Friday, December 31, 2010

Hotsos Symposium 2011 Early Registration Ends Today

Tomorrow, the price goes up for Hotsos Symposium 2011 registration. Why don't you register today? You don't want to miss seeing Kerry Osborne, Karen Morton, Cary Millsap, Tom Kyte and many you? Here's the link to register:

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays from Hotsos

There's one more shopping day until Christmas and eight more days until discounted registration ends for Hotsos Symposium 2011. Come to think of it, what a great present registration for Sym '11 would make for the one(s) you love? Sign up today!

In the meantime, happy holidays from the Hotsos crew!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Oracle Application Express Training through Sumneva

Are you interested in Oracle Application Express training? Hotsos has partnered with Sumneva to offer classes in Introduction to Oracle APEX I and II, APEX Installation and Administration, APEX v4.0 New Features, and Troubleshooting and Debugging APEX. Visit our calendar at to find out when these classes are being offered.

Monday, November 15, 2010

HAWCS v4.0 Released

Hotsos is pleased to announce a new release of HAWCS. Version 4.0 includes an alerting and notification module, which alerts you when thresholds you've defined are broken. You can set thresholds for work products, specific modules, as well as LIOs for any session, concurrent jobs and system-wide job executions/durations.

It also has a process control manager, which executes all HAWCS application processes. This helps to eliminate resource contention and ensure that processes are executed in order of priority.

HAWCS also has a new mid-tier session LIO report that tracks the cost of mid-tier (web-based) and other sessions that you specify by user name, module, program, or any combination of the three.

Existing customers on maintenance can download the new version from

Let us show you what HAWCS can do! Contact today!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Hotsos Symposium 2011 Speakers and Topics

We are pleased to announce that the speakers for Hotsos Symposium 2011 have been selected. Topics include Oracle performance, database I/O, latch internals, AWR, ASH, Apex, CBO, Exadata, Data Warehousing, RAC, Streams, Triggers and many more. Visit Hotsos Symposium 2011 Speakers and Topics for a complete listing and to find out more about each topic.

We are so glad to have so many outstanding speakers who are returning for 2011. They include (in alphabetical order by first name): Alex Gorbachev, Andrew Zitelli, Cary Millsap, Doug Burns, Gerwin Hendriksen, Gwen Shapira, Henry Poras, Kerry Osborne, Margaret Norman, Neil Gunther, Riyaj Shamsudeen, Stephan Haisley, Tanel Põder, Tim Gorman, Tom Kyte, Toon Koppelaars, and Wolfgang Breitling.

We are also excited about these speakers who are presenting at Hotsos Symposium for the first time. They are: Andrey Nikolaev, Dan Fink, Doug Gault, Friedrich Pfeiffer, Gary Propeck, Karl Arao, Mahesh Vallampati, Maria Colgan, Mark Farnham, Miladin Modrakovic, and Shan Nawaz.

Please don't forget that Kerry Osborne is scheduled to present a technical keynote on "Back to the Future: Mainframes, Open Systems, and the New Role of Exadata", and more about his presentation can be found at Hotsos Symposium 2011 Keynote.

You also won't want to miss the optional Training Day. Karen Morton is presenting, "Managing SQL Performance - Practical Information and Tools for Writing and Maintaining Optimally Performing SQL". Visit Training Day 2011 to read more. Both presentations, Kerry's and Karen's, will be well-worth the admission price.

Hotsos Symposium 2011 will be held March 6th through 10th in Irving, Texas. Go ahead! Sign up today and get the early bird registration price. Visit our Registration page today.

Questions about Hotsos Symposium 2011? Send them to

Friday, October 22, 2010

Hotsos Symposium 2011 Party Theme

Comment ca va? It's official. The theme for the 2011 Hotsos Symposium party is a "Swamp Stomp". It will have a definite Cajun flair to it with crawfish, Hotsos hot sauce and Zydeco music. Attendees, find your favorite pair of blue jeans and an old flannel shirt to wear. Visit our website to find out more. Laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll)!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Kerry Osborne - Keynote Speaker for Hotsos Symposium 2011

We are pleased to announce that Kerry Osborne of Enkitec has agreed to be the keynote speaker at Hotsos Symposium 2011.

Kerry has been a frequent speaker at prior Hotsos Symposia, and his presentations are always interesting, informative and well-attended. He's become a favorite of attendees.

The title of the keynote presentation is "Back to the Future: Mainframes, Open Systems, and the New Role of Exadata". More information about Kerry's topic is available at

To sign up for Hotsos Symposium, please visit our Registration page.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hotsos Symposium Abstracts

Thanks to everyone who submitted an abstract for Hotsos Symposium 2011. We received a record number of abstracts this year, and it is going to be extremely difficult to choose the 30 plus session topics from all of these great abstracts.

We'd like to especially thank Cary Millsap in advance for his help in the selection process.

Speakers and topics will be announced on November 5, 2010, but go ahead and register now. You won't want to miss Sym '11.

Early bird registration pricing is in effect now. Sign up today!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Hotsos Profiler 5.2.3 Is Available for Download

Hotsos is pleased to announce that Profiler 5.2.3 is ready for download.

