Arrived in Cleveland today for the Great Lakes Oracle Conference pre-conference workshops. I attended Craig Shallahamer‘s presentation on Oracle Performance. A lot of great information packed into 2 hours. More than anything, I like that from this quick presentation I was able to get a sense of how Craig does his performance troubleshooting. He clearly has a systematic methodology for finding the root cause of performance issues, and then works to understand why the issue is occurring. It appears to be a very scientific method approach.. observe, measure, hypothesize, experiment, repeat until you find the solution. Some of the things he presented on graphing performance metrics will be immediately applicable.. I just need to go figure out some of the math behind how it works 🙂
After the workshop, the NEOOUG was nice enough to have all the speakers attend Lola Bistro, the restaurant owned by Iron Chef Michael Symon). The food was delicious, and the company was even better. I got a chance to talk more with Craig and his wife, meet CJ Date, and have some great conversation with Lyson Ludvic, Dhan Patel, and Rich Schoustra. Makes me very much look forward to getting the presentations started tomorrow.