Oracle Open World 2018 – Recap, Slides, Impressions – and a BIG THANK YOU!

Oracle Open World 2018 is over since two weeks now. And for me it was the by far busiest OOW ever. We had 4 presentations, 4 labs, 12 customer CVCs, several other customer appointments … and I wouldn’t want to miss a single one. It was a lot of work – but meeting with these customers, the discussions after the talks, at the hallways, at the lab, that is so important for us. With a distance of several thousand kilometers and 2 weeks, I’m writing Oracle Open World 2018 – Recap, Slides – and a BIG THANK YOU! Oracle Open…

OOW 2018: How to Migrate to Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud

And last but not least our forth talk at OOW 2018: How to Migrate to Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud on Tuesday, Oct 23 at a fairly late slot at 5:45 p.m. (or 17:45h) as well in Moscone West 3004. What is this talk all about? It’s about the Oracle Autonomous Database cloud. But not so much about the Cloud offering itself. There are other talks covering this topic. We are the upgrade and migration guys. Hence, in this talk my boss, Roy Swonger and my PM mate Bill Beauregard will demonstrate you in a live demo how to migrate your…

OOW 2018: Cloud Migration from AIX to ExaCC – for DBAs and managers

Yes, OOW starts next week. And I’d like to introduce the third of our 4 talks. And let me say upfront about this talk at OOW 2018: Cloud Migration from AIX to ExaCC – for DBAs and managers. This is not the usual “cloud” talk 🙂 The official title is: Oracle Database Cloud Migration: Fast, Simple, Universal. Well, we should discuss the “simple“. But that’s why you want to see this talk. It will happen on Thursday, 9:00 a.m.. Hence, remember to leave the party the night before not too late. You need to be awake when you visit our talk…

OOW2018: The new AutoUpgrade for the Oracle Database

As I wrote the other day, OOW 2018 is not too far away anymore. And if you’d like to see something really new, something which can really really ease your database upgrades in the near future, then you may visit our first talk right on Monday morning at OOW2018: The new AutoUpgrade for the Oracle Database. What is this talk all about? First of all, let me emphasize that we don’t do marketing. We would like to introduce you to a brand new tool we’ll currently have in beta operation at selected customers. And which we’ll release in the new…

OOW 2018 is coming – and we’ll have 4 talks and 4 labs

OOW 2018 is coming – and we’ll have 4 talks and 4 labs. We are excited and look forward to a very busy OOW. And those who say, OOW is marketing only, please come by to our talks and visit our labs to find out that we don’t do marketing. OOW 2018 is coming – and we’ll have 4 talks and 4 labs Oracle Open World 2018 will be a busy conference for us. And we are so happy to have customers talking with us in each of our 4 talks. In addition, we’ll have a Hands-On Lab every day…

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 large…

OOW 2017 – Slides Download: Migrate to the Oracle Cloud

Thanks for coming to Roy’s and Julian Dontcheff‘s presentation about How to migrate to the Oracle Cloud – 13 different techniques and customer experiences on Tuesday at Oracle Open World 2017. The talk was very well attended, I saw many people taking pictures and notes. OOW 2017 – Slides Download: Migrate to the Oracle Cloud Personally I liked the talk a lot as it gives a very good (and very rare) complete overview on techniques how to migrate to the Oracle Cloud, advantages, use cases, database versions, where to use it. This all garnished with the experience Accenture has –…

OOW 2017 – Slides Download: Upgrade to Oracle 12.2 – Customer Cases

Thank you for coming by to our talk at Oracle Open World 2017: Upgrade to Oracle Database 12.2 – Customer Cases. It was a pleasure to have so many people attending. And I’m really proud about the support we’ve had by Alain Fuhrer and Paolo Kreth from Swiss Mobiliar Insurance and Daniel Overby Hansen from Danish SimCorp. As we promised, we did no marketing. Only real customers with real environments. All on Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 live and in production. Alain was with me on stage and he did a fantastic job showcasing Mobiliar’s project about upgrading over 300 databases to…

