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. But the many mails and comments we consistently get demonstrate your interest. We will continue to report about things related to upgrades and migrationsĀ and performance and testing and the cloud and … and … and regarding Oracle Database 12c…

Best Albums in 2015

Yes, from time to time I write something fully off-topic. If you look for tech stuff please scroll down just a bit šŸ˜‰ I love listen to music. Every day. Especially when I travel my two friends (Pono Player and B&O H6 Headphones) are always with me. And at home I have a decent stereo system in my man’s cave. But this blog post is not meant about gear, it’s meant about music released in 2015. When I look at “Best Record of the Year” in terms of popularity or sells I always get a bit scared. So please take…

DOAG Conference 2015 – My Talks

Guess how I realize that it’s just 4 weeks and a bit towards Christmas? When DOAG (German Oracle User Group) Conference is happening in my hometown NĆ¼rnberg in mid November every year. And this year’s DOAG may be my 14th DOAG Conference as far as I remember. Really looking forward to is as it is THE SPOT to meet with many German customers, some of them good friends, many many familiar faces, the DOAG leaders who all do a fantastic job – and I’ll have the chance to see a lot of great presentations and learn a lot from experts,…

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 –Ā 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 Ā … 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 šŸ˜‰ 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…

Some Seoul Impressions – 09/2015

A very intense week in Seoul, Korea, is over – and Roy and I both returned a bit sick šŸ˜‰ The pleasures of traveling … But thanks to all our colleagues who did all the orga work, to everybody who traveled from near and far to our 2 day internal workshop (and I stillĀ remember many names šŸ™‚ – it was great fun to spend those two days with all of you) – and of course the the customers and partners we’ve had the pleasure either to visit or come to our workshop. Upgrade is in your hands now – just…

Upcoming Upgrade Workshops in Prague and Bucharest

I’ve just returned from a work intense week from Seoul, South Korea – and there are upcoming Upgrade / Migrate /Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c workshops already on my radar – and both are almost booked out completely. So if you are either based in the Prague or the Bucharest region you may quickly sign up (and show up as well) šŸ™‚ Upgrade / Migrate / Consolidate to Oracle Database 12cWednesday, October, 7, 2015 Prague, Czech Republic @Oracle Czech Registration Link is here Upgrade / Migrate / Consolidate to Oracle Database 12cTuesday, October 13, 2015 Bucharest, Romania @Oracle Romania Registration…

REPLAY and Slides for Webcast “Why Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c” for ISVs/Partners – Apr 2015

Thanks for attending today’s webcast about “Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c – and why you should upgrade”. Please access the slides via this link: Webcast Slides – Why Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c And for those who couldn’t participate here’s the replay of the 45 minute Webcast: REPLAY Webcast “Why Upgrade to Oracle 12c” Thanks šŸ™‚ –Mike  

Upgrade Workshop incl Hands-On in Vienna/Austria on April 9./10. – still some seats available :-)

Just in case you’ll would like to participate in an Upgrade and Migration Workshop including Hands-On in the area in and around Vienna, Austria šŸ™‚ I’ll deliver an Upgrade workshop in the Oracle Office (IZD-Tower, 3. Stock – Wagramer StraƟe 19 – 1223 Wien) next week on April 9 and 10. It will include Hands-On so you’ll have to bring your laptop with Oracle Virtual Box installed and roughly 40 GB of free space to copy an image into your environment. Just in case you’d like to participate … here’s the registration link which has more details about the agenda…

Upgrade Workshops coming in March in North America

The days are getting longer, the snow is still getting deeper, and the upgrade workshops keep coming in North America! Remember that you can always go to http://events.oracle.comĀ and plug in a keyword of “upgrade” to find upcoming live events. Roy will be the speaker at some of these events, while others will be delivered by some of our top presales technical folks like Dan Wittry: March 5:Ā Oracle 12c DatabaseĀ UpgradeĀ Seminar-Detroit (Troy, MI) March 11:Ā Oracle Database 12cĀ UpgradeĀ Seminar – Omaha (La Vista, NE) March 12:Ā Oracle Database 12cĀ UpgradeĀ Seminar – Redwood Shores, CAĀ Sold out! March 17:Ā Oracle 12c DatabaseĀ UpgradeĀ Seminar-Calgary March 19:Ā Oracle Database 12cĀ UpgradeĀ Seminar – Seattle (Bellevue,…

Upcoming Upgrade Workshops Jan/Feb 2015

The new year will start with a good bunch of Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c workshops in Japan, USA, Canada and Europe: January 20, 2015 Tokyo, Japan Oracle Database 12cĀ UpgradeĀ Seminar including Hands-On for Partners by invitation only February 04, 2015 Irving (Dallas), TX USA Oracle Database 12cĀ UpgradeĀ SeminarĀ – Dallas Register . February 05, 2015 Houston, TX USA Oracle Database 12cĀ UpgradeĀ Seminar – Houston Register . February 09, 2015 Bratislava, Slovakia Oracle 12c DatabaseĀ UpgradeĀ Seminar – Bratislava Register . February 10, 2015 Budapest, Hungary Oracle 12cĀ UpgradeĀ Seminar Budapest Register . February 10, 2015 Reston, VA USA Oracle 12cĀ UpgradeĀ Seminar Reston Register . February…

Happy New Year, Complete with New Upgrade Workshops!

With the New Year arriving in a couple of days, it is a good time to flip the page on the calendar and make plans to attend an Oracle Database Upgrade workshop! The first two workshops will be: Denver on Wednesday, January 7 (register here) Chicago on Thursday, January 8 (register here) I hope to see you (and you…and you too!) at one of these events next week!