I’ve been working on performance tuning for the last 20 years. Most recently I worked at Embarcadero Technologies where I designed DB Optimizer which is the first successful product to be written internally and released in the last 10 years.
DB Optimizer was inspired by the successes and frustrations I had working on Oracle’s EM 10g. In OEM 10g I worked on a complete redesign of the Oracle Enterprise Manager performance pages, shifting the screens away from confusing clutter to simple powerful graphics based on on wait time and a developed a new metric session load (aka AAS as coined by John Beresniewicz). The successful redesign of OEM 10g has continued to be the foundation of OEM 11g and 12c.
Now at Delphix I’m excited to not only work on the performance optimization of the Delphix appliance but also continue to design the industry leading performance monitoring technology.
In a world of black boxes, where things break with obscure errors or system slowdown with no feedback as to why, I want to create interfaces that expose what is going on in a clear and easy to understand format that is interactive and engaging and ideally fun. Ultimately I want an interface/product that is a pleasure to use with customers.
Kyle Hailey worked on the complete redesign of the Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g performance pages. His contributions shifted the screens to be graphically oriented and wait interface centric and these successful designs have continued to be expanded upon in 11g OEM. Recently he worked at Embarcadero Technologies where he designed the first successful product the Embarcadero has written internally and released in the last 10 years called DB Optimizer. DB Optimizer is the first product in the industry to graphically describe the relationships of tables, views and subqueries of a SQL statement using Visual SQL Tuning (VST) diagrams. Currently Kyle works as a performance Architect at Delphix. He has long and distinguished career with Oracle having worked at Oracle in support, porting, benchmarking, and kernel development. He has also worked at Oracle, Quest and Embarcadero as well as other companies in the industry on performance tuning and optimization of Oracle. He has designed tools to improve high end performance monitoring such as direct SGA attach and interactive graphic displays of performance data. He has speaks at Hotsos, NoCOUG, RMOUG, NYCOUG, Oracle World, DB Forum as well as teaches classes around the world on Oracle performance tuning.