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: – 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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Incremental Statistics Collection improved in Oracle 12c

Traveling right now through Asia. It was Beijing for 32 hours, Toyko for 24 hours – and now we are running an internal 2-day workshop with colleagues from Korea, New Zealand, India and some other countries in Seoul. And yesterday I had the pleasure to listen to Tom Kyte to his optimizer talk at the OTN Conference in Tokyo. And I learned a lot – as always when having the chance to listen to Tom, Graham Wood and the other great experts.

Oracle Database 11.1 offered a great new feature: Incremental Statistics CollectionΒ which helped a lot to …

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Beijing, Seoul – and OTN Tour Tokyo – just in one week

Uhhh … next week will be a tough traveling experience. 19870 km (12347 mi), all in cattle class on 4 different airlines.

I tried to avoid Lufthansa as they canceled recently flights I heavily relied on – with no reason! And there’s still a huge risk of announcing just their 9th strike within a year and a bit.

But I’m really looking forward to the workshops, to see all the colleagues, customers and of course some great friends. Roy and I will do two internal two-day workshops in Beijing and Seoul with each more than 50 participants – and …

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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 πŸ™‚ We’ll hope to meet you next time again!

And here are some impressions:

Osaka by Night

Silent Cooking in Tokyo

Mackerel πŸ™‚


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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