Tech Days 2017
May 9 - 10, Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia Oracle Users Group Tech Days 2017 is coming up, and we want to share our knowledge with you! The conference is May 9 - 10, 2017, at the Loudermilk Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
This event exposes attendees to the latest in Oracle technologies by attracting Oracle experts from around the world. We will have two days of sessions covering:
Hands-On Training: This Oracle user community cloud special interest group session offers a workshop for Oracle technology professionals to obtain cloud experience using Oracle Public Cloud and Oracle technology on-premises together.
Database Development: Sessions will cover concepts and techniques for database administration and development. Topics include Oracle Database, Oracle RAC, Exadata, APEX, SQL Developer, Java, MySQL, MS SQL Server, Cloud (IaaS), and more.
Big Data: Our Big Data content will focus on data management, including data ingestion, data streaming and general data pipeline concepts. Sessions will cover Apache Kafka and it's integration with various Oracle Data Integration products. We also have sessions examining how new approaches to data management fit into the enterprise world.
Middleware: This will include concepts and management techniques for web servers, application servers, and portals. Examples include Java EE servers (e.g. JBoss, Tomcat, Oracle WebLogic, IBM WebSphere, etc.) ODI, GoldenGate, Web Services, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), ESBs, REST, Web Center, Application Integration, XML, JSON, Cloud (PaaS), and more.
Applications: Sessions will apply to all the Oracle applications product lines, including E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Siebel, JD Edwards, Cloud (SaaS), and more.
Tech Days 2017 promises to be packed with the best content from the best the industry has to offer. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!
Tech Days 2017 welcomes Oracle Master Product Manager Maria Colgan
Join us at lunchtime on Wednesday, May 10, for Maria's address What to Expect from Oracle Database 12c
Databases are fundamentally changing due to new technologies and new requirements. This has never been more evident than with Oracle Database 12c, which has been the most rapidly adopted release in over a decade. This session provides a technical introduction to what's new in Oracle Database 12c and Oracle’s engineered systems. We will describe which industry transformation inspired each enhancement and explain when and how you can embrace each enhancement while preserving your existing performance.
TECH DAYS 2017 SPONSORS
Thank you for supporting Georgia Oracle Users Group and Tech Days 2017!
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Red Pill Analytics
At Red Pill Analytics, we elevate every aspect of analytics and business intelligence delivery, and our customers benefit from a more efficient, less expensive model. With Capacity Analytics and Checkmate, we enable modern development techniques for data-driven organizations, including agile project management, platform automation, and continuous delivery.
OnX Enterprise Solutions
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Viscosity North America
Viscosity North America is a recognized premier consulting firm of database technologies. Viscosity was founded by industry and authored experts who are prominent thought leaders with backgrounds in Oracle, VMWare, VCE, EMC, and Informatica. Viscosity's capacities include Oracle Database, RAC Development, Oracle Consulting and Oracle Technical Architecture, Design and Performance Tuning, and Custom Application Development.
Viscosity’s Oracle Center of Expertise has developed best practices and tight partner relationships to implement world-class solutions. Our vast experience and intellectual property give customers insight into what is driving IT complexity. We can deliver a set of practical executable plans for simplifying IT infrastructure, helping reduce operating costs while freeing up resources for new business initiatives.
EiS Technologies is an Oracle Platinum and Certified Education Partner. Since its founding in 2001, EiS has provided products and services focused on data clarity for Oracle applications, including reporting, integrations, analysis, upgrades, and implementations.
Our software solutions carry the Validated Integration certification, and are designed to empower our customers with tools for insightful decision making in the suite of Oracle applications. The EiS Professional Services team of certified specialists leverage deep knowledge that spans Oracle’s full suite of products: Cloud Services, Fusion Middleware, Taleo, PeopleSoft, E-Business Suite and more to bring business and technology benefits to our clients.
New Resources Consulting
New Resources Consulting’s mission is simple: ‘Improvement through Technology.’ Technology products and services are, and will continue to be, a significant influence in every element of our business.
