Since 1995, Christian Antognini has focused on understanding how the Oracle database engine works. His main interests include logical and physical database design, the integration of databases with Java applications, the query optimizer and basically everything else related to application performance management. He is currently working as a senior principal consultant and trainer at Trivadis in Zürich, Switzerland.
If Christian is not helping one of his customers get the most out of Oracle, he is somewhere lecturing on application performance management or new Oracle Database features for developers. In addition to classes and seminars organized by Trivadis, he regularly presents at conferences and user-group meetings. He is a proud member of the OakTable Network and an Oracle ACE Director. Christian is the author of Troubleshooting Oracle Performance (Apress, 2008) and the co-author of Der Oracle DBA (Hanser, 2011).
Christian lives in Ticino, Switzerland, with his wife, Michelle, and their two children, Sofia and Elia. He spends a great deal of his spare time with his wonderful family and, whenever possible, reading books, watching tennis, enjoying a good movie, riding one of his bicycles or gliding down the Swiss alps on a snowboard.
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