PaaS & Middleware Partner YouTube Update October 2016

The October edition of the PaaS & Middleware Partner Update contains three key topics:

· Oracle OpenWorld 2016 summery

· PaaS Summer Camps training material & cloud accounts

· SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcasts October 25th 2016

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Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control: Write Powerful Scripts with EMCLI

Last week, I attended the Oracle Open World and did a presentation about writing scripts with EMCLI. If you’re not familiar with EMCLI, it’s the command line interface for Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control. Here’s my presentation:

Although EMCLI is a very specific topic which appeals only to advanced users, a lot of people attended my session. I would like to thank Ray Smith (IOUG Director (more...)

Larry’s OOW16 Sunday Keynote

Larry’s Sunday night keynote at OpenWorld is always good value. He’s a rare beast in that he’s a CEO (or now ex-CEO) who can talk the language of the business but also gets the tech behind it. He litters his slide commentary with digs at the competition which is always entertaining too.

So, what were the big ticket items that impact us in the world of Oracle Cloud this year?


In a move clearly (more...)

Speaking at OOW 2016: Write powerful scripts with EMCLI

This will be my first time to attend Oracle Open World, and I’ll speak about Enterprise Manager Command-Line Interface (EMCLI) Scripting” on User Group Sunday. I already presented it on several conferences, heard people’s feedback and modified the content to improve my presentation. Now I will focus more on practical information, share sample scripts that can be used in real world scenarios. Hope to see you there!

Session ID: UGF3543
Session Title: Oracle Enterprise Manager (more...)

Delphix Sessions at Oracle Open World 2016!

Oracle Open World 2016 is almost here…where did the summer go??


With this upon us, there is something you attendees need and that’s to know about what awesome sessions are at Oracle Open World from the Delphix team!  I gave my options up as is the tragedy of switching companies in late spring from Oracle, but you can catch some great content on how to reach the new level (more...)

My OOW Experience, the Prequel

On the first or second year after I became a DBA (somewhere in the year 2000, give or take), I heard about this magical event that is taking place in the Oracle realm. All the top Oracle DBAs and professionals in the world (and maybe a couple of unicorns, I’m not sure) are gathering in a small but beautiful village by the name of San Francisco – and talk about databases. I found this story (more...)

It’s That Time Again! Time for OOW2016!

Yes, it’s that crazy time of the year again, when the city of San Francisco turns red – it’s Oracle Open World (OOW) 2016! If you’re planning on going this year, I hope you have your hotel room booked, because they disappear very, VERY quickly!

Every year just before OOW, the product teams produce what we call Focus On documents, that show you all the sessions (both customer and Oracle presented) around a particular area. (more...)

The importance of

The Oracle community convenes at the various events, SIG-meetings and gatherings that are organized by the national Oracle User Group organizations. This is, for my reckoning, one if the most important parts of the power of the Oracle user community.

During these events, local Oracle stars are joined by the travelling Rock Stars of the Oracle Tech community, together they share knowledge and experience to teach and learn about the tricks of the trace. As (more...)

OOW 2015: my presentation

I don’t have an official OOW presentation in the conference this year. However, I am presenting a session at the Oak Table World 2015 event behind held concurrently with OOW 2015. My topic is “Exadata Database Machine Security” and I plan to review some of the newest updates to security for the Exadata Database Machine engineered system.

As the website indicates, the event is completely free and there is no pre-registration or enrollment required–just show (more...)

★ How BIG is Oracle OpenWorld?

Oracle OpenWorld

Here is how big it was in 2013. Compare it to its size in 2012. It is safe to assume that it will be bigger in 2014!

I will attend this year’s event by invitation from the Oracle ACE Program. Prior to the start of the conference, I will be attending a two day product briefing with product teams at Oracle HQ. It’s like a mini OpenWorld but only for Oracle ACE Directors.

During the (more...)

★ Now Available for Download: Presentations from Oracle OpenWorld 2013

Oracle OpenWorld Head to the Content Catalog and start downloading your favorite sessions. No registration needed. Sessions will be available for download until March 2014.