Since our inception, New Resources Consulting has been focused on providing our clients with the most innovative and cost-effective technology solutions. Through our Oracle Solutions Group, we have assisted clients in the optimization of their Oracle systems, concentrating on PeopleSoft applications for multiple industries. As an Oracle Platinum Partner, our knowledgeable personnel provide the business, process and technology expertise to ensure that organizations have thorough, accurate, available information in a format that can be utilized to strengthen their overall business decision-making.
With the recent movement of more and more companies migrating their on premise applications to Oracle Cloud, as well as the recognized industry statistic that ‘lack of resources’ is the #1 challenge of Cloud opportunities, NRC initiated its Oracle Certified Cloud Associate program. The comprehensive curriculum identifies, trains and grooms talented professionals to become certified in Oracle Cloud activities. The result is twofold: engaged and qualified employees who are passionate about their technology careers and satisfied clients who benefit from the high-quality and knowledgeable employees who are deployed on their projects.
GaOUG hosts a number of activities for the members throughout the year. Come check us out.
Oracle Technology Symposiums
The Cornerstone of the Organization
In addition to the Annual Symposium we bring you 3 events
1. Evolving Databases Symposium featuring Tom Kyte, Alex Gorbachev, and Kerry Osborne
2. Database Developers Symposium April 23, 2015
3. OEM 12c and AWR Warehouse featuring Kellyn Pot'vin-Gorman (July)
4. RAC Attack (December 3, 2015)
January 2015 Monthly Meeting.
Date: Thursday Jan. 8, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Speaker: Danny Bryant
Topic: Oracle Regular Expressions
November 13, 2014 Monthly Meeting.
Date: Thursday Novemer 12, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Speaker: Wesley Gilliard, Database Systems Manager, Mblox
Topic: MySQL for the Oracle DBA
Introduction to the MYSQL database for Oracle DBAs. MySQL is the most popular Open Source Relational SQL database management system.
MySQL is one of the best RDBMS being used for developing web-based software applications. This session will give Oracle DBAs a quick start with MySQL and make you comfortable with MySQL programming
October 9, 2014 Monthly Meeting.
Date: Thursday October 9, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Speaker: Stewart Bryson, Red Pill Analytics
Topic: AgileAnalytics: Agile, Real-Time BI with Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle GoldenGate
A successful real-time BI implementation involves integrating the logical and physical model, source and target databases, ETL subsystems, and front-end dashboards and reports. Agile methodologies often struggle to deliver real-time implementations due to the complexity of the intermingled moving parts.
Using the Oracle Information Management Reference Architecture as a backdrop, attendees will see how to construct a complete real-time BI system using Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle GoldenGate, driven by an Agile approach focusing on user stories and time-boxed iterations.
September 11, 2014 Monthly Meeting.
Date: Thursday September 11, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Speaker: Zach May, Senior Oracle Application DBA, Cox Enterprieses, Inc.
Topic: Implementing, Migrating, and Transitioning to Oracle Identity and Access Manager R2
This presentation will cover how Cox Enterprises is installing Oracle Identity and Access Management 11gR2, and migrating multiple organizations and divisions from older versions and legacy solutions to the new Oracle platform. Technologies include Oracle Access Manager, Oracle Identity Manager, Oracle Unified Directory, and Single Sign-On integration with E-Business Suite, Portal, 3rd party Saas, and custom applications.
August 14, 2014 Monthly Meeting.
Date: Thursday August 14, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Speaker: Kris Cook , Senior Manager, Database Services SITA, President GOusers Group
Topic: Virtualizing Oracle RAC on VMware
This presentation will cover a manager’s view of the journey to virtualization and includes a case study of the speaker’s experience successfully virtualizing a 24x7 customer facing application built on Oracle RAC.
July 10, 2014 Monthly Meeting.
Date: Thursday July 10, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Speaker: Danny Bryant, Oracle ACE , The Net Techs - Owner
Topic: How the City of Atlanta Leverages Oracle Applications
Several years ago, the City of Atlanta made the transition to PeopleSoft and MarsG to Oracle's ERP system E-Business Suite, and over the last 6 years that footprint has expanded. Come see how the City of Atlanta leverages the variety of Oracle Applications and the direction we are headed.
