Brad Carlile is Senior Director of Strategic Applications Engineering at Oracle. His engineering team explores the performance of x86 and SPARC servers on database, analytics, and application workloads. Additionally, his group conducts detailed performance analysis on Oracle systems and competitive systems. Previous to Oracle he worked at Sun where he was responsible for benchmarking and performance innovations. Previous to Sun he worked on performance at Cray Research and Floating Point Systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Northwestern University and is the author of over two dozen technical papers in high performance commercial and scientific computing.