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BC Oracle Tuning TechBlast at Sea
Caribbean Cruise 2008

IMPORTANT UPDATE (1/16/08):  This class is done, see the cruise photos here.

Here is the next BC Oracle cruise:

Oracle Training Cruise 2009

The BC Oracle tuning TechBlast 2008 is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn the secrets of Oracle tuning from some of the world's top Oracle tuning experts.  Packed with expert tuning tips, techniques and diagnostics methods, the Oracle Tuning TechBlast is the best way to learn Oracle tuning, the right way, from working Oracle tuning experts.

Liberty of the Seas - The world's largest cruise ship

When the snow flies, you will enjoy sailing the Caribbean seas on the Liberty of the Seas, the world's largest and nicest cruise ship, all while learning the latest Oracle technology tips and techniques.   

In past years, Oracle professionals have demanded our shipboard BC Oracle cruises, a great way to have fun and share valuable Oracle technical information, giving you an unparalleled opportunity to learn real-world Oracle tuning secrets from some of the best Oracle tuning experts in the industry. 


Imagine, a full 7-day Cruise with the best Oracle tuning training in the USA, all for under $3,000. This is an unprecedented opportunity to combine the vacation of a lifetime with world-class Oracle tuning training.  Best of all, your loved ones can share your stateroom for as little as $300 each, making the Oracle tuning cruise the most affordable training option anywhere.

Great pools Surf's up!
Fine dining Huge sun deck

Mark the Date, Two Thousand Eight

  The 2008 BC Oracle tuning TechBlast training is unavailable anywhere else, an unparalleled opportunity to learn Oracle tuning from the world's top experts.

Our fourth annual cruise is scheduled for January 26 - February 2, 2008.  Seating is limited, so we recommend booking early.  To reserve your place in class and book your cruise, contact us at

Who needs to attend the Oracle Tuning Cruise?

Oracle performance optimization of complex and challenging and this Oracle tuning training class is created for the learning needs of DBA's and IT managers:

  • DBA staff - The Oracle DBA needs to learn how to successfully tune their disk I/O subsystem, server, instance and SQL statement tuning.
  • Oracle Developers - This is a great exposure for all Oracle PL/SQL, Java and Apex programmers, who need to learn tricks for minimizing database resources.
  • IT managers - Managers are challenged to coordinate between Applications development, SA and DBA staff to ensure optimal Oracle performance.

Why learn Oracle tuning on a cruise?

The Oracle tuning cruise is better quality training at the best price.  At a total cost starting at around $3k each (dbl occupancy), the BC Oracle tuning cruise is far less expensive than a traditional Oracle tuning class, with an unparalleled hands-on learning experiences.  Compare your options, and you will see why the Oracle tuning cruise is a no-brainer:

Vendor  Tuition Travel Accommodations Total Cost
Oracle University $2,400 $600 $1,000 $5,300
Oracle Tuning Conference $1,800 $600 $1,000 $3,400
BC Oracle Cruise $1,500 $600  $958 each* $3,058

* - Stateroom costs are based on double occupancy. Quoted price does not include hotel stays prior to or following the cruise.

This is the best tuning training course anywhere, a non-theory, real-world tuning class.

Plus, you can bring your family, sharing your stateroom, combining your training with the ultimate family vacation.  Unlike traditional Oracle tuning training, the BC Oracle tuning training is taught by a practicing Oracle tuning consultant with years of hands-on, real-world experience. 

BC Oracle Cruise Details

This cruise is ideal for Oracle professionals who want to get a non theoretical understanding of Oracle performance optimization.  It?s also ideal for managers who are seeking an in-depth understanding of Oracle tuning infrastructure.  You will also get a chance to meet Donald K. Burleson, Steve Karam and John Garmany, some of the top Oracle tuning experts in the industry.

Click here for the Oracle Cruise syllabus:

For Managers:

  • Understand the costs and benefits of tuning

  • Learn how to monitor for sub-optimal response time

  • Understand the tuning architecture for scalability

For DBA's:

Oracle tuning specialists commonly earn more than $150,000 per year and this class can jumpstart your Oracle DBA career by learning Oracle optimization from a working Oracle tuning expert.  Our Oracle tuning Course features includes knowledge that you can only get from an experienced tuning professional instructor:

  • A complete guide to the installation and configuration of Oracle10g Real Application Clusters.
  • Design secrets for successful tuning architecture.
  • Internals of shared disk technology, raw devices and RAID with tuning.
  • Internal concurrency, resource coordination and locking mechanism within tuning.
You also receive a free copy of the bestselling books "Oracle Tuning: The Definitive Reference". 

This book helps maximize your tuning  learning and ensure that you get a firm foundation in Oracle tuning concepts and database administration.



BC Oracle tuning cruise Syllabus

WARNING - This Oracle tuning training is designed for full-time practicing Oracle professionals and it is not appropriate for students or beginners.  Course prerequisites include familiarity with basic Oracle database administration concepts and tuning principles.

Booking your BC Oracle Training cruise

We will be sailing on Liberty of the Seas, the world?s largest cruise ship.

The Liberty of the Seas is a floating city for over 4,000 passengers with a full shopping mall, an indoor ice skating rink, mini-golf and a rock climbing wall. Click here for a video tour of Liberty of the Seas.

Liberty of the Seas features numerous gourmet restaurants, a great casino an unparalleled vacation experience.  Click here for more photo?s of the worlds largest and most luxurious cruise ship.

Send your whole staff and save

The full 3-day tuning training class will be given during your cruise at a price of only $1,500, less than half the price of the Oracle University tuning training class, and we offer group discounts for your company:
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Great rooms roomy baths Spectacular spas

You can also bring your family at a small marginal costs, and two adults and two children can share a single stateroom for under $4,000.

This is an unparalleled opportunity to learn Oracle tuning from working Oracle tuning experts.  We are only accepting a limited number of attendees, so call and reserve your spot now in this amazing Oracle tuning training.  For Oracle cruise details and booking information, contact us at .

BC Oracle Cruise: Amenities

The Liberty of the Seas has wonderful food and amenities with lots of spare time for fun in the sun.  Ports include:

Great pools Surf's up!
Fine dining Huge sun deck

All of your tuning instructors enjoy scuba diving, so make sure that you have up-to-date certifications.  The Liberty of the Seas is an amazing ship with Rock Climbing and on-deck surfing.

Cruise Photos:

The Kids:  


Limo ride to cruise ship:  



Bad teeth Night:  


Fun in classes:  



Ports of call:  
Grand Cayman:  
Diving in Cozumel:  
  Cozumel across the bow of a Carnival ship:
Whales underwater:  
Jen & Ben:  
Robin & Pete  
The Liberty of the Seas:  





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