RMOUG Training Days in Denver – just 4 weeks away

Time flies. Really, it does. When I looked into the calendar I realized the next event is already very close: RMOUG Training Days in Denver – just 4 weeks away from now on. The Rocky Mountain User Group Training Days will happen in Westminster close to Denver, CO from Tuesday, Feb 20 until Thursday, Feb 22, 2018. RMOUG’s Training Days is the premier (and largest) grass-roots Oracle user training event in the U.S., offering more than 100 sessions over three days from world-renowned experts. Register here! RMOUG Training Days in Denver – just 4 weeks away Actually I’m very excited….

OTN Tour South America 2017: Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil

Time flies – and the OTN Tour South America 2017: Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil is over for me. I’m back home. OTN Tour South America 2017: Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil But Id like to thank many people. It was an awesome tour again. I participated for the forth time. And I learned a lot again. From customers who discussed their upgrades and migrations with me. From the other presenters who did a terrific job. A very big Thank You to all the people who organized the events. I liked it a lot. And you deserve a lot of credits for…

OTN Tour Latin America 2017 – See you soon (again)

Oracle OTN Tour Latin America 2017 – Database Upgrade Team will be there. I did not participate in last year’s LAD OTN Tour through Latin and South America. And to be honest: I really missed it. So this year is a new chance. I will head out in less than a week and start my journey in Uruguay, then Argentina and finally Brazil. Unfortunately there was no possibility to include more stops even though I would have loved to see other places and customers as well. The good news: Hector and Byron from the Upgrade Team will cover many of…

Collaborate Conference 2017 – Upgrade “Performance” Talk + Oracle Database 12.2 Hands-On Lab

Collaborate Conference 2017 will happen again in Las Vegas. And I’m taking off next weekend. Really looking forward to this conference – and to see YOU in either my talk and/or the Hands-On Lab. For the lab it’s important that you’ll bring your device with a VNC viewer preinstalled. Never mind if you don’t have your laptop – if you’d like to see a Live and Uncensored Database Upgrade to Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 then please step in as I will do it live on stage as well for those you don’t have their devices with them. See you there: Best…

Upgrade Workshops in California Next Week!

With a major winter storm hitting the east coast today, there is no better time to think about flying to California! I will be delivering workshops in Redwood Shores (Tuesday, March 21) and El Segundo (Thursday, March 23). Remember that these are free workshops, but please do register if you plan on attending. That way we be sure to have enough space (not to mention enough food!) for everybody. As a reminder, here is the general workshop agenda. Introduction, Preparation Steps, Parameter Settings Break Upgrade cases: Command-line upgrade (live demo) RAC/GI upgrade Data Pump migration Lunch Transportable Tablespaces migration Zero-Downtime Migration with…

Thanks for the Workshops in Vancouver and Calgary

Thanks to all of you visiting our “Upgrade / Migrate / Consolidate to Oracle Database 12.2 and the Oracle Cloud” workshops in Vancouver and Calgary last week. It was awesome. I had a lot of fun and I’m so glad I’ve got such great audiences. I did like the interaction a lot. Thanks as well for sending in some feedback emails to my colleagues – I’ll be happy to come back soon again. Vancouver really impressed me. And I’ve had not much time or chance to see anything of Calgary. Please remember that we may be able to work with…

Reminder: Upgrade Workshops in March!

Hi Folks! While Mike is out in Vancouver and Calgary this week, I will be delivering upgrade workshops for our public sector customers in Harrisburg and Trenton. But this seemed like a good time to remind everyone about the “Upcoming Events” list in the right sidebar of the blog. You might need to scroll down a bit to see it, but next month we will be running events in 21-MAR: Redwood Shores, CA (Register here!) 23-MAR: El Segundo, CA (Register here!) 29/30-MAR: Milano, Italy (Register here!) As always we hope to fill the rooms to capacity for these free events,…

Workshop in Vancouver – Venue has changed

I arrived well in Canada seeing the longest immigration line ever – but luckily as the immigration process by itself is very efficient it didn’t take over an hour. Vancouver sees to be a very nice city – only the weather could be a bit better 😉 I’m looking forward to the “Upgrade / Migrate / Consolidate to Oracle Database 12.2 and the Cloud” workshop tomorrow and just in case you haven’t been alerted yet, there was a venue change over a week ago in order to accommodate all registered participants from the Oracle office (before) to: Hyatt Regency Vancouver…

Upgrade Workshops in North America – Jan 2017

There are still a few seats left for the “Upgrade / Migrate / Consolidate to Oracle Database 12.2 on-premises and in the Cloud” workshops Roy will give in January and early February 2017. And again, ONLY real tech stuff will happen in these workshops. ONLY customer cases we worked with will showcased. And Roy will do a LIVE and UNCENSORED upgrade from Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 to 12.2.0.1. Hurry to get your seat! Jan 18, 2017 Reston, VA – Full-day Upgrade Seminar: Register Here Jan 19, 2017 Conshohocken/Philadelphia, PA – Full-day Upgrade Seminar: Register Here Jan 25, 2017 Chicago, IL –…

