Steve Adams is the principal consultant at a small consulting company, Ixora, that specializes in Unix and Oracle performance tuning. He is based in Sydney, Australia, but also works for clients in America and Europe.
Steve's experience with Oracle dates back to Oracle 3 (1984). Most of his work has been in Unix performance tuning. However, he became interested in Oracle when working on an Oracle-based application benchmark in 1995.
He is a regular contributor to various Oracle discussion forums on the Internet, especially Oracle-l, where he is regarded as one of the leading performance experts. Jared Still handed "ownership" of the Oracle-l list to Steve in 2004.
Steve authored a highly respected book on Oracle internals, Oracle8i Internal Services for Waits, Latches, Locks, and Memory (ISBN-13: 978-1565925984), which was released by O'Reilly Media in October 1999.
- Ixora, Steve's Oracle website.