Note that some presenters chose not to make their sessions available.

Via the Oracle OpenWorld Blog.

© Eddie Awad's Blog, 2013. | Permalink | Add a (more...)


I'm going to be busy.

Here's my list of events:

  • Saturday
    • I arrive in San Francisco on Saturday around 1 PM. If you're arriving at around the same time, let me know, we can share a cab into the city.
    • Beer. After arriving I plan on finding a very cold (more...)

Tom Kyte lays down in one deck what Oracle Database 12c is all about

Tom Kyte on many new Database 12c features:     Via: ( Filed under: DB Architecture, Oracle 12c, plsql Tagged: LinkedIn, New Features, OOW, Oracle 12c, Tom Kyte

OOW-2012: Very Large Databases (VLDB): Challenges and Opportunities

I would like to thank all the attendees for attending my session "Very Large Databases (VLDB): Challenges and Opportunities". I am glad, the hall was full to it's capacity. :)

You may download the presentation by logging into OOW-2012 schedule builder. 

I request all the attendees to kindly rate my session by logging into OOW: Schedule Builder.

See you all !!!

My OOW 2012 Session Schedule, and more

This years visit to Oracle Open World is for me the best of both worlds. First of all I get to attend one of the biggest, if not the biggest, IT conferences in the world. Second, I have two presentations. Both are on Sunday afternoon. The first one is a (more...)

Speaking at Oracle OpenWorld 2012

Well, it's time for Oracle OpenWorld again. This is the place to meet & learn from the industry experts. Glad I am making this year. 

This year I will be speaking on my experiences managing Very Large Databases. Following are the details of my session.

Session ID: UGF3662
Session Title: Very Large Databases: Challenges and Opportunities
Venue / Room: Moscone West - 2000
Date and Time: 9/30/12, 10:00 - 11:00

These are the activities on my OOW to-do list:

1) Attend lots of sessions
2) Oracle ACE dinner
3) Blogger meetup
4) Oaktable World

I’m looking forward to seeing (more...)

The Oracle Open World, Day 1 – Key Conference I

This year the slogan is ... "Engineered for Innovation" According to the slogan is the kind of surprise Larry Ellison will have prepared for the Oracle community, so if you have some intuition and track the recent history of Oracle you may guess what the surprise from the big boss is about.

Larry Ellison entered in his own personal style, and the first phrase that he pronounced gave the guideline to what this was about ... he said "Sometime back when we bought Sun the customers said that Oracle was already into the hardware business, but we didn't receive the memo" ... referring (more...)

The Oracle Open World, Day 0

Oracle Open World Day 0. Arrival to SFO.

Visiting the Oracle Open World in my personal experience is the opportunity to meet with peers, networking, updating knowledge, interact with people, meet the gurus, and have fun. My OOW started on Saturday, and the visit to the holy Oracle Headquarters is a must for me. It's the reminder of the long journey I've walked so far along with the company.

The temparature was nice, a typical autum californian day, beautiful, I love this weather. However, you never know, I remember some years back San Francisco had a severe cold front that (more...)

Oracle by Example portal now shows 12g

A quick post… which is a bit interesting…

As I was searching for Exadata viewlets in Oracle By Example portal ( I clicked on the “Advanced Search”

and then filtered by Product Family (Database) and then by Product

to my surprise there was an option for “Database 12g”….

oh well.. I checked on the Lifetime Support Policy ( and looking at the release dates
it could be possible that they will release the new version anytime this year..

could be in Oracle Open World 2011? hmmm… ;)



Oracle Closed World and Unconference Presentations

There are so many things to blog about these past few days. That is mainly about the cool stuffs around OCW and OOW, sessions that I have attended (OCW, unconference, OOW), plus the interesting people that I’ve met on various areas of expertise.. So I’ll be posting some highlights (and a lot of photos) on the next posts.

Last Monday (Sept. 20) I was able to present at the Oracle Closed World @ Thirsty Bear. The full agenda is here

I did my presentation after Tanel’s live hacking session. There were 30 (+-5) attendees and (more...)