DOAG Noon2Noon – Upgrade/Multitenant – 2.-3.2.2017

++++++ Sorry – this is a German event only thus I will write in German ++++++ . Ich bin schon sehr gespannt. Am 2. Februar 2017 wird im Intercity Hotel in Mainz das DOAG Noon2Noon zum Thema “Upgrade, Migration und Multitenant” stattfinden. Von 12:00h mittags bis 12:00h mittags am Folgetag. Der Praxisbezug steht im Vordergrund. Garniert mit kurzen Vorträgen. In der praxisorientierten “Noon2Noon”-Veranstaltung wollen wir uns mit den Herausforderungen beim Upgrade nach Oracle 12c bzw. Oracle 12c Release 2 (falls diese zu diesem Zeitpunkt für On Premises Datenbanken freigegeben ist) auseinandersetzen. Das ungewöhnliche Format zielt auf Lösungsorientiertheit. Bei den interaktiven…

Upgrade Workshops Early 2017 in North America

I will be starting a slate of Oracle Database 12c Release 2 upgrade workshops and presentations after the holidays. Here’s a list of events coming in January & March along with links to the registration and sign-up pages for the various events or their sponsoring organizations. If you live or work nearby one of these events, or if you will be participating in the RMOUG Training Days or the TCOUG winter meeting, I’d love to see you there! Date  Location  Event  18-Jan  Reston, VA  Full-day Upgrade Seminar: Register Here  19-Jan  Conshohocken, PA  Full-day Upgrade Seminar: Register Here  25-Jan  Chicago, IL…

UKOUG TECH 16 is coming – and I’m speaking

Uhhh … time flies. I look into my calendar – and UKOUG TECH 16 Conference is almost there. Just a few days to go (and hopefully no Lufthansa strike on the upcoming weekend – but I looked already for alternatives). Anyhow, I’m excited and look forward to my 2nd TECH conference. Last year was the first time for me and I enjoyed it a lot. Very good audience, good location – even though I can’t say much about the city of Birmingham as I haven’t seen anything except for the venue, my hotel and an Indian restaurant. Well, business travel…

SANGAM and DOAG Conferences 2016 – Recap + Slides

The past weeks were very intense. I’ve been to Japan for customer meetings and a Dev Day and an internal workshop, then on to China for an internal training, then to India for SANGAM conference and afterwards to Nürnberg for DOAG, the German Oracle User’s Group conference. And UKOUG is just in two weeks … You’ll find the slides of my talks here: Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c – Live and Uncensored How to Ensure Performance Stability when Upgrading Oracle Databases and in the Slides Download Center. Thanks again to the organizers of SANGAM and DOAG for such intense conferences…

SANGAM and DOAG Conferences 2016

The upcoming weeks will involve a lot of travel 😉 I’m looking forward to present at SANGAM Conference in Bangalore, India on Nov 11 and 12 for the first time. I will have two sessions at SANGAM: There are so many interesting talks in the agenda (please click here) – the organizers have done a fantastic job. Then I’m heading straight back to present at the German Oracle User Group Conference (DOAG) for the … let me think … 14th (?) time. So no time for jet lag. And glad that it will be a home match again for me…

Database Upgrade Workshops in Brussels and Utrecht

On November 24 and 25 I’ll give two full-day Upgrade / Migrate / Consolidate to Oracle Database 12.2 and the Oracle Cloud workshops in Brussels and Utrecht. If you want to grab a seat please hurry as I’ve got informed that only a few seats are left. Please use the registration links: November 24, 2016 – Brussels/Belgium November 25, 2016 – Utrecht/Netherlands Both workshops will happen in the Oracle offices. You’ll get the address from the above links as well. Looking forward to see you there 🙂 –Mike

UKOUG: SIG (RAC, Cloud, Database, …) – 12 Oct 2016

Wow … time flies … I think it was February or March this year when I’d got invited to the UKOUG SIG for RAC, Database, Cloud, Infrastructure in London on Oct 12, 2016. Just a week ago I looked into my calendar and realized: Book a flight. Now! We have to arrange travel at least 7 days before departure as otherwise extra approvals may be required. Time flies … The room number in the picture above was the one of my hotel room in Baku earlier this year in May 😉 And of course on Wednesday I will talk about…

OTN Tour LAD – Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala

OTN Tour Latin America 2016 is ready to take off And for me it’s the first time in 4 years that I won’t be able to participate. Which is very sad as it is such a great thing to meet all these wonderful people, not only from the User Groups doing all the orga stuff but also discussing with customers, learning from skilled and knowledgeable co-presenters, the entire travel, the wonderful cities … I miss this already. Maybe next year … Nevertheless, the Database Upgrade team will present – and thanks to the tour organizers for accepting the talks of…

