AZORA Meeting March 16, 2017 with Dan Morgan on Performance Tuning

Come meet and hear Dan Morgan of Forsythe Meta7, the man behind “Morgan’s Library” as he introduces new methods for tuning Oracle.

When: Thursday, March 16, 2017 – 12:30pm-3:30pm

Where: Republic Services – 2nd Floor Training Rooms
14400 N 87th St (AZ101 & Raintree), Scottsdale, AZ
(free visitor parking lot north of building)

Title: Oracle Database Performance Tuning: The Not SQL Option


For more than 30 years DBAs and Developers have focused their Oracle Database tuning efforts on SQL statements. We have used Explain Plans, Stats Pack, AWR Reports, ASH Reports, and studied waits and event timing with incredible precision … and still the number one issue requested at Oracle conferences is help with performance tuning. If what we have been doing for 30 years works why are we still having issues?

This presentation is intended to get to the root cause of performance issues not by focusing on a SQL statement that is slow but rather on the environment in which it is running. We will waste no time rehashing the same old material but rather focus on the root causes of performance issues at the server, storage, network, and architecture layers as well as covering new 12c capabilities and techniques that can improve database performance.


Daniel Morgan is an Oracle ACE Emeritus with more than 25 years’ experience working with Oracle products. Mr. Morgan wrote the Oracle curriculum for the University of Washington, was the program’s primary instructor for 10 years and is the Morgan behind the website.

Daniel Morgan, Principal Adviser at Forsythe Meta7, began his IT career in the early 1970s with Fortran IV on mainframes, spent more than a decade writing COBOL, and moved into relational databases in the mid-1980s focusing primarily on the Oracle database.

Morgan brings to each engagement a wide range of industry experience including high technology companies and e-Commerce, telecommunications, finance, aerospace, bio-medical, hospitality, retail, energy, manufacturing and distribution, travel and entertainment, as well as public sector.

In addition to his work at the University of Washington Mr. Morgan’s academic credentials include teaching Oracle at Harvard University, guest lectures at the University of Oslo (Norway), University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and as an advisor to the outreach program at the University of California at Berkeley.

Mr. Morgan’s core competency is core database. Morgan began his Oracle career coding SQL and PL/SQL, after almost a decade moved into the development and operations DBA role, and over the years expanded his focus to include servers, storage, networking, and their relationship to both stable architecture and Root Cause Analysis.

In addition to his work in the US Dan Morgan has worked in Canada, Japan, Mexico, the UK, and taught classes and seminars at conferences in Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Serbia, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, and Uruguay.