Save the date – Tuesday September 23

We are excited to announce the next event:
Tuesday September 23, approx 4:30 – 7:00pm
Location is still being confirmed but most likely close to down town Winnipeg
Topics include:
 – Oracle Linux and Oracle VM
     Is it possible to achieve better performance and reduce operating expenditures
 – Demo: OEM12c Automated provisioning of Oracle Linux/VM, Databases, and Weblogic
 – OEM12c user story and discussion
Light supper and snacks will be provided.
We will have practical souvenirs and door prizes.
This is an excellent opportunity to network with your peers and share the knowledge!
For those that can’t wait for the official invitation you are encouraged to pre-register by sending an email with your name and professional contact information to: register@mboug.org
Hope to see you there!
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The highlights of the MbOUG second event

A special thanks goes out to our meeting sponsors – MNP (www.mnp.ca) and Oracle (www.oracle.com) .  Please visit their websites! The second meeting of the group went well. Thank you everyone for attending and supporting the effort to build the Oracle community.  We had two exciting presentations which captured the audience’s attention.

Tuning 101.  Rodger Lepisky presented techniques that solved some very mysterious tuning problems he has encountered during his work as a dba.  The quick read can be found here: http://rodgersnotes.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/oracle-performance-tuning/

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Oracle Spatial and GIS by Steve MacLean (steve.maclean@mnp.ca) served up an amazing demonstration on his latest project, A Web Mapping Application. Steve described the conceptual model of the web mapping solution that utilizes Oracle Spatial and ESRI’s ArcGIS platform.   The application is built to consume data services from many different sources including BING and  other web mapping services, which is dynamically chosen based on the user interface selections from the presenting  web page. Steve efficiently demonstrated the fascinating functionality on how the application can rapidly serve up maps of GPS coordinates or text driven locations and overlay that location based on time. Please check out with Steve if you to find out more information.

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MbOUG meeting #2

 Welcome to the Manitoba Oracle Users Group!

Please join us for the MbOUG second meeting in downtown Winnipeg:

Thursday May 8, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Winnipeg MNP main office

2500 – 201 Portage Ave. (previously known as the TD or CanWest Building, 25th floor)

Parking is available on many of the nearby downtown streets which is most likely free after 5:30.  If you prefer a parkades,  there are  quite a few within a 3-5 minute walk.

  • Come after work and be a part of your local Oracle community
  • Light refreshments served
  • Networking opportunity with your peers and experts
  • Two informative and entertaining presentations

Thanks to MNP LLP and Oracle Canada for sponsoring this meeting!

Advance registration is required

Please send an email with your name and professional contact information to: register@mboug.org

Agenda

4:30 Doors open, networking reception, refreshments and snacks

4:55  Welcome and opening remarks – Scott Greenlay, MNP Senior Partner

5:00  Your Local Oracle Support – Grant Rogers, Oracle Regional Sales Manager

5:05  Topic #1 – Oracle Spatial Integration with Geographical Information System (GIS) – Steve MacLean

5:45  Topic #2 – Oracle SQL Performance Tuning Tips and Tricks – Rodger Lepisky

6:25  Wrap up and details of next meeting

Oracle Spatial integration with Geographical Information System (GIS) – Steve MacLean

Steve will talk about his experience implementing the Web Mapping Applications  and Web Mapping Services. He will discuss a conceptual model of the web mapping solution, a data model for the web mapping solution and a spatial data management strategy to support the web mapping solution.

 About Steve

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Steve MacLean is a senior technology professional with an over 18 years of experience.  His expertise includes; GIS systems implementation, project management, software architecture, application design, development, software testing, and deployment.

Steve has led the implementation of several large projects for both the public and private sectors.  He has led project teams that include software analysts, architects, developers, and testers that implemented systems using a variety of technologies including Oracle, ESRI ArcGIS Server, ESRI ArcGIS Desktop and ASP.NET

Oracle SQL Performance Tuning Tips and Tricks – Rodger Lepinsky

This presentation presents tips and tricks regarding Oracle SQL performance whether it applies to selects, inserts, updates, deletes.  Since are so many factors in tuning queries, it is difficult to assess and apply the best techniques and patterns to get the optimal performance.

