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’s core responsibility is creating material and lectures on the Oracle Database and the best practices for incorporating it into your environments. She is also responsible for getting the feedback from our 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 Oracle Database query optimizer. Maria is the primary author of the SQLMaria blog https://sqlmaria.com and a contributing author to the Oracle Optimizer blog https://blogs.oracle.com/optimizer.