About Bert: Bert Scalzo is an Oracle ACE, author, speaker, consultant, and a major contributor for many popular database tools used by millions of people worldwide. He has 30+ years of database experience and has worked for several major database vendors. He has BS, MS and Ph.D. in computer science plus an MBA. He has presented at numerous events and webcasts. His areas of key interest include data modeling, database benchmarking, database tuning, SQL optimization, “star schema” data warehousing, running databases on Linux or VMware, and using NVMe flash based technology to speed up database performance.