June 12, 2014 Monthly Meeting.
Date: Thursday June 12, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Steffen Manager, Specialized Services U.S. Oracle Solutions. Hitachi Consulting
Topic: Intro into E-Business Suite 12.2.3. An Administrators view.
An Administrator’s View of Installing, Patching, and Cloning”
Primary topics include:
• File Systems
May 8, 2014 Monthly Meeting.
Date: Thursday May 8, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Speaker: Jeff Smith, Oracle
Topic: SQL Developer Tips and Tricks
Jeff will show you the things he thinks will save you the most time. Bonus: You might have a little bit of fun, too. These sessions are are highly interactive and appropriate for everyone, from new folks to advanced DBA types.
Jeff Smith is a senior principal product manager in the Database Tools group at Oracle. He works on the team that brings you SQL Developer, SQL Developer Data Modeler, APEX Listener, the Public Cloud database offering, and 11gR2 XE. Jeff has presented online and in-person at many of the top users groups around the world for the past decade.
April 17, 2014 Monthly Meeting.
Date: Thursday April 17, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Speaker: Bobby Curtis; Senior Technical Consultant, Enkitec Topic: Golden Gate Monitoring
During this session, we will take a look at the different number of techniques available for monitoring Oracle Golden Gate 12c while keeping operational awareness as the main focus. Reviewing the different use cases, the complexity of monitoring for these environments increase and lead to different monitoring approaches. By taking a look at different monitoring techniques, manual, scripting, and graphical user interfaces (GUI), we can identify scalable monitoring solutions for any environment. By the end of the session, we should have an understanding of different monitoring approaches and when it is best to use different approaches to ensure success of Oracle Golden Gate 12c implementations and data quality.
The following is a link to Bobby's presentation.
NOTE: New Meeting location for our April 2014 meeting! Our meeting will be at:
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave SW
March 13, 2014 Monthly Meeting.
Date: Thursday Mar. 13, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Speaker: Maaz Anjum, Solution Architect, Architecture Services; BIAS Corp.
Topic: Capacity Planning: How to Leverage OEM12c for Engineered Systems
The question of current capacity utilization is important to organizations undergoing a consolidation effort. We often receive customers request for capacity planning reports on Exa Appliances that we manage. If one were you use Oracle’s On-Demand services, this information might be easily available. On the other hand, those who intend to and trend on captured metrics by Oracle’s Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control platform, there are a number of useful features and tricks to extract the information. OEM views, Chargeback capabilities and, BI Reports tool are leveraged to extract – with a hierarchical overview – past and future trends for capacity and resource planning efforts on several targets especially for an Exa Appliance. The information would be particularly useful for business owners to decide on additional hardware purchases.
February 13, 2014 Monthly Meeting. Cancelled due to Weather
Date: Thursday Feb. 13, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Speaker: Jay Williams, Solution Architect Engineered Systems; BIAS
Topic: Oracle 12c RAC New Features
January 9, 2014 Monthly Meeting.
Date: Thursday Jan. 9, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Speaker: David Scott; Technical Director, Government Solutions, CSG International
Topic: How to Make Your Data Look Really Ugly - or NOT
This informal talk will help the listener identify report and charting characteristics that improve communication and clarity. Certain information design 'mistakes' will also be surfaced and tips for improvement will be discussed. Bring your questions about data display design!
GAOUG RAC ATTACK
The Georgia Oracle Users Group presents RAC Attack hosted
by Erik Benner
December 3, 2015
One of the best ways to learn new technology is with hands-on experience. During this workshop you will have an opportunity to set up Oracle 12c Real Application Cluster environment on your laptop, go through advanced RAC related setup scenarios or work together with other technical geeks on solving RAC related challenges.
