Why is the method called “Method R”?

It was a scholarly decision, not a marketing move.

The ‘R’ in the name “Method R” stands for response time. Cary Millsap chose the name for the book Optimizing Oracle Performance to distinguish the new method from the conventional trial-and-error approach to tuning, which he called “Method C” (‘C’ for conventional).

By Cary Millsap

Owner and president of Method R Corporation.

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