Speaker: Royce Willmschen is the Director of ODBC and JDBC Development for DataDirect (http://www.merant.com/).DataDirect
leads the strategy and technology development efforts for the company's leading ODBC, JDBC, ADO, and XML data connectivity technologies.For nearly 10 years, he has worked closely with Sun and Microsoft on the development of database connectivity API standards.His
active roles in the JDBC Specification Expert Group
and Java Rowset Expert Group
for the evolution of the JDBC specification
and strong relationships with Microsoft
, and other major database vendors, have helped his
development team produce industry-leading, standards-based data connectivity technologies. ABSTRACT: While many developers spend time fine-tuning their Oracle databases and applications for optimal performance, many overlook the important role of data connectivity.For example, did you know that wire-protocol ODBC drivers improve the performance of your Oracle applications by up to 20%?In this presentation, attendees will learn: the pros and cons of various data connectivity methods including native OCI function calls, ODBC drivers, JDBC drivers, how to debug issues such as slow application communication, and how to select and use various ODBC functions for maximum performance.
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