Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hotsos Partners with Tanel Põder to Present "Advanced Oracle Troubleshooting" Seminars

Hotsos is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Tanel Põder to bring you two sessions in two cities of "Advanced Oracle Troubleshooting". The first seminar will be held in Dallas, TX on September 9, 2009, and the second will be in Washington, DC on September 14, 2009.

To register for either event, please go to On this page, you may read more about the seminars then scroll down to the bottom of the page to pick a location and register.

For more detailed information about what will be covered in these intensive 3-day programs, you may also visit

And...if you still can't get enough of Tanel, sign up for Hotsos Symposium 2010. Tanel will be presenting sessions and hosting the Training Day.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Hotsos Symposium 2010 Call for Papers Is Open

Did you attend Hotsos Symposium 2009? No? Want to see what you missed? Watch this video.

The Sym is a great way to network with your peers, discuss Oracle performance issues and meet others who share the same interests. In addition, being selected as a presenter is a great way to get into the Symposium and Training Day for free! However, the only way to be chosen as a speaker is to fill out and submit the form.

We've opened the call for papers for Hotsos Symposium 2010 this week. You can download the form from It's in Microsoft Word format so it will be easy for you to fill out. All you need is an idea. Send your completed form and/or questions to

Just be sure to return it by September 30, 2009 for consideration.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Optimizing Oracle SQL Is Intensive in Hotsos HQ

We thought it might be fun to host one of our classes in the office for a change. Our first opportunity was the Optimizing Oracle SQL, Intensive class, which started on May 11th, 2009.

You might be able to tell how "intense" this class is by the expressions on the students faces below:

Monty said that the students didn't want to leave after his first day of teaching. He wasn't sure if they needed some extra time to absorb all of the material, or if they were scared to run the gauntlet through the Hotsos staff.

After all, they'd have to walk by Sales and Accounting to get out. Does this adorable face look like she'd bite?

Or these?

Heck, no! least not hard, any way. We're a friendly crew.

BTW, Monty is in fine form today so the students better beware!

We'll see what happens at the end of Day 2! Will the students stay after class or bolt?

Whatever they do, we love having the students inhouse. It's fun having new faces and stories around the water cooler.