Workshops 2013 – Recap and Map

2013 wasn’t a quiet year. But due to the slip of Oracle Database 12c we’ve had way less workshops than in the years before. But less workshops doesn’t mean less work. It just means different tasks such as more development work, refreshing our entire slide deck (will be uploaded tonight in a fresh new version), learning about new stuff such as Oracle Multitenant, attending at the OTN ACE Tour in Scandinavia, South and Mid America. In tradition we’ll publish a map with markers in countries Roy and I had been in the past year. You can access it in FULL…

DOAG Conference – Recap

This year’s 2013 conference was the best DOAG Conference I have attended so far (and it was my 11th conference).  Actually due to the fact that I’ve had just one presentation (Working with Oracle Multitenant in the Real World – thanks to everybody coming by in the huge TOKIO room – that was really fun!) and a DOAG TV interview I’ve had enough time to see some other presentations. I did actually enjoy the Oak Table Stream in room SHANGHAI a lot – so many good stuff, I have really learned a lot. So thanks to the organizers from the…

JPOUG Tech Talk Next Week!

Mike and I are really looking forward to our trip to Japan next week, not least because we will have the opportunity to visit the Japan Oracle User Group for a Tech Talk. You can find all of the details about this event here: JPOUG Tech Talk, Tuesday, 12-NOV-2013 The topic for our talk will be “Different ways to Upgrade, Migrate, and Consolidate with Oracle Database 12c.”We will discuss changes and enhancements to database upgrade, how to move into a multitenant database environment, and new features that make database migration easier and faster than ever. Thank you to our friends…

Nordics OTN ACE Tour 2013 – Recap

The Nordics OTN ACE Tour 2013 with stops in Stockholm, Ballerup/Copenhagen and Oslo is over. A very intense week with plenty of excellent presentations from Lonneke Dikmans, Sten Vesterli, Tim Hall and others. I’m always impressed how much those people know and how good they present. It’s such a great learning experience. And there’s always some time to talk about weired things apart from the Oracle cosmos. So thanks a lot, folks – it was a pleasure to travel with you. And many many thanks also to the people from ORCAN, DOUG and OUGN. Everything worked out so well. And…

Muchas gracias, Buenos Aires :-)

Again, thanks a lot to everybody who did attend to our Lab at the OTN Tour 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and/or to Roy’s talk about Data Pump in Oracle Database 12c and my presentation about News in Database Upgrades to Oracle Database 12c on August 7. It was our pleasure to meet and work together with you. And thanks to the local folks of ArOUG organizing such a great event and taking care on us. And – on another note – the person who did accidentally take one of our 64GB thumb drives at the Hands-On-Lab may please send it…

Muchas gracias, Montevideo :-)

Muchas gracias to everybody who did attend our Hands-On-Lab on Monday and Roy’s presentation yesterday at the OTN Tour 2013 in Montevideo. And thanks a lot to our hosts, Edelweiss, Nelson, Paolo and Daniel from the UYOUG. You were so nice, so helpful, so hospitable – it made this event and our stay a very special thing! As usual you can download the slides from the Slides Download Center to the right (scroll down a bit, please). And as I enjoyed Montevideo a lot here are a few impressions: -Mike

OTN Tour South America: Uruguay, Argentina & Brazil

I really don’t look forward to a 20 hour trip in coach from Munich to Montevideo, Uruguay. But I’m looking forward to meet and see many tech folks in Montevideo, Buenos Aires and Sao Paolo during the next week. Roy and I will deliver a Hands-On-Lab in Montevideo on Monday and in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Plus presentations on Tuesday, Thursday and finally Saturday in Sao Paolo. Well, and our colleagues in Brazil have taken the chance to schedule 3 customer visits in Rio and Sao Paolo on Friday in between 🙂 After this week I will need a few…

Thanks to our User Groups in Panama, Costa Rica, and Mexico!

I just have a few moments in the airport to say “Thanks!” to the Oracle User Groups in Panama, Costa Rica, and Mexico for a great series of events last week. Your hospitality was wonderful, and I appreciate the work that goes into organizing and running events like these. And thanks especially to everybody who  came to learn about the variety of topics: Database Upgrades, Oracle Database 12c, Hadoop, EBS, Enterprise Manager, and more. Mike and I are looking forward to the OTN Tour events next week in Montevideo, Buenos Aires, and São Paulo!

OTN Tour Latin America 2013

While Mike is in Shanghai for OOW, I’ll be participating in the 2013 OTN Tour in Latin America. This week includes events in Panama, Costa Rica, and Mexico where I will have two sessions at each: Migrate and Consolidate your Databases using Data Pump What ́s New in Database Upgrade Both Mike and I will be participating in the August events in Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil as well. But if you can’t make it to these or other upcoming events, the slides are ready for download!

Mile High … Collaborate 2013 in Denver

Collaborate 2013 is almost over – we are running our final Hands-On-Lab session right now in the Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. For those seeking for the Hands-On-Lab Instructions for our session please be patient until Oracle Database 12c gets released. As soon as this happens we’ll offer you the HOL Instructions plus many more information about Oracle Database 12c and the different upgrade and migration paths. Denver apparently has become my no.3 US city – not only because the mountains are so close by. But the city itself is really worth a visit 🙂 Please find some impressions below…