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April 7, 2019 | San Antonio, TX

 

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Viscosity and Quest Software will be exhibiting at the IOUG and OAUG conference, Collaborate19, in San Antonio TX!  Whether you’re attending the conference or not, we’d like to invite you to join our teams at our official happy hour on Tuesday April 9th starting at 8:00 PM.

Viscosity Presentations

 

Sunday April 7, 2019

4/7 3:00 pm

Simplifying EBS 12.2 ADOP

Session ID/Page: 10755

GH 4TH FL Republic C

Alfredo Krieg, Oracle ACE

 

Moving from Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 to 12.2 version can be tricky. We are now dealing with Weblogic, multiple Filesystems, Edition Based objects and so on. ADOP is the new tool for online patching in 12.2. Even though is a whole new concept, it shouldn’t be difficult to catch up and successfully patch EBS environments. This presentation provides information about the ADOP tool, best practices, issues faced and troubleshooting.

Monday April 8, 2019

4/8 9:15 Am

18c – AI Performance in Oracle Cloud –
Gold Standards for Autonomous Data Warehouse and OLTP Workloads

Session ID/Page: 537

CC 2ND FL 212B

Charles Kim, CEO & Oracle ACE Director

 

18c – Come learn Performance of AI for Data Warehouse, OLTP and Hybrid Workloads from Oracle ACES! The Expert Speakers will outline and present a 360-degree session filled with gold standards, lessons learned, tips/tricks, recommendations, gotchas and a whole lot more on how to configure, leverage and effectively utilize Artificial Intelligence in the Oracle Cloud.

4/8 9:15 Am

A Conversational Interface to your Database with Oracle Digital Assistant Chatbot

Session ID/Page: 535

CC 2ND FL 221B

Jerry Ward, COO & Head of Applications

 

You have a database and you want to talk to it? In this session we’ll show you how to create a conversational chatbot on any data, database, or webservice. We explore the intents, utternces, and database access needed by the machine learning algorithms within chatbots. We will demonstrate the Oracle Digital Assistant chatbot implementation, comparing and contrasting it with Amazon Lex. We will also demonstrate the various channels that conversations can take place: from group chat like slack, to text messaging over SMS, and voice conversations like Alexa.

4/8 10:30 Am

Vote Early, Vote Often: From Napkin to Canvassing Application in a Single Weekend

Session ID/Page: 116

CC 2ND FL 212A

Jim Czuprynski, Senior Enterprise Database Architect & Oracle ACE Director 

The frenetic pace of application development in modern IT organizations means it’s not unusual to demand an application be built with minimal requirement gathering – literally, from a napkin-based sketch – to a working first draft of the app within extremely short time frames – even a weekend! – with production deployment to follow just a few days later.

This session demonstrates a real-life application development scenario – the creation of a mobile application that gives election canvassers a tool to identify, classify, and inform voters in a huge suburban Chicago voting district – using the latest Oracle application development UI, data modeling tools, and database technology. Along the way, we’ll show how Oracle APEX makes short work of building a working application while the Oracle DBA leverages her newest tools – SQL Developer and Data Modeler – to build a secure, reliable, scalable application for her development team.

4/8 12:00 pm

Listen to your database. How to understand an Oracle AWR report

Session ID/Page: 171

CC 2ND FL 207A

Alfredo Krieg, Oracle ACE

 

It’s sometimes difficult to quickly identify the root cause of a performance issue in the database. Automatic workload Repository (AWR) contains most of the information needed to identify these issues, but it could be overwhelming due the amount of data and statistics. Then, there’s a need of a method to quickly identify if the database system is CPU or I/O bound along with the top SQL statements in that period of time.

This quick tip session will explain how to identify the time consumed and the time waited by the database. It also drills down to particular SQL statements responsible of this time consumed.

4/8 3:15 pm

Oracle Certification: Pathway to Success

Session ID/Page: 11216

CC River FL 006D

Jim Czuprynski, Senior Enterprise Database Architect & Oracle ACE Director

 

As organizations begin their journey to the cloud, there are a new set of applications and technologies that need to be mastered. Oracle provides a great portfolio of certifications to prove your mastery and get recognized by your peers and employers. This panel discussion is to help you to chart your certification journey with the help of real-life stories from Oracle certified professionals. Audience members will get an opportunity to ask questions to the panel and learn about benefits of Oracle certification as a catalyst to their career goals.

4/8 3:15 pm

DBA’s Next Job

Session ID/Page: 478

CC 2ND FL 210B

Rich Niemiec, CIO & Oracle ACE Director

 

What’s the next role for the DBA. How much is new and how much do you already know. This session will cover avenues to stay in the DBA role or move into other more attractive jobs. Technology continues to advance at a blistering exponential pace. This quick tip will show you what this means to your company and your job of the future. See some of the major advances that are being driven, but also those that will be driven by the hardware acceleration that Oracle is causing.

4/8 4:30 pm

Emerging Tech SIG: AI, IoT, and Blockchain, get a Turbo-charge with Oracle Cloud

Session ID/Page: 10965

CC 3RD FL 301C

Panel Guest: Jerry Ward, COO & Head of Applications

The SIG Emerging Tech brings together users and experts to assess and discuss new technologies. We will showcase the latest Oracle IoT, AI, and Blockchain offerings. Oracle Cloud opens up a new universe for integrations with the latest market driven data and technologies. Questions we are asking: What are the technologies? How do they apply? What are the use cases? How do I use the Oracle Cloud to get the top benefits? What links are there to our applications or job functions? Experts from Oracle and other companies are available. Join us and participate in exciting conversations.

Tuesday April 9, 2019

4/9 10:30 Am

The Next Evolution of the Database Professional to DBA 3.0

Session ID/Page: 529

CC 2ND FL 212A

Jim Czuprynski, Senior Enterprise Database Architect, Oracle ACE Director

Charles Kim, CEO & Oracle ACE Director

 

Our technology world is evolving each year. As a database professional, we need to adapt to the ever changing pressures of the business. As businesses are adapting to the world economy, the database professional must also adapt to the business alignment.

As a database professional, what must you do to stay relevant with the demands of Cloud and DevOps automation? DBAs are resilient and evolve every few years to accommodate the changes presented to them. In this session, come learn how you as a database professional can learn to adapt and transform your professional skills.

4/9 10:30 Am

SMART Performance Monitoring. Exadata & OEM 13c

Session ID/Page: 170

CC 2nd FL 207B

Alfredo Krieg, Oracle ACE

 

Oracle Enterprise Manger, provides comprehensive and centralized monitoring capabilities for the Oracle Engineered Systems, including the Oracle Exadata Database Machine. This presentation covers the monitoring aspects of the Exadata DB Machine, including Exadata Cloud Machine and techniques in order to find performance problems affecting the databases.

4/9 2:00 Pm

360 Degrees – Under the hood of AI on Oracle Autonomous Database 18c

Session ID/Page: 542

CC 2ND FL 212B

Charles Kim, CEO & Oracle ACE Director

 

The session covers lessons learned, tips/tricks, recommendations, best practices, gotchas and a whole lot more on how to effectively leverage and run bleeding edge AI on Oracle Autonomous Database 18c. An Expert Panel of Oracle ACE Directors will take you on whirl-wind journey of discovery and awareness in the world of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the latest version of the World’s Best Database Platform.

4/9 4:30 Pm

Visualize Traffic Data with FAA data, IoT Cloud, Pizza Box, Raspberry PI, & APEX

Session ID/Page: 301

CC 2ND FL 214B

Rich Niemiec, CIO & Oracle ACE Director

Jerry Ward, COO & Head of Applications

 

Visualizing Air Traffic Data with the FAA’s Satellite-based Surveillance System, the Oracle IoT Cloud,  a Cardboard Pizza Box, a Raspberry PI, and APEX.  Track weather and assets in the field without spending a ton of money?  We connect a raspberry PI to the FAA’s network and utilize a radio based interface to track business aircraft & visualize the data.  The Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B) is a precise satellite-based system that broadcasts real-time weather & uses GPS technology to determine any aircraft’s location, airspeed, other data, and relays that data to air traffic control, aircraft, and to us because we are listening! We log, store this data with Oracle IoT, then visualize it in DV Desktop and manage via APEX.

Wednesday April 10, 2019

4/10 8:00 Am

Bullet Proof Your Data Guard 18c

Session ID/Page: 378

CC 2ND FL 212B

Charles Kim, CEO & Oracle ACE Director

 

Learn how you can setup Data Guard with all the best practices.  Attendees will get a brief history of Data Guard and how it became Data Guard.  Then we will dive directly into new features in Oracle Data Guard 12c Release 1 and 2 and 18c/19c.  In addition to demonstrating how simple it is to setup Data Guard, this session will disseminate fundamental Data Guard best practices and reference architectures that DBAs need to know to protect their Oracle ecosystem.  The author of the Oracle Data Guard Handbook will demonstrate how DBAs should setup, configure, and monitor mission critical Data Guard environments (including Active Data Guard).

4/10 9:15 Am

APEX Security Checklist

Session ID/Page: 605

CC 2ND FL 207A

Scott Spendolini, VP APEX+ Practice, Oracle ACE Director

 

Learn how you can setup Data Guard with all the best practices.  Attendees will get a brief history of Data Guard and how it became Data Guard.  Then we will dive directly into new features in Oracle Data Guard 12c Release 1 and 2 and 18c/19c.  In addition to demonstrating how simple it is to setup Data Guard, this session will disseminate fundamental Data Guard best practices and reference architectures that DBAs need to know to protect their Oracle ecosystem.  The author of the Oracle Data Guard Handbook will demonstrate how DBAs should setup, configure, and monitor mission critical Data Guard environments (including Active Data Guard).

4/10 12:45 pm

PDB Me ASAP! Primer For Newbies

Session ID/Page: 464

CC 2ND FL 207A

Kelsie Brunson, Director of Business Operations

Jim Czuprynski, Senior Enterprise Database Architect & Oracle ACE DIrector

Charles Kim, CEO & Oracle ACE Director

 

Welcome to the world of Pluggable Databases!  If you have never seen PDBs before or are relatively new to PDBs, this session is for you. This session is intended for customers who are embarking on the PDB journey and need a kick start lesson to implement PDBs.

Attendees will learn the basics of instantiating PDBs, creating PDBs with DBCA (and command line options), maintaining PDBs with DBCA (and command line options), and cloning PDBs from one container to another. Attendees will be exposed to the necessary views to query for information.  Attendees will learn how to backup and restore PDBs.

Attendees will be encouraged to attend the Part II (intermediate) and Part III (advanced) sessions of this series which will focus on advanced topics but also the latest and greatest features.

4/10 12:45 pm

The Oracle 19c Best New Features with some 18c/12c Tips

Session ID/Page: 299

CC 2ND FL 206B

Rich Niemiece, Chief Innovation Officer & Oracle ACE Director

 

This presentation will look at which 19c new features that should be investigated for use. This presentation will also look at which 18c new features that should be investigated for use (such as Snapshot Carousel, PDB Switchover, In-Memory External Tables, Merge Partition Online, Advances in the Approximate Query, Polymorphic Tables, Standby Nologging, and Password-less Schema Creation – & others). Most of the features that will be covered will be related to the DBA, but there will also be a few outside that realm that focus on the developer. There will be simple examples, where possible, to show the basic functionality of the new features. Some features are too new to show example, but only explain. We will also look at the autonomous database and Oracle’s focus on the future of security. This presentation will also have a few 12cR2 new features such as Multiple indexes on the same Column, In-Memory Virtual Columns (R2), Adaptive Execution Plans, Approximate Query, and Quick In-Memory Tips and R2 New Features like In-Memory Joins