 About Rodger

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Rodger Lepinsky grew up in Winnipeg, and earned Bachelor’s degrees from the Asper School of Business, and University of Winnipeg’s Applied Computer Science program.  Working with databases since Oracle version 7 in 1995, he has worked in the roles of: Database Architecture/Design, Development, Warehousing, Tuning, Database and Unix Administration.  Some of his assignments have been at the largest financial companies in the USA: Fidelity, Wellington Management, Bank of America, and Western Asset Management.  To add to his resume he passed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 exam in 2007.

Rodger places a huge emphasis on quality, and has built systems that required no updates.

Recently, Rodger has been increasing his skill sets in: OBIEE, Oracle Apps R12 and MYSQL. In the Data Science and Big Data area, he has been learning java, R statistics software (Matlab), and graph databases. In his research, he has solved many technical issues with Oracle and other products, and many of his blog posts continue to rise to the top of the internet search rankings.

Visit Rodgers’ Blog http://rodgersnotes.wordpress.com or follow on Twitter: ttps://twitter.com/rodgersnotes

Registration

To register, please send an email with your name and business contact information to:  register@mboug.org

To stay informed of future events, join the MbOUG events and jobs email lists by emailing your contact information to register@mboug.

Our Sponsors

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Welcome to the MbOUG kick-off meeting

Please join us for the MbOUG kick-off meeting in downtown Winnipeg

Thursday March 6, 4:00-6:00pm

Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel

2 Lombard Pl, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0Y3 

  • Come after work and be a part of your local Oracle community
  • Light refreshments served
  • Networking opportunity with your peers and experts
  • Two informative and entertaining presentations

 Thanks to Oracle Canada for sponsoring this meeting!

Advance registration is required.

Please send an email with your name and professional contact information to:

register@mboug.org

Agenda

4:00 Networking reception, light refreshments

4:30 Welcome and opening remarks – Doug Kiz

4:35 Experiences and Benefits of Oracle User Groups – Paul Bekker

5:00 Key Success Factors for a successful Database Deployment – Caleb Small

6:00 Wrap up and details of next meeting

 

 Key Factors for a Successful Database Deployment – Caleb Small

This presentation summarizes the key success factors derived from a real-world deployment of two pairs of Oracle Database Appliances in primary/standby database configurations. It includes best practices for planning, initial deployment, production database migration, RMAN backup, and DataGuard physical standby configuration. It also touches on operational topics including log rotation, alert log scanning and notification, and automatic DataGuard health checks and notifications.  While some points are unique to the ODA and RAC, the factors presented here are applicable to any production database deployment.

About Caleb 

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Caleb is a senior consulting Oracle DBA with decades of experience in IT, and specifically with Oracle high availability installations since version 7.  He has deployed dozens of production systems on both scratch built and engineered systems including the Oracle Database Appliance.  This, in combination with his experience as a professional instructor, and featured speaker for user groups around North America makes his presentations both informative and entertaining.

 

Experiences and Benefits of Oracle User Groups – Paul Bekker

Paul will share his experiences as an active member and supporter of one of the largest Oracle User Groups in Canada, and outline the benefits to being a part of your local Oracle community.

About Paul

Paul Bekker has been involved with Oracle for almost 20 years going back to Oracle Database version 6. He joined Oracle doing Consulting, implementing 10.7 Applications at clients across Western Canada like NewFlyer Buses, Shaw Cable and Alberta Health Services. Paul moved to Advance Customer Services (ACS/Formerly Oracle Premium Support) doing more out of the box Oracle implementation focusing on best practices and working closely with Oracle Support and Product management. Paul moved next to Pre-sales and focused more on how to enable Oracle clients to get the most value out of their Oracle investments. Today Paul manages a team across Western Canada supporting Oracle Middleware and Database products and ensuring the right solutions for our clients to meet business needs.

Paul has been an active member of Oracle Calgary’s User Group for 12 years (http://coug.ab.ca) and is still a Director at Large offering support and help to the Oracle Calgary Community. The Oracle Calgary user group has just reach their 25th Anniversary and is very successful with strong memberships year over year, great presentations by the community, and a strong financial backing.

Registration

To register, please send an email with you name and business contact information to:

register@mboug.org

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Our Sponsors

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