Slides and Recap – DOAG 2017 and UKOUG 2017

Thanks for your patience. I have received a good amount of calls, emails and messages in the past weeks when the slides for DOAG and UKOUG will be available. And they are now including the “New Release and Patching Model” talk. Find slides and recap – DOAG 2017 and UKOUG 2017 here.

Recap DOAG 2017 and UKOUG 2017

Wow – the year is almost over. Time flies. Time for a quick recap of the last two conferences I attended and spoke at in 2017: DOAG and UKOUG.

DOAG 2017

Slides and Recap - DOAG 2017 and UKOUG 2017

DOAG (German Oracle User Group Conference) is always very special to …

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October 2017 RU, RUR, BP and PSU are available

It’s October 17, 2017. And the October 2017 RU, RUR, BP and PSU are available for download.

The most important links

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The Risk Matrix

Find the Risk Matrix here:

October 2017 RU, RUR, BP and PSU are available

Risk Matrix for the Oracle Database Server – October 2017

Database RU, RUR, BP and PSU – October 2017

To access the RU, RUR, BP and PSU for the Oracle Database Server you will have to logon to MyOracle Support:

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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 …

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

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

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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.

Collaborate 2017 - Las Vegas

See you at Collaborate Conference 2017 in Las Vegas

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 then please step in as I will do it live on stage as well for those you …

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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.

Blizzard mapAs 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
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Thanks for the Workshops in Vancouver and Calgary

BC Stadiumn Vancover

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 …

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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

As always we hope to fill the rooms
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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 Football Stadium

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:


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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 to

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
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DOAG Noon2Noon – Upgrade/Multitenant – 2.-3.2.2017

++++++ Sorry – this is a German event only thus I will write in German ++++++


DOAG Noon2Noon

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

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Happy New Year!

A Happy New Year 2017 to all of you!

Thanks for visiting our blog quite often – we promise to keep that level of technical information in the new year as well. But let me review some things and give you an outlook for 2017.


2016 was an exciting year in terms of technology. Oracle moves strongly towards more and more cloud offerings – and Oracle Database 12.2 got released in the Oracle DBaaS Cloud as well. Roy and I did a good number of workshops internally with our Support and Presales people all over the world. And some …

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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
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