Michael S. Abbey appears courtesy of Oracle Press/McGraw-Hill Education. He has been using Oracle for 15 years, has coauthored seven books for Oracle Press, and has given presentations on Oracle throughout North America and Europe. Michael leads the Pythian Group’s dbaSource team in Ottawa, Canada, which provides Internet-based Oracle DBA support. Michael has been a volunteer in Oracle user groups, facilitating delivery of IOUG–A’s IOUG-A Live! from 1997 to 2000.