September is CONFERENCE month – back to reality

There was a bit of silence on the blog – well, I needed a deep breath and plenty of fresh air on the most beautiful German island. And now it’s time to dig in again. And I realized that I won’t have many “office” days this month. September is CONFERENCE month – back to reality.

September is CONFERENCE month - back to reality

POUG – Polish Oracle User Group 2019 in Wrozlaw

September is CONFERENCE month - back to reality

When? September 6-7, 2019

Where? Wrozlaw, Poland – Kino Home Horyzonty

Why? Because if you’ve never been there, you won’t understand why everybody wants to be there. Check out the agenda: https://poug.org/en/edycja/poug-2019/ – in two days …

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Korea and Japan visit – Recap, Thank You and Impressions!

A week ago, Roy and I returned from a 1+ week trip to Korea and Japan. It was wonderful but of course strenuous (as always). As today is a public holiday in many European countries including Germany I’d like to take the chance and write a non-technical short article about our Korea and Japan visit – Recap and Thank You!

Korea and Japan visit – Recap and Thank You!

I love both countries. Not only the countries, the food and the things to see, but of course the people. It’s such a pleasure to work with colleagues and customers in …

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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
Oracle Database 12c Upgrade Seminar
including Hands-On for Partners
by invitation only
February 04, 2015
Irving (Dallas), TX
Oracle Database 12c Upgrade Seminar – Dallas
February 05, 2015
Houston, TX
Oracle Database 12c Upgrade Seminar – Houston
February 09, 2015
Oracle 12c Database Upgrade Seminar – Bratislava
February 10, 2015
Oracle 12c Upgrade Seminar Budapest
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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 …

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Excellent Source of Upgrade Information in Japanese

If you are a regular reader of this blog you will know that we have enjoyed our visits to Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto immensely. We work very closely with our colleagues in Japan, and I would like to highlight a website that will be extremely useful to anybody who can read Japanese. The site is oracledatabase.jp/upgrade. Here is a screenshot:

Screenshot of Oracle Japan site for database upgrade information

With plenty of good information from web articles to white papers, this site is a terrific resource for our Japanese partners and customers!…

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Some impressions …

Thanks again to our colleagues of Oracle Japan for the (as always) excellent organization of our journey to Japan in December 2011. And thanks to all the customers and colleagues we’ve met and which did visit the workshops 🙂 We’ll hope to meet you next time again!

And here are some impressions:

Osaka by Night

Silent Cooking in Tokyo

Mackerel 🙂


Yes … Otoro and Maguro … delicious!!!

Okonomiyaki – also VERY delicious!!!

Fuji-san in the morning

Ginko Trees in Tokyo

Kyoto – Kinkaku-Ji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion)

Beautiful gardens at Kinkaku-Ji in Kyoto
(the picture doesn’t reflect

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