Experienced RAC Attack volunteers (ninjas) will help you address any related issues and guide you through the setup process. Depending on personal experience, participants have four options to choose from:
RAC Attack isn’t just about RAC. During the workshop you learn how to setup one of the most complex infrastructures on your laptop. You learn how to configure and clone virtual machines, how to create and setup internal and external virtual networks, create different storage types, setup a local DNS server and other challenging components.
After this workshop you have enough knowledge to setup a test/sandbox environment for virtually any product.
To participate in the workshop, participants need to bring their own laptop. Recommended specification:
a) any 64 bit OS that supports Oracle Virtual Box
b) 8GB RAM, 45GB free HDD space, SSD recommended.
Important: it's required to pre-download Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Grid Infrastructure 12c for Linux x86-64 from the Oracle Website http://tinyurl.com/rac12c-dl (four files: linuxamd64_12c_database_1of2.zip linuxamd64_12c_database_2of2.zip linuxamd64_12c_grid_1of2.zip linuxamd64_12c_grid_2of2.zip).
Due to license restrictions it's not be possible to distribute Oracle Software.
Lunch: Provided by Mythics
We hope you can make it!
Georgia Oracle User Group
RAC Attack Sponsor
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and elite Oracle platinum resale partner representing the entire Oracle
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MARCH 3, 2016
Georgia Oracle Users Group Tech Day is coming up, and we want to share our knowledge with you! The conference is Thursday, March 3, 2016, at the Executive Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Jeremy Harms has been announced as the conference's Keynote Speaker and we have now announced the session agenda.
This event exposes attendees to the latest in Oracle technologies by attracting Oracle experts from around the world. We will have a full day of sessions covering:
Database/Development: Concepts and techniques for database administration and development (RAC, Exadata, etc.), APEX, SQL Developer, Java, MySQL, and more.
Middleware: Concepts and management techniques for web servers, application servers, and portals. Examples include OBIEE, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Oracle Golden Gate (OGG), Java EE servers (e.g. JBoss, Tomcat, Oracle WebLogic, IBM WebSphere, etc.), Web Services, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), ESBs, REST, Web Center, Application Integration, XML, and JSON.
Applications: The Applications Track includes sessions that apply to all the Oracle applications product lines, including E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Siebel, JD Edwards, and others.
Thursday, March 3, 2016 promises to be packed with the best content from the best the industry has to offer. We look forward to seeing you at the GaOUG Tech Day 2016!
DATABASE DEVELOPERS SYMPOSIUM
***We have just expanded our agenda for tomorrow's Database Developers Symposium***
Complementing the presentations on Oracle Application Express (APEX) and Node.js we will have:
Oracle ACE Director Stewart Bryson of RedPill Analytics
Oracle ACE Director Bobby Curtis of Accenture Enkitec Group
These two are recognized industry experts in Oracle's Data Integration and Business Analytics suite of applications. Rare opportunity to get all this great content right here in Atlanta.
Oracle Developer Advocate
The Georgia Oracle Users Group is proud to invite you to our Database Developers Symposium on April 23rd in Atlanta, GA. This event represents the second in a series devoted to bringing industry experts to Atlanta for our users. Attendance to this half-day event is $25.00 and features Oracle Developer Advocate, Dan McGhan. If you are interested in application development on the Oracle database platform you don’t want to miss these sessions on APEX and Nodejs.
If you joined or renewed your GAOUG membership during or after the February Evolving Databases Symposium event, you will receive a special $15.00 discount code via the email address you provided at the event.
Join us on April 23rd in the Private Party Room at McCray’s Tavern, a classic American bar and grill. Located in Smyrna, GA, McCray’s Tavern features great food, over 40 beers on tap and a broad selection of craft beers.
Your paid registration includes:
JULY 2015 QUARTERLY TECH SYMPOSIUM
The Georgia Oracle Users Group presents our July 2015 Quarterly Symposium featuring
The Georgia Oracle Users Group invites you to our July 2015 Quarterly Tech Symposium on July 23rd in Atlanta, GA. This event represents the third in a series devoted to bringing industry experts to Atlanta for our users. Attendance to this half-day event features Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman (@dbakevlar). Kellyn will be presenting on the power of AWR, ASH, and ADDM in 12c. We also have Loc Nhan of Oracle presenting on database patching using Enterprise Manager 12c.
