Cary Millsap

Cary Millsap presenting at UK Oracle User Group

In the 1990s, Cary Millsap was the guy that the president of Oracle would call on a Saturday to solve his customers’ worst performance problems. Cary’s new book, Faster: How to Optimize a System, is the fruit of over 30 years of experience perfecting the optimization method that’s used today by thousands of technology professionals all over the world, within the Oracle community and well beyond.

Today, Cary is a writer, teacher, designer, developer, consultant, and software performance specialist. He has presented at hundreds of events around the world, and his blog has been featured on the front page of Reddit. He tweets at @CaryMillsap.

He is the author of The Method R Guide to Mastering Oracle Trace Data and Optimizing Oracle Performance, for which he and Jeff Holt were named Oracle Magazine’s 2004 Authors of the Year. He is published in professional journals including Communications of the ACM. He is the lead designer of the Method R software tools that help professionals around the world manage Oracle performance.

Mr. Millsap is Vice President of User Experience Solutions at Cintra Software & Services, and he owns Method R Corporation, a company that makes enterprise grade software measurement tools for companies including Fortune 100 firms. In the 1990s, he was Vice President of the world-renowned System Performance Group at Oracle Corporation. He is a founding member of the Oak Table Network.

Cary has the rare ability to teach complex topics in a manner that everyone can understand. He is innovative and entertaining, and he always challenges his audiences to think beyond the status quo. Cary’s reputation as one of the world’s foremost experts in Oracle performance diagnosis is richly deserved.

Andrew Zitelli, Principal Software Engineer with Honors at Raytheon in Fullerton, California

Cary Millsap has a gift. Yes, he’s brilliant at making things run faster, but his true genius is translating complex problems into simple, powerful ideas. This master teacher combines vivid stories with clear practices to teach principles that are as timeless and they are timely.

Liz Wiseman, New York Times bestselling author of Multipliers and Impact Player