Oracle Open World 2017: Must see sessions for UPGRADE / MIGRATION / CONSOLIDATION

Just a few days to go … I’ll be on my way to San Francisco soon for my tenth or eleventh Oracle Open World Conference 2017 soon. And I look forward to it. Roy has compiled a Focus-On document for Oracle Open World 2017: Must see sessions for UPGRADE / MIGRATION / CONSOLIDATION Upgrades Migrations Consolidation with Multitenant Patching The new release model Our talks and labs of course Oracle Open World 2017: Must see sessions for UPGRADE / MIGRATION / CONSOLIDATION Please find the Focus-On Upgrades and Migrations page here: https://events.rainfocus.com/widget/oracle/oow17/1505826559931001NQPG Register for our talks and labs at OOW…

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

Time 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 Click here to access our sessions and labs directly in…

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…

OOW 2016: Where are the slides? And the lab?

OOW16 is not over yet. Still one day to go. Or walk. My average walking distance per day so far is almost 11km per day or 13500 steps according to my cell phone. We’ve had one talk so far, our “Upgrade and Migrate to Oracle Database 12.2 – Live and Uncensored” on Monday, 3 of 4 Hands-On-Labs, all fully sold out – and tomorrow we’ll have the final lab and the 2nd presentation “Ensure Performance Stability When Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c” in Moscone South 302 at 9:30am. Today I just realized that the “wonderful” OOW iPhone app does not…

OOW16 – Focus on Upgrade / Migrate / Consolidate

Almost ready to fly out – just have to pack my suitcase. And looking forward to an exiting Oracle Open World 2016 Conference in San Francisco. If you are interested in a selection of really useful presentations, labs and meetups around Upgrade / Migration (incl DMU) / Consolidation and the Optimizer in Oracle Database 12c please see this Focus On document with links to the presentations of people we know, customers we have worked with – and of course our talks as well. Click on the picture above or use this link. Furthermore please find to highly recommended customer presentations…

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…

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 – 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  … 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 😉 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…

Focus on Database Upgrade at OpenWorld 2013

If you are going to Oracle OpenWorld in September, you might be overwhelmed by the sheer number of sessions throughout the week. For those with an interest in database upgrade, I have prepared a Focus on Database Upgrade listing that lays out the sessions, demos, and hands-on lab for this area. Here is the listing thus far (NOTE: the list of sessions could change, so please check the document link at the start of OOW for the most current information!). GENERAL SESSIONS Monday, Sep 23, 2013 General Session: Oracle Database 12c—Engineered for Clouds and Big Data Andrew Mendelsohn, Oracle 10:45…

OOW Shanghai – July 22-25, 2013

Sunday night I will start another journey and board the plane towards Shanghai. OOW will start on Tuesday, July 22, with the Hands-On-Lab Best Practices for Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c followed by a presentation Migrate and Consolidate onto Oracle Database 12c on Wednesday, July 23. Presentation: Migrate and Consolidate Databases onto Oracle Database 12c Wednesday, Jul 24, 15:15 – 16:15 – 上海世博中心 – 上海厅(蓝厅) Hands-On-Lab: Best Practices for Upgrading Oracle Database Instances Tuesday, Jul 23, 14:15 – 15:45 – 上海世博中心 – 411/412 室 Besides that there’s also an Upgrade Demo Pod where we can discuss your upgrade and migration…

Oracle Open World 2012 – Call for Papers 14-MAR-2012

Wow – this year it’s an early call. But yes, it’s time now to submit your papers for OOW 2012. Oracle Open World 2012 will happen again in San Francisco and will run from September 30 – October 5, 2012 at the Moscone Center. Customers and Partners are encouraged to submit their proposals until April 9, 2012 at 11:59pm PDT. You’ll find more information on the OOW’s 2012 Call For Papers page. We are looking forward to check out your session on database upgrades, migrations and projects. And feel free to contact us anytime 🙂 -Mike