In this talk we (Gus and Bravepoint's Dan Foreman) follow the life of a database record from its initial conception, creation, reading, & updates, to eventual deletion. The discussion will include the environment that record CRUD activities take place in and the different resources that are impacted: disk, memory, latches, semaphores, record locks, blocks, etc.

We will also touch on the aspects of a record's life that directly and indirectly impact performance. This may sound like a mega-geek presentation, and it is, however there are many practical aspects to this information that have a direct impact on DBAs as well as developers.