Tag: oracle

  • The Origins of Method R

    The Origins of Method R

    This thing called “Method R” is a method for optimizing the performance of a system. The reason Method R is special is that it is itself optimized—it is designed to keep you from wasting your time. This article is about where Method R came from. In the Beginning… In the 1990s, the world was a boomtown for Oracle.…

  • 25 Years, One Job

    25 Years, One Job

    A couple of weeks ago, I received an email prescribing that people should have a 25‑year plan. It caught my attention because I’ve learned many times, many ways, that a 5‑year plan—sometimes even a 1‑year plan—is just crazy talk. But as I considered the evidence more carefully, I realized: I have actually been working a…

  • Why I Chose Danny

    Why I Chose Danny

    In early 1999, I was a vice president at Oracle, standing at the back of an auditorium in Caesars Palace, watching the keynote speaker I had invited to a conference I had created. The conference was an employee-only event that assembled a few hundred of the top technical folks from Oracle divisions all over the…

  • How Slow Programs Are Like Christmas, and the Three Assets You Should Expect to Get from a Training Course

    How Slow Programs Are Like Christmas, and the Three Assets You Should Expect to Get from a Training Course

    My company, Method R Corporation, makes systems faster. And we make people who make systems faster, faster. We train people to become performance optimization heroes. Here is my story about why, if you manage an Oracle system, you should be interested in our training. It’s a sales pitch. But it’s also a story about why anyone…