Upgrading your Oracle Database or

Data Warehouse to 18c


Thursday, February 7th, Charlotte NC

Thursday, February 7th, 2019, 5:00 pm








 Join us to discover ways to upgrade to the fastest state-of-the-art revolutionary database in the world, Oracle Database 12.2/18c, in the cloud. In addition, you will also learn about Oracle’s new Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP) Cloud for mission critical applications and mixed workloads.  We will also cover the Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW)  Cloud as it provides rapid analytics, flexible data aggregation and scalability for your data.


5:00 pm – 5:15 pm: Networking and Check-In
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm: Presentation
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: TopGolf Free Play and Networking


Oracle continues to be the fastest, state-of-the-art, revolutionary database in the world.  Oracle Database 18c, now available for Exadata and ODA customers, has been generally available for Oracle Cloud and Engineered Systems customers since February 2018. Soon, you will be able to unlock the full potential of the new database features and transform your IT operations.

Companies can recognize immediate ROI by upgrading to Oracle Database 12c Release 2 and 18c. Come and learn the best practices of upgrading to the latest and greatest release of Oracle Database


In addition, learn about Oracle’s new Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW) as it provides rapid analytics, flexible data aggregation and scalability. 

Click here to view the topics that will be covered
  • Achieve another level of data scalability and horizontal partitioning with Sharding 
  • Attain higher levels of SLA with new features in Data Guard
  • Avoid pitfalls during and after the upgrade
  • Eliminate downtime with enhanced online features for table and index maintenance 
  • Perform near zero-downtime upgrades to Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (or Oracle 18c) 
  • Tackle Partitioning and Index advancements in 12.2 and 18c
  • Secure your entire database with online encryption capabilities
  • Take advantage of Oracle 12cR2, object names for users, roles, tables, columns, indexes, constraints, etc., increase from 30 bytes to 128 bytes with a few limitations to easily migrate from other databases
  • Learn about the new features of Data Guard including techniques for backup and recovery
  • Utilize Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) features like Automatic Data Optimization (ADO) and Heat Maps work within individual PDBs for effective management of storage resources based on actual data usage patterns
  • Leverage all the latest features such as cloning and replication features for PDBs (Pluggable Databases) that enable the journey to a private, hybrid, or public cloud environment.
    • With 12cR2, you can have hot-cloning (source no longer needs to be read-only), refresh clones, flashback PDB only, and build PDB-level standby plans
    • Tightly control SGA, PGA, and I/O resources for individual PDBs, including how to construct standard PDB resource profiles that can be leveraged by multiple PDBs with similar resource demands
  • Discover how you can rapidly and economically build a private cloud that unifies applications, infrastructure, and operations on Oracle x86 hardware and Oracle Database Appliance
  • Learn how 18c plays a vital role in the autonomous data warehouse.

*Oracle customers need to upgrade to Oracle 12.2 by the end of this year if they are on Oracle versions 11.2. For Oracle customers who are on Oracle version 12.1, they need to upgrade to Oracle version 12.2 by July 2019.


Thursday, February 7th, 2019, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
TopGolf, Presentation followed by food and free play!
8024 Savoy Corporate Dr, Charlotte, NC 28273

Registration has closed. Please email us at hello@viscosityna.com with any requests or suggestions you have for our next event near you!

Find out if you qualify for $17,500 of cloud implementation services

How much do you know about Oracle Cloud and how your organization can benefit?  In this session, you’ll get the opportunity to learn more about how companies are starting their journey to the cloud.  Speaker Charles Kim is the Independent Oracle Users Group Cloud Special Interest Group President and has consulted for, architected, and published numerous case studies on Oracle Cloud.

Oracle Platform as a Service (PaaS) / Database as a Service (DaaS) / Application Development in the Cloud

Utilizing PaaS will reduce cost, reduce cycles for application development, and position you to gain access to the marketplace faster. In addition to taking advantage of PaaS, it allows you to move lighter database workloads to the cloud while freeing up valuable space for more intensive workloads on premise.

Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud (ADW)

Oracle’s Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud (ADW) services simplify the provisioning, maintenance, and optimizations for data warehouse workloads in the Cloud, and promote “low touch for database administrators ” and “load and pull” approaches to data analytics.

Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Private Cloud delivers Oracle Engineered Systems hardware and support. Oracle IaaS Private Cloud combines the security and control of on-premise systems with unique features of cloud computing, including Capacity on Demand, which enables businesses to access and pay for peak CPU capacity only when needed.

BI Cloud Service Update

A best-in-class analytics platform offering you the full array of intuitive BI tools you expect. Quickly combine data from any source and rapidly create BI applications for agile analysis. From executives to analysts to everyday dashboard users. In a browser or on-the-go with Mobile BI. Dozens of visualizations and advanced calculations available in a fast, friendly UI. The security, reliability, and performance you require, with the flexibility the business demands.

Agility and Nimbleness

You can keep up with the fast pace of business innovation without the encumbrance of managing, updating, replacing your own physical infrastructure.


Securely move data in and out of the public cloud with confidence and peace of mind.

Simplified Maintenance / Automation

You’ll be able to rapidly provision and clone new infrastructure from a familiar web interface without having to worry about physical interoperability.

Reduced License Costs

On premise servers are sized for peak loads.  With BMCS, you will be able to take advantage of reduced license and support costs during periods you don’t need peak capacity.

Meet the Speaker:

Charles Kim

Charles Kim

President, Viscosity North America

Charles Kim is an Oracle ACE Director, Oracle Certified DBA, a Certified RAC Expert and Certified Exadata Implementation Specialist. Charles is also a VMware vExpert and a VMware Certified Professional. Charles specializes in RAC, Exadata, Virtualization and authored 8 books.

Charles holds certifications in Oracle, VMware, Red Hat Linux, and Microsoft, and has over 25 years of Oracle experience on mission and business critical databases. Charles presents regularly at local, regional, national, and international Oracle conferences including IOUG Collaborate, VMware World,  and Oracle OpenWorld on topics of RAC, ASM, Linux Best Practices, Data Guard Best Practices, VMware virtualization, Oracle VMware virtualization, and 7×24 High Availability Considerations.