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October 18-30, 2020 – Oracle Groundbreakers APAC Tour Virtual Sessions

10/18 10:00 PM CT Oracle 19c Best New Features and a few 20c Tips by Rich Niemiec

This presentation will look at which 19c new features that should be investigated for use. This presentation will also have a few 20c new features such as AutoML. This presentation will also look at which 18c new features that should be in 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.

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

10/19 3:00 AM CT Get Started with Oracle on Docker by Sean Scott

Docker is widely embraced in the developer community but isn’t as well known or understood in the database world. Database administrators and developers are beginning to realize how powerful containers are and the speed, flexibility, and portability advantages they offer over virtual guests.

What can be done with Oracle on Docker? Plenty! Create environments for specialized performance testing, confirming and isolating bugs, evaluating environment changes, exploring new features, practicing and perfecting disaster recovery and upgrade procedures, and preparing for certifications. Provision portable test and lab environments, manage software and data separately, and rapidly deploy reference data end users can apply locally with drag-and-drop ease, independent of operating system concerns. Run multiple versions and editions of Oracle on a single system without conflict. Run several databases on an ordinary laptop with resources to spare.

This session is a practical workshop for those curious or just beginning their journey to Oracle on Docker. Attendees will learn terminology and understand how containers differ from virtual machines, followed by examples of Docker’s speed and versatility. Explore basic commands and examples for building Oracle on Docker and making container databases visible on a network. Discover how to separate and preserve data, share and distribute database images and data, then how to create new databases in seconds (not an exaggeration). The session closes with advice on customizing container environments and a glimpse into orchestrated builds for multi-database configurations such as Data Guard and Sharding.

By Sean Scott, Viscosity Consultant, Oracle ACE

10/22 1:00 AM CT Get Ready For Brain OverLoad with Oracle Database 12.2/18c/19c/20c Features by Charles Kim

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 1. 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.

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

10/26 11:00 PM CT Autoupgrade - Myths and Methods by Sean Scott

You may have heard about Autoupgrade—how it can upgrade dozens or hundreds of databases; run unattended or scheduled upgrades; identify and automatically fix problems; and automate pre- and post-upgrade steps. You may have also heard: “Autoupgrade is only for large environments.” “Configuration is time-consuming and challenging.” “Only limited upgrade paths are supported.” “It’s hard to use and slow.” “It forces you into pluggable databases and doesn’t do non-CDB databases.”

The truth is, Autoupgrade simplifies and streamlines upgrades for even a single database. It’s easy to use and configure, fast and flexible. If Autoupgrade encounters problems it can’t fix automatically, identifying, fixing and resuming upgrades is straightforward.

This session covers best practices and recommendations based on customer case studies including: – Why Autoupgrade is the method of choice for upgrading to 12cR2, 18c, 19c and beyond – Planning and preparing for Autoupgrade – Preparing a configuration for a single database in under a minute – Autoupgrade capabilities demonstrated – Dealing with the unexpected: fixing issues, resuming jobs and recovering from a failure

By Sean Scott, Viscosity Consultant, Oracle ACE

10/30 1:00 AM CT Run Oracle Database Upgrades on Docker by Sean Scott

Organizations planning for an Oracle upgrade should consider Docker in their upgrade strategy. Docker is an ideal environment for evaluating and testing Oracle database features and upgrades are no exception. Creating an Oracle database in Docker is fast and easily repeated. Containers require little time or effort to create and are light enough to run on a laptop. This makes Docker the ideal platform for evaluating, practicing and perfecting database upgrade procedures.

In this session I’ll demonstrate: – Approaches for installing, patching and customizing Oracle database software on Docker – Modifications needed in Oracle’s default Docker image builds to support upgrades – Techniques for creating “upgrade containers” with source and target Oracle database homes preinstalled – How to merge multiple database images into a single container – Methods for creating reference data for running “instant” databases

By Sean Scott, Viscosity Consultant, Oracle ACE

10/30 3:00 AM CT The future of AI & Machine Learning (ML) in Oracle Products by Rich Niemiec

This presentation will cover Oracle’s ability to leverage AI and Machine Learning (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 & 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 & Chatbots. We will explore how to leverage and integrate AI into your companies tech plan. We’ll see the state of AI & 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 & Internet of Things (IOT) which will drive the Cloud even Faster. You’ll see how to innovate better using leading edge Oracle products.

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

October 20, 2020 – Spain Oracle User Group

The future of AI & Machine Learning (ML) in Oracle Products by Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec

Chief Innovation Officer and Oracle ACE Director

Viscosity North America

10/9 10:00 – 11:00 AM CT – Oracle 19c Best New Features and a few 20c Tips

This presentation will cover Oracle’s ability to leverage AI and Machine Learning (ML) from within Oracle Advanced Analytics or using their recent acquisition GUI. Every Oracle product will start to leverage AI/ML!

This presentation will cover Oracle’s ability to leverage AI and Machine Learning (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 & 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 & Chatbots. We will explore how to leverage and integrate AI into your companies tech plan. We’ll see the state of AI & 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 & Internet of Things (IOT) which will drive the Cloud even Faster. You’ll see how to innovate better using leading edge Oracle products.

October 20, 2020, 11:00 AM CT

Gary Gordhamer

Gary Gordhamer

Consultant and Oracle ACE

Viscosity North America

Oracle ASM on Linux,

Presented by Gary Gordhamer

Oracle DBA’s have had to pick up many additional skills over the years. Storage administration with ASM is one of the more critical ones especially if you are running RAC. We will cover the basic workings of ASM, usage of ASM filter driver on Linux, and how Linux and Oracle patching affect your ASM installation. We will talk about both RedHat and Oracle Linux and some of the basic Linux tools you will need to understand. If you currently use ASMLIB you will want to understand ASM Filter Driver (AFD) going forward.

Meet the Speaker, Managing Principal Consultant at Viscosity North America:
Gary Gordhamer has spent much of his career focusing on enterprise application landscape and business process digitization. His technical experiences range from Oracle e-Business suite, middleware, database and related technologies for the past 27 years. His professional background covers many industries including healthcare, manufacturing, utilities, and government. He is an active member of the QUEST IOUG Database & Technology Community, serving on the advisory board. Gary is an Oracle ACE associate, and frequent presenter at Oracle OpenWorld and COLLABORATE.

October 26-27, 2020 – Michigan Oracle User Summit (MOUS)

 

 

Charles Kim

Charles Kim

CEO and Co-Founder, Oracle ACE Director

Viscosity North America

Top 5 Considerations for Migrating Databases to Oracle Cloud

Monday, October 26th

2:00 – 2:50pm (EST)

Join Viscosity’s CEO, Charles Kim, at the virtual Michigan Oracle Users Summit.

Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec

Chief Innovation Officer, Oracle ACE Director

Viscosity North America

Machine Learning 101

Tuesday, October 27th

10:00 – 10:50am (EST)

Join Viscosity’s CIO, Rich Niemiec, at day 2 of the Michigan Oracle Users Summit.

October 27, 2020 – Webinar


Reverse Engineer Machine Learning To Develop Performance Monitoring Rules

Craig Shallahamer

Craig Shallahamer

President and Founder

OraPub

If you’re tired of continuously adjusting your performance monitoring and alerting rules, then how about using machine learning to create the rules for you!

Of course we can train a supervised machine learning model to recognize patterns of poor performance. But what if your IT department is not ready to embrace machine learning?

A novel solution is to train a supervised machine learning model to recognize patterns of poor performance, but then extract the rules in plain English and then manually enter them into your existing monitoring and alerting platform.

Is this possible? Yes it is! And, I will demonstrate how you can do this.

To ensure you can easily do everything I do, I will use industry standard Python ML libraries, the industry standard Jupyter notebook, AWR and support ticket data. You can experiment with the demonstration materials “as is” and then use them to push your ML and rule creation knowledge deeper.

Join me for a fascinating presentation about how to use the results of ML as inputs into your existing monitoring and alerting systems.

Summary

After a brief machine learning introduction, in this presentation we begin with learning how to build a supervised machine learning decision tree model using industry standard Python libraries, a Jupyter notebook, AWR and support ticket data. I’ll show you where to get the data, how to load it into the model. Then, we’ll focus on training and evaluating the model. Finally, I’ll detail to how to extract and convert the machine learning “poor performance” model decision tree internals into rules that we can use in your existing monitoring and alerting systems.

Meet the Speaker: Craig Shallahamer
Craig Shallahamer is President and Founder of OraPub, with over 30 years of experience in consulting, training and tool development in analytics (machine learning) and Oracle database performance tuning for literally hundreds of companies around the world, including Oracle Corporation.
Craig holds a B.S. in Economics from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and is an Oracle ACE Director.
He is a frequent presenter at industry events both at the local, national and international levels, such as Oracle OpenWorld, COLLABORATE, Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group (RMOUG), East Coast Oracle User Group (ECO), Germany Oracle User Group (DOAG), UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG), Australia Oracle User Group (AUSOUG) and participates in Oracle speaking tours in Latin America and Asia Pacific regions.
Craig has been the IOUG/Quest Oracle User Group’s DBA Track Manager for over 5 years and will lead the 2020 Machine Learning Hackathon at COLLABORATE!

November 2-4, 2020

East Coast oracle users virtual conference

 

Take advantage of early registration discounts.  Register now.

11/4 10:00 AM DBA 3.0: The Next Evolution

The database administration role as we knew it is dead. DBAs who have been around for decades have become irrelevant in this data-driven economy. Developers want autonomous management, and executive leaders want to cut costs any way they can. Join Oracle community experts as we discuss the next evolutionary role of the database administration role and what we must do to adapt and survive in this ever-changing dynamic technology-driven world. Learn what future skills you need to possess and how you can stay on top of the demand. Discussions will include how technical enhancements to autonomous databases, cloud innovations, and what you must learn to survive, how AI and machine learning can affect the database scene and understanding which technologies you need to learn to adapt.

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

11/4 1:15 PM The DBA's Next Great Job

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) and integration of AI and ML. Technology is advancing at an exponential rate. This session will show what this means to your company and your future job. See significant advances being driven and those in the autonomous future that Oracle will drive ahead.

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

11/4 3:45 PM The Future of AI & ML in Oracle Products

This presentation will cover Oracle’s ability to leverage AI and Machine Learning (ML) from within Oracle Advanced Analytics or using their recent acquisition GUI. Every Oracle product will leverage AI/ML. Knowing when and where 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 and the Cx products 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 and ML and how you can test and use it to create the future. We’ll also look at the current Acceleration of the Cloud with the Big Data Revolution and Internet of Things (IoT), which will drive the cloud even Faster. You’ll see how to innovate better using leading-edge Oracle products.

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

November 17, 2020

 

Viscosity Master Class – Oracle Database Expert Panel

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