We not have the agenda online for the UKOUG 2-stream London SIG, due to take place on 23rd February. There will be an RDBMS Stream and a RAC, Cloud, Infrastructure and Availability Stream.
Mark Rittman will be giving us a keynote talk, with an emphasis on kettles or eating dinner in the dark or the Hadoop cluster in his garage something.
There are some really cool other speakers too, from Oracle, Leading Consultancies and the (more...)
For the last couple of years I’ve been involved in “Oracle Scene”, the UKOUG magazine about all things Oracle. Click the link to see the current edition, which is free to view to everyone, member of the UKOUG or not.
I take of my OS hat – and they give me one to keep
I first became involved by writing an article for Oracle Scene. In fact it was the first thing I’d written (more...)
So the conference season is all over for another year. I have had a bumper crop of conferences and have been a very lucky man to attend and present and learn.
OUGN – The Boat – a 2 day conference on a ship. We’re all in it together, and nobody can sneak off after the last talk and avoid the party as we (more...)
The time has come for me to plan the upcoming 2017 UKOUG Special Interest Groups.
I am chairman of the RAC, Cloud, Infrastructure and Availability (RAC-CIA) SIG and I’m after presentations for the 3 joint SIGs we will be putting on with the RDBMS SIG, plus the stand-alone SIG will we will having in the autumn.
A SIG is a single day one-or-two stream conference which we take around the UK to make it (more...)
This year I decided to come to Birmingham a little early for UKOUG Tech16, coming up on the Saturday. I drove up to Lichfield (15 miles North of Brum – which explains the touch of Brummie in my accent) in the morning to see my mum. Once we had discussed her various ailments and prejudices for a few hours and I’d unblocked her vacuum cleaner I set off into Birmingham to get to Jury’s hotel (more...)
In 2 days time the UKOUG Tech16 conference starts. I love this conference, I’ve been to all but 1 one of them in the last 15 years – but I am not going to go on about why I like it so much again.
Gratuitous Minion Picture
I’m going to tell you one reason I don’t like it. Names! Names of people I know. Names of people I have known for years and who I’ve (more...)
Yes you read the title of this blog post correctly!
Recently I was doing a bit a clear out and I came across a CD of the UKOUG Conference proceedings from 1999. That was my second UKOUG conference and how times have changed.
The CD contained all the conference proceedings consisting of slides and papers.
Here are some familiar names from back in 1999 who you may find presenting at this years conference, some you (more...)
This year as always Rittman Mead is coming to UKOUG Tech 16 with a strong presence and a great line up of sessions covering OBIEE, ODI, Kafka, advanced visualisation and more. And yes, there will be Cloud!
Here is the details of the Rittman Mead sessions :
If the UKOUG Tech16 (and App16 & JDE 16) conference in a short few days.
As well as giving 2 presentations myself, the first about Disaster Recovery, Far Sync and Fast Start Failover and the second about “RAC for beginners”.
I will also be arguing in the DBA v Dev round table at the end of Monday about what I would like to do with most Developers and the best way for me to achieve (more...)
The weather has turned cold, the lights are twinkling in windows and Starbucks is selling pumpkin lattes. Yes, it's starting to look a lot like Christmas. But first there's the wonder-filled advent calendar that is the UKOUG Annual Conference in Birmingham, UK. So many doors to choose from!
The Conference is the premier event for Oracle users in the UK (and beyond). This year has another cracker of an agenda: check it out.
The session (more...)
It’s my pleasure to be speaking at BGOUG and UKOUG again this year.
The coming Wednesday 19th Oct, I’ll be speaking at the UKOUG Systems SIG event here in London (agenda). I’ll talk about Exadata implementations I did last year and issues I encountered. Also, things you need to keep in mind when you plan to extend the system, attach it to ZFS Storage Appliance or Exalytics.
Next is all time my favorite (more...)
I would like to borrow a few minutes of your time to ask a quick favour. If you haven’t already, could you please vote ‘Gold’ for Cedar in the UK PeopleSoft Partner of the Year competition.
Here’s why I believe we’re worth your vote:
- We’ve been serving PeopleSoft customers for 20+ years, and in each of the last few years we’ve worked with more than 40 clients
- We’re active members of UKOUG, with (more...)
It’s this time of the year again when one of the biggest and last for the year Oracle User Groups is being held and that is UK Oracle User Group Conference.
I’m very grateful and proud that I’ll be speaking on this great conference, here are my talks:
Presentation Title: Oracle Exadata Meets Elastic Configurations
Description: With the release of Exadata X5 Oracle announced Elastic configuration to allow mixed number of db and cell (more...)
I’ve been involved in organising a couple of upcoming UKOUG events.
I will be involved with the engineered systems stream for the annual UKOUG conference, returning after an absence of a couple of years, to once again being held in Birmingham.
While the planning for this is at a very early stage, Martin Widlake will be giving you the inside scoop on this.
The event I really want to talk about though is an event (more...)
This year the UKOUG's tour of Britain's post-industrial heritage brought the conference to Liverpool. The Arena & Convention Centre is based in Liverpool docklands, formerly the source of the city's wealth and now a touristic playground of museums, souvenir shops and bars. Still at least the Pumphouse
functions as a decent pub, which is one more decent pub than London Docklands can boast. The weather was not so much cool in the 'Pool (more...)
Last week I spent 4 days at the annual UK Oracle User Group conference, this time around called Tech14
. It was my first UKOUG
conference in a number of years and I set out with the intention of treating it like an all you can eat buffet of APEX presentations and workshops.
So, what were the APEX highlights of Tech14? Well, I have to start with the presentations given by Joel Kalman
, David Peake (more...)
I think 2 years is long enough to wait between posts!
Today I delivered a session about Oracle Exadata Database Machine Best Practices and promised to post the slides for it (though no one asked about them :). I’ve also posted them to the Tech14 agenda as well.
Direct download: UKOUG Tech14 Exadata Security slides