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Oracle Legend Bryn Llewellyn on Distributed, Cloud-Native Databases

Tue, 2020-06-23 13:12
Bryn Llewellyn has run PL/SQL and Edition-Based Redefinition at Oracle for more than a decade and we are incredibly happy to have him as our next speaker!



Cloud-native databases are coming out of age. They are open source and high performance. They are built on the shared nothing architecture, have linear write scalibility, low read latency and built-in fault tolerance. And now they are even compatibale with PostgreSQL.

Attend the webinar by the Oracle legend Bryn Llewellyn and learn how distributed databases can help you in your daily work.
Categories: Development

Introduction to Apache Kafka

Tue, 2020-06-02 13:03
Apache Kafka is a product that should be in every IT professional's toolbox.

Attend the webinar by developer advocate Ricardo Ferreira and learn how to use Kafka in your daily work


About the Webinar:

The use of distributed streaming platforms is becoming increasingly popular among developers, but have you ever wondered why?
Part Pub/Sub messaging system, partly distributed storage, partly CEP-type event processing engine, the usage of this type of technology brings a whole new perspective on how developers capture, store, and process events. This talk will explain what distributed streaming platforms are and how it can be a game changer for modern data architectures. We'll discuss the road in IT that led to the need of this type of platform, the current state of Apache Kafka, as well as scenarios where this technology can be implemented.


About the Presenter:
Ricardo is a Developer Advocate at Confluent, the company founded by the original co-creators of Apache Kafka. He has over 22 years of experience working with software engineering and specializes in service-oriented architecture, big data, cloud, and serverless architecture. Prior to Confluent, he worked for other vendors, such as Oracle, Red Hat, and IONA Technologies, as well as several consulting firms. While not working he enjoys grilling steaks on his backyard with his family and friends, where he gets the chance to talk about anything that is not IT related. Currently, he lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, and son.
Categories: Development

Machine Learning for Oracle Professionals

Tue, 2020-05-26 17:00

In this webinar, Oracle ACE Director Craig Shallahamer will introduce you to the world of applied Machine Learning from an Oracle Professional (DBA/Developer/Manager) perspective. This includes understanding what ML is, why use it and why now.

He will demonstrate how to create an automated anomalous performance detection system. He'll use industry standard Python with its ML libraries and Jupyter Notebooks. You will be able to download and do everything he does in this webinar!


If you have ever wondered how ML can be applied in an IT environment, you don't want to miss this webinar.



Categories: Development

How to Improve Oracle Performance with NVM

Mon, 2020-05-18 13:26
Non-Volatile Memory hardware is a technology that every Oracle customer must know about. Attend the webinar by Yaron Dar and find out how you can improve the performance of yoru Oracle database with NVM.

Covered topics:
  • - Proof points, best practices, and guidelines for achieving peak performance for Oracle workloads with NVMe and Storage Class Memory.
  • - Maintaining high availability through disasters with Oracle Extended RAC (demo)
  • - Achieving amazing data reduction and storage efficiency for Oracle databases.

Register at: http://www.prohuddle.com/webinars/yarondar/oracle_performance.php


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Centrally Managed Users in Oracle (MS Active Directory)

Tue, 2020-05-05 18:09
Attend the webinar by Oracle ACE Simon Pane and learn how to integrate Microsoft Active Directory with the Oracle database.

About the Webinar
This presentation details the advantages of using Centrally Managed Users (CMU) over the previous technologies, covers the installation/set-up process, and gives practical examples and use cases for organizations to leverage and benefit from the simplified integration of database user management (authentication and authorization) with Active Directory (AD).
An exciting new feature of Oracle Database 18c and 19c is "Centrally Managed Users" (CMU). This, for the first time, allows for simple and complete user management integration with Active Directory. No additional licenses required!
Previously, Oracle Enterprise User Security (EUS) and Oracle Unified Directory (OUD) was needed as an intermediate component bridging the Oracle Database to Active Directory. While EUS/OUD is still present and does offer some additional features and benefits, it's no longer required for database-AD user integration and management.

This webinar is sponsored by Gitora, the source control tool for the Oracle database.
Categories: Development

Practical Oracle SQL Webinar by ACE Director Kim Berg Hansan

Wed, 2020-04-08 14:26
ACE Director Kim Berg Hansen is the author of the book "Practical Oracle SQL, Mastering the Full Power of Oracle Database".



Kim Berg Hansen is known to present complicated SQL features in a very accessible way to developers so that they can apply these features in their daily work.

