UKOUG 20 – Move to ADB – For Experts and Beginners




Dec 1, 2020 – 15:00h GMT – 16:00h CET


I will cover all the potential paths into ADB. It’s no rocket science. But with the ALWAYS FREE TIER available, this maybe even useful for your apart from your current job. Whatever data you have, Excel, CSV, or entire databases. We will showcase how to efficiently and quickly upload your data.

SQL Developer Web, SQL Developer, Data Pump, SQL Loader, MV2ADB and more – and we’ll showcase everything. So you can choose the best solution for your own purpose.

No marketing involved – we won’t sell you …

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OOW London 2020 – Upgrade Talk and more

Since last year we organize regional Oracle Open World conferences. Not as big as the one in San Francisco (or in Las Vegas this and the following years), but still an exciting event. And for me, it will be the first time in a week to attend and speak at OOW London. Let me give you a very quick overview on our OOW London 2020 – Upgrade Talk and more.

OOW London 2020 - Upgrade Talk and more

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Upgrade Best Practices – Thursday, Feb 13 – 13:50-14:25h – Arena B – Zone 2

No idea who has cut down the tech …

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UKOUG TechFest 2019 in Brighton – Dec 1-4, 2019

Time really flies. As every year in November. Right after DOAG, there’s very little time for me to recharge batteries. And once I take a deep breath, I will sit in another airplane and fly to … England. No worries, I won’t do any political jokes. This is not necessary these days. And this is a techie blog. But I’m very happy that I don’t have to do any special preparation to visit UKOUG TechFest 2019 in Brighton – Dec 1-4, 2019.

UKOUG TechFest 2019 in Brighton - Dec 1-4, 2019

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To be honest, I know not much about Brighton. Except …

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UKOUG Tech18 : See you there!

It’s time for my (and our) final conference this year: UKOUG in Liverpool. Liverpool? Yeah … the city of The Reds and The Blues (and Sunday is Merseyside derby time). The city of the greatest pop band ever, the Beatles. And well, the city which has an airport you can’t really fly into. But hey, UKOUG Tech18: See you there! Hopefully, when I’ll make it šŸ˜‰

But as usual, thanks to all the people involved into this great conference. I know how much work it is – and how much of your free time you put into that. Many thanks …

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UKOUG Tech 18

UKOUG TECH 2018 in Liverpool

3.-5. December 2018


Title: Oracle Database Upgrade Fallback Strategies In Action
Speakers: Mike DietrichOracle ; Roy SwongerOracle
Session: Database 4 – Default Location, 04/12/2018, 12:35 – 13:20
Title: Upgrade Hundreds of Databases Unattended with the new Auto-Upgrade
Speakers: Mike DietrichOracle ; Roy SwongerOracle
Session: Database 3 – Default Location, 05/12/2018, 09:55 – 10:40

Besides this, these are Roy Swonger’s sessions where I’m co-presenting:

Title: Upgrade to Oracle Database 18c: Live & Uncensored!
Speakers: Roy SwongerOracle; Mike DietrichOracle
Session: Database 2
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UKOUG Conference TECH17 in Birmingham

UKOUG Conference TECH17 in Birmingham

UKOUG Conference TECH17 in Birmingham – Picture Source: http://tech17.ukoug.org/

The year is almost over – and I’m looking forward to my final conference this year, UKOUG Conference TECH17 in Birmingham. It will be my third UKOUG and I’m happy that the organizers have selected two of my talks.

UKOUG Conference TECH17 in Birmingham

I will present on Monday and Wednesday:

  • Upgrade to Oracle 12.2 – Real World Cases
    Monday, 04-DEC-2017 – 09:00 – 09:50
    Hall 9
    A lot of customers waited for the availability of Oracle Database 12.2. And some brave ones did upgrade early to Oracle Database
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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, …

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UKOUG Tech 2015 – Summary & Slides

My first UKOUG Conference is over.

Actually it was over yesterday already for me as I had to head back to Germany. I would have loved to stay a bit longer and pick more of the many excellent presentations. I visited a few – and all of them were great. It was a tough choice as there were too many interesting things going on at the same time. Only finding the right room was sometimes a bit of a challenge šŸ˜‰

And I would like to have met more and talked to more people. But time was very limited. I …

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UKOUG Tech 2015 – 3 Talks – Upgrades & Consolidation

UKOUG 2015- I'ma aSpeaker

UKOUG Tech 2015 Conference will begin on Monday, Dec 7, 2015. But there will be some activities on Sunday as well.

It will be my first time at UKOUG’s conference. It will happen in Birmingham/UK in the ICC.

Looking forward to meet great customers, experts and colleagues.

I’m happy to be invited to deliver 3 talks:

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