Oracle Open World 2018 – Now from October 22-25, 2018

When I was reading tweets I’m subscribed to last week while being in Redwood Shores, I read this one from the official Oracle Open World twitter account and learned: Oracle Open World 2018 – Now from October 22-25, 2018. See the tweet: The dates for #oow18 have been confirmed! We hope you will join us October 22-25 for new experiences and opportunities to help move your business forward. https://t.co/Dt7DMKz2Vcpic.twitter.com/SWyNtnmowO — oracleopenworld (@oracleopenworld) 22. Januar 2018 Please be aware that other external web pages such as this one or this one haven’t been updated yet with the new dates. I don’t…

OOW 2017 – Slides Download: Migrate 100 TB databases in less than one day

I was shocked. Positively. We’ve had a packed room on Wednesday at Oracle Open World 2017 for our talk together with Jay Barnhart of Centric Consulting on How to Migrate 100 TB databases in less than one day. And we’ve had so much fun. Thanks for coming by, thanks for being so active. This makes all the travel and the stress really worth it. OOW 2017 – Slides Download: Migrate 100 TB databases in less than one day I gave a quick overview about all Transportable Tablespaces techniques, about how to use the PERL scripts to deal with very large…

OOW 2017 – Slides Download: Migrate to the Oracle Cloud

Thanks for coming to Roy’s and Julian Dontcheff‘s presentation about How to migrate to the Oracle Cloud – 13 different techniques and customer experiences on Tuesday at Oracle Open World 2017. The talk was very well attended, I saw many people taking pictures and notes. OOW 2017 – Slides Download: Migrate to the Oracle Cloud Personally I liked the talk a lot as it gives a very good (and very rare) complete overview on techniques how to migrate to the Oracle Cloud, advantages, use cases, database versions, where to use it. This all garnished with the experience Accenture has –…

OOW 2017 – Slides Download: Upgrade to Oracle 12.2 – Customer Cases

Thank you for coming by to our talk at Oracle Open World 2017: Upgrade to Oracle Database 12.2 – Customer Cases. It was a pleasure to have so many people attending. And I’m really proud about the support we’ve had by Alain Fuhrer and Paolo Kreth from Swiss Mobiliar Insurance and Daniel Overby Hansen from Danish SimCorp. As we promised, we did no marketing. Only real customers with real environments. All on Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 live and in production. Alain was with me on stage and he did a fantastic job showcasing Mobiliar’s project about upgrading over 300 databases to…

Oracle Open World 2017: Must see sessions for UPGRADE / MIGRATION / CONSOLIDATION

Just a few days to go … I’ll be on my way to San Francisco soon for my tenth or eleventh Oracle Open World Conference 2017 soon. And I look forward to it. Roy has compiled a Focus-On document for Oracle Open World 2017: Must see sessions for UPGRADE / MIGRATION / CONSOLIDATION Upgrades Migrations Consolidation with Multitenant Patching The new release model Our talks and labs of course Oracle Open World 2017: Must see sessions for UPGRADE / MIGRATION / CONSOLIDATION Please find the Focus-On Upgrades and Migrations page here: https://events.rainfocus.com/widget/oracle/oow17/1505826559931001NQPG Register for our talks and labs at OOW…

Oracle Open World 2017: Database Upgrade / Migration Sessions and Labs

Time flies. It’s just a few weeks until 2017’s Oracle Open World Conference in San Francisco. Yes, I’m looking forward to it as it is a perfect place to meet with customers, discuss upgrade and migration topics, and of course learn from each other. And you should come by at our Oracle Open World 2017: Database Upgrade / Migration Sessions and Labs. No marketing content. Guaranteed. Just real facts and real customers. On stage. Live and in color. Uncensored. Oracle Open World 2017: Database Upgrade / Migration Sessions and Labs Click here to access our sessions and labs directly in…

OOW 2016: Slides and HOL Download

Sorry for any delay but Roy and I promised to make our OOW 2016 slides available right after the talks. And some people were asking already where they are. For internal people you’ll find them via the usual sources on database.us. But customers will have to wait until Oracle Database 12.2 is available in the Cloud as it got announced at OOW during the keynotes. What you can get right now: How to Ensure Performance Stability when Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c, our Thursday OOW16 talk. I had to mask the Oracle 12.2 information but the presentation should be very…

OOW 2016: Where are the slides? And the lab?

