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…

Lufthansa – 14th pilot strike in 2 years – lovely :-(

I don’t blame anybody. Really, I don’t. But nevertheless this is awkward. Source: Facebook – https://scontent.fmuc2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15193604_10210663792047910_5774221704440071551_n.jpg?oh=99f7242c9283bf664db779354d594b3b&oe=58B51EA1 I’ve got affected by the most recent – the 14th (!!!) in two years – strike of the Lufthansa pilots. And not for the first time. I’ve had my share of strike experience already quite often in the past years with my main airline carrier. Last week I had a hard time to reschedule my flight to Brussels, and I’ve got stuck in the Netherlands the other day as the workers union VC who’s taking care on the belongings of estimated 5400 Lufthansa pilots…

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 NĂĽrnberg 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…

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

October 2016 Proactive BP got replaced

Just received a message from Oracle Support this early morning as I did install the Proactive Bundle Patch from October 2016 into my Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 environment saying: Dear Oracle Customer, You are receiving this email because our recordsindicate you downloaded the following patch: Patch number: 24448103 Release: DB Proactive Bundle 12.1.0.2.161018 Platform: Linux x86-64 This patch has been replaced and is now available for download. Please review section 1.1 of the following My Oracle Support note for further technical details and instructions: Note: 2171506.1 – Oracle Database Proactive Patch 12.1.0.2.161018 Known Issues Issue found: SCAN Listener or local listener…

October 2016 PSU and BP – Database Patching?

What will you get when you download the most recent Oracle Database PSU or BP from October 2016? MOS Note: 1683799.1 – 12.1.0.2 Patch Set – Availability and Known Issues is not entirely clear. Therefore lets shed some light … The Matrix This matrix in MOS Note: 1683799.1 tells you about the availability of PSUs and BPs for a regular database installation (non-RAC, non-Exadata). But it doesn’t clearly tell you what’s included – and the names being used aren’t very revealing either. Non Exadata Non RAC   Document Description Rolling RAC Patch Download Note:24448103.8 12.1.0.2.161018 Database Proactive Bundle Patch (Oct…

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…

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…

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…

July 2016 – Proactive BPs and PSUs are available

Last night the July 2016 patches got released Not all of them actually. In case you miss AIX, Intel Solaris and zLinux versions those should be available by Friday, July 22, 2016. See the Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory July 2016 for further details, and especially the Database announcement on MOS. What’s new, what’s important? First of all the renaming of DBIM and Exadata Bundle Patches into PROACTIVE BUNDLE PATCHES is now settled in more MOS notes. 2.1 Database patch for Engineered Systems and Database In-Memory 12.1.0.2 renamed to “Proactive Bundle Patch 12.1.0.2” Starting from Apr2016 onwards the prior Database…

Silence for some weeks?

You may wonder why I haven’t posted many things in the past weeks. Or why I haven’t replied to your comments yet. The few posts were pre-written – and I took off for a few weeks and traveled on the West Coast of the US from San Francisco towards the north. So while I’m writing new content and answering your comments and building up a new hands-on lab for our upcoming workshops let me share some pictures with you – fully off-topic of course 🙂 Plenty of clouds in Northern California Coast north of SF Redwood NP Orgeon Mnt Hood…

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 DĂĽsseldorf, 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…

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

GrĂĽezi alle miteinand! There are just a few seats open for the Upgrade / Migrate /Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c workshop on March 2, 2016 in ZĂĽrich 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 ZĂĽrich / Switzerland at Swisscom (Schweiz) AG, Binzring 17, 8045 ZĂĽrich Workshop language will be German, slides will be in English. Looking forward to meet you there! –Mike