Wednesday Jun 17, 2015

Webcast "Why Upgrade to Oracle 12c" available

In April I've done a webcast mainly for Oracle partners to explain and elaborate
Why Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c?

This webcast is now available without registration etc. Watch it here (click on the picture below):

Webcast Why Upgrade To Oracle Database 12c - Mike Dietrich, April 2015

--Mike


Tuesday Apr 21, 2015

REPLAY and Slides for Webcast "Why Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c" for ISVs/Partners - Apr 2015

Thanks for attending today's webcast about
"Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c - and why you should upgrade".

Webcast Why Upgrade 12c

Please access the slides via this link:

Webcast Slides - Why Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c

And for those who couldn't participate here's the replay of the 45 minute Webcast:

REPLAY Webcast "Why Upgrade to Oracle 12c"

Thanks :-)

 --Mike 


Thursday Apr 16, 2015

Webcast for ISVs/Partners on Apr 21, 2015, 3pm CET
Why Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c?

Oracle's latest generation of database technology, Oracle Database 12.1.0.2, has some impressive new features. It offers great potential for a fast upgrade, simple migrations and consolidation, making more efficient use of hardware and delivering major improvements in management efficiency.


Join our webcast on Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c for ISVs and you will learn:

  • Why you need to upgrade to Oracle Database 12.1.0.2
  • How to ensure that your applications are ready for Oracle Database 12c
  • How to evaluate and test all enhancements of the upgrade process plus other new features
  • Best practices to upgrade and migrate successfully

At the end of the webcast our speaker Mike Dietrich, Master Product Manager for Oracle's Database Upgrade Development Team, will be available for your questions. The presentation will be for 45 minutes followed by the Q&A session.

Registration Link:
https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&eventid=972198&sessionid=1&key=732CC73F7BED83BF66054033AF7685C3&sourcepage=register

Date/Time:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 3pm CET 

--Mike 

Monday Aug 29, 2011

Why upgrade?

Why Upgrade?

Simple question, isn't it? Paul from Sogeti in the Netherlands did ask this via email last week. He told me that it's difficult to convince customers who only look at an database as the backend to their application. If one is looking only from the apps perspective on the whole topic a database upgrade might be something totally useless simply costing time, effort and money.

These facts might convince one or the other customer:

#1: Oracle support period will end soon or has ended.
As there are tons of customers still on 10.2 the have left now even the first year of free-extended support - meaning no bug fixes unless you pay 20% of your support fee on top to get extended support for critical issues for another year - I'd call this "Wake Up Call" ;-)

#2: The application provider is pushing you to uprgade.
Oracle EBS, Siebel, Peoplesoft, JD Edwards, even SAP - current supported versions will require Oracle 11.2 - so you'll have to go.

#3: CPU or PSUs - security fixes.
The news (and I mean ALL news, not even the yellow press) is full of reports and hacked and cracked systems. It is essential to have the most current security fixes. And you'll get them only during the premier support period unless you pay extra for extended support.

#4: Potential cost savings part 1.
What is the current cost driver in modern data centers? Fast disks taking tons of energy especially for cooling. 11.2 offers advanced compression and everybody can try this out with the free compression advisor beforehand. If I get acces to a customers system showing them that we could save half of the disk space this matters and pays back quite quickly if you consider energy costs and the cost for new storages.

#5: Potential cost savings part 2.
Active Data Guard. Utilize your standby for reports, offload reader traffic such as Apple does with iTunes platform. And amazon.com does as well. You'll avoid new hardware for a longer time, you'll give end users a better experience as you decrease the traffic and spread it. But this will make only sense if you have a standby.

#6: Faster access to LOB data - move to Secure Files.
Doesn't cost anything extra, is available in SE, EE etc. And will give your end-users much faster access to CLOB/BLOB data in the database. 


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Mike Dietrich - Oracle Mike Dietrich
Master Product Manager - Database Upgrade & Migrations - Oracle Corp

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

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