Thursday Jul 21, 2016

OTN Tour LAD - Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala

OTN Tour Latin America 2016 is ready to take off

And for me it's the first time in 4 years that I won't be able to participate. Which is very sad as it is such a great thing to meet all these wonderful people, not only from the User Groups doing all the orga stuff but also discussing with customers, learning from skilled and knowledgeable co-presenters, the entire travel, the wonderful cities ... I miss this already. Maybe next year ...

Nevertheless, the Database Upgrade team will present - and thanks to the tour organizers for accepting the talks of Byron and Hector, two of my team mates based in Mexico. And of course they will present in Spanish :-)
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Our Speakers 

Let me introduce my two team mates first.
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Hector Vieyra

Software Development Manager at Oracle

  • An Oracle senior level DBA with more than 15 years of experience
  • Contributing as software engineer for Database Upgrade team
  • Broad range of experience in architecting, designing, implementing, managing and supporting complex business critical databases and related server infrastructure on transnational companies like Bank Of America Merrill Lynch, General Electric and Cadbury Adams.
  • Ample experience in different Oracle database technologies like data guard, rac and Exadata
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Byron Motta

Principal Member of Technical Staff at Oracle, Database Upgrade Development Team

  • 15+ years of experience as DBA and as a Software developer.
  • OCP and OCE GI & RAC
  • Software architect.
  • Consultant for companies such as Banco Santander, InterAmerican Development Bank, Bank of America, etc.
  • Upgrade/downgrade and migrations specialist, RAC, high availability and Exadata.
  • SME  Oracle on Windows.
  • Preupgrade developer at Database Upgrade Development team
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The Cities

Hector and Byron will present in these cities.
Please find the links to the events with agenda, location etc below. 

And of course the OTN Tour will visit also Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Sao Paolo, Santiago de Chile, Lima and Pereira. Find all the cities and stops and further information HERE.
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The Talks

Hector and Byron will give the following talks: 

What's New in Database Upgrade: Live and Uncensored!
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This session will introduce the new features in database upgrade for the latest version of Oracle Database. As an added bonus you will see a live upgrade from Oracle Database 11g Release 2 to the newest version of Oracle Database, and also a live migration using the new Full Transportable Export/Import feature, both in the span of 45 minutes!
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How to Ensure Good Performance After your Database Upgrade
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The top concern of customers when approaching a database upgrade is how their server will perform under the new version of Oracle. This session will show you Best Practice for using a variety of database parameters, features, and options to achieve better performance on the same hardware when you upgrade your Oracle Database.

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I'm so glad that our team gets the chance to attend - and all the best to Byron and Hector throughout their travel :-)

Hope to be part of the OTN LAD Tour in 2016 then again :-)

--Mike 

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Recap - OTN Tour EMEA - Baku, Azerbaijan - 2016

Working on a Saturday is not common for me but happens from time to time mostly when I travel abroad or when a customer has a critical upgrade or migration on a weekend.

Having 120 skilled and enthusiastic people in a conference day on a Saturday is VERY UNCOMMON. And having them stay from 9am to 6pm is a sign that the selection of topics fit the interest of the audience - and the presenters got their attention the entire day.

Please find the slides and the Hands-On-Lab here:

I'm full of a ton of positive emotions (you know that Germans are ice cold and keep their feelings mostly under control, don't you *haha*) - still two days later. That was such a amazing day in Azerbaijan. I haven't been to this country before neither have I visited Baku. The only thing I knew about Baku was from my youth days when I used to play chess in our school team and tried to learn from Garri Kasparov's books. He was born in Baku.

The city is beautiful. Unfortunately I didn't see much as I wished as I had to rush back to Germany. But looking at the 1000s of pictures Oracle ACE Director Joél Perez has taken in two days it is very scenic. Speaking of the other presenters I learned a lot from everybody, Chris Antonini from Trivadis, Björn Rost from Pythias and of course from Joel.