Join us on July 23rd in the Private Party Room at McCray’s Tavern, a classic American bar and grill. Located in Smyrna, GA, McCray’s Tavern features great food, over 40 beers on tap and a broad selection of craft beers.
Your registration includes:
2 1/2 hours of technical insight by industry expert Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman
Light hors d’oeuvres
1 free drink; cash bar otherwise
Directions to venue:
The Power of the AWR Warehouse and Beyond
The Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4 is accompanied with the new AWR Warehouse feature, which allows you to automatically extract detailed performance data from your database targets and consolidate the data into a single location within the AWR Warehouse repository. The main source of data stored in the AWR Warehouse is derived from the Automatic Workload Repository (AWR), via AWR snapshots, letting you retain long-term history of AWR data from chosen EM12c database targets, enabling full historical analysis of AWR data across databases without impacting the source or user database.
This session will cover the power behind this incredible new feature, a full review of the architecture, ETL process and then onto what everyone who’s worked with AWR data really wants to know- What is the impact to the existing suite of AWR queries and how much can it really provide the business and the DBA when searching for answers.
Database 12c New AWR, ASH and ADDM Features Using EM12c and Beyond
The Automatic Workload Repository, (AWR) and Active Session History, (ASH) have been the defacto choice of any optimization DBA when investigating performance issues in Oracle. With the addition of the Automatic Diagnostic Database Monitor, (ADDM) comparison reports and other new features, we’re able to add a whole new level with the introduction of Oracle version Database 12c.
This session will dig in deep to the new additions to the AWR and ASH reports, along with the benefits of advanced investigation, trouble-shooting and diagnostics with Enterprise Manager 12c and the command line with SQL*Plus to show the power of the “always- on” approach of the AWR for the DBA who requires data behind their findings to ensure they never assume or guess, which is the first step to losing one’s credibility.
Kellyn will demonstrate how to translate the new wait events, new additions to reports and what steps can be taken for individual findings to gain a new perspective and answers that the business needs in the “I need the answer now” demands of a DBA’s world.
Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman is a member of the Oak Table Network and was an Oracle ACE Director until joining Oracle as the Consulting Member for the Strategic Customer Program, a specialized group of Enterprise Manager Specialists. Kellyn is known for her extensive work with Enterprise Manager 12c, its command line interface, environment optimization tuning, automation and architecture design. Her blog, http://dbakevlar.com and social media activity under her handle, DBAKevlar is well respected for her insight and content. She is the lead author on a number of technical books, hosts webinars for numerous technical groups, including All Things Oracle and has presented at Oracle Open World, HotSos, Collaborate, KSCOPE, along with other US and European conferences. Kellyn is a strong advocate for Women in Technology, (WIT) citing education on topics regarding stereotypes and presenting opportunities early as the path to overcoming challenges.
Database patching with Enterprise Manager 12c
It is essential to apply patches to keep databases current, secure, or simply to have bug fixes. The Patch Management feature of Enterprise Manager 12c helps automate patching, reduce time spent on patching, minimize downtime, as well as standardize patching procedures.
In this session, we will discuss using EM12c for patching Oracle databases and related software components. We will focus on how to set up an EM12c infrastructure for patching, patching workflows, tips for avoiding common pitfalls and getting the best out of the patching feature.
Loc Nhan is a principal member of technical staff in the Strategic Customer Programs (SCP) group of the Enterprise Manager (EM) engineering organization at Oracle. He works with customers, including many of the top 500 Fortune companies, in designing EM deployment architectures, building EM infrastructures, and implementing EM features according to Oracle recommended practices. He is one of the top contributors in the Enterprise Manager forum, and he posts blogs on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN). Before transferring to the SCP group, he worked as a senior technical support engineer in the United States and in Australia, where he specialized in Oracle Net Services and software installations. Before joining Oracle, he worked as a network administrator. He is now based at the Oracle headquarters in California.