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May 26, 2020

 

Rich Niemiec at NYOUG : Virtual Session

Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec

Chief Innovation Officer & Oracle ACE Director

The DBA’s Next Great Job

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT

What’s the next role for the DevOps or DBA as the autonomous database and Oracle enhancements free up time?  This session will cover the role (managing more databases with autonomous database) & the integration of AI and Machine Learning.  Technology is advancing at an exponential rate.  This session will show what this means to your company and your future job.  See major advances being driven, but also those that will be driven by the autonomous future Oracle is driving ahead.

 

  1. What’s next for the DBA with the autonomous database
  2. Important skills for the future like Machine Learning and AI
  3. The merging of tech fields cause both pain and opportunity
  4. Future jobs and the future world ahead where Oracle will continue to lead

May 26, 2020

 

Rich Niemiec at Suncoast Oracle Users Group (SOUG)

Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec

Chief Innovation Officer & Oracle ACE Director

The Future of AI & ML in Oracle Products

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CT

This presentation will cover Oracle’s ability to leverage AI and ML from within Oracle Advanced Analytics or using their recent acquisition GUI. Every Oracle product will start to leverage AI/ML! Knowing when/where to leverage these advancements may be the difference between success and failure in the future. We’ll look at the latest technology and algorithms that Oracle provides as part of the product, but also the Cx products that are used to leverage AI/ML and chatbots. We will explore how to leverage and integrate AI into your companies tech plan. We’ll see the state of AI and ML and how you can test and use this technology to create the future. We’ll also look at the current acceleration of the cloud with the big data revolution and the Internet of Things (IoT), which will drive the cloud even faster. You’ll see how to innovate better using leading-edge Oracle products.

May 28, 2020 

Sean Scott

Sean Scott

Principal Consultant

Oracle ACE Associate

Hosted by:

Initiation to Containers for Database Pros

(or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Docker)

12:00 PM CT – 1:00 PM CT

Containers have been embraced by the developer community, but acceptance and adoption by DBAs is more tepid. That’s understandable but why would anyone want a database that’s stateless and immutable?! I started using Docker under duress and had no idea what I was doing. Since then, I’ve learned that

Docker elegantly addresses many situations faced by DBAs, including:
Rapidly provisioning test and development environments
Interacting with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure databases (including ATP and ADW)
Preparing environments for performance testing
Building Gold images
Exploring new technologies and features
Discovering and confirming bugs
Preparing for certification exams

This session is a crash course in Docker covering the terminology, concepts, skills, and practical examples needed to begin using containers to support databases. 

June 11, 2020

Kelsie Brunson

Kelsie Brunson

Director of Business Operations

Viscosity North America

How to Effectively Communicate to Upper Management

11:00 AM CT – 12:00 PM CT

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.

June 15-18, 2020

 

Quest Forum Digital Event

Virtual Conference in lieu of Collaborate 2020

 Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community

Quest Forum Digital : Database Week

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June 23, 2020

Rodolfo Rodriquez

Rodolfo Rodriquez

Software Developer

Viscosity North America

Hosted by:

From SQL*Loader to APEX_DATA_PARSER: Exploring the API

11:00 AM CT – 12:00 PM CT

 

For years and years we have been dealing with data loads, imports, migrations, and a variety of requirements needed to feed our Oracle Databases. We have a lot of tools, features, APIs, and even our own good old scripts for data imports in all the flavors and colors. How could APEX help us?

The APEX team, once again, has added such a great feature for us. The APEX_DATA_PARSER API. With it, we have limitless possibilities. I’d like to show you how we could upload data from almost anywhere (web services included) using the new APEX_DATA_PARSER. We’ll be exploring some real use cases for the API and how we could reduce (at least by a half) the development time for our requirements. Finally, I’ll be sharing a sort of “how to” for the most common data loading needs.

June 23, 2020

Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec

Chief Innovation Officer & Oracle ACE Director

The DBA’s Next Great Job

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CT

 

What’s the next role for the DevOps or DBA as the autonomous database and Oracle enhancements free up time?  This session will cover the role (managing more databases with autonomous database) & the integration of AI and Machine Learning.  Technology is advancing at an exponential rate.  This session will show what this means to your company and your future job.  See major advances being driven, but also those that will be driven by the autonomous future Oracle is driving ahead.

 

  1. What’s next for the DBA with the autonomous database
  2. Important skills for the future like Machine Learning and AI
  3. The merging of tech fields cause both pain and opportunity
  4. Future jobs and the future world ahead where Oracle will continue to lead

June 25, 2020

Sean Scott

Sean Scott

Principal Consultant & Oracle ACE Associate

Achieving Extreme Scalability, Availability, Tenancy, and Sovereignty with Sharding

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

 

Oracle Sharding is a technology for managing multiple, geographically dispersed databases in a shared-nothing architecture. Sharding is often associated with large, complex databases but that need not be the case. Based on Oracle Partitioning technology, sharding is a component of Oracle’s Maximum Availability Architecture and boasts a rapidly growing user base. Its adoption is a result of the many database challenges it solves, including extreme availability, fault isolation, data tenancy, application response and latency, hybrid cloud deployment, migration, and data sovereignty. In this presentation, learn how Oracle’s sharding technology works, its limits, implementation planning, use cases, and features and enhancements planned in Oracle 20c.

Presenter Sean Scott has been an Oracle DBA for over 25 years and is an Oracle ACE Associate. He is a Principal Consultant for Viscosity North America.

    July 8, 2020

     

    AUSOUG Webinar Series 2020

    Charles Kim

    Charles Kim

    CEO and Co-Founder

    Oracle ACE Director

    Hosted by:

    Get Ready for Brain Overload with Oracle Database 18c/19c/20c Features

    3:00 AM – 4:00 AM CST

    Oracle Database 12 Release 2 is packed with enhancements for DBAs and Developers. Come listen to all the pertinent new features in Oracle 12.2/18c/19c that will change how you perform maintenance and tune the database. This session is not the traditional Oracle 12.2/18c/19c database features. Be prepared to have mind overloaded with the following focused areas:
    1. Oracle 20c New Features
    2. Oracle 19c New Features

    Why do you need to go directly to Oracle Database 19c and skip Oracle Database 12.2/18c
    3. Oracle 18c New Features
    4. Upgrade to Oracle 12.2/18c/19c/20c
    a. Upgrade considerations
    b. Zero downtime upgrade options
    5. Multi-Tenancy (PDB) Option
    1. Elimination of support for non-container databases in Oracle 20c
    2. Changes in Oracle licensing policy with Oracle19c
    6. Online Improvements
    7. Partitioning Option
    8. Data Guard
    9. RMAN
    10. General Database
    11. RAC
    12. ASM/ACFS
    13. In-Memory

    Oracle DBAs/Developers can take immediate advantage of these new features. We will rapid fire all the new features to the audience. We will share all of the code from our presentation so that you can add them to your arsenal.

     

    July 14, 2020

     

    Steven Feuerstein at NYOUG : Virtual Session

    Steven Feuerstein

    Steven Feuerstein

    Oracle Corporation, PL/SQL

    New(er) Features of Oracle PL/SQL

    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT

    Since Oracle Database 12c, a very nice and highly varied set of features have been added to the PL/SQL language. Given the pressure on developers’ time and attention, it can be hard to keep with these new features, especially given how robust PL/SQL has been for years, and how stable are the applications built with it. This presentation makes attendees aware of new possibilities for PL/SQL development, with benefits ranging from runtime performance improvements to improved coding productivity. Steven will cover the following: 18c Qualified expressions for collections and records; PL/Scope now includes SQL statements in its analysis; Whitelisting with the ACCESSIBLE_BY Clause; More PL/SQL-Only Data Types Cross PL/SQL-to-SQL Interface; Optimizing Function Execution in SQL; The UTL_CALL_STACK Package; Privileges/Access Management for Program Units; Static Expressions In Place of Literals; Marking elements for deprecation.

      August 18-19, 2020

      Viscosity at Utah Oracle Users Group (UTOUG) Training Days

       

       

      Check out our 13 sessions at RMOUG from our Oracle ACE’s, Charles Kim, Scott Spendolini, Jim Czuprynski, and Sean Scott, and Viscosity’s Senior Software Architect, Alan Quigley.

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