Christopher Jones is a Senior Principal Product Manager working with the Oracle Database Data Access team primarily on APIs for scripting languages including Node.js, Python, Go, PHP and the ODPI-C library for Oracle Database driver writers. 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. 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. He tweets at @ghrd and blogs at

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Efficient Data Handling Techniques in Python for Oracle Database

The Python cx_Oracle interface for Oracle Database is used by a large number of Python applications across a wide range of industries. One common use case is data transfers. This session is full of Jupyter demos showing how to use cx_Oracle features for efficient data loading and access. See the benefits of array fetching, batch loading, and how to work with CSV files. This session assumes a basic knowledge of Python and an interest in databases.