Thursday Aug 18, 2016

Oracle Open World 2016 - Recommended Customer Talks

At OOW 2016 there are some customer talks from customers we worked with or at least were involved in their project plans. We highly recommend the talks below.

British Telecom has such an ambitious upgrade and migration project for really MANY databases. I'm looking forward to David's talk. We met at UKOUG TECH15 and I promise it will be a very interesting insight presentation. 

  • Migrating Oracle Real Application Clusters Databases to Oracle Multitenant [CON2718]
    • David Hickson, Database Administrator, British Telecom
    • Thursday, Sep 22, 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Park Central - Franciscan I
    • Since April 2015, BT has deployed new databases using an Oracle Database 12c pluggable database as the standard. However, it still has a large existing Oracle Real Application Clusters database running Oracle Database 11.2 or earlier. In this session, learn how the company plans to move all its databases onto Oracle Database 12c using multitenant-based container database/pluggable database configurations. The session also explains why the move to an Oracle Database 12c multitenant architecture makes good business sense and then delves into the technical detail of the processes to move databases with minimal application downtime.
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You've never heard of the oldest Swiss insurer, Die Mobiliar? Die Mobiliar exists since 1826 - but their IT and especially their database landscape is more than up to date. Mobiliar really sets the speed for others. They upgraded their entire databases landscape of almost 300 databases with a very small but skilled team in less than 16 months - and introduced Oracle In-Memory as well. And Mobiliar will set the pace again for Oracle Database 12.2 and Oracle Multitenant. I'm so looking forward to Alain's talk. We work together since two years now. Mobiliar became an official Oracle Database 12c and Oracle In-Memory reference customer. And you'll find more information about the upgrade project in our 12c slide deck.

  • Agile Development, Cost Saving and More with Oracle's Multitenancy Solutions [CON1668]
    • Alain Fuhrer, Oracle Database Administrator, Mobiliar Versicherungen AG
    • Thursday, Sep 22, 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Park Central - Olympic
    • The insurance industry must now provide a rapidly evolving portfolio of specific offerings. And IT departments can only keep pace if we adopt agile development methods. But how can this be accomplished without taking additional risks? In this session learn about a new era of agile development that keeps costs under strict control. Instead of relying merely on consolidated schemata and achieving savings in IT equipment, high software license utilization, and automation, a consolidation approach to multitenancy can achieve additional goals. Learn how it works with Oracle Database 12.2.
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CU soon at OOW16 :-)

--Mike

Tuesday Aug 16, 2016

Oracle Open World 2016 - Upgrade Talks / HOL

Just a few weeks until Oracle Open World 2016 Conference will kick off. September 18-22, 2016 in San Francisco.

For us it is usually the most busiest week of the year. But also a great experience every year with so many good discussions and meetings. It's very intense.

Since a few hours the OOW16 Session Catalog is online with the schedule (but it still misses the rooms). 

This is the list of our talks and HOL sessions: 

  • Upgrade and Migrate to Oracle Database 12c: Live and Uncensored! [CON6068]
    • Monday, Sep 19, 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • This session introduces the new features in the next generation of Oracle Database. As an added bonus, you will see a live upgrade from Oracle Database 11g to the next generation of Oracle Database and also a live migration using the full transportable export/import feature, both in the span of 45 minutes. 
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  • Best Practice to Ensure Performance Stability When Upgrading Oracle Database [CON6069]
    • Thursday, Sep 22, 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    • Nobody likes surprises when it comes to database upgrades and migrations. Because the upgrade or migration usually is not complicated by itself, the most important task is ensuring good performance afterward. This presentation discusses a straightforward, step-by-step approach to ensure not only plan stability but also proper testing; secret tweaks; and helpful tips and tricks around database upgrades and migrations. It spans the entire project lifetime, from things to do before approaching such a move to important settings in your new environment during or after the upgrade. Follow best practice and get the performance you expect.
  • Hands-on Lab: Upgrade and Migrate to Oracle Database 12c Release 2 [HOL7377]
    • Monday, Sep 19, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Sep 20, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    • Wednesday, Sep 21, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    • Thursday, Sep 22, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    • In this hands-on lab, learn about new ways to upgrade, migrate, and consolidate databases in Oracle Database 12c Release 2. Learn to • Upgrade a database to Oracle Database 12c Release 2 using the new command-line parallel upgrade script • Plug that database into an Oracle Database 12c Release 2 container database as a pluggable database (PDB) • Migrate a second database to a PDB, using the new Oracle Database 12c full transportable export/import feature The end result is a CDB with two PDBs, which is the first step toward database as a service (DBaaS) or toward building a private cloud.

