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Database Fleet Maintenance at Oracle Openworld 2019


Regular maintenance of your database fleet is important. Best practices help avoid downtime, both planned and unplanned. It also has proven to cost customers less by using automation, which gives DBAs time to focus on more strategic projects. 

Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Lifecycle Management Pack (DBLM) includes automation capabilities making it easier and faster and more reliable to accomplish maintenance tasks, including discovery and inventory tracking, change management, patching, provisioning, compliance checks, and leveraging credential key store across your entire fleet of Oracle database assets.

Unlike other options, Oracle Enterprise Manager has a fully integrated feature set designed for Oracle Database fleet maintenance activities as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1. Oracle Enterprise Manager’s complete database lifecycle management solution

At #OOW2019, #OracleEM and Oracle #MgmtCloud sessions will highlight what you can do for Database Fleet Maintenance.

Do you only have time for one session? Go to:

General Session | Future of Oracle Enterprise Manager and Management Cloud: Strategy and Roadmap (GEN5111)
Tuesday, September 17, 11:45am, Moscone South - Room 207/208

Come hear Wim Coekaerts (@WimOracle), Senior Vice President of Product Development, present on how Oracle continues to make major investments in manageability designed to lower the cost and risk of providing high-performance applications and adopting the latest Oracle technology. In this strategic session Oracle's enterprise and cloud manageability leadership discuss Oracle's current offerings and future plans to provide manageability across hybrid estates that leverage the best of on-premises and cloud technology.

There are numerous sessions providing deep dives on database fleet maintenance. Here are a few examples including customer presentations as well as several Hands On Lab sessions. 

Technical Customer Sessions and Hands On Labs

Achieve Enterprise Scale for Database Patching: Comcast Customer Case Study [CON5186]

Businesses constantly struggle to keep pace with software updates, often leaving themselves vulnerable to security risks. Oracle Enterprise Manager’s Fleet Maintenance feature enables customer to keep up-to-date with latest software updates for their database fleet, minimize operational expenditure, minimize downtime, and implement patching as a cyclic process. Learn how customers have been able to implement patching as an automated, frequent, scalable process using Fleet Maintenance.


Amit Patel, Principal Solutions Architect, Comcast Corporation
Sujit Dhawalkar, Principal Solutions Architect, Comcast Corporation
Saurabh Jain, Oracle

Monday, September 16, 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM | Moscone South - Room 156A

Patch and Upgrade Oracle Multitenant with Oracle Enterprise Manager Fleet Maintenance [CON5188]

Oracle Enterprise Manager’s Fleet Maintenance feature includes administrator and self-service models that offer flexibility, scalability, and predictability. In this session see a detailed exploration of patching and upgrade solutions for your multitenant database fleet. Watch Fleet Maintenance in action via a live demo of single-click patching of Oracle Multitenant 19c pluggable database.


Saurabh Jain, Oracle
Anupam Mohanta, Manager - Database Administration, Comcast Corporation

Monday, September 16, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Moscone South - Room 213

Achieving Database Patching Success: Fleet Maintenance Best Practices [CAS1624]

Since 2016, Nationwide has leveraged Oracle Enterprise Manager's Fleet Maintenance feature to effectively and proactively patch its Oracle Database environment to address critical vulnerabilities and maintain version currency. In this session learn how Nationwide used Oracle Enterprise Manager's Fleet

Maintenance feature to patch more than 7,000 databases over a three-year period, with a success rate exceeding 99%. Hear about Fleet Maintenance’s capabilities as well as some of the lessons learned to achieve success.


Gary Henderson, Infrastructure Engineer, Database Services, Nationwide
John Norman, Database Administrator, Nationwide Insurance

Monday, September 16, 01:45 PM - 02:30 PM | Moscone South - Room 155D


Hands-On Labs

 Stay Protected, Patch Often with Oracle Enterprise Manager Fleet Maintenance [HOL5264]

In this session gain hands-on experience with patching your Oracle Multitenant fleet of databases. Try Oracle Enterprise Manager’s Fleet Maintenance feature with administrator REST APIs and single-click patching of pluggable database (pluggable database as a service).


Pankaj Chandiramani, Product Management, Oracle

Pradeep kumar Gond, Consulting Member of Technical Staff, Oracle

Saurabh Jain, Oracle

Shyam Narayanon, Oracle

Bharat Paliwal, Snr. Director of Development, Oracle

Martin Pena, Sr. Director of Product Management, Oracle

Harini Srinivasan, Oracle

Srinivasa Vedam, Oracle


Topic: Optimize Your Environment

Job Role: DBA

Products and Solutions A–Z: Enterprise Manager/Oracle Management Cloud

Session Type: HOL (Hands-on Lab) Session


Monday, September 16, 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM | Moscone West - Room 3022A

Thursday, September 19, 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Moscone West - Room 3022A 


Lastly, don’t forget to scan through our entire program guide for other interesting news, technical content, best practices, hands-on labs, demos and more.

Program Guide | Enterprise and Cloud Manageability
The Enterprise and Cloud Manageability Program Guide is a comprehensive listing of all our sessions, demos, and hands-on labs. It's a live link that will update if there any changes, so please bookmark this URL.

If you are attending the event, be sure to drop me a line and stop by The Exchange in Moscone South for a chat. If you are not attending the event, not to worry. Follow this blog and you will see content available online.



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