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...)

Ask Tom…and Chris and Connor

If there is a Madonna or Prince in the Oracle Database world, that would be Tom. You know, people that are known solely by their first name. Of course there’s also Larry, but from a pure database tech perspective, Tom has satiated the curiosity of developers and DBAs for the past couple of decades. If you were... [Read 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...)

Upcoming LIVE OPN PartnerCast: Oracle HCM Cloud – August 24

Tune in to our next LIVE OPN PartnerCast airing Wednesday, August 24 at 10am PT. Host Jonathan Vinoskey of Oracle will bring you the latest on Oracle HCM Cloud.

Guests and topics include:  

  • Aylin Uysal on HCM User Experience;
  • Adriana Smith on Applications Competitive Intelligence;
  • Jonathan will close out the show with Oracle HCM highlights and updates, and what partners can expect at OPN Central @ Oracle OpenWorld.

Watch the show live from the (more...)

Oracle Open World 2016 – Recommended Customer Talks

At OOW 2016 there are some customer talks from customers we worked with or at least were involved in their project plans. We highly recommend the talks below. British Telecom has such an ambitious upgrade and migration project for really MANY databases. I'm looking forward to David's talk. We met at UKOUG TECH15... [Read More]

Have you Registered for the OPN Test Fest? Take Certification Exams Free of Charge!

Register now for the OPN Test Fest and you can take up to two certification exams at no cost.

The OPN Test Fest takes place at the Courtyard San Francisco Downtown Hotel, Soma 3 Room, 299 2nd Street, San Francisco, USA, from Monday, September 19th until Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 and comes with 70+ exams and ten testing sessions to select from.

The selection contains industry recognized partner certification exams focused on (but not (more...)

Oracle Open World 2016 – Upgrade Talks / HOL

Just a few weeks until Oracle Open World 2016 Conference will kick off. September 18-22, 2016 in San Francisco. For us it is usually the most busiest week of the year. But also a great experience every year with so many good discussions and meetings. It's very intense. Since a few hours the OOW16 Session... [Read More]

ORACLE OPENWORLD – Keynotes and General Sessions

Happy Monday everyone, 

As we start our countdown to Oracle OpenWorld  which will take place in San Francisco on September 18-22, 2016 we want to highlight keynotes and our general sessions in this second blog. 

General Session: Oracle Linux, Virtualization, and Networking Power the Cloud  

GEN6518

Next-generation cloud data centers require robust, secure, and flexible infrastructure to support a huge variety of cloud applications and use cases, and developers need cutting-edge tools (more...)

Community Reception Oracle OpenWorld 2016 September 20th San Francisco

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You are invited to join our traditional Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Community Reception at OpenWorld. The Reception will be held on Tuesday September 20th 2016 in San Francisco! Don't miss this unique opportunity to:

  • Network and exchange information with fellow Oracle Middleware & PaaS Partners & ACEs
  • Meet with members of the Global Oracle Middleware & PaaS Product Management team and Oracle EMEA Alliances and Solutions Partner Programs team
  • Learn more about Oracle OpenWorld (more...)

Upcoming Events and The Caffeine

So some unknowing fool gave me full access to a fridge of Starbucks caffeinated beverages, which should be against the law in this fine country.  Needless to say, my ability to type approximately 180wpm has offered me the opportunity to catch up and blog about what it’s like almost a month in employed with Delphix.

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In just the last two weeks, a number of conference sessions have come (more...)

The importance of meetup.com

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...)

Why go to Oracle OpenWorld?

We’re a shade under a month away from the biggest event in the calendar for those that work in the Oracle marketplace – the Oracle OpenWorld Conference.

It runs every year in San Francisco and draws a massive 60,000 attendees from 145 countries (plus 2.1 million online attendees). That’s huge.

There are more than 2,500 sessions from ~3,600 speakers, approximately half of which are customers/partners and half are Oracle themselves. As well as the sessions there are (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.


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#OOW13

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: http://t.co/z98lLxHH     Via: (https://twitter.com/lucasjellema/status/257019546974683136) 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...)