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Bert Scalzo is a Database Expert for Quest Software and a member of the TOAD dev team. He has worked with Oracle databases for well over two decades. Mr. Scalzo's work history includes time at both Oracle Education and Oracle Consulting. He holds several Oracle Masters certifications and an extensive academic background — including a BS, MS and PhD in Computer Science, an MBA, plus insurance industry designations. Mr. Scalzo is also an Oracle ACE.
Mr. Scalzo is accomplished speaker and has presented at numerous Oracle conferences and user groups — including OOW, ODTUG, IOUG, OAUG, RMOUG and many others. His key areas of DBA interest are Data Modeling, Database Benchmarking, Database Tuning & Optimization, "Star Schema" Data Warehouses, Linux and VMware.
Mr. Scalzo has written numerous articles, papers and blogs — including for 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.
Mr. Scalzo has also written six books: Oracle DBA Guide to Data Warehousing and Star Schemas, TOAD Handbook (2nd Ed), TOAD Pocket Reference (2nd Ed), Database Benchmarking: Practical Methods for Oracle & SQL Server, Advanced Oracle Utilities: The Definitive Reference, and Oracle on VMware: Expert Tips for Database Virtualization.