Thursday Oct 02, 2014

Thursday and We're Still Going Strong!

A final push to the finish line! If you went to Treasure Island for the party last night I hope you had a great evening. With luck, your ears aren't ringing too badly from the music so that you'll be able to hear the presentations today. It wasn't that many years ago that Thursday at OpenWorld was a slow day with not much going on. Those days are gone. 

The Great Escape (from MS SQL Server)! Tom Michelini and OB Rashid were the drivers behind this great story. If you have any applications you'd like to upgrade from SQL Server to Oracle, don't miss this session. The way OB tells it: "I wish I'd had this paper before we started this project." (OK, we'd all like a time machine.) CON7307 Oracle Multitenant: Successful Migration of Oracle Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service. If you're looking for a way out of SQL Server, don't miss this one. 9:30am Moscone North - 130.

I've been telling you all week about CON12068 Oracle Multitenant: Ask the Experts. That's today at 10:45! It was a late addition and didn't make it into the printed catalog, but it's on! Tweet your deep technical questions to our top developers - use #PDBexperts #OOW14.

At noon in Moscone South - 308 I'll be joined by James Anthony of e-DBA for CON2785. James is an Oracle Ace and e-DBA are Engineered Systems Partner of 2014 in UK, EMEA and Globally (a sweep!). They're also one of the very first customers in production with Multitenant and now have over a year of production experience to share with you. It's a great story, which James tells very well. My job is to get the introduction over quickly so that you can hear from him. 

Full details of Multitenant sessions are available in the Focus On Multitenant page


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Wednesday Oct 01, 2014

Wednesday is Customer Appreciation Day

Wednesday at OpenWorld tends to be the hardest one for me. There's been so much excitement already that it feels like the show's already run for a week, but we're barely half way through it. Today we've got a ton of great content during the day and they there's Aerosmith tonight on Treasure Island! (I'm going to catch up on sleep next week!)

Before the party there are some great Multitenant sessions to focus on. I'm doing my "Multitenant: Seven Sources of Savings" talk at 10:15 in Moscone North - 130. Well make that seven plus a bonus... And then another bonus, which is that I'll be joined by Shravan Devulapalli who'll share details of how he was able to demonstrate these savings with his project team at GE.  

We're very proud of the stunning success enjoyed by PulteGroup with their production deployment of Oracle Multitenant on Exadata. It's a true total solution story, including GoldenGate, Active Data Guard and a great project run by Oracle ACS along with members of my team. On the way, they upgraded to Exadata and saved $1.6m with Multitenant! Brian Pawlik of Pulte is a great guy and an excellent speaker. Don't miss this session: CON3203 Finding the Bleeding Edge Without Hemorrhaging. Moscone North - 130 at 3:30pm.

At 4:45 in Moscone South - 307, come and learn about the Multitenant deployment at Sherwin-Williams

Full details of Multitenant sessions are available in the Focus On Multitenant page.

Don't forget to sign up for CON12068 Oracle Multitenant: Ask the Experts, Thursday at 10:45. It was a late addition and didn't make it into the printed catalog, but it's on! Tweet your deep technical questions to our top developers - use #PDBexperts #OOW14.


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Tuesday Sep 30, 2014

Tuesday at OpenWorld... Pace Yourself!

Yesterday was a blur of activity - one of those days that went by in a flash but what happened in the morning feels like last week! Odd how that happens (or is it just me?)

I'm feeling well and truly in the groove today, which is just as well because it's going to be another busy one. It's an early start to catch Thomas Kurian's keynote at 8am. Tough time of day but don't miss it. There's been a lot of buzz around HQ in the last few weeks about all the demos Thomas is going to do. I've no idea how he manages it - seeing is believing. 

Larry Ellison's second keynote is at 1:30. If Larry's Sunday keynote is packed, this one will be overflowing. Do try to get a seat in there, though, because there's going to be a great demo of my favorite product. I've seen previews and this one is very cool. 

No pressure, then, for Maria Colgan and me as we present "Multitenant Meets Database In-Memory" at 5pm in Moscone South 5pm. We're hoping that Thomas and Larry left you wanting more!

Full details of Multitenant sessions are available in the Focus On Multitenant page.

Don't forget to sign up for CON12068 Oracle Multitenant: Ask the Experts, Thursday at 10:45. It was a late addition and didn't make it into the printed catalog, but it's on! Tweet your deep technical questions to our top developers - use #PDBexperts #OOW14.


