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Tom Kyte

In his 22 years at Oracle, Tom Kyte started the Ask Tom question and answer site and was the site's sole proprietor for almost 15 years. In his spare time, he also wrote Expert Oracle Database Architecture (Apress, 2005, 2010, 2014) and Effective Oracle by Design (Oracle Press, 2003), among other books. (The Ask Tom site continues today as Ask TOM: Ask The Oracle Masters.)

Tips for Migrating, Indexing, and Using Packaged Procedures

Looking for advice on upgrading database servers, speeding queries, or avoiding problems with compiling? Our Oracle expert has all the answers. By Tom Kyte Septemb...

Back to Basics

With e-initiatives everywhere, DBAs have to ensure robust performance and scalability. Here are some Q&A highlights about sizing tables and pinning a sequence...

Oracle Availability Options

Confused about when to implement Oracle Parallel Server (OPS), or replication, or a standby database? Here's an overview of the options. By Tom Kyte May/June 2000 L...