Bert Scalzo 
Quest Software
United States
Database Management & Performance
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Bert Scalzo ( is a Database Domain Expert for Quest Software and a member of the TOAD development team. He has worked with Oracle databases for over two decades, including time spent working at both Oracle Education and Oracle Consulting. Mr. Scalzo holds several Oracle Masters certifications, plus has an extensive academic background - including a BS, MS and PhD in Computer Science, an MBA and several insurance industry designations. He is an accomplished speaker and has presented at numerous Oracle conferences - inclduding OOW, ODTUG, IOUGA, OAUG, RMOUG, Hotsos and many others. Mr. Scalzo's key areas of DBA interest are Data Modeling, Database Benchmarking, Database Tuning & Optimization, "Star Schema" Data Warehouses, Linux and VMware. He has also written many articles, papers and blogs - including for Oracle Technology Network (OTN), Oracle Magazine, Oracle Informant, PC Week (eWeek), Dell Power Solutions Magazine, The LINUX Journal,, Oracle FAQ and Toad World. Plus he has written six books: Oracle DBA Guide to Data Warehousing and Star Schemas, TOAD Handbook, TOAD Pocket Reference (2nd Edition),Database Benchmarking: Practical Methods for Oracle & SQL Server, Advanced Oracle Utilities: The Definitive Reference and Oracle on VMware: Expert tips for Database Virtualization. Mr. Scalzo can be reached via email at or
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