Thursday Aug 29, 2013

Focus on Database Upgrade at OpenWorld 2013

If you are going to Oracle OpenWorld in September, you might be overwhelmed by the sheer number of sessions throughout the week. ForOracle OpenWorld Logo those with an interest in database upgrade, I have prepared a Focus on Database Upgrade listing that lays out the sessions, demos, and hands-on lab for this area. Here is the listing thus far (NOTE: the list of sessions could change, so please check the document link at the start of OOW for the most current information!).


Monday, Sep 23, 2013

General Session: Oracle Database 12c—Engineered for Clouds and Big Data
Andrew Mendelsohn, Oracle
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Moscone North - Hall D GEN8229

Monday, Sep 23, 2013

Consolidating Databases with Oracle Database 12c
Bryn Llewellyn, Oracle
Patrick Wheeler, Oracle
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Moscone South - 102 CON8707
Different Ways to Upgrade, Migrate, and Consolidate with Oracle Database 12c
Mike Dietrich, Oracle
Roy Swonger, Oracle
Carol Tagliaferri, Oracle
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Moscone South - 102 CON8176
Mission-Critical Banking Systems Migration to Oracle Exadata: Lessons Learned
Jason Reinhardt, CBA
Sohan Demel, Oracle
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Moscone South - 308 CON9239
Database Migration Best Practices and Oracle Migration Factory
Ronald Carter, UBS
Bharat Patel, Oracle
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM Moscone South - 252 CON6054

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013

Upgrade-Ready for Oracle Database 12c
Michelle Malcher, DRW Holdings
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Moscone South - 236 CON7695
Upgrade with Oracle Database 11g’s SQL Plan Management: Best Practices from Bank of America
William Rice, Bank of America Merril Lynch
Zimin Chai, Oracle
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Moscone South - 305 CON6938
The Important Things DBAs Should Do Before and After an Oracle Database Upgrade
Julian Dontcheff, Accenture Oy
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Moscone South - 236 CON1715

Thursday, Sep 26, 2013

Under the Hood of Pluggable Databases
Alex Gorbachev, The Pythian Group Inc.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Moscone South - 305 CON7593
Cross-Platform Database Upgrades with Oracle GoldenGate
Sharmila Kamath, Oracle
Nalin Sahoo, Oracle
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Moscone South - 305 CON4286
Oracle Database 12c Unicode Migration Moscone South, Left - SL-019
Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c Moscone South, Left - SL-007

Friday Aug 23, 2013

Pictures from the OTN Tour 2013

Some very nice pics from the OTN South Leg 2013 in Uruguay, Argentina and Brasil taken mostly by the user group photographers :-) 

Thanks and credits to those who took the pictures :-)

OTN Tour 2013 - Argentina

OTN Tour 2013 - Uruguay

OTN Tour 2013 - Brazil

- Mike

Wednesday Aug 14, 2013

Muchas gracias, Buenos Aires :-)

Again, thanks a lot to everybody who did attend to our Lab at the OTN Tour 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and/or to Roy's talk about Data Pump in Oracle Database 12c and my presentation about News in Database Upgrades to Oracle Database 12c on August 7. It was our pleasure to meet and work together with you. And thanks to the local folks of ArOUG organizing such a great event and taking care on us.

And - on another note - the person who did accidentally take one of our 64GB thumb drives at the Hands-On-Lab may please send it back to Oracle Argentina (Juana Manso 1069 - Piso 7 -- CP C1107CBS  -- Buenos Aires) - and the local folks will forward it via office mail to Roy's office. Just make sure you state that it is meant for Roy Swonger at Oracle USA in Nashua :-) Thanks in advance :-)

In case you would like to download other English  presentations from the OTN Tour 2013 event in Buenos Aires or other cities please find them here:

S1: Joel Perez - New features in Oracle Database 12c
S2: Alex Gorbachev - 12c: Under The Hood of Pluggable Databases
S3: Alex Gorbachev - Benchmarking Oracle I/O Performance with ORION
S4: Alex Gorbachev - Hadoop for Oracle Database Professionals
S5: Joel Perez - New Features 12c: Pluggable Databases & Recovering Tables from RMAN Backups
S6: Joel Perez - New Features 12c: RMAN: Cross-Platform Transporting Databases using RMAN Backup sets
S7: Mike Dietrich/Roy Swonger - What's New in Database Upgrade?
S8: Roy Swonger - Migrate and Consolidate our Databases to the Latest generation of Database Technology using Data Pump
S13: Hernán Petitti - What's New in Oracle VM Server for x86
S14: Hernán Petitti - Why Choose Oracle Linux for your Oracle stack
S15: Dana Singleterry - ADF Mobile: Developing for iOS and Android with ADF & Java

S17: Ultan Obroin - Building Better Applications User Experiences with the Oracle Fusion Applications User Experience Design Patterns
S19: Bruno Borges - What WebLogic 12c Has to Offer to Boost Your Productivity
S20: Bruno Borges - What’s new in Java EE 7
S21: Tim Hall - PL/SQL: Stop Making The Same Performance Mistakes
S22: Tim Hall - Analytic Functions : The Oracle Developers Best Friend
S23: Gustavo Gonzalez - Still on Oracle EBS 11i? Why You Should Upgrade Now Instead of Wait and See
S24: Gustavo Gonzalez - How Oracle E-Business Suite R12.2 Gives a New Ground for ADF Developments

Just on the side: Buenos Aires is really a spectacular city :-) Below you'll find some city impressions ...


Wednesday Aug 07, 2013

Muchas gracias, Montevideo :-)

Muchas gracias to everybody who did attend our Hands-On-Lab on Monday and Roy's presentation yesterday at the OTN Tour 2013 in Montevideo. And thanks a lot to our hosts, Edelweiss, Nelson, Paolo and Daniel from the UYOUG. You were so nice, so helpful, so hospitable - it made this event and our stay a very special thing!

As usual you can download the slides from the Slides Download Center to the right (scroll down a bit, please).

And as I enjoyed Montevideo a lot here are a few impressions:


Saturday Aug 03, 2013

OTN Tour South America: Uruguay, Argentina & Brazil

I really don't look forward to a 20 hour trip in coach from Munich to Montevideo, Uruguay. But I'm looking forward to meet and see many tech folks in Montevideo, Buenos Aires and Sao Paolo during the next week. Roy and I will deliver a Hands-On-Lab in Montevideo on Monday and in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Plus presentations on Tuesday, Thursday and finally Saturday in Sao Paolo. Well, and our colleagues in Brazil have taken the chance to schedule 3 customer visits in Rio and Sao Paolo on Friday in between :-) After this week I will need a few days off :-)

Here's the link to the event on August 5 and 6, 2013 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Then we'll move on with the ferry boat crossing the Rio Della Plata to Buenos Aires for August 7 and 8, 2013.

And finally we'll be in Sao Paolo on August 10, 2013.

So again, here's the overview:

CU there :-)


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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