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 

Wednesday May 11, 2016

OTN Tour EMEA 2016 - Milan and Baku

Time to travel a bit.

OTN Tour EMEA 2016 has started yesterday in Düsseldorf, and tomorrow, May 12, Milan will be on the route.

OTN Tour Milan, Italy

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Then on to Baku, Azerbaijan for the event on Saturday, May 14.

First time for me. And I'm so looking forward to it.

OTN Tour EMEA 2016 Baku

For Baku you will need to hurry as only 20 tickets are left.

Thanks to all the people like Ludovico Caldara and Kamran Agayev and all the others for their hard work setting ip those events.

And I look forward to see you and learn a lot from the Oracle ACE Directors presenting throughout the entire day. 

CU soon :-)

--Mike

Monday Feb 15, 2016

Upgrade Workshop on March 2, 2016 in Switzerland

Grüezi alle miteinand!

There are just a few seats open for the Upgrade / Migrate /Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c workshop on March 2, 2016 in Zürich in Switzerland open. If you would like to attend but haven't registered yet, please use this link to sign up:

Workshop language will be German, slides will be in English.

Looking forward to meet you there!

--Mike 

Monday May 11, 2015

New version of the BIG 12c SLIDE DECK available

I'm not on vacation right now. I'm just very busy traveling between customer onsite visits, customer meetings and workshops, internal and external workshops, testing sessions ... and so on ... 

A lot of stuff has been stacked up in my inbox regarding changes in Oracle 12c, changed behavior - and thanks for your inputs. I will blog on it as soon as I have understood the issue and the solution - so plenty of stuff should come in the next weeks ;-)

Just end of last week Roy and I uploaded a new version of our BIG slide deck - now having even more slides (but still not over 550) *haha* ;-)

Find them here - and as always - the change log at the end of the deck will explain what we've recently adjusted/added/altered.

Upgrade, Migrate and Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c

--Mike 

Wednesday Apr 01, 2015

Upgrade Workshop incl Hands-On in Vienna/Austria on April 9./10. - still some seats available :-)

Just in case you'll would like to participate in an Upgrade and Migration Workshop including Hands-On in the area in and around Vienna, Austria :-)

I'll deliver an Upgrade workshop in the Oracle Office (IZD-Tower, 3. Stock - Wagramer Straße 19 - 1223 Wien) next week on April 9 and 10. It will include Hands-On so you'll have to bring your laptop with Oracle Virtual Box installed and roughly 40 GB of free space to copy an image into your environment.

Just in case you'd like to participate ... here's the registration link which has more details about the agenda and the requirements:

 --Mike

Tuesday Jan 20, 2015

Some Tokyo Impressions - January 2015

Just some impressions from our week in Tokyo, Japan in January 2015.

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-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 May 09, 2014

LOCATION UPGRADE +++ Hamburg +++ May 15, 2014

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:

PRIVATHOTEL EGGERS
Rahlstedter Straße 78
22149 Hamburg

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 

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

Wednesday Mar 28, 2012

Upgrade Workshop in Sydney - Recap

Late, but hopefully not too late, a big THANK YOU to everybody who did attend the Upgrade and Migration Workshop in Sydney at the Cliftons past week. You were a really good crowd, thanks for all your questions, the great conversations in the breaks, thanks to the local marketing team for the excellent organization - and we'll looking forward to see you next time again with all your databases then live on Oracle Database 11.2 

To download the slides please find them in the Slides Download Center to your right - or use the direct link to download the workshop slide deck.

And I really don't understand how you can go to daily work (or to a workshop) with such beaches nearby ... I would immediatelly change my job profile ;-) Honestly, Sydney is really a great place. Australia and New Zealand generally are wonderful places and we've met so many great people in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Wellington, Sydney and during our travel in between. Just if there wouldn't be over 20 hours pure flight time in between Germany and Down Under ;-)

Hope to see you all again next time for 12c ;-)

-Mike

Monday Mar 19, 2012

Upgrade Workshop in Wellington - Recap

Wow! Wellington is really a wonderful city - except for the weather situation ;-) But it was the first time that Roy and me did arrive to a workshop with a ferry boat. We flew in on Friday to Christchurch (btw, this was the longest customs and border control I've ever went through - and I traveled to Israel by bus via Allenby Bridge from the West Bank some years ago - it took us two hours to go through immigration and customs in the night from Friday to Saturday) and drove up the Southern Island. Very nice :-) Great landscapes, great wines and great people!


I'f you'd like to download the slides please download them from the Slides Download section to your right.

