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August 1, 2019 – North Central Oracle Apps User Group (NCOAUG), Training Day

Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Jim Czuprynski

Jim Czuprynski

Senior Enterprise Database Architect & Oracle ACE Director

Conference Keynote:

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

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’re just doing your job and are perfectly satisfied with your status in the IT industry, please don’t come to this presentation.

 

Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec

Chief Innovation Officer & Oracle ACE Director

LEVERAGING ML & AI IN CX PRODUCTS

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM | Crystal 2

By Rich Niemiec

Target Audience – All / Cloud ERP / Financials / CX / HCM / EPM

This presentation will cover Oracle’s acceleration, especially with Oracle CX products, and the ability to leverage AI and ML. Discover the latest technology with Oracle chatbots for marketing and sales and explore how to leverage and integrate AI into your company’s tech plan. See the state of robotics and learn ways to test and use this technology to create the future. Look at the current acceleration of the cloud with the big data revolution and some of the big data solutions out there. Hear about at the Internet of Things (IoT), which will drive big data and the cloud even faster and learn how to innovate better without getting crushed by the competition.

Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec

Chief Innovation Officer & Oracle ACE Director

THE FUTURE OF AI/ML IN ORACLE PRODUCTS

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM | Crystal 1

By Rich Niemiec

Target Audience – All / e-Business Suite (all modules)

This presentation will cover Oracle’s ability to leverage AI/ML from within Oracle advanced analytics or using their recent acquisition GUI. Every Oracle product will start to leverage AI/ML! Knowing when to leverage these advancements may be the difference between success and failure. 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 company’s tech plan. We’ll see the state of AI/ML and how to 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 IoT, which will drive the cloud even faster. See how to innovate better using leading-edge Oracle products.

Jim Czuprynski

Jim Czuprynski

Senior Enterprise Database Architect & Oracle ACE Director

ADW: THESE ARE THE DROIDS YOU’RE LOOKING FOR

3:40 AM – 4:35 PM | Oak 2

By Jim Czuprynski

Target Audience – All / Technical / Database / Fusion Middleware

Introduced in Oracle 18c, the ADW provides a tightly-controlled, cloud-based environment for application workloads focused on analytic reporting and data warehousing. IOUG volunteers provisioned an instance of Oracle ADW cloud and ran several benchmarks and experiments to find out the details how best to take advantage of ADW features, as well as understand precisely what ADW means for the role of Oracle DBA in the near- and long-term. Through presentations and online demonstrations, this session explains what features ADW brings to bear for the busy Oracle DBA; what’s going on underneath the covers of ADW; what ADW can realistically provide for your Oracle shop-and what it can’t; when a workload is ready to migrate to ADW-and when it’s not.

August 14, 2019

 

Viscosity at Oracle Database Appliance Hands-On Workshop

Denver, CO

Get the most out of your Oracle Databases

12:20 PM – 01:05 PM | Level 1, Hall E, Room 10

During this half-day workshop, you will learn about:

  • How to configure and deploy the Oracle Database Appliance in less than 90 minutes
  • Substantial licensing cost advantages with the capacity on demand option
  • The variety of models designed for single instance database to full consolidation and high-availability

Your Oracle Database is critical to your business. Nobody knows the Oracle Database better than Oracle. Who then would be better to design the infrastructure to run your database? The Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) is a family of all flash solutions that will deliver superior performance, operational simplicity and value. With a range of models designed for single instance database to full consolidation and high-availability, ODA supports all versions of the Oracle Database. Oracle Database Enterprise Edition customers benefit from substantial licensing cost advantages with the capacity on demand option. ODA is optimized for Oracle Database performance and offers a path to Cloud, future proofing your investment. This workshop is designed for anyone managing Oracle Databases who needs and wants to deploy quickly with simplified management.

August 15, 2019  – Greater Cincinnati Oracle User Group: GCOUG Viscosity Day

 

Location: Firehouse Grill
4785 Lake Forest Drive
Blue Ash, OH 45242

A full day of technical sessions by

Viscosity Oracle ACEs

 

Firehouse Grill, Blue Ash OH

Thursday August 15, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

 

Meeting Agenda

09:30 – 09:50  Meeting Registration/Check-in
09:50 – 10:50  Overview of Oracle’s Engineered Systems – Oracle ACEs
10:50 – 11:00  Break
11:00 – 12:00  Bulletproof your Data Guard Configuration – Charles Kim
12:00 – 01:00  Break and Lunch Sponsored by Viscosity
01:00 – 02:00  Listen to your database. How to understand an Oracle AWR report – Alfredo Krieg
02:00 – 02:10  Break
02:10 – 03:10  Oracle Enterprise Manager in Action – Alfredo Krieg
3:10 – 04:00  Q&A, Announcements, Gift Drawing
04:00 – 06:00  Happy Hour

Meet the speakers:

Charles Kim

Charles Kim

CEO, Co-Founder

Oracle ACE Director
Jim Czuprynski

Jim Czuprynski

Senior Enterprise Data Architect

Oracle ACE Director
Alfredo Krieg

Alfredo Krieg

Senior Cloud Performance Architect

Oracle ACE
Bulletproof your Data Guard Configuration – Charles Kim Oracle ACE Director

Learn the pitfalls to common Data Guard configuration issues. Not only will we review the common Data Guard configuration issues that most of the customers face, we will provide tips and tricks to avoid the situation. More importantly, we will share our industry expertise to show you how to resolve the issues. We will also demonstrate how you can proactively monitor and maintain your Data Guard configuration so avoid disasters, tune the transport layer, and minimize out-of-sync conditions.


We will disseminate Data Guard best practices and reference architectures that DBAs and architects need to know to protect their Oracle ecosystem. Pertinent Oracle Database 12.2/18c/19c new features will be shared. The session concentrates on:

Building the physical standby
Monitoring and maintaining the physical standby
Configuring Data Guard Broker
Performing backup and recovery with RMAN
Setting archive retention
Performing switchovers and failovers
Integrating Data Guard with OEM 13c
What’s new in Oracle Data Guard 12.2/18c/19c

Listen to your database. How to understand an Oracle AWR report – Alfredo Krieg, Oracle ACE

Is 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 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.

Oracle Enterprise Manager in Action – Alfredo Krieg Oracle ACE

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c provides the single pane of glass that allows Architects and DBA’s monitor and manage the Oracle ecosystem.. In this session, learn how Oracle Enterprise Manager simplifies management of the databases and including the Oracle’s Engineered Systems. This presentation covers the monitoring aspects of the Oracle’s engineered systems, techniques in order to find performance problems affecting the databases, and will cover the latest new features in OEM.

Oracle Enterprise Manger, provides comprehensive and centralized monitoring capabilities for the Oracle Engineered Systems, including the Oracle Database Appliance and Exadata Database Machine.

Performance monitoring

Identify wait events

Create custom metrics to send alerts

Learn the latest features in OEM 13c

August 22, 2019

 

Scott Spendolini at Dallas Oracle Users Group, Dallas, TX

Scott Spendolini

Scott Spendolini

VP APEX+ Practice

Oracle ACE Director

Dallas Oracle Users Group Database Forum:

APEX Security Checklist

By Scott Spendolini  |  5:00 PM – 7:00 PM,  University of Dallas

Security is more important than ever before—particularly for the application developer. APEX is no exception to this rule, as there are plenty of things that can be either misconfigured or set incorrectly, resulting in a less secure application.

This session will go through a checklist of what you, as an APEX developer, need to complete before promoting any APEX application to production.

August 26, 2019

 

Nitin Vengurlekar at VMware VMworld, San Francisco, CA

Viscosity CTO, Nitin Vengurlekar,

vExpert and Oracle ACE Director at VMworld 2019

Nitin Vengurlekar

Nitin Vengurlekar

CTO and Co-Founder

vExpert and Oracle ACE Director

8/26 Architecting Business-Critical Oracle Workloads on the VMware SDDC Platform [BCA1116BU]

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Enabling and sustaining the highest possible performance along with continued application availability is a major goal for all mission-critical applications to meet demanding business service-level agreements (SLAs). Oracle workloads are very resource intensive with high SLA, recovery point objective/recovery time objective (RTO/RPO), and key requirements. Architecting Oracle workloads is the key for ensuring performance, high availability, scalability, reliability, and more. This session will also include best practices for running Oracle databases on the software-defined data center (SDDC), including sizing and performance tuning.

September 16, 2019

 

Oracle OpenWorld – Viscosity Private Party

San Francisco, CA

September 15-19, 2019

 

Moscone Center, San Francisco CA

Mon 9/16 2:45 PM Database Track: Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP): In Heavy Traffic, Why Drive Stick?
By Jim Czuprynski, Viscosity Sr. Enterprise Data Architect, Oracle ACE Director

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing the ability to apply a force multiplier for OLTP database application workloads. However, it’s important to understand both the benefits and limitations of Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing before migrating any workloads to that environment. This session offers a quick but deep dive into how best to take advantage of Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing, including how to load data quickly into the underlying database. Plus get some ideas on how Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing will impact the role of Oracle DBAs in the immediate future. (Hint: Think automatic transmission instead of stick-shift.)

Session Code: CON1250
Topic: Maximize Your Data and Analytics
Job Role: DBA
Products and Solutions A–Z: Autonomous Database, Cloud Infrastructure, Engineered Systems, Autonomous Transaction Processing
Session Type: Conference Session
Solutions for Small to Medium Business (SMB): SMB Solutions

Mon 9/16 4:00 PM Easy Developer World: Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse/Autonomous Transaction Processing

By Rich Niemiec, Viscosity Chief Innovation Officer, Oracle ACE Director

Emerging information technology trends for the cloud have the power to transform organizations. In the data management and analytics space, a key cloud service offering has arrived. Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse and Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing simplify the provisioning, maintenance, and optimization of data warehouse workloads in the cloud and promote low touch for database administrators and load and pull approaches to data analytics. In this session, learn about Autonomous Data Warehouse and Autonomous Transaction Processing provisioning and data loading; see a series of performance benchmarks; and discover the process flow of starting the service, defining tables, loading data, and then running queries.

Session Code: DEV2903

Code One Tracks: Database, Developer Community
Session Type: Developer Session

Mon 9/16 5:00 PM Ignite Session [IGN6313], Moscone South - Room 209

By Rich Niemiec, Viscosity Chief Innovation Officer, Oracle ACE Director

Join your peers in this session for a fun night of fast-paced talks by Code One movers and shakers on who-knows-what. The format is preset to move slides at blistering 15-second intervals: speakers either use it or lose it.

SPEAKERS

Brendan Tierney, Oralytics
Markus Kett, CEO, Editor of chief of the JAVAPRO magazine, MicroStream
Kevin Nilson, Team Lead, Google Home Technical Solutions Engineer, Google
Elliotte Rusty Harold, SWE, Google
Siamak Ashrafi, Chief Medical Officer, ZoeWave
Paul Webber, Product Owner, ResMed
Rich Niemiec, Chief Innovation Officer, Viscosity North America
Grace Jansen, Developer Advocate, IBM
Theresa Nguyen, Sr. Program Manager, Microsoft
Frank Dr Munz, Technical Evangelist, AWS
Tomohiro Suzuki, Senior Software Engineer, Google

Session Type: Ignite Session

Tues 9/17 12:30 PM The DBA's Next Great Job, Moscone West - Room 2002

By Rich Niemiec, Viscosity Chief Innovation Officer, Oracle ACE Director

What’s the next role for the DBA as the autonomous database and Oracle enhancements free up time? This session explores the DBA role (managing more databases with autonomous database) and the integration of AI and machine learning. Topics covered include what’s next for the DBA with the autonomous database, important skills for the future such as machine learning and AI, how the merging of tech fields cause both pain and opportunity, and future jobs and the world ahead where Oracle will continue to lead.

