By Mike Dietrich-Oracle on Jul 14, 2015
Just one year ago on July 13, 2014 in Estádio do Maracanã in Rio De Janeiro...
2014 is almost over. Time for a quick review
Roy and I would like to thank you for attending at our workshops throughout the globe. We've delivered more workshops than ever before. Most of them in Europe and Asia, but we did visit also South and Middle America, Australia and - well - the US of course.
See here the full workshop map:
We delivered in 2014:
Thanks again to all of you - it was a pleasure to meet with you all.
Have wonderful holidays and a successful start into 2015. Hope to see you all soon again and don't forget: Upgrade Now!!!
-Mike & Roy
October 14, 2014 Oracle released a new Patch Set Update. And as usual we strongly recommend that you'll apply it as soon as possible to your databases.
There's one fix for JAVA in it which requires to either take the database down or do some other actions. Please find a detailed description here:
Here's a list of highly recommended OOW sessions apart from our own talks related to upgrades and migrations:
This year's Oracle Open World will be a real challenge logistically for us. Non-privileged employees were assigned to airport hotels only. So Roy, Joe, Dean and I stay >16 miles (>25km) away from Moscone Center. And to make things even more complicated due to some reconstruction at the Moscone Center (I hope they'll get rid of their 1990s audio equipment and such) our Hands On Labs for instance are at the NIKKO Hotel, not at the Marriott Marquee anymore.
These are the dates for our HOL about How to upgrade to Oracle Database 12c and plug into Oracle Multitenant:
Especially Thursday will be a tough call to be there at 8:30am in the morning. At least traffic on 101 won't be that terrible at such a night time
Oracle Open World (OOW) 2014 in San Francisco is coming ... just a few weeks to go ... everybody is in the prep phase for demos, presentations, labs etc.
If you'd like to get in touch with us to discuss your upgrade and migration strategies please feel free to contact either Roy Swonger or myself directly. We'll be happy to assist you. And of course you are welcome to stop by at our combined Upgrade/DataPump booth at the demo grounds and visit one of our talks.
Our group is happy to deliver the following talks and labs:
How to Upgrade, Migrate, and Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c [CON7647]
Monday, Sep 29, 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM - Moscone South - 102
The most widely anticipated feature of Oracle Database 12c is now available, and you may be wondering just how you can move your current databases to pluggable databases in a multitenant architecture. Whether you are just starting to explore the world of pluggable databases or are planning a production upgrade in the near future to Oracle Database 12c, this presentation by Oracle Database upgrade and migration experts gives you all the details: what methods are available; how they work; and which is the best for your particular upgrade, migration, or consolidation scenario.
With the first patch set of Oracle Database 12c, you will be able to choose between various methods of upgrading a multitenant container database and its pluggable databases. In this session, you will hear from Oracle upgrade experts about all the details of how a database upgrade works in a multitenant environment. You will learn what your options are, how parallelism works for database upgrades, and what is new for database upgrades in the first patch set of Oracle Database 12c.
One important use case for pluggable databases is to enable you to move from schema consolidation with multiple applications in the same database to a more secure environment with Oracle Multitenant and pluggable databases. In this technical session, you will hear from Oracle development experts about the methods available for migrating from schema consolidation to a multitenant database environment with Oracle Data Pump, transportable tablespaces, or new features in Oracle Multitenant.
You’ve heard about Oracle Database 12c and its new capabilities. Now come hear from Oracle experts about all the great tools and resources Oracle offers to help you upgrade to Oracle Database 12c efficiently and effectively. This session’s presenters, from Oracle Support, bring years of database experience and recent lessons learned from Oracle Database 12c upgrades at companies of all sizes all around the world. You are sure to leave with valuable information that will help you plan and execute your upgrade. What's more, most, if not all, of the tools and resources they discuss are available to current customers at no additional cost through their standard product support coverage.
I will publish the schedules for the Hands-On-Lab (4x) and the location of the demo ground's booth as soon as I'll get it.
Roy has done the OTN Tour 2014 in Brazil, Peru and Chile this week - and I will fly out on the weekend towards Argentina to present at the OTN Tour in Buenos Aires, and afterwards in Montevideo in Uruguay.
In case you would like to download the slide decks (even though we would recommend to download the big slide deck) please find them in the Slides Download Center to the right.
CU next week (if I can unfold my legs after an almost 14 hour flight with my dear friends from Lufthansa)!
No tech stuff this morning
I'm still so exited. It was a true thriller yesterday with 127 minutes of suspense, fights and even blood - and chances on both sides. But overall I think Germany was the better team not only yesterday but throughout the entire tournament. Last time when Germany became Weltmeister (World Champion) in Italy in 1990 I was in Turkey on after-school-vacation celebrating a win over ... well, Argentina
And this time I watched the match again with friends in an Italian restaurant in Munich - and the best team of the World Cup 2014 won over ... well, Argentina again I'm still so exited
And obrigado also to all the wonderful people in Brazil. In previous world cups often matches such as Honduras vs Switzerland had just a small crowd of people in the stadium. This time it seemed like a huge party Obrigado, Brazil!
My colleagues did an awesome job inviting so many people to our workshop in Hamburg next week. Therefore Marketing now moved it from the Oracle Office in HH to the following address:
Rahlstedter Straße 78
Registration will start at 9am, workshop begin is at 9:30am - and we'll end straight at 4:30pm to catch our flight back to Munich. So please try to stay in time
Looking forward to see you all next week
- Roy & Mike
Roy today presented about Upgrade Best Practices to Oracle Database 12c including moving into the world of Multitenant and Pluggable Databases at COLLABORATE 2014 in Las Vegas.. And the slides can be downloaded via this link:
It will be a tough trip as I will travel on my own with long distances in between the workshops but I'm really looking forward to my second trip to India to run 3 Upgrade, Migrate and Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c workshops in March 2014 in India.
Register as soon as possible as we have limited seat capacity:
Hope to see you soon
Being again in Australia was - again - a great experience. If only traveling to Down Under wouldn't take this long ... But thanks to everybody who showed up - and sorry to those which got a "Sorry, it's sold out already!" message. It was pure fun to talk to you and we'll hope to get a lot of people to move onwards to Oracle 12c as soon as possible. Don't forget: 11.2 will go out of Premier Support in less than 12 months from now on. Of course we'll return one day - and certainly our colleagues from Oracle Australia will be able to assist you as well regarding your upgrade and migration efforts.
Please feel free to grab the slides via this link:
Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c
And here are some impressions from a RAINY weekend in Sydney