And next time you'll have to ask more questions :-) Don't be this shy - Roy and me (usually) don't bite :-)

-Mike



Upgrade Workshop in Melbourne - Recap

Thanks to everybody who did attend at our Upgrade and Migration Workshop in Melbourne last Friday. First of all it was a Friday so we really appreciated your patience of staying until the very end :-) And then, yes we know, it was a full room. And we'd really like to thank you :-) It was a great day for Roy and me. And you were such a great crowd with many questions and excellent discussions during the breaks. Please have all successful upgrade and migrations. And feel free to get in touch directly with Roy and me if you have additional questions or if you'd like to become a reference.

Please feel free to download the slides from the Slides Download section to your right - or simply use that link here.

Ah, and sorry that neither Mark Webber nor Sebastian Vettel did win ... next time ;-)

-Mike

Thursday Mar 15, 2012

Upgrade Workshops in Perth and Brisbane - Recap

Thanks to everybody who did attend on Tuesday in Perth and today in Brisbane for the Database Upgrade and Migration Workshop in the Oracle offices. We hope you've enjoyed the day as we did enjoy it ;-) Feel free to contact us regarding your experiences, upgrade successes, pitfalls you have seen and miss in the slides etc. 

Slides - please don't forget to download them via this link here.

And for those who have asked for the component dependency presentation containing also a script (find it at the very end of the presentation) to drop an unused or accidentially created RAC option in a non-RAC database, you'll find that here.

Thanks and CU next time again ;-)

-Mike


Thursday Feb 23, 2012

Upgrade Workshop in Bangkok - Slides

Thank you very much for the warm welcome today at the Upgrade and Migration Workshop in Bangkok. Roy and me are very happy to be finally here.

You can download the most recent version of the slides via this link:
Upgrade and Migration to Oracle 11.2 Workshop Slides

Have successful upgrades - and let us know your experiences with the upgrades and migrations!
And hope to see you next time again!

Monday Feb 20, 2012

Upgrade Workshop in Jakarta - Slides

Thanks to everybody today in the Upgrade and Migration Workshop in Jakarta. And thanks for all your questions during the breaks.

In order to download the most recent version of the slides (just refreshed them now during the lunch break) please find them here:
Upgrade and Migration to Oracle 11.2 Workshop Slides


Have successful upgrades - and don't even think about upgrading to Oracle 10g right now - Oracle 11.2.0.3 is the release you should upgrade to in the near future :-)

Thursday Nov 10, 2011

Upgrade & Migration Workshop in Singapore

Singapore 2

Thanks to everybody being there today in Singapore for our new
Upgrade and Migration to Oracle Database 11.2
workshop.It's actually great to be back :-)

In order to get the new slides for this workshop you might download them from here.

Thanks for your time and have successful upgrades and migrations!

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Tuesday Nov 08, 2011

Upgrade & Migration Workshop in KL

Thanks to everybody being there today for our new
Upgrade and Migration to Oracle Database 11.2
workshop.

In order to get the new slides for this workshop you might download them from here.

Thanks for your time and have successful upgrades and migrations!


Information: I had to reupload the slides on Nov 9th, 4:30am CET (11:30am local KL time). In case you have downloaded them beforehand you may please download them again as the original PDF missed over 300 slides ;-) Sorry for the inconvenience!!!


Monday Jun 20, 2011

Thanks to all attendees in Seattle and Toronto

Seattle - APEX 2011

Must be an Oracle sponsored number plate ... ;-)

Thanks to everybody who did attend to our Upgrade Workshops in Seattle and Toronto past week. Seattle had a quite unusual track setup with two parallel breakout sessions. We hope you've enjoyed it as well. And you'll find the slides for the keynote "New Features" and the "Upgrade Workshop - The Whole Story" presentations below.

Toronto 1

Toronto was quite amazing as well - with so many (hope not too many) people in this slightly crowded room at the Interconti in Toronto. We've got a lot of interesting and sometimes challenging questions. And we would like to thank you for your patience :-)

Toronto 2

Please find all the slides here:

For me it was the first time in Canada and even though it was a very short stopover I did enjoy it very much. Roy and me had a dinner at CN Tower and besides good food some marvelous view. Didn't know before that Toronto within its city limits it's the fifth most populous city in North America. And even though paritally Air Canada ground personell was on strike I did catch my flight to Boston after the workshop ;-)

Toronto 3

Thanks again and hope to see you next time again - happy upgrades :-)

Mike

Tuesday Jun 07, 2011

Upcoming Upgrade and Migration Workshops in EMEA

The registration for the upcoming Upgrade Workshops in EMEA is now open - see also always the "Workshops Corner" on the right side of this blog (scroll down a bit, please).

Thursday May 12, 2011

Recap: Upgrade Workshop in Warsaw

Thanks to everybody who did attend on a bright nice sunny day to our workshop in Warsaw today - in the most unusal venue I've had so far for a workshop: a cinema :-)

And please download the newest version of the slides via this link.

Warsaw


Thanks :-)

Monday Nov 01, 2010

California, Here We Come!

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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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