UK Oracle User Group

A Day of Real World Performance with Tom Kyte, Andrew Holdsworth & Graham Wood

23rd Aug 2011
08:30 - 17.00

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**Now with a free raffle to win a signed copy of Tom Kyte's most recent published book with an RRP of £47.49!**

Coming to Edinburgh, on 23rd August is a full day of real world database performance with:

  • Tom Kyte, author of the ever popular AskTom Blog,
  • Andrew Holdsworth, head of Oracle's Real World Performance Team, and
  • Graham Wood, renowned Oracle Database performance architect.

Hear from Tom Kyte exactly what Real World Performance is all about.

Topics are covered in a conversational format – with all three chiming in where appropriate.  Each presenter has their own screen projector to demonstrate their individual points to the participants. Customers will have the opportunity to get their specific performance/tuning questions answered and learn how to balance all the different environmental requirements for their applications to improve performance.

During open Q&A you'll get your most pressing performance questions answered, and hear how UKOUG members and Oracle customers leverage Tom, Andrew and Graham's best practice guidelines.

Some specifics of database performance customers will learn include:

-How application design can lead to poorly performing applications

  • Database connections 
  • SQL statement parsing
  • Row by row processing rather than set based operations

-Performance diagnosis

  • Database Time
  • Tools including AWR and EM

-Best practices to enhance performance of the application

  • Test environment importance
  • Proper use of indexes
  • Understanding JOINs

With over 60 years Oracle experience, these guys really know how to make systems perform well on Oracle Databases. This is your opportunity to listen and learn from the best hot off the IOUG tour.  This is eight straight hours of performance engineering, brought right to your door, but it will only happen once.

The cost of this event is £95 + VAT

Registration is now closed. Please contact with any questions.

Event slides will be available after the event but if you would like to access previous event slides please follow the below instructions:

To access the online notes for the event:


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sort by created - Look for the slides used at the event on the 21st February 2011.

Further details and contact information

Jake Potter
Telephone: 020 3393 2984