4/10 2:00 pm

Conquer Big Data with Oracle 18c, In-Memory External Tables and Analytic Functions

Session ID/Page: 117

CC 2ND FL 214B

Jim Czuprynski, Senior Enterprise Database Architect & Oracle ACE DIrector

 

There’s an onslaught of Big Data coming to our IT shops – zettabytes of it! – but instead of your application developers struggling to learn new languages and techniques to analyze it, why not leverage Oracle Database 18c?

This session will demonstrate how to tackle handling the coming Big Data tidal wave with the best tool ever designed to filter, sort, aggregate, and report information: Structured Query Language. We’ll also take a closer look at using some new Analytic Functions in 18c to make short work of complex analyses and how best to leverage 18c’s new Database In-Memory features for External Tables.

4/10 4:30 pm

How to Effectively Communicate to Upper Management

Session ID/Page: 487

CC 2ND FL 210A

Kelsie Brunson, Director of Business Operations

Charles Kim, CEO & Oracle ACE Director

 

Providing opinions, feedback, and ideas can be tricky when speaking with upper management. In this session, you will learn how to navigate the road of working with upper management to provide the information needed for them to make informed decisions, by effectively negotiating what you want.

This is a don’t miss session, offering insight and clarity to help you focus on what is important to communicate to upper management and make the most out of your role and the ideas/resources required to be successful.

4/10 4:30 pm

Your Data in 3D?  Create Data Visualization Apps with Virtual Reality

Session ID/Page: 517

CC 2ND FL 212B

Jerry Ward, COO & Head of Applications

 

In just a few years, mainstream VR headsets like the Oculus are transforming the way businesses interact with computing. Virtual and Augmented Reality are key leading the way. With new API’s announced from Facebook (Oculus) and other headset vendors, the platform is opening up to business applications. In this session, we show you how to migrate your current 2D business applications (web and mobile) to VR. Once there, we explore enhancements to 3D visualizations. Our sample application for data visualization is built with Oracle Application Express and uses the Oracle JET charting engine.

Thursday April 11, 2019

4/11 10:30 am

An Airline Pilot, A Urologist, and a DBA Walk Into a Bar: Thinking Like a Professional

Session ID/Page: 118

CC 2ND FL 205

Jim Czuprynski, Senior Enterprise Database Architect & Oracle ACE DIrector

 

It’s no joke: The IT industry is undergoing a maelstrom of change – ever-increasing data volumes, horrendous security incursions, the promise / threat of Cloud-based computing, and a gradual loss of its most talented people through age-based attrition. What’s needed more than ever is a revival of professionalism within our ranks, and it’s time for us to rise up as a community to strive towards that goal. Seriously – if you are just doing your IT job and are perfectly satisfied with your status in our industry, please don’t come to this presentation.

Viscosity Speakers

Our Collaborate19 Speakers

Jerry Ward
Jerry Ward

COO, Head of Applications

Kelsie Brunson
Kelsie Brunson

Director of Business Operations

Interested in personal demos or have specific questions?
Charles Kim
Charles Kim

CEO & Co-Founder

Oracle ACE Director & VMware vExpert

Alfredo Krieg
Alfredo Krieg

Senior Principal Consultant

Oracle ACE

Get complimentary one-on-one time with us in San Antonio
Rich Niemiec
Rich Niemiec

Chief Innovation Officer

Oracle ACE Director

Jim Czuprynski
Jim Czuprynski

Senior Enterprise Database Architect

Oracle ACE Director

Scott Spendolini
Scott Spendolini

VP of APEX+P

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Henry B. González Convention Center

900 E Market St
San Antonio, TX 78205