Recap – OTN Tour EMEA – Baku, Azerbaijan – 2016

Working on a Saturday is not common for me but happens from time to time mostly when I travel abroad or when a customer has a critical upgrade or migration on a weekend. Having 120 skilled and enthusiastic people in a conference day on a Saturday is VERY UNCOMMON. And having them stay from 9am to 6pm is a sign that the selection of topics fit the interest of the audience – and the presenters got their attention the entire day. Please find the slides and the Hands-On-Lab here: Ensure Performance Stability When Upgrading Oracle Databases Upgrade, Migrate, Consolidate to…

Recap – OTN Tour EMEA – Milano, Italy – 2016

Thanks for this excellent day yesterday in Milano for the OTN EMEA Tour 2016. What a great audience, excellent speakers covering a broad spectrum – and also a perfect organization. In case you need the slides please find them here (or many more including the Hands-On-Lab) in the Slides Download Center to your right (scroll down a bit): Ensure Performance Stability When Upgrading Oracle Databases How Oracle Single-Tenant will change a DBA’s life (currently minus the 12.2 slides) I’m looking forward to Baku, Azerbaijan now – but I hope as well that the Italian User Group will stay now more…

OTN Tour EMEA 2016 – Milan and Baku

Time to travel a bit. OTN Tour EMEA 2016 has started yesterday in Düsseldorf, and tomorrow, May 12, Milan will be on the route. Then on to Baku, Azerbaijan for the event on Saturday, May 14. First time for me. And I’m so looking forward to it. For Baku you will need to hurry as only 20 tickets are left. Thanks to all the people like Ludovico Caldara and Kamran Agayev and all the others for their hard work setting ip those events. And I look forward to see you and learn a lot from the Oracle ACE Directors presenting…

Collaborate16 – See you on Monday!

Time flies. I already started packing stuff for COLLABORATE16 – and I hope to see you in Las Vegas from April 10-14, 2016 🙂 These are the sessions I’ll present: Monday, Apr 11, 2016 – 9:15am – 10:15am Hands-On-Lab: Upgrade and Migrate Your Oracle Database Location: South Seas Ballromm D *** Don’t forget to bring your laptop!!! *** Monday, Apr 11, 2016 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm Hands-On-Lab: Upgrade and Migrate Your Oracle Database Location: South Seas Ballromm D *** Don’t forget to bring your laptop!!! *** Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 – 8:30am – 9:30am How to Upgrade Hundreds and Thousands of Databases Location: Jasmine A…

OUGN Conference – On the boat again

Last year influenza took me down and out just a couple of days before my planned departure for the famous OUGN Spring Conference. But this year (so far) I’m still happy and healthy and on my way towards beautiful Oslo. I’m really looking forward to this year’s OUGN Spring Conference which will happen again on the boat departing from Oslo and sailing over to Kiel – and then returning back. In case you plan to visit my talks and demos: Thursday, 10-March-2016 – 14:00-14:45h – Parliament 1+2 How Oracle Single Tenant will change a DBA’s life . Friday, 11-March-2016 –…

Collaborate16 – See you soon!!!

If you haven’t signed up for COLLABORATE16 yet, then please do so 🙂 And I hope to meet you and many other Oracle experts in Las Vegas from April 10-14, 2016. If you plan to attend one of our sessions mark them down in your conference scheduler: Monday, Apr 11, 2016 – 9:15am – 10:15am Hands-On-Lab: Upgrade and Migrate Your Oracle Database Location: South Seas Ballromm D Don’t forget to bring your laptop!!! Monday, Apr 11, 2016 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm Hands-On-Lab: Upgrade and Migrate Your Oracle Database Location: South Seas Ballromm D Don’t forget to bring your laptop!!! Thursday, Apr 14,…

Upgrade Workshop on March 2, 2016 in Switzerland

Grüezi alle miteinand! There are just a few seats open for the Upgrade / Migrate /Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c workshop on March 2, 2016 in Zürich in Switzerland open. If you would like to attend but haven’t registered yet, please use this link to sign up: Upgrade / Migrate / Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c on March 2, 2016 in Zürich / Switzerland at Swisscom (Schweiz) AG, Binzring 17, 8045 Zürich Workshop language will be German, slides will be in English. Looking forward to meet you there! –Mike

New Webcast “Why Upgrade to Oracle 12c” available

In December 2015 I did a recording for a webcast about “Why Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c” refreshing the content from a few months back. Webcast “Why Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c” Oracle’s latest generation of database technology, Oracle Database 12.1.0.2, has some impressive new features. It offers great potential for a fast upgrade, simple migrations and consolidation, making more efficient use of hardware and delivering major improvements in management efficiency. Join our webcast on Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c and you will learn: Why you still need to upgrade to Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 How to ensure that your applications…