This release fixes the following issues:

  • --runstat command line option on Mac OS x

  • changed file mode of p5prof_wrapper to a+x

  • correctly identifies task end times for more pre-10.2 trace files

  • no longer renders "CPU service, unreported call(s)" duration offset by large "unaccounted-for between dbcalls" duration"

Current customers may download the latest release at Please use your portal id to log in as it works more consistently than using your email address.

Prospective customers may contact or call +1.817.488.6200 for a demo.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hotsos Symposium 2011 Call for Presentations Is Open!

Interested in Oracle application and database performance? Have a great story to tell? Then we want you to submit a presentation abstract for Hotsos Symposium 2011. Visit sym4speakers to get the application. Send it to by September 30, 2010.

What do you get out of presenting? Free registration for Symposium AND Training Day with Karen Morton. That's four full days of learning, networking and FUN!!! only takes one hour of your time.

Come join an elite crew of Oracle performance presenters! Send in your abstract today!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Karen Morton - Hotsos Symposium Training Day 2011

Yep, we got her! The Grand Poobah of SQL, Karen Morton, has agreed to host Hotsos Symposium Training Day 2011.

Training Day will take place on March 10, 2011, and Karen's topic is entitled:

"Managing SQL Performance - Practical Information and Tools for Writing and Maintaining Optimally Performing SQL".

Karen is a consultant and educator who specializes in application optimization, and the aim of her presentation is to make managing SQL performance an engrained and automatic part of your application lifecycle. She will give you tools and techniques to help you write better SQL faster while also helping you to quickly diagnose poorly performing SQL. Karen is an entertaining and engaging speaker. To find out more about what Karen will teach you, please visit the Training Day page to read her abstract.

This is one Training Day you will not want to miss! Register now!

For more information about Hotsos Symposium or Training Day, please call +1.817.488.6200 x520 or send an email to

Karen, we can't wait to see you (with or without the hat):

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hotsos Symposium 2011 Registration is Open!

Registration is now open for Hotsos Symposium 2011! The symposium will be
held March 6-10, 2011 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Irving, TX.

Visit our registration page today to sign up!

We are offering very special pricing to those who sign up by September 30,
2010. More information about pricing can be found at

Hotsos Symposium is the best value for your dollar, and the best investment
you can make in your career!

Registration Fees* and Target Dates for Discounts are as follows:

  • $1095, if registering by September 30, 2010

  • $1195, if registering on or before December 31, 2010

  • $1350, if registering on or before February 11, 2011

  • $1495, if registering on or after February 11, 2011

  • $500 for the optional Training Day

*Group discounts are available. Contact Sales today for more information! Or call Rhonda Boswell at +1.817.488.6200 x520 for more information.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Hotsos Symposium 2010

Hotsos Symposium 2010 has finished, presentations have been uploaded, and photos have been posted.

Many of the attendees have told us that this was the best Sym ever! Tom Kyte gave outstanding keynote and technical presentations. Tanel Põder's Training Day was very well-received. Richard Foote gave some brilliant general sessions, and all of the speakers were outstanding.

What more could we ask for? Well...we'd just like you to start thinking about 2011. You won't want to miss it! You never know who you might see (and in what get-up).

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hotsos Symposium 2009 Scrapbook Now Online

We decided to try something new this year with the Symposium scrapbook. We made our digital scrapbook pages then uploaded them to Shutterfly to create the book. Since last year was so much fun, we thought you'd enjoy seeing the preview below. We will have a hard copy available for viewing at the Symposium in March.

We can't wait to get started on the book for 2010! If you haven't signed up yet, go to Hotsos Symposium 2010 Registration today. We hope to see you there!

Click here to view this photo book larger

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hotsos Symposium 2010 Presentation Schedule Now Online

Hotsos is pleased to announce the speaker schedule for each day. Please visit to see when your favorite presenter is speaking. Tom Kyte, Tanel Põder, Alex Gorbachev, Cary Millsap, Christian Antognini, Doug Burns, Stephan Haisley and many more are on the agenda.

If you haven't signed up for Symposium 2010, what are you waiting for? Please register now at

Many thanks to Cary Millsap for assisting us with speaker selection and scheduling.

Hotsos Symposium 2010. March 7-11. Irving, TX. Be there.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Complete 2010 Hotsos Education Calendar Posted

The complete calendar for Hotsos Education for 2010 has been posted at We are pleased to announce a brand new class entitled Advanced Optimizer Concepts and Performance, which will be offered starting in April.

A thorough understanding of the Oracle Cost-Based Optimizer (CBO) is essential to consistently optimize SQL in a timely manner. Our Optimizing Oracle SQL, Intensive class teaches students a repeatable and reliable systematic method for optimizing SQL, and the underlying knowledge of that methodology is an understanding of the CBO. However, it's impossible to pack a lifetime of information and learning into 5 days. Therefore we've developed Advanced Optimizer Concepts and Performance as the next step in learning more about the CBO.

This new class will help you answer the following questions:

  • "What does that cost number mean?"

  • "How did the CBO calculate that cost?"

  • "Does a lower cost plan ensure better run time performance?"

  • "I see a great access path. Why doesn't the CBO use it?"

To find out more about Advanced Optimizer Concepts and Performance, please visit

To register for our classes, please click the link on the calendar. If you need more information, please call Rhonda Boswell at +1.817.488.6200 x520.