 CU soon :-)

 --Mike
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Friday Oct 30, 2015

OOW 2015 - Upgrade Hundreds and Thousands

Uhh .. OOW15 is finally over.

Lots of work - tons of great input - and so many excellent discussions with customers, users and Oracle ACE's.

Just in case you'd like to download our slides please find the in the Slides Download Center to your right.

Thanks again - and hope to see you again next year!

--Mike

 

Monday Oct 26, 2015

Oracle Database 12.2 - just if you weren't aware

News from the keynote on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015 at OOW 2015:

Availability of Oracle Database 12.2 ...

So still a while to go ;-)

--Mike

Friday Oct 23, 2015

OOW 2015 - Upgrade and Migration Talks

Oracle Open World 2015
will kick off in a day and a bit.
And still some work to do ;-)

A few things I would like to mention:

  • Our four HOLs are all overbooked already with many people on the waiting lists. You can always come by and wait in line at the Nikko Hotel's Golden Gate lab room as some people don't show up. But no guarantee. What I would recommend to you in case you are interested in the lab but didn't get a seat:

    Come to our talk instead on Monday at 1:30pm as Roy and I will demonstrate LIVE and UNCENSORED parts of the lab. Then you'll download it from the blog (find it in the Slides Download Center) and try it out by yourself afterwards: Hands On Lab Upgrade, Migrate, Consolidate to 12c

    Upgrade and Migrate to Oracle Database 12c: Live and Uncensored! [CON6777]
    Mike Dietrich, Master Product Manager, Oracle
    Roy Swonger, Sr Director, Software Development, Oracle

    Monday, Oct 26, 1:30 p.m. | Moscone South—102
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  • Our 2nd talk will happen on Wednesday at 12:15pm (skip the unhealthy lunch).
    We'll contrast some nasty things with some very good and detailed customer examples included in it. Real world examples, no artificial lab exercises. Again uncensored (mostly ;-) ) and just from first hand experience.

    How to Upgrade Hundreds or Thousands of Databases in a Reasonable Amount of Time [CON8375]
    Mike Dietrich, Master Product Manager, Oracle
    Roy Swonger, Sr Director, Software Development, Oracle

    Wednesday, Oct 28, 12:15 p.m. | Moscone South—102
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  • The 3rd talk of our group is the Data Pump  Performance Tips and Tricks talk delivered by Data Pump experts from Development.

    Deep Dive: More Oracle Data Pump Performance Tips and Tricks [CON8376]
    Dean Gagne, Consulting Member of Technical Staff, Oracle
    Jim Stenoish, Senior Director, Software Development, Oracle

    Thursday, Oct 29, 9:30 a.m. | Moscone South—305
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  • And the 4th talk I'd like to highlight is the Database Upgrade 12c - Oracle Support talk from Support Architect Roderick Manalac.

    Oracle Database 12c Upgrade: Tools and Best Practices from Oracle Support [CON8664]
    Roderick Manalac, Architect - Database Support, Oracle
    Thursday, Oct 29, 12:00 p.m. | Moscone South—305
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Ship

CU soon :-)

--Mike

Friday Oct 02, 2015

OOW 2015 Sessions and Labs - Oracle Open World

OOW 2015OMG ... only a few weeks to go ... Oracle Open World 2015 in San Francisco is coming closer and closer ...

And this year will be really tough as we have a reduced number of people there - but more work to do as in previous years. 3 talks (2 for Upgrade, 1 for Data Pump), 4 labs (all in Nikko Hotel 15min walking distance from Moscone Center) - plus a good number of customer meetings already lined up. Plus the chance to meet so many great people ... and not to forget the Data Warehouse Global Leaders event at the Oracle HQ. 

