The Method R Guide to Mastering Oracle Trace Data

Date: 17th April 2019

Location: New York City, NY (USA)

Who should attend: Oracle application developers, Oracle DBAs, anyone interested in Oracle application performance

Your business hates it when key tasks run slowly. Customers get a poor experience, users get frustrated and it costs money. Method R is a revolutionary performance-optimization technique that DBAs and developers can use to pinpoint exactly why something is taking the time it is.

No more questions over whether it’s the database, network, VMs, storage or associated tools. With Method R, you will be able to show conclusively what’s taking the time.


What we’ll cover on the training course

Cary Millsap and Mark Williams will show you how to measure and optimize the performance of any application running on an Oracle database.

We’ll cover the following:

  • The fundamentals of computer system performance
  • Using Oracle trace data to diagnose and solve problems
  • Using trace data to predict performance changes
  • Collecting trace data in different architectures
  • Understanding trace files and what they measure
  • Oracle timed events and their meanings
  • Using Method R Workbench software


What you get

  • Admission to the course
  • An electronic copy of The Method R Guide to Mastering Oracle Trace Data, third edition (printed copies will be available soon at Amazon.com)
  • A 30-day license for the Method R Workbench software, which you can use for code reviews, performance tests, concept proofs, hardware and software evaluations, upgrades, troubleshooting and more.



  • A laptop with the Method R Workbench 8 software installed, to use during the course (we’ll send you your 30-day license key once you’ve registered)
  • Read the first chapter of The Method R Guide to Mastering Oracle Trace Data (accessible from the Method R Workbench once you install it)
  • If possible: Administrator access privileges on your laptop


Your instructors

Cary Millsap has been an Oracle performance specialist since 1990. He is an Oracle ACE Director, Oak Table Network founder and former Vice President at Oracle Corporation. He is the author of Optimizing Oracle Performance (O’Reilly 2003), for which he and co-author Jeff Holt were named Oracle Magazine’s 2004 Authors of the Year, and The Method R Guide to Mastering Oracle Trace Datathird edition. Millsap is responsible for designing and developing much of the software you’ll see on the course.


Mark Williams has more than twenty years’ experience with the Oracle product suite on both Windows and Unix/Linux. Having worked in database administration, development, product management and leadership positions, he has a broad understanding of the demands on different roles. He is an alumnus Oracle ACE Director award recipient, author of Pro .NET Oracle Programming (Apress, 2005), and authored the ODP.NET column in Oracle Magazine and Oracle Technology Network.

In addition to working with the Method R development team to build new features, improve products and achieve development objectives, he can frequently be found on the conference circuit, on webinars, teaching courses and authoring thought leadership.


Event logistics:
17th  April 2019
Location:           New York (NY), USA
Cost:                   $1325 total ($950 per seat plus $375 for Method-R Workbench 30-day license)

If you already have a Method R Workbench license, the course enrollment will extend your license term by 30 days.


8.30 am         Registration and coffee
9.00 am         Start
12.00 pm       Lunch
1.00 pm         Afternoon start
4.00 pm         Depart