Wednesday Jan 29, 2014

Hurry up!
The next round of workshops is almost fully booked!

We've had a short email exchange today with the organizers of the following round of workshops in Australia and Asia - and you should really hurry up in case you plan to attend as some locations are already overbooked.


Tuesday Jan 28, 2014

MS Windows Bundle Patches - a VERY different story

I like Upgrade Workshops for a very different reason:
Hopefully people feed back with questions and information I wasn't aware off before. So for myself these workshops are also a learning experience. And thanks to a customer in Singapore (Thanks a lot, Hanh!!) I learned something about Oracle's Bundle Patches for MS Windows.

Customer asked about a specific issue when using RMAN Duplicate command in 12c failing with a nice ORA-600 [KSRPCSEXEC_1]. This got logged a while ago as bug16883554 - and it will be fixed in database patch set 12.1.0.2. But this customer asked for an earlier delivery.

So after a quick check of the SR and the bug it was clear that this patch will be also included for the MS Windows platform into the Bundle Patch 12.1.0.1.4 on Win.
Well, my first thought: Ouch! That will be the July 2014 PSU.

But in fact it isn't meant here. So I learned that on Windows patching runs on a different schedule and notation. 

MOS Note:161549.1 will tell you all the details about:
Oracle Database, Networking and Grid Agent Patches for Microsoft Platforms

64-Bit x64 Patches :

Patch

Patch Location Bug Fix List Notes
12.1.0.1.4 Target date End January 2014
12.1.0.1.3 Bug:17977915 Patch:17977915 Requires 12.1.0.1.0

-Mike 

Monday Jan 27, 2014

Thank you for coming to our workshops :-)
And here's the Upgrade to 12c Viewlet

Wow!!! That was a thrilling week. With great people in Singapore, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur!!! Thanks for coming by and thanks for listening. Now it will be your task to upgrade/migrate to Oracle Database 12c as soon as possible ;-)

We've had:

  • 105 people in Singapore on Tueday, January 21
  • 82 people in Jakarta on Wednesday, January 22
  • 108 people in KL on Thursday, January 23

and many good discussions within the breaks or after the workshop. And thanks to those who send an email already.

For us heading out directly after the workshops to rush to the airport becomes a bit strenous during the week. But overall having the chance to talk to you and get you some good insight view about upgrades, migrations and consolidation pays out and is worth it :-)

As promissed we did upload the Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c Viewlet now to Youtube. No audio yet - will come in a later stage as I will have to re-record it with another software. And more to come - so please stay tuned. I will announce it as soon as they'll be available. Furthermore I will add a new tag on the right column (this layout unfortunately does not allow to add something on the left column) so after some time you'll see a selection of videos there.

-Mike

Thursday Jan 16, 2014

New Version of Slide Deck available:
Upgrade/Migrate/Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c

Finally ... we refreshed our entire Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c slide deck. And hey, it has not even 460 slides right now ;-) We changed a lot - not only the format to 16x9 but also a lot of the content. It's not entirely 12c - so everybody interested still in Oracle Database 11.2 will find a lot of useful information in it.


Click on the slide to download the entire presentation as PDF

Download it from this location:
Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c
[30MB PDF]

-Mike

PS: Roy and I are both "shocked" in a very positive way. As of Jan 16 we've had over 12,000 downloads in 6 months of our 12c slide deck. Just for comparison: in exactly the past 12 months we've had less than 8000 downloads of our 11.2 presentation ... wow!!!

Workshops 2013 - Recap and Map

2013 wasn't a quiet year. But due to the slip of Oracle Database 12c we've had way less workshops than in the years before. But less workshops doesn't mean less work. It just means different tasks such as more development work, refreshing our entire slide deck (will be uploaded tonight in a fresh new version), learning about new stuff such as Oracle Multitenant, attending at the OTN ACE Tour in Scandinavia, South and Mid America.

In tradition we'll publish a map with markers in countries Roy and I had been in the past year. You can access it in FULL SIZE (or click on the map below) or just look at the tiny picture below.

And you may compare it to 2012 and 2011.

My statistics on flying are still showing penty of "air" time - as you may or may not know more or less almost everything in Coach/Economy/Cattle class :-(

I like especially this stat here - in my peak year 2011 I had over 450 hours in the air. Last year it were just 217 hours (i.e.almost a forth of the time a crew member spends up in the air - time on the runway and to/from the airport is not included here) but a crew member's job is to work for the airline - and I work in addition to all that travel ;-)

Finally the last one here - flown around the globe almost 4x.

 CU you somewhere in 2014 - it will just start on Saturday ...

-Mike

Thursday Jan 09, 2014

Oracle Database 12c for AIX, HP-UX IA and zLinux now available

It took a while ... but finally Oracle Database 12c is available for:

Oracle Database 12c Release 1
Standard Edition, Standard Edition One, and Enterprise Edition

-Mike

Tuesday Jan 07, 2014

Upcoming ASIA Upgrade to Oracle 12c workshops

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Happy New Year to all of you and your families!!!

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We have still a few remaining seats for the upcoming workshops in January 2014.

Oracle Database 12c Upgrade, Migrate and Consolidate Workshops


  • Singapore - Jan 21, 2014
    • Register Here!
      @Singapore Post Centre Theatrette - Level 5 - 10 Eunos Road 8 - Singapore 408600

  • Jakarta/Indonesia - Jan 22, 2014
  • Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia - Jan 23, 2014

Oracle's Global Server Technology Upgrade Development Group offers you an opportunity to attend this exclusive full day seminar on how to Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c.

Oracle's latest generation of database technology has significant new features. It offers great potential for migrations and consolidation, making more efficient use of hardware and delivering major improvements in management efficiency.

In this seminar the Oracle Database Upgrade Development team will guide you through several different examples of upgrade, migration and consolidation techniques and strategies - shown with real world customer cases.

You will learn:
  • How to take full advantage of the new features and options in Database 12c
  • The changes and enhancements to the Oracle Database upgrade process
  • Best practices to upgrade and migrate successfully

So you may register asap and spread the word :-)
Looking forward to meet you there!

-Mike

About

Mike Dietrich - Oracle Mike Dietrich
Senior Principal Technologist - Database Upgrade Development Group - Oracle Corporation

Based near Munich/Germany and spending plenty of time in airplanes to run either upgrade workshops or work onsite with reference customers. Acting as interlink between customers and the Upgrade Development.

Contact me either via XING or LinkedIn

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