The central theme of Oracle Open World 2014 has certainly been the Cloud. Downtown San Francisco was laced with banners about Oracle and Cloud. The difference compared to last year is that now there is a huge amount of real cloud products available (or soon to be launched). Where the Oracle cloud offering till this summer was limited to Database and Java (WebLogic) and some applications the current stack ranges from infrastructure till a range (more...)
EMC World 2014 returns to Las Vegas May 5-8 at The Venetian!
As data growth explodes, EMC creates the infrastructure that enables you to
OAUG has invited me to present as part of their upcoming Best of COLLABORATE ’12 Educational Series. I’ll be delivering the R12 Federal Financials Subledger Accounting Teardown presentation via Webinar on Friday, August 10th, starting at 9AM EDT. This presentation is a deep-dive into most of the key SLA concepts that support the R12 Federal Financials SLA accounting engine. My goal is to share what I’ve learned through 1 1/2 years of supporting one of the most complex Federal R12 upgrades to-date, now live for 5+ months.
Here’s the presentation agenda:
This is free for all OAUG (more...)
I didn’t attend, but there was an Oracle Federal Financial Briefing on 17-Apr in Reston where information was shared about some of the upcoming GTAS enhancements and target patch release dates. Personally, besides focusing on our Fed R12.1.3 stabilization efforts on my current gig, I’m working to get smart on some of the basics associated with GTAS, the upcoming 6-digit USSGL standard and new Federal Accounting/System process changes associated.
As soon as we can get our hands on these new GTAS patches, we need to jump on them to start understanding some of the impacts to our (more...)
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During the past week I had the opportunity to assist both the Oracle Performance Firefighting and the
Advanced Oracle Performance Analysis and only can say: awesome!!!
Craig Shallahamer is a great teacher and has a lot of resources to effectively share knowledge, even if
the subject is complex like buffer cache structures or arid like the mathematical foundation required for
perf analysis. That is not all, he provides valuable tips of the trade or anecdote nuggets, dipped on a
very fresh and sometimes humorist perspective.
The result: we started searching for those (more...)
I have plenty of things that are keeping me busy for OOW 2010 and you’ll all get to see the results at the event (if you’re there), but I only have one traditional technical session where I’ll be on stage. I’m presenting the following session jointly with an Oracle Database Machine customer:
Session ID: S316824
Title: Top 10 Lessons Learned in Deploying the Oracle Exadata
Tuesday, September 21, 12:30PM
Location: Moscone South, Rm 307
Check the OOW 2010 content catalog for updated room assignments and times.
Even better than a technical session is the interview and Q&A session I’m doing (more...)
I’m very pleased to report that I will be able to meet up with ODTUG Kaleidoscope attendees at both the ODTUG Community Service Day (2nd Annual!) and my own scuba dive outing as well. If you can, I’d love for you to attend both events. If you’re not a certified scuba diver, then you can at least participate in the Community Service Day festivities and help out the local area while enjoying some California weather too!
For those certified scuba divers that will (or can) be in the Monterey Bay area on 21-June, I invite you to come diving (more...)
Collaborate 09 starts on Sunday, May 3 (a few days from now!) in Orlando. I’ve been offline for several weeks (more on that later), but will be returning to the world of computers and technology in full force in Orlando. I’ve had a few inquiries about whether or not I’ll be at Collaborate, so I thought I’d resurrect my blog with a post about where I’ll be and some of the highlights I see at Collaborate 09.
First, where I’ll be presenting:
- Monday, 10:45-11:45am, #301, “Avoiding Common RAC Problems”
- Tuesday, 9:45am-12pm, #332, “Installing RAC From The Ground Up”
I’ll be the first to offer a large congratulations to Jeremy Schneider on being the most recent appointment to the Oracle ACE program. He certainly deserves it (I nominated him, so I suppose I would think so) and I continue to look for great things to come.
Jeremy is the main creator of the IOUG RAC Attack! event that was held for the first time back in August 2008. He (with help from others) will also be putting it on as a half-day session at Collaborate 09. It’s a University Seminar on Thursday morning. All hands-on, all RAC, all the (more...)
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Today I will share with you a video interview, this section will be entitled: "Interview with a Pro", and it's aimed to all of you, IT professionals or not related to IT at all. We will present remarkable people, with notable activism for Oracle & IT, and high expertise level on their field.
This time, I'm glad to feature our interview with Dan Norris, he is a consultant (ESA Practice Manager actually) with Piocon, President of the Oracle RAC SIG, member of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) and a notable member (more...)