I have that strange feeling that I will be VERY tired when I'll board the plane on Friday night heading back to Germany ... ;-)
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Focus On Upgrades/Migrations

As the fantastic application we are using for the OOW content catalog doesn't allow me to link directly to a session Roy has built a Focus On document to guide you to some important talks around Upgrades and Migrations at OOW2015.for your convenience: 


Talks

Session ID

Title

Start Time

Room

CON6777 Upgrade and Migrate to Oracle Database 12c: Live and Uncensored!

Many customers now have database environments numbering in the hundreds or even thousands. This session addresses the challenge of maintaining technical currency of such an environment while also containing upgrade and migration costs at a reasonable level. Learn from Oracle Database upgrade experts about product features, options, tools, techniques, and services that can help you maintain control of your database environment. You will also see examples of how real customers are successfully meeting this challenge today.
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October 26
at 13:30h
Moscone South—102
CON8375 How to Upgrade Hundreds or Thousands of Databases in a Reasonable Amount of Time

Many customers now have database environments numbering in the hundreds or even thousands. This session addresses the challenge of maintaining technical currency of such an environment while also containing upgrade and migration costs at a reasonable level. Learn from Oracle Database upgrade experts about product features, options, tools, techniques, and services that can help you maintain control of your database environment. You will also see examples of how real customers are successfully meeting this challenge today.
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October 28
at 12:15h
Moscone South—102
CON8376 Deep Dive: More Oracle Data Pump Performance Tips and Tricks

The Oracle Data Pump development team is back with even more performance tips and tricks for DBAs! In this session, learn about Oracle Data Pump features, parameters, and patches—some added since the first patch set of Oracle Database 12c 12.1.0.2—that will improve performance and decrease overhead for Oracle Data Pump projects. Whether you are an Oracle Data Pump novice or already an expert, you are sure to learn something new in this session that will help you maximize the throughput of your export and import operations.
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October 29
at 9:30h

Moscone South—305

HOL10348 Upgrade, Migrate, and Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c [HOL10438]

The Oracle Data Pump development team is back with even more performance tips and tricks for DBAs! In this session, learn about Oracle Data Pump features, parameters, and patches—some added since the first patch set of Oracle Database 12c 12.1.0.2—that will improve performance and decrease overhead for Oracle Data Pump projects. Whether you are an Oracle Data Pump novice or already an expert, you are sure to learn something new in this session that will help you maximize the throughput of your export and import operations.
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Oct 26 at 11:00h
Oct 27 at 11:45h
Oct 28 at 13:15h
Oct 29 at 12:30h

Hotel Nikko - Golden Gate


Hope to see you at OOW 2015!

--Mike

Monday Sep 08, 2014

OOW Demo Booth SD-138 in Moscone South Exhib Hall

Just in case you'd like to meet with the Upgrade and/or Data Pump Team at OOW in San Francisco please come by during the Exhibition hours in Moscone South on the LEFT side of thehall - SLD-138 is the number of our booth (see the BLUE arrow in the chart below):

-Mike 

Thursday Oct 10, 2013

OOW 2013: Recap - Thanks a lot!!!

OOW 2013 is over for a while now. And yesterday we've received the session results from our talk and the HOL. And we have to say Thank You Very Much! For your time, for the great discussions, for your feedbacks. This is the highest session count we've had in the past years.

Generally my overall feeling this year was that database sessions were very well attended - and the two sessions I wanted to see in my limited spare time were already sold out. And we've really had so many great discussion at our booth 007 - and Joe was an excellent "double" as Daniel Craig was kept up with other stuff ;-)


Joe Errede and Carol Tagliaferri

So thanks again - and we hope to make you the VBox image for the lab available soon for download. In between please feel free to download the slides from the download center - or simply grab the big deck about Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c.

Furthermore let me introduce the new sections with White Papers making it easier to find them and the new Oracle Blogs section with blogs I fequently visit.

And finally here are some impressions from OOW 2013:


Adam Levine from Maroon 5


Matt Flynn and Adam Levine from Maroon 5


At the "Friends of Pythian" event - thanks to Alex Gorbatchov for the invitation :-)


Yes - and OOW happens every year in SF :-)

Cheers - Mike

Wednesday Sep 25, 2013

OOW 2013: Hands On Lab

Hello everybody,

 thanks a lot for your attendance at our Hands On Lab at OOW 2013 - glad that you've made it through our 4 HOL tasks :-) And sorry again for the slow laptops but that's not under our control.

For those who wanted to download the slides please use the slides from our OOW talk as it contains almost all of the slides we've showed during the lab. And in case you want to get the full set of over 500 slides about Upgrade, Migration and Consolidation to Oracle Database 12c please find them in the Slides Download Center to the right.

Thanks again and all the best!

- Carol, Cindy, Joe, Roy and Mike

Monday Sep 23, 2013

OOW 2013: Different Ways to Upgrade to 12c

Today is our talk:
Different Ways to Upgrade, Migrate and Consolidate into Oracle Database 12c
We've had over 300 preregistration so we hope to see you there in Moscone 102 at 3:15pm on Monday, Sept 23.

And you can download the slides for today's talk via this link.

And please find us after the talk in the Exhibition Area in Moscone South at booth SL-007 in the left corner of the area - it's just the first booth at the corner.

Thanks :-)

-Mike

Wednesday Jul 24, 2013

OOW Shanghai - Slides for the Migrate+Consolidate Talk


What a huge venue! My talk Migrate and Consolidate onto Oracle Database 12c was scheduled today in the BLUE HALL. I did walk around before to see where the room is located and how big it is. Actually "room" is the wrong word. It is more like a concert hall. But usually the problem with such big venues is: if you have just a small number of people showing up you feel pretty alone on the stage. I was thinking of bringing the guy on top of this blog entry with me - but that wasn't necessary :-)

Blue Hall OOW Shanghai

Luckily many people came by today. I did count approx 150. All very keen to see how you can upgrade, migrate and consolidate onto Oracle Database 12c works. Please feel free to download the slides in Chinese from the link below:

Migrate and Consolidate onto Oracle Database 12c (Chinese Version)

If you would like to get the slides in English as well please take the huge slide deck:

Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c

It contains the same content and much more.

Thanks for visiting today - it was a pleasure for me. And thanks for the excellent discussions at the end!

-Mike



Tuesday Jul 23, 2013

OOW Shanghai - Slides for Hands-On-Lab (HOL)

Dear all,

thanks for your participation on the Hands-On-Lab for Upgrade and Plugin to Oracle Database 12c today at OOW Shanghai 2013. It was a pleasure for me to work with you and my colleagues from Oracle China. And please forgive us the slowness of the machines. When I did shutdown the VBox images after the session I realized that some noncdb_to_pdb.sql scripts were still recompiling. 


You'll be able to download the slides:

谢谢 - Mike


Tuesday Jul 16, 2013

OOW Shanghai - July 22-25, 2013

Sunday night I will start another journey and board the plane towards Shanghai. OOW will start on Tuesday, July 22, with the Hands-On-Lab Best Practices for Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c followed by a presentation Migrate and Consolidate onto Oracle Database 12c on Wednesday, July 23

Presentation:
Migrate and Consolidate Databases onto Oracle Database 12c
Wednesday, Jul 24, 15:15 - 16:15 - 上海世博中心 - 上海厅(蓝厅)

Hands-On-Lab:
Best Practices for Upgrading Oracle Database Instances

Tuesday, Jul 23, 14:15 - 15:45 - 上海世博中心 - 411/412 室

Besides that there's also an Upgrade Demo Pod where we can discuss your upgrade and migration topics together with my colleagues from Oracle China.

Looking forward to meet you there next week!

-Mike

PS: If one could switch the "heating" off in Shanghai before I'll arrive ... ;-)

Monday Oct 08, 2012

OOW 2012:
Slides Download

Hm ... you might ask yourself why there are no Oracle Database 12c slides available for download, neither in the OOW 2012 content system nor on our blog (and I believe nowhere else).

Simple reason: As long as Oracle Database 12c is not released and available we are not allowed to offer slides for download. Therefore people were simply taking pictures during the 12c sessions with their phones, iPods and cameras. Roy took a nice shot:


Sorry for that - we'll make the content available as soon as Oracle Database 12c gets released.

In between you can download our OOW 2012 talk Database Upgrades on Steroids: Real Speed, Real Customers, Real Secrets as PDF (3.4MB) - but the 12c content is currently not in that PDF. But a lot of information applies to your source database and/or to any upgrade - so it still might be helpful. And unfortunately the same 12c rule applies to the slides guiding you through our Hands-On-Lab on Tuesday.

Thanks :-)

OOW 2012:
Kings of Leon & Pearl Jam - Appreciation Event

June 15, 1992 - that was actually the day when Pearl Jam played their first concert in Serenadenhof in my hometown, Nürnberg. Oups ... that's over 20 years ago ... ;-)

So I was so happy to get a ticket to this year's OOW 2012 appreciation event on Treasure Island. Every year it amazes me over and over again how the organizers manage it logistically to bring almost 40,000 people to and back from the island. Food was ... I would say fairly ok ... and beer (as always) is not - actually even though I'm not a beer drinker I wouldn't call it beer

Kings of Leon did start. I like them a lot and owe their 2008 album Only By Night. That was a good start to warm up the crowd.

And then Pearl Jam took over - and ... wooooooow ... they are such a great live band. First of all as far as I understood they were donating the money they've got for that gig to an NGO. And Eddie Vedder's voice is simply striking ... I had shivers running down my spine. They played a good excerpt of their +20 years career closing down with Alive at the very end. It seemed to everybody that the band had real fun playing there - and it was sooooo good. Thanks a lot to the person who did organize me a ticket :-)

Catching my bus back to my hotel area down at Fisherman's Wharf worked well - but I must have fallen asleep 5 minutes after we've left the parking lot. The next thing I did recognize was the bus driver pushing the breaks at Northpoint. What a wonderful night ...

Friday Aug 24, 2012

It's Oracle Open World Time ... again :-)

Oh well ... Oracle Open World 2012 is not far away anymore. Just a few weeks to go. And you might plan your travel currently or read a travel guide about San Francisco while we are finishing the work for our Hands-On-Lab image plus a detailed set of instructions, finalize our presentation slides and arrange customer meetings, breakfast, lunch and dinner appointments. 

I really like going to San Francisco every year at least once as it is one of my favorite US cities - but Open World prep means really a lot of work, many late night shifts and plenty of extra grey hair. Right now I work for almost two days on the copy of my 24 GB Virtual Box image for the Hands-On-Lab fighting slow network speed, failing copy operations and forced-disconnected DSL and VPN connections. Well, it's almost there ... 

One of the best parts each year at OOW is meeting colleagues I haven't seen and met for a year - and meeting customers and Oracle partners from all over the world. Sometimes it's really funny. For instance there's a former colleague from my good old Oracle RDBMS Support days who had left years ago to start his own business. We live just 100km apart from each other - but we meet every year thousand of miles away from home ;-)

Our group will have an upgrade booth this year again as we had one in the past years. So if you want to discuss your upgrade strategy, see a demo or tell us how positively you wait to approach your next database upgrade: Please come by :-) But I don't have the booth layout at this time so I'll add them later.

The dates I have so far - and the topics - are the presentations we'll give or we are at least involved with:

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Sunday, Sep 30, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Moscone West - 2001

Oracle Database Upgrade to 11g Release 2 with SAP Applications

Deutsche Messe began to use Oracle6 Database at the end of the 1980s and has been using Oracle Database technology together with SAP applications successfully since 2002. At the end of 2010, it took the first steps of an upgrade to Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2), and since mid-2011, all SAP production systems there run successfully with Oracle Database 11g. This presentation explains why Deutsche Messe uses Oracle Database together with SAP applications, discusses the many reasons for the upgrade to Release 11g, and focuses on the operational top aspects from a DBA perspective.

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Monday, Oct 1, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM - Moscone South - 307

Database Upgrade on Steroids:
Real Speed, Real Customers, Real Secrets

Looking to improve the performance of your database upgrade and learn about other ways to reduce upgrade time? Isn’t everyone? In this session, you will learn directly from Oracle’s Upgrade Development team about what you can do to speed things up. Find out about ways to reduce upgrade downtime such as using a transient logical standby database and/or Oracle GoldenGate, and get other hints and tips. Learn about new features that improve upgrade performance and reduce downtime. Hear Georg Winkens, DB Services technical manager from Amadeus, speak about his upgrade experience, and get real-life performance measurements and advice for a successful upgrade.

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Tuesday, Oct 2, 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM - Marriott Marquis - Salon 12/13

Hands On Lab:
Upgrading an Oracle Database Instance, Using Best Practices

This hands-on lab gives participants the opportunity to work through a database upgrade from an older release of Oracle Database to the very latest Oracle Database release available. Participants will learn how the improved automation of the upgrade process and the generation of fix-up scripts can quickly help fix database issues prior to upgrading. The lab also uses the new parallel upgrade feature to improve performance of the upgrade, resulting in less downtime. Come get inside information about database upgrades from the Database Upgrade development team.

Tuesday Mar 13, 2012

Oracle Open World 2012 - Call for Papers 14-MAR-2012

Wow - this year it's an early call. But yes, it's time now to submit your papers for OOW 2012. Oracle Open World 2012 will happen again in San Francisco and will run from September 30 - October 5, 2012 at the Moscone Center.

Customers and Partners are encouraged to submit their proposals until April 9, 2012 at 11:59pm PDT. You'll find more information on the OOW's 2012 Call For Papers page. We are looking forward to check out your session on database upgrades, migrations and projects. And feel free to contact us anytime :-)

-Mike

Friday Sep 09, 2011

Customers Share High Availability Best Practices

Find out more at Oracle OpenWorld!

Information from Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services

Hear directly from customers on key best practices including migrating to Oracle Exadata achieving high availability with Oracle Database technologies, and leveraging Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services, by attending one or more of the eight sessions on these topics at Oracle OpenWorld. Highlights include:

As part of the best practices, you’ll get tips on how to leverage mission-critical support delivered by Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services with a dedicated support team, proactive guidance, and preventive monitoring to maximize availability and performance of Oracle technology. Learn more about Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services at Oracle OpenWorld 2011.

Friday Aug 26, 2011

Database Upgrades at OpenWorld 2011

The annual Oracle Openworld conference will be October 2-6, 2011 in San Francisco. If you've never been to OpenWorld, it's a great place to get all kinds of information about your database, applications, hardware, and OS. Sessions range from customer case studies to technical hands-on labs. And of course all the Oracle development teams will have a presence on the demo floor, so that you can ask questions and get insight into the latest features.

OpenWorld 2011 in San Francisco, October 2-6

Some folks are also interested in what goes on after the close of each day (this year we'll have Sting, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, for the big Appreciation Event on Wednesday).

Oracle OpenWorld customer appreciation event

OpenWorld always ends up combining a wealth of useful information with a good time. Here's a sample of the Database Upgrade sessions you will find at OpenWorld 2011. We hope to see you there!

OpenWorld Sessions

 

Sunday October 2, 2011

TIME

TITLE

LOCATION

09:00 am – 10:00 am

Reducing Downtime on Upgrade or Migrations to Oracle Database

April Sims, DBA, Southern Utah University

Moscone West

Room 208

Monday October 3, 2011

TIME

TITLE

LOCATION

12:30 pm – 01:30 pm

Successful Oracle Database 10.2 to 11.2 Migration with Oracle Real Application Testing

Eric Grancher, Database Services Leader, Katarzyna Maria Dziedziniewicz-Wojcik; CERN; Prabhaker Gongloor, Director Product Management, Oracle

Moscone South

Room 309

05:00 pm – 06:00 pm

Best Practices for Maintaining and Upgrading Oracle Database

Brian Bombard, Senior Director Proactive Support, Ravi Handyal, Director DB Support, Roderick Manalac, Consulting Technical Advisor; Oracle

Moscone South

Room 300

Tuesday October 4, 2011

TIME

TITLE

LOCATION

10:15 am – 11:15 am

Best Practices for Oracle Database and Client Deployment on Windows

Alex Keh, Principal Product Manager, Scott Jesse, Senior Manager RAC Assurance; Oracle

Moscone South

Room 302

01:15 pm – 02:15 pm

From Plain Vanilla to Tutti Frutti: Seven Database Upgrade Flavors

Mike Dietrich, Consulting Member of Technical Staff, Carol Tagliaferri, Senior Manager Software Development, Carol Palmer, Principal Product Manager; Oracle

Moscone South

Room 102

01:15 pm – 02:15 pm

Migrating to Oracle Exadata from Teradata: How The Harford Did it

Dheeraj Madadi, Sr. Spec Database Mgmt, Dipesh Rana, Sr. Technical Lead; The Hartford Financials

Moscone South

Room 302

04:00 pm – 05:00 pm

Next-Generation Database Patching: Maximum Ease, Minimum Downtime

Hariprasanna Srinivasan, Principal Product Manager, Oracle

Moscone South

Room 309

Wednesday October 5, 2011

TIME

TITLE

LOCATION

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Make Upgrades Uneventful with Oracle Enterprise Manager and My Oracle Support

Andy Oppenheim, Consulting Product Manager, John So, Richard Miller, Architect; Oracle

Moscone South

Room 309

01:00 pm – 02:00 pm

Oracle Database Patching: No Pain, More Gain

Balaji Bashyam, Vice President Support, Eleanor Meritt, Vice President Sustaining Engineering, Russell Green, Vice President Development; Oracle

Moscone South

Room 104







Thursday October 6, 2011

TIME

TITLE

LOCATION

12:00 pm – 01:00 pm

Cross-Platform Migration in the Real World JP Morgan Chase Case Study

Ajay Kondala, Vice President, JP Morgan Chase; Roy Swonger, Senior Director Software Development, Oracle

Moscone South

Room 303

03:00 pm – 04:00 pm

Gotchas and Lessons Learned; Oracle RAC 11g Release 2 Upgrade

Sridhar Doraikannu, SMTS, Verizon Wireless

Moscone South

Room 308

Oracle OpenWorld Hands-On Labs

Monday October 3, 2011

TIME

TITLE

LOCATION

02:00 pm – 04:30 pm

Upgrading Oracle Database: Best Practices

Mark Richwine, Senior Principal Technical Support Engineer, Mike Dietrich, Consulting Member of Technical Staff, Carol Palmer, Principal Product Manager, Carol Tagliaferri, Senior Manager Software Development, Cindy Lim, Principal Member of Technical Staff; Oracle

Marriott Marquis

Salon 14/1

Oracle OpenWorld Demos

Demo

LOCATION

Upgrade to Oracle Database 11g Release 2

Moscone West 7440

 

Monday October 3, 2011

TIME

TITLE

LOCATION

02:00 pm – 04:30 pm

Upgrading Oracle Database: Best Practices

Mark Richwine, Senior Principal Technical Support Engineer, Mike Dietrich, Consulting Member of Technical Staff, Carol Palmer, Principal Product Manager, Carol Tagliaferri, Senior Manager Software Development, Cindy Lim, Principal Member of Technical Staff; Oracle

Marriott Marquis

Salon 14/15


Tuesday Dec 07, 2010

Upgrade Talks at OpenWorld Beijing: December 13-16, 2010

Mike may be done traveling for a while, but I have more than a bit of travel coming up. Next week I will be delivering four talks at OpenWorld Beijing 2010.

I'm looking forward to returning to Beijing. Last time Mike and I saw the usual tourist sites and plenty of interesting food. One place to which I will definitely try to return this time is Da Dong Duck, a wonderful restaurant for (what else?) Peking Duck.

 

Da Dong Duck.jpg

 

Oh yes, my talks, I almost forgot :-). Here are the details:


Session Title: The Most Common Upgrade Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Session ID: 1716
Session Schedule: 12/15/10
Time: 10:45 - 11:30
Location: Room 506 AB

Session Title: Get the Best out of Oracle Data Pump Functionality
Session ID: 1376
Session Schedule: 12/16/10
Time: 16:30 - 17:15
Location: Room 311 A

Session Title: What Do I Really Need to Know When Upgrading?
Session ID: 1412
Session Schedule: 12/16/10
Time: 14:30 - 15:15
Location: Room 308

Session Title: Patching, Upgrades, and Certifications: A Guide for DBAs
Session ID: 1723
Session Schedule: 12/16/10
Time: 11:45 - 12:30
Location: Room 506 AB

We will also have a demo booth to talk about upgrading to Oracle Database 11g Release 2. So, if you'll be attending OpenWorld Beijing 2010, please stop by one of my talks or the demo booth!

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Just an add-on as Roy has sent me this picture today from his dinner at Da Dong Roast Duck:

 

2010_12_14_Roy_DaDong.JPG

 

Friday Oct 08, 2010

OOW 2010: Recap

 

2010_10_08_black_eyed_peas2.jpg
Oracle Open World 2010 has finally closed it's doors now 2 weeks ago.
I stayed a bit longer in our HQ in Redwood Shores to meet with colleagues in a more relaxed environment and discuss several topics. And finally I'm back in my CET sleep schedule. Jet lag this time was horrible.

 

We'd like to thank again Andreas Ellerhoff from Deutsche Messe, Takashi Ikeda from Fujitsu Hokuriku Systems Ltd. Japan, Takuya Abe from Oracle Japan, Mark Richwine from Oracle Support in Colorado Springs and all the others who had helped us to talk, discuss and present about Database Upgrades.

The slides can be accessed from here:

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One thing regarding the concert on Wednesday night. It was late ... VERY late ... but the Steve Miller Band was worth it to wait a bit longer. Black Eyed Peas is actually not my favorite band but we've tried Don Henley inside in the concert hall before and it was way too crowded and the oxygen level below 25% ;-) But nothing came even close to Roger Daltrey's performance at last years OOW appreciation event.

 

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CU next year :-)

Wednesday Sep 29, 2010

OOW 2010: Does Upgrade = Downtime?

And thanks to all the people who find their way on Thursday to our presentation Does Upgrade = Downtime? together with Takashi Ikeda from Fujitsu Hokuriku Systems Ltd. Japan and Takuya Abe from Oracle Japan.

 

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Takuya Abe (Oracle Japan) and Takeshi Ikeda (Fujitsu Hokuriku System Japan Ltd)

 

Roy and me met Ikeda-san for the first time a while ago in Tokyo at a customer meeting together with Fujitsu Hokuriku. And he showed us the slides about the different approaches and comparison of upgrade methods for a very common case: Upgrade your database and move to new hardware. Even though at this time the slides were in Japanese (and Roy's Japanese knowledge was not good enough to translate the slides to me ;-) ) we both could easily see how great the tests and what a good method they've used. So we did ask Ikeda-san to present with us at OOW. And he finally agreed. So him and Abe-san from Oracle Japan did an excellent presentation. The slides are one of the best slide sets I have seen so far about the different approaches including Oracle Golden Gate.

And if you'd like to download them please find them here and use the keyword "downtime".

Thanks again to Ikeda-san, his team members Tanaka-san and Ishikawa-san, and of course Abe-san from Oracle Japan and his manager for the approval.

Thursday Sep 23, 2010

OOW 2010: Hands-On-Lab ... Donuts and more

Thanks to everybody who made it this early morning 9am to the HOL session in Mariott even though last night was a pretty long one with Don Henly, the Black Eyed Peas and Steve Miller Band.

And thanks a lot to Roy for organizing the healthy typical American breakfast :-)

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You could download the HOL slides from here - use the keyword "hol".

 

And in case you'd like to get the full upgrade fivehundredsomething slideset please download it from here and use the keyword "upgrade112".

CU next year - and happy upgrades :-)

Wednesday Sep 22, 2010

OOW 2010: Most common Upgrade mistakes Slides

Yesterday Carol Tagliaferri and Roy Swonger gave the Most Common Upgrade Mistakes talk in Moscone South. It was well attended and afterwards so many questions got asked that the whole upgrade development team had plenty of fun taking all those.

 

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In order to get the slides you could download them from here. Please use the keyword "mistakes".

 

OOW 2010: We Go Green and healthy ... oh ... sort of ...

Wasn't "Go Green" the headline of last year's OOW?

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The healthy food provided in the breaks ... :-(

 

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Master Product Manager - Database Upgrade & Migrations - Oracle

Based in Germany. Interlink between customers/partners and the Upgrade Development. Running workshops between Arctic and Antartica. Assisting customers in their reference projects onsite and remotely. Connect via:

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