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Monday Sep 29, 2014

OOW14 In Full Swing

Need to make sure I get to Caltrain in plenty of time because we're getting a very fast start to OpenWorld today! 

We got our Demo Booth all set up yesterday and it looks great. I thought we did a decent job last year but this year it's even better. There are lots of great sessions today and an excellent place to start as always will be Andy Mendelsohn's keynote. Of course he's got lots of good stuff to share about Multitenant, Database In-Memory and the rest of Database 12c

That puts the pressure on me to follow his show with my own first session (of five!) - CON7302 Multitenant New Features. There's lots of good new stuff in 12.1.0.2. Join me in Moscone South 102 and I'll tell you all about it.

Barely time for a cup of coffee as I join Randy Wilcox of SAS OnDemand to talk about SaaS at SAS. Ahem. Bad pun, great implementation story. SAS is a great company and you don't get as far as they have without looking after your customers' data. That's why they turned to Multitenant on Exadata for their OnDemand offering. Listen as Randy shares the details in Moscone South -130.  

Head back to Moscone South - 102 at 2:45 and hear John McHugh talk about Multitenant Best Practices. You know it's going to be packed in there - don't be late.

There may be time for a brief refreshment before heading over to Moscone South - 301 to hear the success story of a major international health insurer. It's projects like this where John McHugh has developed his best practices. 

Full details of Multitenant sessions are available in the Focus On Multitenant page.

Don't forget to sign up for CON12068 Oracle Multitenant: Ask the Experts, Thursday at 10:45. It was a late addition and didn't make it into the printed catalog, but it's on! Tweet your deep technical questions to our top developers - use #PDBexperts #OOW14.


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Sunday Sep 28, 2014

OOW14 - It's on!

We've got so much Multitenant new to share and have been hard at work for weeks getting ready for our big show. The big event is finally upon us and as usual Larry Ellison will open the show with his keynote this evening. There are going to be lots of exciting announcements and I'm not supposed to spoil the surprise, but I can tell you that my favorite feature is going to play a central role. Larry's sessions are usually standing room only so get there early!

Full details of Multitenant sessions are available in the Focus On Multitenant page.

Don't forget to sign up for CON12068 Oracle Multitenant: Ask the Experts, Thursday at 10:45. It was a late addition and didn't make it into the printed catalog, but it's on! Tweet your deep technical questions to our top developers - use #PDBexperts #OOW14.


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Friday Sep 26, 2014

Multitenant Sessions by Oracle at OOW14

In yesterday's post I mentioned some of our customers' sessions at OpenWorld. They're going to be very interesting - if you have a chance, please try to catch some of them. Today, however, I want to focus on Multitenant sessions by Oracle speakers. 

  • CON7674 Maximum Availability with Oracle Multitenant: Seeing is Believing
    • Mon 11:45 Moscone South - 104
    • Frank Kobylanski and Joe Meeks are two of our top experts on MAA 
  • CON7302 Oracle Multitenant: What's New in Oracle Database 12c Release 12.1.0.2?
    • Mon 1:30pm Moscone South - 102
    • Patrick Wheeler is Senior Director, Product Management for Oracle Multitenant
  • CON7303 Oracle Multitenant: Best Practices
    • Mon 4pm Moscone South - 102
    • John McHugh is Senior Principal Product Manager for Oracle Multitenant and learned this stuff in the trenches
  • CON7305 Oracle Multitenant: The Beating Heart of Database as a Service
    • Tue 10:45 Moscone South - 102
    • Deba Chatterjee is Principal Product Manager, Oracle Multitenant and has a strong background in OEM too. I've had a preview and this will be a great session which will leave your mouth watering. You'll know what I'm talking about after you've been there!
  • CON7648 How an Oracle Database 12c Upgrade Works in a Multitenant Environment
    • Tues noon Moscone South - 306
    • Joseph Errede will tell you the ins and outs of the Multitenant upgrade story, and there's lots of cool stuff to tell!
  • CON7435 Supercharge Oracle Application Express with Oracle Multitenant
    • Tues noon Moscone South - 307
    • David Peake will be competing for Multitenant attention with Joe Errede next door at the same time! David's an APEX guru and most APEX experts will still have a few things to learn from him. 
  • CON7306 Oracle Multitenant Meets Oracle Database In-Memory
    • Tues 5pm Moscone South - 102
    • Maria Colgan & Patrick Wheeler will explain how these two flagship products work (better!) together
  • CON7304 Oracle Multitenant: Seven Sources of Savings
    • Weds 10:15am Moscone North 130
    • Patrick Wheeler's going to have to talk fast to get through all of these in half an hour and leave enough time to hear from Shravan Devulapalli about how the theory translated into reality for him and his team at GE.
  • CON7649 How and Why to Migrate from Schema Consolidation to Pluggable Databases
    • Weds 11:30 Moscone South - 306
    • Dean Gagne will go beyond the obvious answers - "easily" and "now" - to explain how to make this leap.
  • CON7307 Oracle Multitenant: Successful Migration of Oracle Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service
    • Thu 9:30am Moscone North - 130
    • The Great Escape (from MS SQL Server)! Tom Michelini and OB Rashid were the drivers behind this great story. If you have any applications you'd like to upgrade from SQL Server to Oracle, don't miss this session. The way OB tells it: "I wish I'd had this paper before we started this project." (OK, we'd all like a time machine.)
  • CON6990 How to Best Consolidate and Live-Migrate Databases with Oracle Multitenant
    • Thu 10:45am Intercontinental B
    • Nicolas Michael and Yixiao Shen were behind the famous Multitenant on T5-8 scalability study, and along with Bryan O-blanguet will explore this important approach to maintaining application continuity during unplug/plug.
  • CON12068 Oracle Multitenant: Ask the Experts
    • Thu 10:45 Moscone South - 308
    • Kumar Rajamani, Jaebock Lee and Thomas Baby are three of the lead developers of Multitenant. If you want to know how it really works, these are the guys to ask. (They're the guys I ask!)
    • We're live-tweeting questions for the session - use #pdbexperts #OOW14