In this webinar, Kim will present several SQL techniques, taken from his new book Practical Oracle SQL, and show you how you can apply them in real life scenarios.

Kim will cover the following topics:
  • Tree Calculations with Recursion (Recursive subquery factoring)
  • Functions Defined Within SQL (Functions in the WITH clause)
  • Answering Top-N Questions (Analytic ranking functions)
  • Rolling Sums to Forecast Reaching Minimums (Analytic window clause, recursive subquery factoring, model clause)
  • Merging Date Ranges (Row pattern matching MATCH_RECOGNIZE)
Categories: Development

Oracle Database + Git = Gitora 4

Thu, 2020-04-02 15:17

We are happy to announce the new version of Gitora, the version control tool for the Oracle Database.

Gitora 4 enables you to manage your entire Oracle code base with Git. New features in Gitora 4 include:
  • Push to and pull from repositories in GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket etc...
  • Simplified workflow and vastly improved working directory structure
  • SQL Developer Extension (Coming soon.)


Categories: Development

EnterpriseDB Postgres for Oracle Developers

Tue, 2018-09-11 11:22
EnterpriseDB Postgres is the only open source database in Gartner's Magic Quadrant and has virtually full feature parity with Oracle. Yet, very few of us know about it or use it. Let's change this.

Attend the webinar by two of the best people in EnterpriseDB world and learn how EDB Postgres can help you.

Register at this link.


About the Webinar:

The greatest roadblock that many organizations face in their technology transformation initiatives is their Oracle relationship. High costs and restrictive licensing are preventing many organizations from investing in strategic new data-driven initiatives that strengthen competitiveness.
Recognized by Gartner as the only open source database provider in the Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems, EDB Postgres is the leading database alternative to Oracle. With Oracle compatibility features and tools that support migrations, often in just hours or days, organizations reduce costs by 80% or more and can deploy the database anywhere without restriction.
In this webinar you’ll learn how:
  • - The EDB Postgres Platform supports Oracle’s PL/SQL and comes with enterprise-level management and diagnostic tools;

  • - EDB’s Oracle migration expertise and technology coupled with Destiny’s application migration expertise helps organizations migrate to Postgres;

  • - The EDB Postgres Platform significantly reduces an organizations TCO costs while still providing enterprise-level capabilities for business needs and applications.


Categories: Development

Patching E-Business Suite without Downtime

Wed, 2018-08-15 11:58

Downtime during upgrades can cause a lot of headaches to E-Business Suite customers. No more!

Attend the free webinar by Oracle ACE Associate and Chicago OUG President Alfredo Abate and learn how you can patch your EBS installations without any downtime.

Register at this link.


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Migrating Your Database to Oracle Cloud

Thu, 2018-06-14 22:47
Oracle Database Cloud is increasingly becoming an attractive option to run databases. However, moving all our data to the cloud still represents an interesting problem. Attend the free webinar by Oracle ACE Director and OCM Kamran Aghayev and learn the eight ways you can migrate your databases to the Oracle Cloud. Register at this link.


About the Webinar

Are you planning to move your on-premise database to Oracle Cloud? Are you looking for the best way to achieve it?
In this session Oracle Certified Master and ACE Director Kamran Agayev will show you how you can migrate your production database to Oracle Public Cloud using various methods such as data pump, cross platform transportable tablespaces with incremental backups, Data Guard, Golden Gate etc...
During the presentation Kamran will be present step by step guides for eight different practical migration scenarios that will help you migrate your database to the Oracle Cloud easily.

Categories: Development

All About Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud

Tue, 2018-05-08 00:06
Oracle has just released their Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Service (ADW). There is no one better to tell you all about it than the Senior Principal Product Manager Yasin Baskan who's been leading the project.


Attend the free webinar by ADW Senior Principal Product Manager Yasin Baskan on May 22nd and learn all about the Autonomous DWH Cloud from the people who created it.


About the Webinar

Oracle’s new cloud service, Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud, is now generally available. This is a fully-managed service that automates many day-to-day operations for DBAs and DWH developers.

We will talk about the functionality Autonomous Data Warehouse provides and go into details about the technical aspects of the service.

You will be able to learn how you can provision new databases, load data, and run queries. We will walk through the automated functionality like database configuration, security, backup and recovery, and performance. This session will provide you the information you need to start trying out the service.

Sign up for the webinar.

About the Presenter

Yasin has been with Oracle for nine years in different roles such as pre-sales and product management. Before working for Oracle, he had been an Oracle DBA in the financial industry starting with Oracle Database version 7.3. He has 20 years of IT and Oracle Database experience. Since 2014 he has been part of the data warehousing product management team at Oracle HQ.

