Slides and demo script from my ORDS talk at APEX Connect 2016 in Berlin

Hi everybody,

I just came back from the DOAG APEX Connect 2016 conference in Berlin ... very nice location, great content and the wonderful APEX community to hang out with ... always a pleasure. This time we felt a little bit pink ;)

As promised, you can download the slides and the demo script (as is) from my site.

Instructions are included.

See you at KScope in Chicago, #letswreckthistogether .

Cheers and enyoy!
~Dietmar. 


GDC Day 3: Another day of fun & data!

Early morning view of the GDC16 Expo Hall.

The Expo opened today and will be open until the end of Friday! There was a lot to see and do! I managed to explore 1/3 of the space. Walking in, we have the GDC Store to the left and the main floor below the stairs. Upon entering the main floor, Unity was smack dab in the center. It had an impressive set up, but not as (more...)

Tech15

Last December I presented at Tech15, the largest Oracle conference in the Europe. Many thanks to the organizing team of this great conference. Here is my presentation about contemporary latches and mutexes in Oracle 12.1.0.2. It includes several post-conference additions concerning experiments with latch priorities and Windows time granularity.

Oracle VTS Continues…

If you don’t know, Oracle VTS is presented 3 times for three different parts of the world. The first VTS was on March 8th for the Americas (9:30am Pacific Time) and I loved it. I left about 20 minutes for Q&A, which is quite a lot and still didn’t manage to answer all the questions! […]

OUG_Ireland – Bread, Beer & Playing with the Big Boys

The last banner turned out to be wrong

The last banner turned out to be wrong

ougire16-hp-gen-v1

Learning, sharing & a small dose of fear – Last week was the OUG Ireland conference 2016. It is the second time I’ve been to the Irish Oracle user group conference and this year it had grown from one day to two days – and that was a great success. The expanded 2-day event, as initially sized, booked up with several weeks still to go. More places (more...)

IT Tage 2015 – "Analysing and troubleshooting Parallel Execution" presentation material

Thanks to all attending my presentation "Analysing and troubleshooting Parallel Execution" at the IT Tage conference 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. You can download the presentation material here in Powerpoint of PDF format, as well as check the Slideshare upload.

Note that the Powerpoint format adds value in that sense that many of the slides come with additional explanations in the notes section.

If you are interested in more details I recommend visiting this post which (more...)

Slides of the CERN Talks at UKOUG Tech15

This is a short blog post with the links to download the slides of the presentations with CERN speakers at UKOUG Tech15:


  • Migrating from Streams to GoldenGate12c, Zbigniew Baranowski, slides (pptx)
  • Stack Traces & Flame Graphs for Oracle Troubleshooting, Luca Canali, slides (pptx, pdf)


  • Many thanks to UKOUG for delivering once more a technical conference of very high quality and to all the participants who make the (more...)

    DOAG 2015 – "Oracle 12c Parallel Execution New Features" presentation material

    Thanks to the many attendees that came to my presentation "Oracle 12c Parallel Execution New Features" at the DOAG conference 2015. You can download the presentation material here in Powerpoint of PDF format, as well as check the Slideshare upload.

    Note that the Powerpoint format adds value in that sense that many of the slides come with additional explanations in the notes section.

    If you are interested in more details I recommend visiting this post (more...)

    Talks at UKOUG TECH 2014 with CERN speakers

    This is a short blog post with a list of the talks at the UKOUG TECH 2014 conference in Liverpool with CERN speakers. Come and say hi, we hope to see many of you there!



    (*) slides can be downloaded from: http://cern.ch/canali

    UKOUG Tech 14 in Liverpool

    I’ll be going to the UKOUG Tech 14 conference in Liverpool in December to give one of my favorite presentations: “APEX or ADF? From Requirements to Tool Choice”. I’m also leading the Development Tools roundtable, which is always lively at the UKOUG conference. If you want to discuss your options as a developer in the Oracle world, UKOUG Tech 14 is the place to be.

    APEX or ADF? From Requirements to Tool Choice
    APEX or (more...)

    G+ Public Hangout Fail

    tl;dr:Do not use public Google+ Hangouts under any circumstances, because people suck.

    Before the PyCon 2014 CFP came due, PyLadies hosted several G+ hangouts for talk proposal brainstorming. Potential speakers could talk over and flesh out their ideas with each other, producing better talk proposals. More importantly, it was a nice psychological stepping stone on the way to filling out that big, scary CFP form all alone. I thought they went great.

    I wanted (more...)

    Collaborate 14 and Vegas

    Collaborate 14 is coming soon and i can tell you that it is an excellent content learning and networking opportunity.  I have been going to collaborate for a while and have found it to be not only a place to learn but also to network with my peers .  We built the team to write the Practical Oracle Database Appliance  which is available here at Collaborate 13 and were able to deliver a book  with authors (more...)

    TRUCEConf

    Please consider participating in TRUCEConf (March 18-19 in Cincinnati)!

    The goal is to help the tech community heal, through learning from others outside our industry and having an open dialogue and on how we can be better humans to each other in the world of tech.

    You may remember fierce controversy around TRUCEConf when virtually nothing was known about it but its name; without solid information, it was easy to read bad connotations into the (more...)

    Presentation links

    I have just had a VERY. Busy. Week. (In a good way!) I've promised the world many talk materials, so:

    As for Postgres Open, I absolutely loved (more...)

    I’m not available

    I'm happy to say that I'll shortly be starting a new position as a PostgreSQL DBA and Python developer for Zoro Tools!

    We software types seem to have hardware envy sometimes. We have "builds" and "engines" and "forges" and "factory functions". But as it turns out, the "Tools" in "Zoro (more...)

    IPython at Ohio LinuxFest 2013

    Are you signed up yet for Ohio LinuxFest on Sep. 13-15? I'll be there to present

    IPython for non-Pythonistas

    Break out of your (bash) shell! IPython and the IPython Notebook have swept over the Python programming community, but they're not just for Python programmers - they make for high-powered shell (more...)

    PyOhio Stone Soup

    Loved PyOhio once again! Thanks so much to everybody who came, participated, and made it happen! I get such a rush of joy from seeing the Ohio Union fill up with happy Pythonistas.

    PyOhio has been a classic case of the Stone Soup story. When we started planning the first (more...)

    The IPython Notebook Revolution

    Among the many great talks coming to PyOhio at the end of this month:
    The IPython Notebook Revolution Catherine Devlin If you think of IPython as simply an enhanced version of the live Python prompt, you are in need of re-education. No matter what you do with Python, applying the (more...)

    Oracle Corp at useR! Conference 2013 #useR2013 #rstats

    This year’s R User Conference happened in Albacete (Spain), gathering R professionals and enthusiasts all over the world since 2004, when it first began in Vienna. The sponsors this year were  REvolution analytics, Google, R-Studio, Oracle, and TIBCO. Other companies like OpenAnalytics and Mango Solutions were also present with a booth stand. Besides sponsoring the (more...)

    Not Wanted: Product Comparison

    A specialist is someone who knows a lot about a topic. He specializes and specializes and knows ever more about an ever smaller knowledge area. And in the end, he knows everything about nothing.

    I’ve just submitted my abstracts for the UKOUG Technology Conference in December, and I was forced (more...)