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…

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 Collection which helped a lot to make stats collection…

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 we’ll…

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…

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!