My Data Model Checklist book is now available in Spanish – Just in time for #OOW14!

Exciting news! I just got this email from Amazon: Congratulations, your book “UNA LISTA DE VERIFICACIÓN PARA REALIZAR REVISIONES A LOS DISEÑOS DE MODELOS DE DATOS” is live in the Kindle Store and is currently enrolled in KDP Select. It is available for readers to purchase here. If you are in Mexico, you can get […]

It’s almost time! #OOW14 and #OTW14 – the biggest gathering of Oracle experts anywhere

Hi gang! As you can guess by my lack of recent posts, I have been very busy this fall. Along with client work, home life, and editing a really cool book on SQL Developer Data Modeler, I have also been prepping for my annual pilgrimage to Moscone Center in San Francisco for Oracle Open World […]

Quote: In the middle of difficulty

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert EinsteinFiled under: Quotes Tagged: einstein, quote

So you want to be a Presenter? Abstract selections for 2015 are open!

You say you want to present and share your knowledge with the world (or at least your little corner of the world)… Your boss says there is no $$$ to pay for any technical conferences… You want to be a rock star and have adoring fans “LIKE” your blog or web site… Have I got […]

Oracle 12c Release 1 is here!

After much anticipation the new Release 1 of Oracle 12c (12.1.0.2) is finally available! Get it here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/overview/index.html What does this mean: Oracle’s ground breaking In Memory Database is now available! As they say…this is BIG. Get more details about In Memory here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/in-memory/overview/index.html I am very excited about the possibilities of what we can […]

The Power of Positive Thinking

He can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law. – Orison Swett Marden    Filed under: Quotes Tagged: quote

Are you waiting for the Sure-Thing Boat?

The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore. – Dale CarnegieFiled under: Quotes, Work-Life Balance Tagged: Dale Carnegie, quote

OUGF Harmony 2014, #OUGF14

Originally posted on HeliFromFinland:
I am Finnish and this is the end (Björn Rost). The OUGF Harmony 2014 has ended. Sad:( It was such a fun event. I already miss all our great speakers and attendees…. ? We started on Wednesday with the speakers’ dinner in a Viking restaurant Harald. There was plenty of food…

Better Data Modeling: #DataVault 2.0 Virtualising your Data Vault – Satellites

Guest Blog Link: Virtualising your Data Vault – Satellites This is a MUST READ for anyone wanting to get Agile in their DW/BI program and for anyone doing Data Vault 2.0. Actually anyone doing Data Vault 1.0 can benefit from the technique as well. Roelant Vos has done quite a bit on trying to virtualize […]

Get thee to KScope14 in Seattle!

Once again it is that time of year when the who’s-who of Oracle development geekdom gather for their annual festival of education and networking. Yes it is time for ODTUG’s annual event KScope14 to be held in Seattle,Washington from June 22nd – 26th. As always this is the not-to-be-missed independent Oracle user conference for users […]