Full details are available in the Focus On Multitenant page. We hope to see you at OpenWorld. It's going to be a great show!


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Thursday Sep 25, 2014

Multitenant Customer Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld is nearly upon us and the agenda is packed with interesting sessions. Prominent among these are several sessions by customers who are able to share their stories of success with Oracle Multitenant. Please try to attend these sessions and hear how they have been able to benefit from Multitenant in their organizations:

  • SAS Institute
    • CON6328 SAS Solutions OnDemand: A Multitenant Cloud Offering 
    • Mon 2:45pm Moscone North 130
  • Major International Health Insurer
    • CON6379 Oracle Multitenant Customer Success Story
    • Mon 5:15pm Moscone South 308
  • GE Aviation
    • CON7304 Oracle Multitenant: Seven Sources of Savings
    • Weds 10:15am Moscone North 130
  • Pulte Group
    • CON3203 Finding the Bleeding Edge Without Hemorrhaging
    • Wed 3:30pm Moscone North 130
  • Sherwin-Williams
    • CON6387 Oracle Multitenant Deployment on Oracle Exadata
    • Weds 4:45pm Moscone South 307
  • Taleo
    • CON7307 Successful Migration of Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service
    • Thurs 9:30am Moscone North 130
  • e-DBA
    • CON2785 Rolling Out a PaaS with Oracle Multitenant
    • Thurs noon Moscone South 308

We're very proud of Oracle Multitenant and the benefits it can deliver. It's always great to hear from our customers that they have been able to realize these benefits in their organizations. 

There are plenty more sessions about Multitenant and I'll mention them in a future blog. Full details are available in the Focus On Multitenant page. We hope to see you at OpenWorld. It's going to be a great show!


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Tuesday Mar 11, 2014

TomAsks - About Multitenant

Tom Kyte and I recently got together to discuss Oracle Multitenant. Our conversation has just been published in Oracle Magazine in the AskTom column. Not many people can claim to have turned the tables on Tom, but this was more of a "TomAsks" than the other way around. That's my claim to glory, and I'm sticking to it!

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Thursday Feb 06, 2014

Multitenant Buzz @RMOUG

There's a lot of buzz about Multitenant at RMOUG. Thank goodness! It's so darned cold in Denver we needed something to thaw us all out. Just got back to my hotel room from a very good dinner with the ACE Directors. Tom Kyte promised me that despite talking about Multitenant in his keynote and deep-dive sessions he's left me a little thunder for my session tomorrow at 11:15. I'd hoped to catch Leighton Nelson's talk on DBaaS but unfortunately we are on at the same time. I'm looking forward to Bryn Llewellyn's talk "Self-Provisioning Pluggable Databases Using PL/SQL" at 9:45.


