My Oracle Story: How and why did I join Oracle?

I’ve had my 20-year anniversary Oracle dinner last week (actually 6 months after the actual date) in Munich with great colleagues who joined either 20 or 25 years ago hosted by a Country Leadership Team member, Stephan Meyer from Legal. And we all were exchanging stories about how and why we joined Oracle two decades and more ago.… [Read More]

Have an Excellent Start into 2016!!!

Roy and I and the entire Database Upgrade Team would like to wish you a very good start into 2016!!!

And thanks for your confidence in our work in the past year(s). The Upgrade Your Database – NOW! Blog had over 440,000 hits in 2015 which is quite a surprise as neither Roy nor I do update the blog full time.… [Read More]

Today the Upgrade Blog has its Fifth Anniversary :-)

Not sure if 5 is a lucky number 🙂

But in fact today the Upgrade Blog “Upgrade Your Database Now!” has its fifth anniversary.

Well, there’s not an update every day – and there are spans of silence for weeks when I’m either too busy (traveling most likely, writing etc) or when I feel there’s not much important to say.… [Read More]

Deutschland ist Weltmeister!!!

No tech stuff this morning 🙂

I’m still so exited. It was a true thriller yesterday with 127 minutes of suspense, fights and even blood – and chances on both sides. But overall I think Germany was the better team not only yesterday but throughout the entire tournament. Last time when Germany became Weltmeister (World Champion) in Italy in 1990 I was in Turkey on after-school-vacation celebrating a win over … well, Argentina 🙂

And this time I watched the match again with friends in an Italian restaurant in Munich – and the best team of the World Cup 2014 won over … well, Argentina again 🙂 I’m still so exited 🙂

And obrigado also to all the wonderful people in Brazil.[Read More]