Tag Archives: 2011

UKOUG 2011: Days 1 – 3…

I went to lots of good presentations over the three days. Day 1: SQL Tuning – Kyle Hailey Clonedb – Me (not counting myself in the “good” list, just placing myself in the timetable) OakTable Talks Emerging Trends in RAC – Julian Dyke Upgrading your Cluster to 11gR2 – Martin Bach Learning about life through [...]




UKOUG 2011: When sessions attack…

Just finished my session. What a nightmare… I was surprised anyone turned up as it was a late change to the schedule and there were some great sessions going on at the same time. Check out the photo. It was kinda OK, until I got to the demo, which I screwed up. That was really disappointing because [...]




UKOUG: I’m now speaking on Monday…

A couple of slots opened up in the UKOUG schedule due to cancellations and a message came through the OakTable mailing list asking if anyone could fill them. Alex Gorbachev and myself stepped up to the plate. This means I’m now speaking about Clonedb on Monday at 11:05 in the Media Suite. See here. The [...]




BGOUG 2011: Wrap-Up

So that’s another BGOUG finished and once again it was a great event. Every time I go I recognize more faces and my Bulgarian dancing gets a little better. I’m already looking forward to the next one I get to attend. A big thanks to Milena and the gang for organizing everything. There was literally [...]




BGOUG 2011: Day 2…

Day 2 started with a very tired Doug Burns presenting “Performance and Stability with Oracle Database 11g’s SQL Plan Management”. As with his previous talk, this was firmly rooted in his practical experience of the feature and as such contained a mixture of positive and negative results. Essentially it boiled down to, this works great [...]




AUSOUG 2011: Perth Day 1 & 2…

Day 1: The first presentation of the day was Debra Lilley speaking about 42 real life examples of Fusion Middleware with applications. When you see the markeing bumf it’s easy to believe Fusion Middleware is only for massive projects that use all its functionality. Debra’s presentation highlighted how Fusion Middleware is being used out in [...]




OOW11: Wednesday…

Wednesday: This was actually my last proper day at Open World. I fly home Thursday morning, effectively missing the last day of the conference. It’s a shame, but it’s the way things worked out and I’m totally burnt out now. Wednesday was definitely “the day after the night before”. I was a little bit under [...]




OOW11: Monday and Tuesday…

Monday: I went to some presentations, hung around in the OTN lounge and ate at every possible opportunity. Tanel Poder‘s presentation on “Large-Scale Consolidation onto Oracle Exadata: Planning, Execution, and Validation” was pretty cool. In the evening I planned to meet a former colleague at the OTN party. I decided they best way to find [...]




OOW11: Saturday and Sunday…

Saturday: This was my day off before OOW11 started. I spent the morning following Chris Muir round toy shops, trying to find something cool to take home for his kids. Then we went and registered for the conference. After that it was back to the hotel to chill out a bit before the OakTable Network [...]




OOW11: Oracle ACE Director Briefing Day 1 & 2…

If you’ve followed Twitter over the last couple of days you’ll have seen cryptic posts about the content of the ACED briefing. We all had to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to make sure we didn’t tweet or blog about the Oracle Games Console (OGC) before Larry announces it next week. Day 2 is done and we [...]