In his current role, he is leading the Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud as the Senior Principal Product Manager.

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Categories: Development

CockroachDB for Oracle Professionals

Tue, 2018-04-10 19:05
Many Oracle DBA's are adding new databases to their toolbox. Oracle Certified Master Ronald Rood is one of them.


In this presentation, Ronald will talk about the success he had in implementing solutions with CockroachDB.
CockroachDB is a colud-native database built on the ideas of old SQL, combined with no SQL giving DBA's an entirely new SQL database. In this webinar Ronald will talk about:
  • What is CockroachDB? What problems is it good for?
  • How to get started?
  • How to setup a secure cluster where each node is open for read and for write.
  • How to connect client applications to the database in such a way that the loss of a node does not matter.
  • A quick explanation of how raft consensus ensures integrity.
  • How to use availability zones for even better availability.
Register now.
Categories: Development

Unit Testing for PL/SQL

Wed, 2018-03-07 14:48
Hi PL/SQL Developers! 
We all could use more units tests for our PL/SQL code. :-)
Attend the free webinar by utPLSQL lead architect Jacek Gebal and learn how to implement robust unit tests for PL/SQL using the free and open source utPLSQL unit testing framework. 

Register at: 
http://www.prohuddle.com/webinars/jacek/unit-testing-plsql.php

Categories: Development

Oracle Backup and Recovery in the Cloud

Tue, 2018-01-30 10:17
Attend our free webinar on February 13th and learn how you can implement a robust backup and recovery solution for your Oracle database running in the cloud.

About the Webinar:
A common misconception is that once you move your database to the cloud, you are done and data protection stops being your problem; it automatically backs itself up, recovers magically and of course it all happens securely. Sadly, nothing can be further from the truth.
In reality, the cloud opens up new opportunities but it also comes with its own challenges, especially when it comes to implementing a secure, reliable and fast database backup and recovery solution.
In this webinar you'll learn about how the cloud changes your database backup&recovery strategy and what solutions are available to you to use with your Oracle Database in the cloud.
Specifically, we'll cover the following topics:
  • Backup and recovery strategies for databases running in the cloud
  • Pros and cons of various backup and recovery strategies
  • How to do native, multi-cloud data protection
  • How to streamline and automate backups in the cloud to reduce costs and improve efficiency
We will also do a live demo with Oracle database running in the Amazon Cloud.



Categories: Development

Scaling Oracle using NVMe flash

Tue, 2017-11-21 07:37
Attend the free webinar by storage expert Venky Nagapudi and learn how to improve the performance of your Oracle Database using new storage technologies such as NVMe flash. 

About the Webinar
Growth in users and data put an ever-increasing strain on transactional and analytics platforms. With many options available to scale platforms, what are the considerations and what are others choosing? Vexata’s VP of Product Management, Venky Nagapudi covers how the latest in storage side technologies, like NVMe flash, can deliver both vast improvements in performance as well as drive down costs and complexity of platforms. He will also cover key use cases where storage-side solutions delivered amazing results for Vexata’s customers.
In this webinar, you will:
  • Hear real-world performance scaling use cases.
  • Review the pros & cons of common scaling options.
  • See specific results of choosing a storage-side solution.


About the Presenter


Venky Nagapudi has 20 years experience in engineering and product management in the storage, networking and computer industries. Venky led product management at EMC and Applied Microsystems. Venky also held engineering leadership roles at Intel, Brocade and holds 10 patents with an MBA from Haas business school at UC Berkeley, an MSEE from North Carolina State University, and a BSEE from IIT Madras.

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Categories: Development

Your DBA Career in the Age of Oracle Cloud

Wed, 2017-10-18 11:48
Attend the free webinar by Oracle ACE Director Craig Shallahamer and learn how the Oracle Cloud and the Oracle 18c autonomous database changes your role as an Oracle DBA.
About the Webinar
The cloud is a change that all Oracle DBAs must face. The cloud is here stay, and that means Oracle DBAs need to adapt or get out of the game. It makes no difference if you are a new Oracle DBA or retiring in five years, before us is one of the most significant changes you will ever face.

In this webinar, you'll learn what has happened, what is happening, what you can expect, and what you can do today to ensure you are positioned to thrive in a cloud world full of surprising and exciting opportunities.

Register at this link.
Categories: Development

Webinar: Version Control for the Oracle Database

Wed, 2017-09-20 14:36

Version control of tables and PL/SQL code in the Oracle Database has always been challenging. Database programmers lack the tools that make version control easy for developers who code with file based programming languages such as Java and JavaScript. In fact, this is one of the primary reasons why large software teams avoid schemas and writing code in the database.

