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September 17, 2020

 

Upgrade to Oracle Database 19c Workshop

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT

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.

September 22, 2020 – Webinar


Application UI Design in a Mobile Device World

 

Mobile app design has raised the bar for the design of modern business applications. Business users now expect the speed and intuitiveness of mobile apps to be in the applications they run at work. In addition, modern business applications may need to support multiple display devices and their mobile capabilities such as orientation change.

This session examines why our application user interfaces using popular development environments–such as APEX, JET, MAF, MAX, VBCS/VB Studio, JavaScript, Java, ADF, or even Oracle Forms–need to comply with principles used in mobile apps. It then reviews standards available from sources such as Oracle Alta UI for guiding user interface design of new or existing applications so they fulfill expectations for device support and intuitiveness. The discussion includes the role of and principles used for the Oracle Redwood theme.

The presentation also shows examples that demonstrate mobile design principles, and it closes with suggesting resources for further study.

 

Meet the speaker:
Peter Koletzke is an Oracle ACE Director who has worked for over 34 years in the IT industry and has presented at various Oracle technology conferences around the world over 360 times. Additionally, he has won a dozen user group awards from ODTUG, NYOUG, and ECO/SEOUC. Peter is also an Oracle Certified Master, UTOUG board member, past board member of IOUG and NYOUG, and co-author – variously with Duncan Mills, Avrom Roy-Faderman, and Dr. Paul Dorsey – of eight
Oracle Press (McGraw-Hill Professional) books about Oracle JDeveloper/ADF, Oracle Forms and Reports, and Oracle Designer.

September 24, 2020 – RMOUG Webinar

Sean Scott

Sean Scott

Principal Consultant

Viscosity North America
Oracle ACE

12:00 – 1:00 PM CT – Running Oracle Database Upgrades on Docker

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 and Oracle ACE

September 24, 2020 – Analytics and Data Oracle User Community

 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Time

Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec

Chief Innovation Officer

Viscosity North America

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

Join Viscosity’s CIO, Rich Niemiec, as he presents with Nitin Vengurlekar and Jim Czuprynski.

September 29, 2020

 

Bullet Proof your Data Guard – Oracle Database 19c Workshop

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT

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).

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER from Oracle HQ! 

We are extremely excited to have 15 minutes with Ashish Ray, Vice President of Product Management within Oracle’s core database development organization. His product responsibilities includes Oracle Autonomous Database, Exadata, Database Cloud Services, Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (ZDLRA), and Oracle Database’s various OLTP features related to availability and scalability.

Ashish will present briefly on Exadata: What’s New

Exadata continues to be the gold-standard platform to deploy Oracle databases that address all requirements of enterprise data management: from mission-critical databases with the highest SLAs, to Test/Dev databases that require high consolidation densities that help lower IT costs. In addition, Exadata can be deployed in your data centers, or in Oracle Public Cloud regions. Attend this session to get a glimpse of the latest technical innovation related to Exadata.

Workshop:

Learn how you can setup Data Guard with all the best practices. Attendees will receive a brief history of Data Guard and how it became Data Guard.

Then, dive directly into new features in Oracle Data Guard 12c Release 2/18c/19c. This workshop will disseminate Data Guard best practices and reference architectures that DBAs need to know to protect their Oracle ecosystem.

Viscosity will demonstrate how DBAs should setup, configure, and monitor mission critical Data Guard environments (including Active Data Guard).

October 2, 2020

 

Performance Tuning Workshop

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT

Viscosity Online Training!  Join this lecture followed by a hands-on lab on SQL tuning.

Oracle database upgrades often lead to performance related issues.  This is due to the number of underlying technical changes in software, introduction of new features, and general enhancement of the products.  With many 19c upgrades going on, it’s good to know how to use the many technical features in Oracle for dealing with or even eliminating performance issue.  In this lab we will go through some of the basic skills that every DBA should have around performance tuning from enhance explain plans and gathering statistics to using SQL Plan Management.  We will also cover the differences between SQL Baselines and SQL profiles.  This session should be good if you are an experienced DBA just brushing up on your skills, or new to using Oracle database performance tuning tools.

October 9, 2020 – NCOATUG Training Day

Registration starts at $30, Bulk ticket discounts available.  Register now.

10/9 2:45 – 3:30 PM CT – Oracle Database 19c Upgrade Tips & Tricks

Get ready for Oracle Database 19c! Join us for insights and advice for planning and performing a successful upgrade. We’ll share case studies from multiple customer upgrades to help guide you on your journey to Oracle 19c, including (1) methods for installing and patching Oracle Database 19c (2) choosing the correct upgrade method (3) paths for migrating to new hardware and operating systems (4) pre-upgrade checks and lessons (5) techniques for limiting downtime (6) post-upgrade considerations.

By Sean Scott, Viscosity Consultant and Oracle ACE

October 13, 2020 – Webinar


Let’s Build An Automated Anomalous DB Activity Detector Using Machine Learning

Craig Shallahamer

Craig Shallahamer

President and Founder

OraPub

Developing new and adjusting existing monitoring rules in today’s database environments is an impossible task. There are too many databases and highly dynamic workloads.

Sure, you can survive. But I think we can do better and are being asked to do better.

Machine learning (ML) systems are a fantastic solution because they can be trained to detect pre-existing patterns, new and even highly unusual patterns.

In this presentation I will demonstrate how you can build a simple machine learning system that will pull the most recent AWR sysmetric data from Oracle, build an unsupervised cluster model and then determine if the activity is highly unusual… anomalous.

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

If you have ever wondered how ML can be applied in an IT environment, you don’t want to miss this presentation.

Summary

After a brief machine learning introduction, in this presentation you will learn how to build a simple machine learning anomaly detection system focused on Oracle database activity. A key objective is for you to take the demonstration materials, run them yourself, and have fun exploring and learning!

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!

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

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