Save on Oracle Licensing and Increase Performance and Reliability by NetApp

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MANITOBA ORACLE USERS GROUP

Invites you to the NetApp presentation:  Save on Oracle Licensing and Increase Performance and Reliability

Is your IT future staring at challenges such as Oracle ending its 11gR2 premier support, lower budgets, higher performance SLAs and stronger ROIs?  NetApp® provides the optimum platform for addressing these challenges while allowing you to increase your application consolidation ratios and dramatically accelerate the speed of your business applications.

Come and see a technical demonstration of Oracle running on NetApp All Flash FAS storage arrays and learn about storage requirements for consolidation to save on licensing.
Tuesday November 24th,

Millennium Library – Anhang Room 2nd Floor – 251 Donald Street

11:30-13:30 and 16:30 -18:30

 Advance registration is required:  Please send an email with your name and professional contact information to:  register@mboug.org and specify the session/s you would like to attend. We need to know the count for ordering the lunch and dinner.

Noon Session: 11:30 – 13:30 (light lunch is served)

 11:30    Doors open, networking reception, refreshments and lunch

12:00   Presentation

13:15    Break and Refreshment

13:20    Q&A, final remarks, door prizes

Later Session: 4:30 – 6:30 (light dinner is served )

16:30    Doors open, networking reception, refreshments and snacks

17:00   Presentation

18:15   Break and Refreshment

18:20    Q&A, final remarks, door prizes

 The speaker: Safa Alak, Consulting System Engineer, NetApp

About Safa

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25 years of experience in the design, administration, and management of enterprise systems. He has written many published papers on database management design and integration with other technologies. At NetApp, he designs integrated solutions for enterprise applications and databases. Before joining NetApp, he designed and delivered storage solutions for SAP, Oracle, and other databases as well as held responsibility for overall architecture and application solution design.
Note that both sessions are at the same location

  • Come and be a part of your local Oracle community
  • Learn from one of the top Oracle experts
  • Network with your peers and share the knowledge

ThanksLandorPrint for sponsoring this meeting!

Hope to see you there!

your MbOUG team

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September 29th Session’s Presentations

Here you can find the PDF’s from Daniel Morgan’s presentation to our group on September 29th:

Golden Gate

Database 12c gotchas

Database 12c gems

 

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MbOUG – Sep 29 – Oracle 12c and GoldenGate Sessions

The Manitoba Oracle User Group has scheduled Oracle Ace Director Daniel Morgan to speak in Winnipeg once again so don’t miss out!
There are 2 free and open sessions, we highly recommend you take advantage of both of them and pass the invitation to others.

Date: Tuesday September 29th
Location for both sessions: Millennium Library – Anhang Room 2nd Floor – 251 Donald Street

Early Lunch Session: 11:30am – 1:30pm (light lunch is served)
Topic: Moving to 12c Database and the 12c Gems (The Most Valuable Under-Promoted Features)
11:00 Doors open, networking reception, refreshments and snacks
11:30 Presentation
12:15 Break and Refreshments
12:30 Presentation continues
1:15 Q&A, final remarks, door prizes

After Work Session: 4:30pm – 7:00pm (light dinner is served)
Topic: Integration, Replication and more with Oracle GoldenGate
4:30 Doors open, networking reception, refreshments and snacks
5:00 Presentation
5:45 Break and Refreshments
6:00 Presentation continues
6:45 Q&A, final remarks, door prizes

Advance registration is required so either Reply to this email or email register@mboug.org and indicate which session(s) you are attending:
– Both Sessions
– Early Lunch Session
– After Work Session

About Daniel:

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Daniel Morgan is an Oracle ACE Director with more than 25 years experience working with Oracle products. Mr. Morgan wrote the Oracle curriculum for the University of Washington, was the program’s primary instructor for 10 years and is the Morgan behind the MorgansLibrary.org website.

Daniel Morgan, Principal Adviser at Forsythe Meta7, began his IT career in the early 1970s with Fortran IV on mainframes, spent more than a decade writing COBOL, and moved into relational databases in the mid-1980s focusing primarily on the Oracle database.

