The topic of Oracle Performance, or should I put it more correctly – application design leading to performance – has been my focus point through most of my career. I have been an employee of Oracle Corporation for more than 25 years, and I still enjoy my business life there, where I am part of the Real World Performance team. My approach – and that of the RWP team – to trouble shooting is really quite simple: Start at the top, then go down to the real root cause using scientific analysis. Once the root cause is known, you can work your way back up to see what changes might be required. So put shortly: Via science to wisdom; per scientiam ad sapientiam. And do see my coat of arms! I don’t do freelance consulting – if you think you require my assistance, please get hold of me via your official Oracle contacts.