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Bert Scalzo

Bert Scalzo is a renowned database expert, Oracle® ACE, author, senior product manager for IDERA's DBArtisan, and formerly a member of Dell Software’s TOAD dev team. With three decades of Oracle® database experience to draw on, Bert’s webcasts garner high attendance and participation rates. His work history includes time at both Oracle Education and Oracle Consulting. Bert holds several Oracle Masters certifications and has an extensive academic background that includes a BS, MS and Ph.D. in computer science, as well as an MBA, and insurance industry designations.

Bert is a highly sought-after speaker who has presented at numerous Oracle conferences and user groups, including OOW, ODTUG, IOUG, OAUG, RMOUG and many others. Bert enjoys sharing his vast knowledge on data modeling, database benchmarking, database tuning and optimization, "star schema" data warehouses, Linux® and VMware®.

As a prolific writer, Bert has produced educational articles, papers and blogs for such well-respected publications as the Oracle Technology Network (OTN), Oracle Magazine, Oracle Informant, PC Week (eWeek), Dell Power Solutions Magazine, The LINUX Journal, LINUX.com, Oracle FAQ, Ask Toad and Toad World.

This popular author is known throughout the industry for his instructive books, which include:

  • Oracle DBA Guide to Data Warehousing and Star Schemas
  • TOAD Handbook (1st and 2nd Ed.)
  • TOAD Pocket Reference (2nd Ed.)
  • Database Benchmarking: Practical Methods for Oracle & SQL Server
  • Advanced Oracle Utilities: The Definitive Reference
  • Oracle on VMware: Expert Tips for Database Virtualization
  • Introduction to Oracle: Basic Skills for Any Oracle User
  • Introduction to SQL Server: Basic Skills for Any SQL Server User
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Bert Scalzo

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Toad for Oracle

For some time now Toad’s SQL Editor has offered several very basic SQL code ... Keep reading >
Posted on Aug 14, 2014 5:51:00 PM by Bert Scalzo
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Toad for Oracle

An Oracle explain plan is very much like a Google map of directions to drive from ... Keep reading >
Posted on Sep 8, 2013 11:00:00 PM by Bert Scalzo
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Toad for Oracle

In my recent blog titled “Copying Database Data to Microsoft Excel via Toad for ... Keep reading >
Posted on Mar 28, 2013 11:00:00 PM by Bert Scalzo
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Toad for Oracle

Many business analysts rely heavily upon Microsoft Excel as one of their primary ... Keep reading >
Posted on Mar 27, 2013 11:00:00 PM by Bert Scalzo
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Toad for Oracle

A: In version 11, go to Help and search on "customize" or in the Contents, go to: Keep reading >
Posted on Dec 11, 2012 11:00:00 PM by Bert Scalzo
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Toad for Oracle

Let’s face it - it’s a rough and scary computer world we live in today. We have ... Keep reading >
Posted on Oct 31, 2012 11:00:00 PM by Bert Scalzo
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Toad for Oracle

A few years ago I wrote a blog titled “Run Toad off a USB Flash Drive”. It’s been a ... Keep reading >
Posted on Mar 29, 2011 11:00:00 PM by Bert Scalzo
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