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June 30, 2020

 

NYOUG: Viscosity’s Michael Patton

Michael Patton

Michael Patton

Senior Software Architect

Core APEX: A Beginner’s Overview

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

New to APEX? Maybe you’ve heard of it, but have not had the chance to see what it can do? Then this session was designed for you. We’ll start off by describing just what APEX is, and then jump into a run down of the core features of the product. Ample time will be spent demonstrating the tool so that participants can get a sense as to just how easy it is to build powerful, scalable, secure, beautiful applications.

Come see how you can get started with the best no-cost feature of the Oracle Database in no time at all!

July 1, 2020

Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec

Chief Innovation Officer & Oracle ACE Director

Oracle 19c Best New Features and a few 20c Tips

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CT

 

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.

    July 7, 2020

     

    Oracle 19c New Features Hands-On Experience

    Viscosity Online Training

     

    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.

    This course is available on multiple dates.

    July 8, 2020 – Chicago Oracle Users Group (COUG)

    Rich Niemiec

    Rich Niemiec

    Chief Innovation Officer & Oracle ACE Director

    Oracle 19c Best New Features and a few 20c Tips

    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

     

    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.

      July 8, 2020

       

      Oracle 19c New Features Hands-On Experience

      Viscosity Online Training

       

      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.

      A follow up course will be available in late July.

      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.

        July 21, 2020

        ODTUG Database Community Beach Party, 12:00 – 4:30 PM EDT

        Join ODTUG’s Database Community for a list of great sessions and speakers!  Viscosity’s CIO will take the stage at 2 PM EDT:

        2:00 – 2:50 PM EDT: Converged Database: The Path to a Long and Healthy Oracle DBA Career (and Eventual Retirement), Co-Presented by Rich Niemiec, Viscosity Chief Innovation Officer and Oracle ACE Director

        July 23, 2020

        Charles Kim

        Charles Kim

        CEO and Co-Founder

        Oracle ACE Director

        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 22, 2020

         

        Oracle 19c Hands-On Experience – Part Two:

        Modernize Your Database to Oracle Database 19c

        Viscosity Online Training

        Companies can recognize immediate ROI by upgrading to Oracle Database 19c, especially those who are still running on legacy databases that will go out of premier support this year (11.2) or next year (12.1). Come learn what it takes to upgrade to Oracle Database 19c from Oracle database versions 11.2.0.x/12.1.0.x.

        Registration coming soon.

        July 23, 2020

        Rodolfo Rodriguez

        Rodolfo Rodriguez

        Software Developer

        Viscosity North America

        Uploading Data with APEX

        11:00 AM CT – 12:00 PM CT

        Technologies comes and goes, and everything has been moving really fast, however, no matter when you read this: YOU WILL NEED UPLOAD data to your 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, however, how could APEX help us?

        The APEX team, once again, have 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 include) using the new APEX_DATA_PARSER. 

        We’ll be exploring some real use cases for the API and how we could reduce (at least in a half) the development time for our requirements.

        Finally, I’ll be sharing my demo APEX application with some useful samples.

        July 28, 2020

         

        Rich Niemiec at NYOUG : Virtual Session

        Rich Niemiec

        Rich Niemiec

        Chief Innovation Officer & Oracle ACE Director

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

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

        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.

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

          July 29, 2020 – Viscosity WFH Series

          Kelsie Brunson

          Kelsie Brunson

          Director of Business Operations

          Viscosity North America

          Conflict, how do we Manage Difficult Situations and People?

          2:00 PM CT – 2:30 PM CT

          One fact of life we cannot change is that we will always have difficult people and situations in our work environment; but working from home adds another layer to workplace conflict.  How do we manage these situations and are there ways to help alleviate conflict from occurring?  In this session, we discuss several practices and conflict resolutions strategies for successful workplace collaboration. 

          Join us for this 30 minute session that is part of an entire series meant to help you become a more effective communicator as you work from home!

          August 5, 2020

          Rich Niemiec

          Rich Niemiec

          Chief Innovation Officer & Oracle ACE Director

          Converged Database: The Path to a Long and Healthy Oracle DBA Career (and Eventual Retirement)

          12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

           

          Join Rich Niemiec, co-presenting along side Viscosity friends, Jim Czuprynski and Nitin Vengurlekar, for the Chicago Oracle Uesrs Group.  More info coming soon.