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Thursday Jan 23, 2014

MicroStrategy Supports Multitenant

I've been away from the blogging game for too long and looking for a way back in. Today's announcement that MicroStrategy has certified its analytics platform for Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Multitenant is too good an opportunity to miss. This is a great example of the huge momentum towards Oracle Multitenant. MicroStrategy's announcement explains that their motivations included:

  • Increased scalability and server utilization
  • Management of multiple databases as one
  • Isolation of separate databases (as PDBs) 
  • No need to change applications or access rights

 

Don't just sit on the sidelines and watch the big boys like MicroStrategy enjoy these benefits! You should adopt Oracle Multitenant yourselves!


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Thursday Sep 26, 2013

OOW13 Going out with a Bang!

It's the final day of Open World 2013 today but we Multitenant types are going out with a bang, not a whimper! See our Focus on Multitenant page for today's events. 
  • DemoGrounds are all closed up now but we have a double header of presentations:
  • 1st up CON8726 Instantaneous Database Clones w/ #OracleMultitenant Option. Moscone South 200 12:30pm. I'll be joined by CMTS Margaret Susairaj.
  • My final presentation of #OOW13. Duet with Mr RAC, aka Markus Michalewicz. CON8706 #OracleMultitenant meets RAC. What a great combo! 
  • Sandwiched in the middle there is our final hands-on-lab. 
And that's all for Open World 2013! What a great event this has been! Many thanks to all our customers and partners for your interest, enthusiasm and support. We're delighted that Oracle Multitenant has been so well received. We look forward to working with you and hearing about your success stories as you roll this exciting new technology out in your organizations.

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Wednesday Sep 25, 2013

Wednesday is Appreciation Day!

Focus on Multitenant shows that we have no presentations today. However, this is the last day of our DemoPod #SL023. If you haven't picked up your Oracle PDB USB stick, this may be your last chance.

We've been giving out copies of Oracle Multitenant for Dummies in our Hands on Labs. In case you haven't had a chance to participate in a lab, you can download a PDF version of this from here.  

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Tuesday Sep 24, 2013

Tuesday in San Francisco

See our Focus on Multitenant page for today's events. 

I'm really looking forward to a deep-dive session with Architect Kumar Rajamani and Consulting Member of Technical Staff Jaebock Lee. Session CON8725 Behind the scenes of Oracle Multitenant. Noon today in Moscone South 252. There's a lot to cover in an hour but we plan to get in to several topics in depth. 

If you are lucky enough to see Andy Mendelsohn's keynote yesterday you were probably wowed by that Multitenant Self-Service Provisioning App. Have you see it yet? It's awesome. 

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Monday Sep 23, 2013

First Full Day of Open World 2013

Several sessions of interest to Multitenant enthusiasts today. Details are in our Focus on Multitenant page but here are some highlights:
  • Catch my presentation CON8707 Consolidating Databases with Oracle Database 12c. 12:15pm today in Moscone South 102.
  • Of course, don't miss Andy Mendelsohn's keynote presentation this morning. 
  • Have you got your own Oracle PDB USB stick yet? If not, come on over to our DemoPod, #SL023, to talk to our engineers and pick one up. You've seen them flying around in the PowerPoints. Time to get one in your own hands - or better still, plugged into your computer. 
  • Yes of course there's a PDB on there! If you've got a CDB all ready to go, you should be set to plug it in. 

Don't worry if you haven't got a CDB, though. There's also a VM on the USB stick. Open the ReadMe and follow the instructions to download and install Oracle Virtual Box. Then you can import this appliance and you're ready to go. It's a VM running Oracle Linux with a CDB and all sorts of PDB goodies in there. I don't want to spoil the surpriseā€¦ have a look for yourself! 

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Sunday Sep 22, 2013

Showtime!

The build-up is finally over! Oracle Open World San Francisco kicks off today with Larry Ellison's keynote address at 6pm. Some fabulous announcements in store... Just in case you miss it here are some about Oracle Multitenant. We've got an Oracle PDB USB stick waiting for you at Demo Pod SL023. You can also go to the OTN Lounge Sunday afternoon or else Monday & Tuesday at 10am for guidance on how to set it up. It looks great but the beauty is more than skin deep. 

You can check our Focus on Oracle Multitenant Page for some of the major Multitenant-related events during the week. There are separate sections for sessions, demos and hands-on-labs. 

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The is blog is about Oracle Multitenant, new with Oracle Database 12c. It is written by members of the development team. Our goal is to provide an insight into the new architecture, the capabilities it enables, some primary use cases and its major benefits. The views expressed on this blog are our own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Oracle and its affiliates. The views and opinions expressed by visitors on this blog are theirs solely and may not reflect ours.

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