And ... I know now - thanks to the AzerOUG's president Kamran Agayev that ALT+N advances the Java-based DBUA when the NEXT button is outside of your screen's scope and does not appear no matter what you do. Thanks my friend, you saved me :-)

Congrats also to all the organizers - everything worked perfectly well.

The conference got even attention in television:


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I hope I can come back soon with a bit more time to look around.

CU all soon!

--Mike

Friday May 13, 2016

Recap - OTN Tour EMEA - Milano, Italy - 2016

Milano Centrale - OTN Tour EMEA 2016

Thanks for this excellent day yesterday in Milano for the OTN EMEA Tour 2016. What a great audience, excellent speakers covering a broad spectrum - and also a perfect organization.

In case you need the slides please find them here (or many more including the Hands-On-Lab) in the Slides Download Center to your right (scroll down a bit):

I'm looking forward to Baku, Azerbaijan now - but I hope as well that the Italian User Group will stay now more active. There's such a huge potential and so many great customers and people ...!!!

Ciao!

--Mike

Thursday Nov 06, 2014

Beijing, Seoul - and OTN Tour Tokyo - just in one week

Uhhh ... next week will be a tough traveling experience. 19870 km (12347 mi), all in cattle class on 4 different airlines.

Picture rights remain at The New York Times

I tried to avoid Lufthansa as they canceled recently flights I heavily relied on - with no reason! And there's still a huge risk of announcing just their 9th strike within a year and a bit.

But I'm really looking forward to the workshops, to see all the colleagues, customers and of course some great friends. Roy and I will do two internal two-day workshops in Beijing and Seoul with each more than 50 participants - and we'll include a nice hands-on-experience as well. And mid-week I'll head out to Tokyo to present at the DB TECH SHOWCASE 2014 - which is part of the OTN ACE Tour.

CU soon - thanks!!!

-Mike 


Friday Aug 08, 2014

Slides for the OTN LAOUC 2014 Tour

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)!

-Mike 

Friday Oct 25, 2013

Nordics OTN ACE Tour 2013 - Recap

The Nordics OTN ACE Tour 2013 with stops in Stockholm, Ballerup/Copenhagen and Oslo is over. A very intense week with plenty of excellent presentations from Lonneke Dikmans, Sten Vesterli, Tim Hall and others. I'm always impressed how much those people know and how good they present. It's such a great learning experience. And there's always some time to talk about weired things apart from the Oracle cosmos. So thanks a lot, folks - it was a pleasure to travel with you.

And many many thanks also to the people from ORCAN, DOUG and OUGN. Everything worked out so well. And thanks for the great gifts. the dinners, everything!!!

Of course a special thanks to all the people who went to my presentations. Hope you've enjoyed it - and sorry for any overtiming ;-) But as Tim said yesterday in the Shuttle Bus back to the airport: "45 min slots don't work out at all" :-) The final slide set about "Different Ways to Upgrade, Migrate and Consolidate into Oracle Database 12c including Oracle Multitenant, New Features and other stuff" can be downloaded via this link.

Hope to see you all again soon - and let me know once you have successfully upgraded to Oracle Database 12c or in case you'd like to become one of our Upgrade Reference Customers.

Cheers - Mike

PS: One thing I couldn't really understand - why is that thing below not labeled simply GRAPE JUICE??? And who's honestly drinking that?



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

Tuesday Oct 16, 2012

OTN APAC Tour 2012: Bangkok, Thailand - Oct 22, 2012

Roy had done some of the South America OTN Tour 2012 dates earlier this year in Peru and Chile. And I'm looking forward to present next Monday, October 22nd, 2012, on the OTN Tour 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. The event will be held at the Eastin Grand Hotel in Bangkok.

Register today for the OTN APAC Tour 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand!

Presentations will include:

Plus presentations  about Security, RMAN and other topics by Francisco Alvarez and others. Please find the complete agenda here.

Looking forward to meet you on Monday - CU there :-)

Friday Aug 10, 2012

Refreshed slides for OTN South America Tour

In preparation for Roy's presentations at the OTN Tour in South America next week we have uploaded a refreshed set of slides - plus a Data Pump presentation:

- Mike

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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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