OOW16 is not over yet. Still one day to go. Or walk. My average walking distance per day so far is almost 11km per day or 13500 steps according to my cell phone. We’ve had one talk so far, our “Upgrade and Migrate to Oracle Database 12.2 – Live and Uncensored” on Monday, 3 of 4 Hands-On-Labs, all fully sold out – and tomorrow we’ll have the final lab and the 2nd presentation “Ensure Performance Stability When Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c” in Moscone South 302 at 9:30am. Today I just realized that the “wonderful” OOW iPhone app does not…

OOW16 – Focus on Upgrade / Migrate / Consolidate

Almost ready to fly out – just have to pack my suitcase. And looking forward to an exiting Oracle Open World 2016 Conference in San Francisco. If you are interested in a selection of really useful presentations, labs and meetups around Upgrade / Migration (incl DMU) / Consolidation and the Optimizer in Oracle Database 12c please see this Focus On document with links to the presentations of people we know, customers we have worked with – and of course our talks as well. Click on the picture above or use this link. Furthermore please find to highly recommended customer presentations…

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 and I promise it will be a very interesting insight presentation. Migrating Oracle Real Application Clusters Databases to Oracle Multitenant [CON2718] David Hickson, Database Administrator, British Telecom Thursday, Sep 22, 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Park Central – Franciscan I Since April 2015, BT has deployed…

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 Catalog is online with the schedule (but it still misses the rooms). This is the list of our talks and HOL sessions: Upgrade and Migrate to Oracle Database 12c: Live and Uncensored! [CON6068] Monday, Sep 19, 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  (Moscone South – 102) This…

OOW 2015 – Upgrade Hundreds and Thousands

Uhh .. OOW15 is finally over. Lots of work – tons of great input – and so many excellent discussions with customers, users and Oracle ACE’s. Just in case you’d like to download our slides please find the in the Slides Download Center: OOW 2015: Upgrade and Migrate to 12c – Live and Uncensored! OOW 2015: Upgrade Hundreds & Thousands of Databases OOW 2015: Data Pump Performance Tips and Tricks and more And find the Hands-On-Lab here including the Howto description: Hands On Lab – Upgrade, Migrate, Consolidate to 12c Thanks again – and hope to see you again next year!…

OOW 2015 – Upgrade and Migrate to Oracle 12c Talk – Live and Uncensored – Get the Slides

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!! Roy and I were extremely happy yesterday as the room was full. Totally sold out. I’ve read on Twitter that some people wanted to go in and weren’t allowed to join as the room capacity was reached. If you want to get the few slides for our first talk: Upgrade and Migrate to Oracle Database 12c: Live and Uncensored! [CON6777] then please find them here: Slides But I’d recommend you the get the full picture as we did mostly a live demo – and the demo is not in the slides: Upgrade, Migrate &…

OOW 2015 – if you’ve missed our Upgrade Hands On Lab

Ready to kick off with the first of our four Hands-On-Labs at OOW15 at the Nikko Hotel. Currently it’s calm before the storm  … But just in case you didn’t grab a seat at one of the labs then please come to our talk today (Monday!) at 1:30pm in Moscone South 102 as we’ll show you the core parts of the lab – and you’ll be able to download it later on from the blog and run it by yourself. Upgrade and Migrate to Oracle Database 12c: Live and Uncensored! [CON6777] Mike Dietrich, Master Product Manager, Oracle Roy Swonger, Sr…

OOW 2015 – Upgrade and Migration Talks

Oracle Open World 2015 will kick off in a day and a bit. And still some work to do 😉 A few things I would like to mention: Our four HOLs are all overbooked already with many people on the waiting lists. You can always come by and wait in line at the Nikko Hotel’s Golden Gate lab room as some people don’t show up. But no guarantee. What I would recommend to you in case you are interested in the lab but didn’t get a seat:Come to our talk instead on Monday at 1:30pm as Roy and I will…