Morgan brings to each engagement a wide range of industry experience including high technology companies and e-Commerce, telecommunications, finance, aerospace, bio-medical, hospitality, retail, energy, manufacturing and distribution, travel and entertainment, as well as public sector.

In addition to his work at the University of Washington Mr. Morgan’s academic credentials include teaching Oracle at Harvard University, guest lectures at the University of Oslo (Norway), University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and as an advisor to the outreach program at the University of California at Berkeley.

Mr. Morgan’s core competency is core database. Morgan began his Oracle career coding SQL and PL/SQL, after almost a decade moved into the development and operations DBA role, and over the years expanded his focus to include servers, storage, networking, and their relationship to both stable architecture and Root Cause Analysis.

In addition to his work in the US Dan Morgan has worked in Canada, Japan, Mexico, the UK and taught classes and seminars at conferences in Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Serbia, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, and Uruguay.

The presentations are attached below:

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Thanks to Oracle for sponsoring this event

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Your local Oracle User Group, hope to see you there!
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Meeting #5 on Tuesday February 17th

You are invited to the first MbOUG event of 2015

Oracle’s Cloud Strategy presented by Oracle Cloud Pursuit Team

Tuesday February 17th, 4:30 – 7:00 PM

Millennium Library – Anhang Room  2nd Floor – 251 Donald Stre

  • Come after work and be a part of your local Oracle community
  • Light dinner and refreshments served
  • Networking opportunity with your peers

Thanks to Oracle  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

5:00    Gordon McCart  will present Oracle’s Cloud Strategy

5:50    Break and Refreshment

6:00    Presentation continues

7:00    Final remarks and stick around to talk with the speaker and members

The speaker Gordon McCart will 
• Overview of the Oracle strategy
• Highlight available and upcoming cloud offerings
• Impact of business focused delivery of IT as a Service on a company
• Implications for the people
• Introduction to Oracle Consulting Services, capabilities, offerings, value
• Where to you go from here, what do you need to know coming out of this

About Gordon

Gordon McCart is currently a member of the Oracle Cloud Pursuit Team (CPT) with expertise in architecture, design, visioning of public, private and hybrid deployments
Over 30 years in the IT industry with various technical specialist and supervisory roles
Previously part of a number of Oracle specialist groups, member of the Sun National support team, member of the StorageTek National support team
Prior to Oracle/Sun/StorageTek held a number of senior technical positions at several large companies

We will have souvenirs and door prizes.
This is an excellent opportunity to network with your peers and share the knowledge!

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Hope to see you there!

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MbOUG – Oct 23 – Oracle Ace Director Daniel Morgan – Update

Come listen and learn from Oracle Ace Director Daniel Morgan, Oracle Open World Presenter!

The event has been split into 2 sessions (8:30-12:00 & 4:30-8:00) to accommodate individuals that cannot make the later session.

Morning Session: 8:30 – 12:00

Proposed Presentations:

– Open World presentation: Root Cause Analysis

– Insert Statements for DBAs and Developers

– Coding Practices for Security & Data Security

Later Session: 4:30 – 8:00

Proposed Presentations:

– The Oracle Gems for SQL, Java and Dot Net Developers

– Oracle 12c New Features You Won’t Hear About From Oracle

Note that both sessions are at the same location (light snacks will be provided like usual):

Charter House Hotel

330 York Avenue

Crown Room A

 

Registration is via Evenbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mboug-come-meet-oracle-guru-and-ace-director-daniel-morgan-tickets-13581325109

or by emailing register@mboug.org

As part of registration, you can attend one session or even both since they include different presentations.

Tell your friends and colleagues but most importantly just come!

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MbOUG: Come Meet Oracle Ace Director Daniel Morgan!

We are very excited to announce that Daniel Morgan, the Oracle Ace Director and author of Morgan’s Library will be visiting Winnipeg on October 23rd. This is a rare opportunity for us to host one of the top Oracle experts in the world.

Daniel will present to our users’ group the topics that are of interest to Oracle Developers and DBA’s.

