cary Millsap, Alex Gorbachev and Gary Goodman