OOW 2015 Sessions and Labs – Oracle Open World

OMG … only a few weeks to go … Oracle Open World 2015 in San Francisco is coming closer and closer … And this year will be really tough as we have a reduced number of people there – but more work to do as in previous years. 3 talks (2 for Upgrade, 1 for Data Pump), 4 labs (all in Nikko Hotel 15min walking distance from Moscone Center) – plus a good number of customer meetings already lined up. Plus the chance to meet so many great people … and not to forget the Data Warehouse Global Leaders event…

OOW2014 – Upgrade in a Multitenant Environment

On Sept 30, 2014 at Oracle OpenWorld, Joseph Errede gave his excellent talk about all the tech details in catctl.pl focusing on what happens when you upgrade a multitenant environment. The presentation is very technical explaining many of the switches of catctl.pl. If you’d like to get the slides please find them either in the Slides Download Center to the right or directly via this link: Oracle Database Upgrade in a Multitenant Environment  –Mike

OOW2014 – Presentation and Hands.On.Lab

Thanks to everybody for coming by yesterday evening to our talk about Upgrade, Migrate and Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c. It was really a pleasure to speak in front of so many interested people 🙂 If you’d like to download the slides please access them via the Slides Downloads Center to your right – or via this direct link: OOW 2014: Upgrade, Migrate, Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c Or you may get the huge +500 slide deck covering all the different options and much more about Oracle Database 12c here: Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c And thanks to everybody…

Best Practices for Patching — learn more at OOW!

Although upgrade and patching are truly two very different processes, they both fall into the same general category of planned maintenance and are often associated with each other. So, it seems relevant to point out yet another important talk at OpenWorld in San Francisco: Database Patching Best Practices II [CON7748] Tuesday, Sep 30, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM – Moscone South – 104 Building on a highly popular session from Oracle OpenWorld 2013, this session further explores ways to help you maintain and patch your database systems most efficiently. Learn about patch testing best practices, techniques for minimizing downtimes, how to…

OOW 2014: Focus on Upgrades/Migrations

For our presentations and others around the topic of database upgrades and migrations please see our “Focus On …” listening – but there are also many others for different topics collected by the responsible Product Managers: The whole set of “Focus On” documents that will help you find sessions about any given topic?  For example, you could take a look at Focus on Database Upgrade or Focus on Database Utilities: Data Pump, SQL*Loader, Transportable Tablespaces I hope you will find these useful as you plan what is sure to be a very, VERY busy week! -Roy

Highly Recommended OOW Sessions

Here’s a list of highly recommended OOW sessions apart from our own talks related to upgrades and migrations: Frank Kobylanski and Joe Meecks from the MAA Team speaking about: MAA with Multitenant – Seeing is Believing Monday, Sep 29 – 11:45am – Moscone South – 104 Mina Sagha Zadeh from Oracle Ireland refering about: Unique Advantages of Oracle Solaris for Oracle Database Systems Tuesday, Sep 30 at 5:00pm – Interconti – Grand Ballroom A. Kurt Engeleiter from the RAT Group telling everything about a: Trouble Free Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c with Oracle Real Application Testing Wedensday, Oct 1 at 2:00 pm – Moscone South 303 -Mike

OOW 2014 – Upgrade Hands-On-Lab at NIKKO HOTEL

This year’s Oracle Open World will be a real challenge logistically for us. Non-privileged employees were assigned to airport hotels only. So Roy, Joe, Dean and I stay >16 miles (>25km) away from Moscone Center. And to make things even more complicated due to some reconstruction at the Moscone Center (I hope they’ll get rid of their 1990s audio equipment and such) our Hands On Labs for instance are at the NIKKO Hotel, not at the Marriott Marquee anymore. These are the dates for our HOL about How to upgrade to Oracle Database 12c and plug into Oracle Multitenant: Monday…

OOW 2014 – Upgrade and Data Pump Talks

Oracle Open World (OOW) 2014 in San Francisco is coming … just a few weeks to go … everybody is in the prep phase for demos, presentations, labs etc. If you’d like to get in touch with us to discuss your upgrade and migration strategies please feel free to contact either Roy Swonger or myself directly. We’ll be happy to assist you. And of course you are welcome to stop by at our combined Upgrade/DataPump booth at the demo grounds and visit one of our talks. Our group is happy to deliver the following talks and labs: How to Upgrade,…