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!

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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.