Jonathan Stern has over 13 years of IT experience, including senior
positions in consulting, systems architecture, and technical sales.
He has in-depth experience with the Oracle RDBMS across all major
open systems hardware and operating systems, covering tuning, scaling
and parallelism, Parallel Server, high availability, data warehousing,
OLTP, object-relational databases, N-tier architectures, and emerging
trends such as Java and CORBA. He is the Central USA Technical Team
Leader at Ariba, Inc., the leading vendor of electronic commerce
solutions for strategic procurement. Previously, he led a team of
highly experienced database specialists at Oracle Corporation providing
technical depth and strategic assistance to Oracle's largest customers
in the North Central USA. Jonathan has authored papers and presented at
internal and external conferences on topics such as scaling with Oracle's
dynamic parallelism and the role of reorganizing segments in an Oracle
"Even if you are quite technical, you will surely learn something new as the broad spectrum of Oracle is so wide, that there are surely things you're not well familiar with. However it is primarily targeted to folks new to the Oracle world, who want to dip their toes in, and learn about the family of products. And for that I would really recommend it. "
--Sean P. Hull, Amazon.com
"The 4th updated edition of Oracle Essentials is a must for any library strong in databases in general and Oracle in particular, offering an easily-read reference packed with tips on data structures, installation, networking, and customization processes."
--James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review