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

#1: Five Things You Might not Have Known about the Optimizer

#2: Optimizer Ying and Yang


Session #1: Five Things You Might not Have Known about the Optimizer: In this session, we'll look at a few things you might not have known about the optimizer - or that you might have known about but never really thought about what it means to you. All concepts will be demonstrated with complete examples. After this session, you will have a better understanding of what the optimizer does, how it does it, and why it would benefit you to understand it.

Session #2: Optimizer Ying and Yang: In this session, we'll look at practices that benefit the optimizer and (unfortunately common) practices that defeat the optimizers ability to do the right thing. After this session, you'll have a set of patterns and anti-patterns to consider using (and alternatively avoiding!)

Presentation Materials

Tom KytePresentation materials are available online to attendees only.


The speaker schedule is as follows: