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January 19, 2021 – Webinar


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11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Central

David Kurtz

David Kurtz

Oracle ACE Director

This presentation aims to help you use the Active Session History (ASH) repository to investigate performance problems.
Oracle has produced many presentations that explain how ASH works, so this presentation provides only a very brief overview of how ASH works. Instead, it looks at:
* what information is collected by ASH and stored in the repository
* where this data can be seen in Enterprise Manager and other delivered reports
* the practicalities of how to directly query the ASH data to analyse and diagnose a range of performance and other problems.
* the value of a consolidated AWR/ASH repository
* the critical importance of application instrumentation

ASH is a licensed enterprise edition feature, but if you don’t have it you might be interested in Simulated ASH.

Meet the Speaker:
David Kurtz has worked with the Oracle database since 1989 and with PeopleSoft ERP applications since 1996, specializing in system performance tuning.
He works as an independent consultant. David is a regular presenter at Oracle and PeopleSoft conferences.

He is the author of PeopleSoft for the Oracle DBA (www.psftdba.com), and blogs about PeopleSoft (blog.psftdba.com) and Oracle (blog.go-faster.co.uk).
David is an Oracle ACE Director and a proud member of the Oak Table.

Author of ‘PeopleSoft for the Oracle DBA’, published by Apress (2005, 2012)

 

Co-Hosted by the New York Oracle Users group (http://nyoug.org/) and Viscosity North America.

January 20, 2021

 

Oracle Database 19c New Features Workshop

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT

Viscosity is teaming up with ODTUG once a month till Kscope21 to bring you an Oracle database 19c hands-on lab!

This two hour class introduces new features and enhancements in the Oracle 19c Database. Students will get hands-on experience with Automatic Indexing, Performance Tuning and SQL Quarantine. Participants will also discover ways the Oracle 19c improves database security and protects data.

January 27, 2021, 12:00 PM CT

Emanuel Cifuentes

Emanuel Cifuentes

Software Developer and Senior Consultant

Viscosity North America

JavaScript: Master the Fundamentals

Whether you’re a beginner looking to get into web development or a backend developer aspiring for the mythical Full Stack title, this session has got you covered. As one of the most popular and most versatile programming languages, JavaScript is an essential to your skillset tool box.

Register for this webinar to learn core concepts of the JavaScript language: named functions, objects, prototypes, instantiation, closures, context and more. Extend your reach across the entire internet. One language to rule them all.

Meet the Speaker: Emanuel Cifuentes, Software Developer and Consultant, Viscosity North America

Emanuel Cifuentes has more than 15 years of experience in mobile, backend and frontend applications. He has been consulting for Viscosity North America since 2014, where he has developed software solutions for clients in hospitality, oil & gas, and healthcare industries. He is always focused on ease of use, security, privacy, and reliability when designing interfaces and coding applications.

Born and raised in Guatemala, Emanuel is fluent in both English and Spanish. He has presented at major Oracle conferences such as ODTUG Kscope and Collaborate.

February 2, 2021 – Webinar


Improve PostgreSQL replication using Oracle GoldenGate

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Central

Bobby Curtis

Bobby Curtis

Founder and Owner, RheoData

Oracle ACE Director Alumni

PostgreSQL databases use the Write-Ahead Logging approach for the replication of data. At the same time, customers worldwide have asked for Oracle GoldenGate to support replication to and from PostgreSQL databases. The wait is over! This session will introduce Oracle GoldenGate for PostgreSQL and highlight what needs to be looked at to ensure successful replication for any PostgreSQL environment.

Takeaways:
1. What is new in Oracle GoldenGate for PostgreSQL
2. WAL features that need to be considered for replication with Oracle GoldenGate
3. Simplicity of PostgreSQL replication with an external software package

Meet the Speaker:
Bobby Curtis is the founder and owner of RheoData, a global systems integrator (SI) that focuses on helping customers architect, move, and use data to achieve their business needs. He is a former Oracle GoldenGate Product Manager, an Oracle ACE Director Alumni, a published author, and a frequent blogger. Bobby has worked for various consulting firms specializing in creating, maintaining, tuning, and integrating enterprise database solutions to solve complex business problems. Bobby hosts a blog, http://dbasolved.com, which is a source of information for solving complex issues related to Oracle technologies and data movement. Along with his blog, Bobby is active on twitter under the handle, @DBASolved. During his downtime, Bobby enjoys spending time with his family while traveling to watch his children compete in their respective sports. He is a geek, either writing the next chapters of an upcoming book or looking for technical solutions to solve.

 

Co-Hosted by the New York Oracle Users group (http://nyoug.org/) and Viscosity North America.

February 8-11, 2021

Virtual Conference: RMOUG Training Days

 

Charles Kim

Charles Kim

President & Oracle ACE Director

Viscosity North America

Tips & Tricks: Linux Best Practices & Automation for DBAs

Tue Feb 09, 12:30 PM – 1:25 PM MST

Learn all the best practices for Red Hat/Oracle Linux 7 and 8 to implement Oracle Databases in bare metal servers and virtualized infrastructures. Leveraging real-life experiences and techniques, learn from the author of the Linux Recipes for DBAs book by APress on how to leverage Preinstall RPMs to prepare the Linux environment for Oracle database, OEM Agents, and E-Business Suite environments.

Sean Scott

Sean Scott

Consultant & Oracle ACE

Viscosity North America

Getting Started with Oracle on Docker

Tue Feb 09, 12:30 PM – 2:25 PM MST

Nine databases are running at once on a laptop. Check. It starts in seconds. Check. Deploy new databases in under a minute? Check. Supports 11g thru 19c? Check. Faster and lighter than a VM? Check. Find out what you’re missing and everything you need to get up and running with Oracle on Docker! In this session, participants get a first-hand look at the building and running Oracle databases on Docker and leave with the information and resources they need to build and run their own Oracle databases in containers.

Gary Gordhamer

Gary Gordhamer

Consultant & Oracle ACE Associate

Viscosity North America

Oracle SQL Plan Management (SPM) your imperative performance tool

Wed Feb 10, 12:00 PM – 12:55 PM MST 

Oracle SPM is often overlooked and underused. This feature started in version 11.1 and has been enhanced with each new release. As of 19c, this should be your go-to method to help maintain well-performing SQL statements.

In this session, we’ll cover what SPM is, how to use SPM from end to end, and how to monitor it. Once you start using SPM Baselines, you’ll find them invaluable in your continuous goal to maintain database performance.

Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec

Chief Innovation Officer, Oracle ACE Director

Viscosity North America

Converged Database is Oracle’s Best Kept Secret

Wed Feb 10, 12:00 PM – 12:55 PM MST 

Oracle SPM is often overlooked and underused. This feature started in version 11.1 and has been enhanced with each new release. As of 19c, this should be your go-to method to help maintain well-performing SQL statements.

In this session, we’ll cover what SPM is, how to use SPM from end to end, and how to monitor it. Once you start using SPM Baselines, you’ll find them invaluable in your continuous goal to maintain database performance.

February 16, 2021 – Webinar


Oracle APEX New Features

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Central

Marc Sewtz

Director of Software Development for Oracle Application Express (APEX)

Oracle Corporation

Participants will learn about new the new features introduced with APEX 20.2 and get a preview of new features being worked on for APEX 21.x.

Oracle APEX 20.2 has been described as an “epic” release, with a plethora of new features designed to make building web apps with APEX, faster and easier than ever. An all new Cards component, new and updated item types, brand new Automations, Redwood Light styling, awesome new REST-related features, lots of smaller development enhancements, and a whole lot more! Through live demo, Marc will take you through some of the most compelling new features of Oracle Application Express and Oracle REST Data Services and give a preview of what to look forward to in APEX 21.1.

Meet the Speaker:
Marc Sewtz is Director of Software Development for Oracle Application Express (APEX) in Oracle’s Database Tools division. He is responsible for managing the development and delivery of APEX, Oracle’s premiere low-code development platform. Marc has been at Oracle since 1998. After working for Oracle Consulting in Germany and the US for a number of years, he joined the APEX development team in 2002. Marc lives in New York City with his family and holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Wedel, Germany.

Co-Hosted by the New York Oracle Users group (http://nyoug.org/) and Viscosity North America.

February 18, 2021

 

Upgrading to Oracle Database 19c

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT

Viscosity is teaming up with ODTUG once a month till Kscope21 to bring you an Oracle database 19c hands-on lab!

In this two hour class, students will get hands-on experience with on how to upgrade databases to Oracle Database 19c.  

A virtual presentation will be followed by the hands-on practicum on performing an actual database upgrade.  Attendees will have access to a virtual machine with Oracle database versions 11.2.0.4 and 12.1.0.2 pre-installed with the latest PSU.  Attendee can perform database upgrades from Oracle versions 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 to Oracle Database 19c (19.7 or higher).

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