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Oracle Tech Talk - Where is Waldo? The memory leak edition

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Everybody knows the children’s book series “Where is Waldo?” and how hard it can be to find this guy in his red-and-white-striped shirt, bobble hat and glasses.

The same problem applies to finding memory leaks in Oracle. This will be an interactive talk and with help of the audience I will work out and demonstrate a systematic troubleshooting approach for finding memory leaks in Oracle.

Together we will analyze and drill-down a memory leak bug in Oracle’s core/kernel code with help of a very simple and pretty common application case.

Be prepared to find Waldo aka. the memory leak! FYI - here is already a personal message from Waldo: In the end it will get very geeky as usual :-)

Stefan Koehler follows his passion about Oracle since +17 years and specialized in Oracle performance tuning, especially in Oracle cost based optimizer (CBO) and database internal related topics.

Nowadays he primarily works as an independent Oracle database performance consultant and researcher in large mission critical environments (e.g. +10 TB databases) for market-leading companies or multi-billion dollar enterprises in various industries all over the world.

He usually supports his clients in understanding and solving complex Oracle performance issues and troubleshooting nontrivial database issues on short-term contracting basis.

He is also a proud member of the OakTable Network and is recognized/rewarded as an Oracle ACE by Oracle’s ACE program.

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