About Maria

Maria Colgan is a distinguished 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 a contributing author to the Oracle Optimizer blog http://blogs.oracle.com/optimizer and the Oracle Database Developer blog http://blogs.oracle.com/Developers.

When Maria isn’t working on Oracle she can be found either in Ireland with friends and family or on Safari in Africa where she gets an opportunity to indulge in her passion for wildlife photography.