Session Code: CON2719
Topic: Maximize Your Data and Analytics
Job Role: DBA
Products and Solutions A–Z: Autonomous Database, Cloud Infrastructure, Engineered Systems, Autonomous Transaction Processing

Tues 9/17 3:15 PM Stay Out of Technical Debt with Oracle Application Express

By Scott Spendolini, Viscosity VP APEX+ Practice, Oracle ACE Director

Technical debt is a term often used to describe projects that continue to cost an organization money each year. Often poorly designed or build by novices, these applications are not only difficult to maintain, but also make an organization less efficient and even vulnerable to security flaws. With Oracle Application Express, there’s no excuse to wind up in this situation. Out of the box, Oracle Application Express offers plenty of functionality to solve most business problems. This session explores the vast and rich set of Oracle Application Express components as well as offers advice as to what not to do when building Oracle Application Express applications to ensure that you stay debt free.

Session Code: CON3701
Topic: Build in the Cloud
Job Role: Developer
Products and Solutions A–Z: Development Tools, Database Cloud Service
Session Type: Conference Session

Wed 9/18 4:45 PM Oracle Database 19c Best New Features + 18c/Oracle Database12cR2 Tips, Moscone West - Room 3016

By Rich Niemiec, Viscosity Chief Innovation Officer, Oracle ACE Director

This session explores Oracle Database 19c new features including automatic index creation. It also looks at some Oracle Database 18c new features such as snapshot carousel, PDB switchover, in-memory external tables, merge partition online, advances in the approximate query, polymorphic tables, standby nologging, and passwordless schema creation. See simple examples highlighting the basic functionality of the new features and get a look at the autonomous database and Oracle’s focus on the future of security.

Session Code: CON2729
Topic: Optimize Your Environment
Job Role: DBA
Products and Solutions A–Z: Cloud Services, Cloud Platform, Autonomous Database
Session Type: Conference Session
Real Stories, Real Customers: Featured Customers

Thurs 9/19 1:15 PM The Future of Databases in the Cloud Era: Technologies and Challenges, Moscone South - Room 205

By Rich Niemiec, Viscosity Chief Innovation Officer, Oracle ACE Director

Session Code: DEV6002
Session Type: Developer Session
Oracle Code One

October 29-30, 2019

East Coast oracle users conference, raleigh NC

10/29 8:30 AM Bullet Proof Your Data Guard 12.2c/18c/19c On-Premise and to the Cloud

By Charles Kim, Viscosity CEO and Co-Founder, Oracle ACE Director

Session 1 in Grand Ballroom 1

10/29 11:15 AM Oracle 19c Best New Features and a few 18c & 12cR2 tips

By Rich Niemiec, Viscosity Chief Innovation Officer, Oracle ACE Director

Session 2 in Salon C

10/29 1:15 PM SMART Performance Monitoring. Exadata & OEM 13c

By Alfredo Krieg, Viscosity Senior Cloud Performance Architect, Oracle ACE Director

Session 3 in Salon E 

10/29 4:00 PM Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP): In Heavy Traffic, Why Drive Stick?

By Jim Czuprynski, Viscosity Sr. Enterprise Database Architect, Oracle ACE Director

 Session 5 in Grand Ballroom 1

10/30 2:45 PM Virtualization Essentials and Best Practices for DBAs - How to Talk to Your VMware Guy

By Nitin Vengurlekar, Viscosity CTO and Co-Founder, Oracle ACE Director

Session 9 in Salon C 

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