In January, McNeely Technology Solutions sponsored the Dallas Oracle Users Group meeting. The speaker was Cary Millsap, who discussed some fundamentals of Oracle performance measurement and tuning.
It takes a person with a deep understanding of a topic to be able to clearly and confidently convey it in simple terms. Cary has that gift, which is a good thing, because he covered what some consider to be difficult concepts. But those concepts are basic building blocks to a “common sense” approach to performance tuning.
And, sometimes, don’t we all need to just stop, breathe, and re-absorb the basic concepts of our chosen technology? The basics are so easy to forsake, to mislay, to overlook in the clamor of competing ideas, doubting peers, vendor product claims, panicked deadlines, and promising-sounding Google search results.
I hope Cary will come back again next year and share some more “sense.”