Maria Colgan is a master product manager at Oracle Corporation and has been with the company since version 7.3 was released in 1996. Maria is responsible for evangelizing new database functionality and getting feedback from customers and partners incorporated into future releases of the product. Prior to this role, she was the product manager for Oracle Database In-Memory and the query optimizer. Based on Maria’s extensive experience in Oracle’s Server Technology Performance Group – where she conducted competitive customer benchmarks and tuning sessions – she develops and delivers material on the Oracle Database and the best practices for incorporating it into your environments. She is also the author of the SQLMaria blog https://sqlmaria.com.