Christopher Jones

Senior Principal Product Manager



Christopher is a Senior Principal Product Manager working with the Oracle Database Data Access team primarily on APIs for scripting languages including Node.js, Python, PHP and the ODPI-C library for Oracle Database drivers. He has responsibilities for Oracle Call Interface (OCI) and related Oracle Database APIs; for Oracle Database clients such as Oracle Instant Client; and for general database adoption by developers, including championing Oracle Database XE. He remains a lead maintainer of PHP's OCI8 extension for Oracle Database. He co-released the popular book "The Underground PHP and Oracle Manual" and is the author of a number of technical articles. Christopher has presented at big and small conferences around the world including the O'Reilly Open Source Convention and Oracle OpenWorld.


Effective and Efficient Python with Oracle Database (Connect 2019)

Event: Connect 2019

Stream:Apex, Development/Middleware, Integrations, Security , Tools

Python is rapidly becoming a de facto language for big and small database applications. Learn the best techniques for using Oracle's cx_Oracle DBI-compliant Python API and its advanced, Oracle-specific features. Whether you are creating microservices, or writing management and monitoring scripts, cx_Oracle's traditional relational data access and new document store interfaces are easy and powerful to use. This session dives into making the most of cx_Oracle, from best practice configuration for high availability, through to using the latest cx_Oracle features.