This is Bobby Durrett’s blog.
Mainly I’m interested in Oracle database performance tuning. I’ve set up this blog for two purposes:
1 – To tell my coworkers at US Foods about the things I’m learning about Oracle performance tuning for the benefit of our company
2 – To share my knowledge with the Oracle community at large and to learn from others outside my company
What sorts of things do I know about that someone would want to get out of this blog?
Currently I’m working with both transactional and data warehouse database applications at a large company. While doing a variety of DBA tasks, I’ve also been digging into Oracle tuning by reading books and learning through experimentation. I’ve been working with Oracle database software since 1994 starting with version 7 so I have some good experience. Also, I have a computer science degree from Harvard University and a couple of good years in graduate school computer science at Brown University so I have a strong theoretical and academic foundation to my practical business computing experience.
My intention is that as people search for particular issues they will run across my site when something I blogged about matches their current needs, like a particular error number or the name of an Oracle-supplied function. With all the information out there I can’t find time to read blogs myself so I figure most people will come here if they are searching for something in particular. But, you can subscribe to email updates if you want to follow the blog in that way. Also, I’ve connected my blog to my LinkedIn and Twitter accounts so you can follow my posts on those systems.
Needless to say there are smarter people out there than me and better communicators as well about the same topics. Folks like Craig Shallahamer, Jonathan Lewis, Tom Kyte, Cary Millsap, David Kurtz, and Don Burleson have all been very helpful to me in my career and I highly recommend their books, talks and other products. But, this blog may add value to what already exists because of my unique job experience, personality, and writing style. Besides, I enjoy writing the blog anyway so if nothing else it causes me to put into words the technical issues I’m working through and is fun as well.
One caution which applies to anything on this blog and anything else published about Oracle tuning is that you must test things for yourself and double-check everything. Check everything against multiple sources and by all means test things in a test environment before making any change in a live production system.
p.s. Feel free to interact with me by commenting on blog posts or contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am not selling any product or service so don’t worry – I won’t harass you with sales calls or email spam if you reach out to me.
p.p.s. This blog is aggregated by these two sites:
LinkedIn: My profile
GitHub: My URL
Oracle certifications: Oracle 7, 9, 10, 11, and 12. Here is a picture of me with my fun Oracle Certified Professional shirt that I bought after passing the 12c OCP test: