Wednesday Jul 31, 2013

Thanks to our User Groups in Panama, Costa Rica, and Mexico!

I just have a few moments in the airport to say "Thanks!" to the Oracle User Groups in Panama, Costa Rica, and Mexico for a great series of events last week. Your hospitality was wonderful, and I appreciate the work that goes into organizing and running events like these.

And thanks especially to everybody who  came to learn about the variety of topics: Database Upgrades, Oracle Database 12c, Hadoop, EBS, Enterprise Manager, and more.

Great audience at the OTN Tour in Mexico City

Mike and I are looking forward to the OTN Tour events next week in Montevideo, Buenos Aires, and São Paulo! 

Monday Jul 29, 2013

Very cool videos about Upgrade to Oracle 12c

Sometimes it is by far easier to watch a few short videos instead of reading an entire book :-)

So enjoy watching Roy talking about Upgrades and Migrations to Oracle Database 12c in short videos covering also the new Upgrade and Migration features in Oracle Database 12c.


Chapter 1 - Upgrading is Universal

Chapter 2 - Minimizing Risk and Downtime

Chapter 3 - Leveraging Consolidation to ease Migration

Chapter 4 -Why Upgrade?

Chapter 5 - Automating the Upgrade Process


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!


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

Monday Jul 22, 2013

OTN Tour Latin America 2013

While Mike is in Shanghai for OOW, I'll be participating in the 2013 OTN Tour in Latin America. This week includes events in Panama, Costa Rica, and Mexico where I will have two sessions at each:

OTN Tour Header

Migrate and Consolidate your Databases using Data Pump

What ́s New in Database Upgrade

Both Mike and I will be participating in the August events in Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil as well. But if you can't make it to these or other upcoming events, the slides are ready for download!

Thursday Jul 18, 2013

Full Transportable Export/Import White Paper

One of the really cool and helpful features in Oracle Database 12c is called Full Transportable Export/Import. It combines the basics of transportable tablespaces - of course cross-platform, cross-endianess, cross-version - with Data Pump taking care on all the stuff not stored in tables and indexes, such as views, synonyms, trigger, packages etc. And you can even reduce downtime by combining the feature with incrementally converted RMAN backups.

And the best thing: this will work with an Oracle Database to Oracle Database 12c - so you don't have to be on Oracle Database 12c in order to leverage from that cool new feature.

See the brand new White Paper about Full Transportable Export/Import here:


Wednesday Jul 17, 2013

Oracle Multitenant (Pluggable Database) White Paper

The feature we did introduce for a while now as Pluggable Database got named officially Oracle Multitenant - and if you'd like to read more about this feature the newly release White Paper may give you a good overview:


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

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)

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!


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

Wednesday Jul 10, 2013

Oracle Database 12c is available on Windows!

Good things come to those who wait ... and yes, Oracle Database 12c (Oracle is available for download from  OTN/eDelivery for MS Windows as well since last night :-)

Windows versions being supported: 2008, 2008 R2, 7, 8


Mike Dietrich - Oracle Mike Dietrich
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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