In this presentation you will learn how Gitora 3 can help you use Git, the prominent open source version control software, to manage every database object including tables and PL/SQL source code.

Sign up now.


Every attendee will receive a discount offer to purchase Gitora 3 developer licenses. :-)

About the Webinar:

In this presentation you’ll learn how to:

  • Manage any database object including tables and packages in Git.
  • Implement agile development best practices for database development
  • Execute commonly used version control commands in the Oracle Database and how executing these commands can change the source code in the Oracle Database automatically.
  • Get the differential script between two Oracle Database source code repositories automatically.
  • Minimize any errors such as accidental overwrites of packages, procedures and functions.
  • Prevent anyone from editing source code in the database outside of a version control system
  • Have multiple teams change the same logical packages, procedures and functions and merge their changes automatically.

About the Presenter:

Yalim Gerger is the founder of Gerger, the company behind Formspider, the application development framework for PL/SQL Developers. Gerger’s new product Gitora helps Oracle developers manage their source code with Git just like any developer using a file based programming language.

Yalim is one of the founding members of Turkey Oracle User Group and a frequent speaker at conferences and webinars.





Categories: Development

Version Control for Oracle Database

Thu, 2017-09-07 12:05
Today, we’re happy to announce the general availability of Gitora 3.
Gitora 2 enabled developers to manage database objects that support the CREATE OR REPLACE command, namely PACKAGES, PROCEDURES, FUNCTIONS, TRIGGERS, VIEWS, SYNONYMS and TYPES in a Git repository. (In Gitora terminology, we call these “Soft Objects”).
Gitora 3 goes a step further and enables developers to manage every database object in an Oracle Database with Git even if the object does not support the CREATE OR REPLACE command. (In Gitora terminology, we call these “Hard Objects”.)
Specifically, Gitora 3 allows developers and DBA's  to manage TABLES, INDEXES, SEQUENCES, CONSTRAINTS, TABLESPACES, MATERIALIZED VIEWS and every other schema or non-schema objects with Git.

Categories: Development

How Does Oracle's Core RDBMS work?

Tue, 2017-09-05 13:19

About the Webinar:
Despite the complexity and capability of the Oracle database, at it's heart there are a relatively small number of key activities and processes. If you understand them, you will get a lot more out of the database and advanced topics make a lot more sense. In this presentation I explain the key things the database does and how they work together. If you know what a SELECT statement is, you will understand this talk. And by the end of it, you will know some things that even many experienced developers and DBAs don't know.

In this webinar, you will learn:
  • The two ways Oracle reads data from disc and how it writes it back.
  • That REDO is actually the most important part of the database. 
  • What happens when you COMMIT.
  • Why Oracle data blocks are key to the buffer cache.
  • What a "Consistent Get" really is.
  • Why indexes are so powerful and what "balanced B-tree index" actually means.
  • What Oracle does when you give it a SQL statement to run.
  • How Oracle ensures you see the correct data, even as it is changing.

About the Presenter:


Martin Widlake is an independent Oracle consultant based in the UK. An Oracle ACE Director and member of the OakTable Network, he regularly presents internationally on Oracle performance, database design and PL/SQL. He co-wrote the book “Real World SQL and PL/SQL . Martin has provided consultancy to several large financial organisations and FTSE 500 companies as well as much smaller companies. For several years he was the database services manager for the UK side of the Human Genome Project, combining his I.T. skills with his background in Genetics.
Categories: Development

Free Webinar by Craig Shallahamer on Oracle Performance

Mon, 2017-08-21 14:28
Attend the free webinar presented by the Oracle ACE Director Craig Shallahamer and learn how to choose the best strategy when analyzing a Oracle Database performance problem.

About The Webinar. 
The Oracle Database provides amazing application performance opportunities. But sometimes there are still unhappy users. So, what is your best analysis strategy? As Oracle DBAs we have two fundamental strategies: time based and active session sample based (ASH). Knowing their differences and how to exploit them gives you the optimization edge. In this webinar, I introduce each strategy, highlight how they work, contrast their differences and demonstrate live each strategy. This webinar will teach you how to begin your analysis in the best direction.
Takeaways and value:
  • You will know the differences and advantages between an ASH and AWR (time-based) analysis strategy.
  • You will know which analysis is best in any given situation.
  • You will learn how to use an AWR report to analyze performance and derive multiple solutions.

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