            August 10-14, 2020 – Save the Date

             

            Two User Groups. One Unforgettable Conference.

            COUG and MOUG invite you to spend your lunch breaks with the best in business Oracle speakers.

             

            Online Daily from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Central

            MOUG and COUG will combine forces this week to bring you 1 great session a day! This will be a special meeting that includes Oracle ACES, ACE Directors, Authors, Oracle Product Managers & other leading edge experts presenting on the Oracle Database, Chatbots, Robots with Oracle, In-depth Oracle Optimizer, SQL, PL/SQL, APEX, and more.

            Aug 11, 2020

             

            Maria Colgan at NYOUG : Virtual Session

            Maria Colgan

            Maria Colgan

            Master Product Manager Oracle Corporation

            Explain the Explain Plan- Interpreting Execution Plans for SQL Statements – Part 1

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

            The execution plan for a SQL statement can often seem complicated and hard to understand. Determining if the execution plan you are looking at is the best plan you could get or attempting to improve a poorly performing execution plan can be a daunting task even for the most experienced DBA or developer. This two-part webcast series examines the different aspects of an execution plan, from cardinality estimates to parallel execution and explains what information you should be gleaming from the plan and how it affects the execution. It offers insight into what caused the Optimizer to make the decision it did as well as a set of corrective measures that can be used to improve each aspect of the plan. Part 1 covers the best techniques for generating an execution plan, understanding cardinality estimates and the different access and join methods. While part 2 covers join orders, partitioning and parallel execution.

            Meet the Speaker:
            Maria Colgan is a master product manager at Oracle Corporation and has been with the company since version 7.3 was released in 1996. Maria’s core responsibility is to advocate for the Oracle Database and the best practices for incorporating it into your environments. She is also responsible for getting the feedback from our customers and partners incorporated into future releases of the product.

            Prior to this role; she was the product manager for Oracle Database In-Memory and the Oracle Database query optimizer.

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

              Aug 18, 2020

               

              Maria Colgan at NYOUG : Virtual Session

              Maria Colgan

              Maria Colgan

              Master Product Manager Oracle Corporation

              Explain the Explain Plan- Interpreting Execution Plans for SQL Statements – Part 2

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

              The execution plan for a SQL statement can often seem complicated and hard to understand. Determining if the execution plan you are looking at is the best plan you could get or attempting to improve a poorly performing execution plan can be a daunting task even for the most experienced DBA or developer. This two-part webcast series examines the different aspects of an execution plan, from cardinality estimates to parallel execution and explains what information you should be gleaming from the plan and how it affects the execution. It offers insight into what caused the Optimizer to make the decision it did as well as a set of corrective measures that can be used to improve each aspect of the plan. Part 1 covers the best techniques for generating an execution plan, understanding cardinality estimates and the different access and join methods. While part 2 covers join orders, partitioning and parallel execution.

              Meet the Speaker:
              Maria Colgan is a master product manager at Oracle Corporation and has been with the company since version 7.3 was released in 1996. Maria’s core responsibility is to advocate for the Oracle Database and the best practices for incorporating it into your environments. She is also responsible for getting the feedback from our customers and partners incorporated into future releases of the product.

              Prior to this role; she was the product manager for Oracle Database In-Memory and the Oracle Database query optimizer.

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

                August 19, 2020 – Viscosity WFH Series

                Kelsie Brunson

                Kelsie Brunson

                Director of Business Operations

                Viscosity North America

                How to Present our Thoughts and Ideas in a Remote Workspace

                12:00 PM CT – 12:30 PM CT

                As most of us are spread out in a work from home initiative, communicating with our colleagues, customers, and management has become more difficult than a face to face conversation previously was. How do we ensure we can effectively present our message? What strategies should we use for a presentation, regardless of the audience size? In this session, we discuss proven presentation strategies to help bridge the gap while we all work from home. 

                Join us for this 30 minute session that is part of an entire series meant to help you become a more effective communicator as you work from home!

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