RMOUG Training Days 2018 in Denver – Recap

The Rocky Mountain User Group (RMOUG) Training Days 2018 are over. And I’d like to say THANK YOU with a short RMOUG Training Days 2018 in Denver – Recap. RMOUG Training Days 2018 in Denver – Recap First of all a BIG Thank You to the organizers. I’d bet this was a lot of hard work to organize such a huge event with so many excellent presentations in parallel streams, the exhibitor space, the food and everything else. And it really was worth to take to long flight from Munich to Denver (11 hrs – but luckily non-stop). Denver welcomed…

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

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…

OTN Tour South America 2017: Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil

Time flies – and the OTN Tour South America 2017: Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil is over for me. I’m back home. OTN Tour South America 2017: Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil But Id like to thank many people. It was an awesome tour again. I participated for the forth time. And I learned a lot again. From customers who discussed their upgrades and migrations with me. From the other presenters who did a terrific job. A very big Thank You to all the people who organized the events. I liked it a lot. And you deserve a lot of credits for…

Upgrade to Oracle Database 12.2 – Slides are available

The workshops in Brussels and Utrecht were awesome with great audience – I enjoyed both events a lot. And thanks for your patience with my voice and the microphone issues we’ve had in Brussels before lunch. I promised the workshop slides – and here they are, ready for download: Upgrade, Migrate and Consolidate to Oracle Database 12.2 and the Cloud Please be aware: It’s the first drop of the slides, not everything has been updated yet for Oracle Database 12.2, and of course there are no 12.2 customer examples in the slides yet. But as usual, if you plan to…

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 Nürnberg 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…

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…

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!…

New version of the UPGRADE 12c SLIDE DECK available

Good news – finally we publish a new version of our big upgrade/migrate/consolidate slide deck: Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c And don’t be scared – we reached now the 600 slide count 😉 New topics included (and subject to more extension within the next weeks) are: Why you seriously can’t wait for Oracle Database 12.2.0.2 Unicode Migration with DMU Migrate into the Cloud  Single Tenant RMAN incremental backups speeding up Full Transportable Export/Import and many more … Sorry that we didn’t keep track in the “Change Log” at the end of the deck. But there were simply too…

New version of the BIG 12c SLIDE DECK available

I’m not on vacation right now. I’m just very busy traveling between customer onsite visits, customer meetings and workshops, internal and external workshops, testing sessions … and so on … A lot of stuff has been stacked up in my inbox regarding changes in Oracle 12c, changed behavior – and thanks for your inputs. I will blog on it as soon as I have understood the issue and the solution – so plenty of stuff should come in the next weeks 😉 Just end of last week Roy and I uploaded a new version of our BIG slide deck –…

REPLAY and Slides for Webcast “Why Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c” for ISVs/Partners – Apr 2015

Thanks for attending today’s webcast about “Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c – and why you should upgrade”. Please access the slides via this link: Webcast Slides – Why Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c And for those who couldn’t participate here’s the replay of the 45 minute Webcast: REPLAY Webcast “Why Upgrade to Oracle 12c” Thanks 🙂 –Mike  

New Slide Decks Uploaded:
Upgrade/Migrate/Consolidate to Oracle 12c and
Parallel Multitenant Upgrade Internals

It’s time for a few updates and slide uploads 🙂 And thanks again to all the great people in Madrid earlier this week. It was a fantastic day – I enjoyed it a lot and wish you all successful upgrades and migrations 🙂 What’s new? A refreshed version of our huge Oracle Database 12c “Upgrade, Migrate & Consilidate” slide deck. Now with 530 slides – kudos to Tom Kyte who gave me a lot of food for thought after his excellent talk at the DB TECH SHOWCASE 2014 TOKYO. I had to add a few slides later on making it…

Slides for the OTN LAOUC 2014 Tour

Roy has done the OTN Tour 2014 in Brazil, Peru and Chile this week – and I will fly out on the weekend towards Argentina to present at the OTN Tour in Buenos Aires, and afterwards in Montevideo in Uruguay. In case you would like to download the slide decks (even though we would recommend to download the big slide deck) please find them in the Slides Download Center to the right. Hitchhiker’s Guide to Upgrades Multitenant in the Real World Data Pump News 12c CU next week (if I can unfold my legs after an almost 14 hour flight with…

New version of the UPGRADE 12c SLIDE DECK available

Oh … it took a while … but we’ve tried to include a bit of the new Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 stuff into the slides. And we had to refresh them to the new template which looks nice but is a bit strange to handle 😉 So please find the new revised slide deck about: Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c ready for download. -Roy & Mike

New Slides + Workshop Recap:
Luxembourg, Brussels, Vienna, Geneva & Baden

The first 5 of a long workshop run are over. Thanks for coming in, your patience for hundreds of slides and plenty of new (and some old) stuff. I really enjoyed seeing you and talking to you in Luxembourg, Brussels, Vienna, Geneva and Baden in the last 3 weeks. And credits go to my colleagues Bernd Jodocy, Johan Vanden Bossche, Erwin Sulzgruber, Roger Wullschleger, Christiane Schlüter and all the others for setting up the events so well, did the inviations, assisted before, during and after the workshops – and gave me taxi rides between airports and locations. Thanks again for…

Some impressions from Australia

Being again in Australia was – again – a great experience. If only traveling to Down Under wouldn’t take this long … 🙂 But thanks to everybody who showed up – and sorry to those which got a “Sorry, it’s sold out already!” message. It was pure fun to talk to you and we’ll hope to get a lot of people to move onwards to Oracle 12c as soon as possible. Don’t forget: 11.2 will go out of Premier Support in less than 12 months from now on. Of course we’ll return one day – and certainly our colleagues from…

New Version of Slide Deck available:
Upgrade/Migrate/Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c

Finally … we refreshed our entire Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c slide deck. And hey, it has not even 460 slides right now 😉 We changed a lot – not only the format to 16×9 but also a lot of the content. It’s not entirely 12c – so everybody interested still in Oracle Database 11.2 will find a lot of useful information in it. Click on the slide to download the entire presentation as PDF Download it from this location: Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c [30MB PDF] -Mike PS: Roy and I are both…

New version of the huge Upgrade to 11.2 slides uploaded

It took a while to create a new and corrected version of the huge (sorry … now over 500 slides) Upgrade and Migration to Oracle Database 11.2 slide deck. But you’ll find it to the right in the Slides Download Center. As we will start with a new deck for the upcoming Oracle Database 12c slide set the old one may not see changes anymore from now on. And thanks a lot to everybody who has been helped to correct typos, syntax or naming errors and highlighted topics or misbehavior of the database we haven’t seen before 🙂 -M.

Behaviour Changes Oracle 8i to 11.2 + New Features Oracle 11.2 + refreshed Upgrade and Migration Slides

We have uploaded refreshed and new slide sets: Refreshed: Upgrade and Migration to Oracle Database 11.2 New: Oracle Database 11.2 New Features Overview New: Behaviour Changes between Oracle 8i and Oracle 11.2 Please note: This is not a 100% complete summary but it will give you a rough overview about parameter and dictionary changes from release to release plus a summary of documented behaviour changes. Sources were the release notes, the documentation, MOS notes and some others.

New version of the slides “Upgrade & Migrate to Oracle Database 11.2” available for download now

A new and revised version of the slides for the Upgrade & Migrate to Oracle Database 11.2 is available now for download including some corrections and additions. The Japanese version of the slides for today’s workshop in Osaka will follow soon. おおきに!