Wednesday Jun 27, 2012

July 17th Live Webcast with Oracle's Tom Kyte

Webcast: Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture Best Practices

Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Time: 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET

Update Your Knowledge with Oracle Expert Tom Kyte

With Oracle’s Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA), organizations can minimize the cost and risk associated with downtime. Oracle’s MAA best practices extend beyond Oracle Database to span a broad range of products, including Oracle Exadata and Oracle Database Appliance.

Join Oracle expert Tom Kyte for this interactive Webcast to learn how to:

  • Protect your systems from planned and unplanned downtime
  • Achieve the highest quality of service at the lowest cost
  • Eliminate idle redundancy in the data center

Register today and ask Tom your questions around availability best practices.

Monday Jun 18, 2012

Land O'Lakes reveals performance 14 times faster with Oracle Advanced Compression

Recently I interviewed Land O'Lakes, Seniro DBA, Joe Cornell. Listen as he describes the circumstances that lead to their deployment of Oracle Advanced Compression in their OBIEE environment. Their general ledger query performance improved up to 14 times faster and they reduced their overall storage footprint by 50% with zero impact on their users.

Land O'Lakes Podcast

Tuesday Jun 12, 2012


Top News Stories include:

Oracle #1 in RDBMS Share

Gartner released its 2011 worldwide RDBMS market share research based on total software revenues, Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide 2011, and Oracle remained first in worldwide RDBMS share in 2011.

KScope12:  The Oracle Development Tools User Group Conference

The Oracle Development Tools User Group (ODTUG) will hold its annual conference, known as Kscope, in San Antonio, Texas, June 24–28. We asked ODTUG's Vice President Monty Latiolais for a sneak preview—and to share strategies for getting the most out of the event.

New Independent Report Endorses Oracle Database Firewall

In a new KuppingerCole Product Research Note, Martin Kuppinger concludes that Oracle Database Firewall "should definitely be evaluated and is amongst the recommended products in the database security market segment."

 Check out the full edition today!

Monday Jun 11, 2012

Oracle Big Data Video Series Episode 2: Hadoop

In our first episode, the boss was to present a big data strategy to the CEO. Two team members give him an overview and the value to the business.

Next in the series, learn what you need to acquire big data depends on the kind of data itself and how you plan to use it. Learn about the correct use cases for Oracle NoSQL Database and Hadoop Distributed File System.

Thursday Jun 07, 2012

June IOUG events

Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG) Regional Events:

June 11-12, 2012 – Broomfield, CO

2-Day Seminar- “ High Performance PL/SQL & Oracle Database 11g New Features”

Steven Feuerstein, generally considered the world’s leading PL/SQL expert, will be presenting his all-new, 2-day, “Higher Performance PL/SQL and Oracle 11g PL/SQL New Features” seminar on June 11 & 12 at Level 3 Communications in Broomfield, Colorado.  This will be Steven’s first Denver seminar in almost 4  years.  Who knows when he will offer another?

June 14, 2012 – Ottawa, Ontario

Pythian’s Gwen Shapira puts on 3 great presentations focused on NoSQL, making OLTP run fast and Big Data.

June 21, 2012 – Calgary, Alberta

Big Data and Extreme Analytics Summit

June 22, 2012 – Westborough, MA

10 Things You Probably Did Not Know? With Tom Kyte

PL/SQL turns 23 years old this year. It was first introduced in 1988 with Oracle6 Database. This session looks at five technical things about PL/SQL you probably did not know: under-the-covers features that make PL/SQL quite simply the most efficient language with which to process data in the database.

 June 28/29, 2012 – Plano, Texas

Jonathan Lewis Oracle Performance Seminars

The DOUG (DALLAS ORACLE USERS GROUP) has invited SpeakTech to return to Dallas, and they’re bringing Jonathan Lewis! Topics are

Beating the Oracle Optimizer – June 28, 2012, Trouble Shooting & Tuning – June 29, 2012

Tuesday Jun 05, 2012

Join Oracle Database at Microsoft TechEd next week.

For the past nine years, Oracle has been a proud sponsor of Microsoft TechEd. TechEd is Mircosoft's premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers.

This year, Oracle will demonstrate its latest database software for MS Windows, including Oracle Database 11g Enterprise and Express editions, TimesTen and MySQL.

 Developers can learn how to develop .Net applications for the Oracle Database using the latest technologies, such as Entity Framework, LINQ and WCF Data Services. Attendees can also learn the new MySQL features enabling rapid installation, GUI Based application design, backup & recovery and much more within a Windows environment.

Oracle will have a BOF (Birds of a Feather Session) on Tuesday, June 12, from 3:15 to 4:30. The topic will be Big Data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition and Productivity.

Otherwise you can visit Oracle everyday during the expo hours from Mon, June 11 to Thursday, June 14 at our booth #613. Talk to experts on TimesTen and MySQL on Windows and .NET.

Also, we will have our 3D interactive demos on Oracle's engineered systems showing off Oracle Exadata, Database Appliance and more.

Visit for more information. 



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