Tom Kyte

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Thomas (Tom) Kyte (1965 -) was a Senior Technical Architect in Oracles Server Technology division at Oracle Corporation, and was the Tom behind the popular Asktom website, in which he answered questions from Oracle Developers and DBAs. Tom is also an Oracle ACE, was a featured speaker at Oracle conferences around the world and a well respected in the Oracle community.

Tom had been working with the Oracle Database product since 1987 (Oracle 5.1.5c) and working with Oracle Corporation since 1993 (Oracle 7).

In 2015 Tom retired from Oracle and from Asktom website. The site has kept its URL and been reinterpreted as AskTOM - Ask The Oracle Masters and now Ask The Oracle Mentors. Questions there are since then getting answered by Chris Saxon, Connor McDonald and Maria Colgan.

He currently lives in Round Hill, Virginia, United States with his wife Melanie; his children, Megan and Alan, are in college/life now.


Tom has written several books related to the Oracle Database, including:

  • Expert One on One Oracle (ISBN 1-59059-243-3) (2003)
  • Effective Oracle by Design (ISBN 0-07-223065-7) (2003)
  • Expert Oracle Database Architecture: 9i and 10g Programming Techniques and Solutions (ISBN 1-59059-530-0) (2005)
  • Expert Oracle Database Architecture: Oracle Database 9i, 10g, and 11g Programming Techniques and Solutions (ISBN 978-1-4302-2946-9) (2010)

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