Patching Oracle databases means more than just applying the quarterly bundled Release Updates (RU) or Monthly Recommended Patches (MRP). Many DBAs aren't aware that RU and MRP aren't comprehensive. Databases remain exposed to critical vulnerabilities and regressions without supplemental patching. In this session, you'll learn to identify the types of patches that are never included in Oracle's patch bundles, how to search My Oracle Support for additional, critical fixes, and cover Oracle's recommended best practices for patching database and Grid Infrastructure software installations. We'll also describe the patching process, how to revert a patched database, and discuss steps for preparing and protecting systems for patching.
Presented by Sean Scott, Oracle ACE Director, Principal Consultant Viscosity
Sean is an Oracle ACE Director, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Certified Architect Professional, and Oracle Autonomous Database Certified Specialist. He's a Managing Principal Consultant with Viscosity North America where he designs highly available and scalable databases, leads database modernization and migration projects, and coaches database teams on their journeys toward DevOps and automation. Sean is a featured speaker at user group conferences and events around the world and author of the new book, Oracle on Docker: Running Oracle Databases in Linux Containers.
Viscosity's core expertise includes:
Data Transformation, Emerging Technology, High Availability & Scalability Solutions, Cloud Migrations, Performance Tuning, Data Integrations, Machine Learning, APEX Development, and Custom Application Development.