MBOUG’s Main Event: October 23, 2014 4:30 in downtown area.
The exact agenda, time and location of the event will be posted later.
To pre-register please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mboug-come-meet-oracle-guru-and-ace-director-daniel-morgan-tickets-13581325109  or email us at register@mboug.org

The event is free and refreshment will be provided.

This will be our last event before Christmas break, so please use this opportunity and come to learn from one of the brightest minds in the industry.

About Daniel:
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Oracle ACE Director Dan Morgan is the Morgan behind Morgan’s Library.

Education: In 2009 Morgan retired from teaching at the University of Washington where he wrote the Oracle program and had been its primary instructor since 1998. In addition to his work at UW he also served as an adviser to the outreach program at the University of California Berkeley, was a consultant on Oracle to Harvard University, and as a guest lecturer at numerous universities including the University of Oslo (Norway), the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), Techologico de Costa Rica, and Universidad Latina de Panama.

User Groups: Morgan is a member of the executive boards for the Vancouver and Victoria Oracle Users Groups in Canada, a member of NYOUG, a former Board member of the Western Washington Oracle Users Group, a former Chair of the Washington Software Association’s Database Special Interest Group. He has also been a member of UKOUG, the International Oracle zSeries SIG, the Oracle RAC SIG, and BAARF.

Community: Mr. Morgan is a regular contributor at Oracle conferences and forums around the world presenting at conferences including OpenWorld, Collaborate, ODTUG Kaleidoscope, IOUC International Leadership Conference, and has presented or taught Oracle in Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Serbia, Sweden, UK, Uruguay,  and the US.

Consulting: Currently Morgan focuses his efforts on consulting for Tier 1 enterprise clients in aerospace, telecommunications, e-commerce and the cloud through Performance Tuning Corp.

To learn more about Daniel Morgan please visit his website http://www.morganslibrary.org/about.html

Ask us for Additional Learning Opportunities during the presentation day.

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Meeting #3 reflections

A special thanks to everyone who came out to our “OEM, OVM and Oracle Linux” meeting on Tuesday “Sept. 23” !

We believe it was a great success with fantastic speakers, inspired audience and timely topic !

But it was Sundeep Dhall’s deep knowledge of the topic and Sahil Mahajan’s
commitment (both are from Oracle) that made it happen.
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Also, a few pointers to the documentation on key features that Sundeep used:
OEM12c based OS provisioning
Simplifying DB installation on Linux
DB/RAC templates for Oracle VM 
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Also, David Shirtliff from MacDon had beautifully represented our professional community sharing his experience of the OEM12c.​
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A big thank you to Nawaz Pasha from networkEARTH,for sharing the sponsorship of the event, and his incredible energy and valuable ideas.
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And of course the biggest credit goes to the members of our group who could find time in their busy schedules and come to learn and share the knowledge. With over 35 people in attendance and a few more who wished to attend but weren’t able to leave the work (the life of a dba’s and sysadmins) inspired and assured us that we have an energetic and dedicated group of Oracle professionals and who can make the MbOUG a success story.
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Meeting #3 on Tuesday September 23rd

Please join us for MbOUG’s third meeting in downtown Winnipeg:

Tuesday September 23rd, 4:15 – 7:45pm

Norwood Hotel (112 Marion St.) – Tache Room and parking is free!

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

Thanks to Oracle and networkEARTH for sponsoring this meeting!

Advance registration is required

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

register@mboug.org

Agenda

4:15   Doors open, networking reception, refreshments and snacks

4:45   Why Oracle Linux and Oracle VM – Sahil Mahajan and Nawaz Pasha

5:10   Demo – OEM12c for automated provisioning – Sundeep Dhall

5:50   Break and Food

6:00   Demo (Continued) – OEM12c for automated provisioning – Sundeep Dhall

6:40   OEM12c Member Showcase Story – David Shirtliff

7:15   Final remarks and stick around to talk with the speakers and other MbOUG members

7:45   End

Why Oracle Linux and Oracle VM

Sahil Mahajan assisted by Nawaz Pasha

Sahil and Nawaz will talk about the advantages of using Oracle Linux and Oracle VM and how they are best suited for Oracle Technology offerings.  They will share the Oracle Linux and VM vision and strategy include new/improved features, case studies, and success stories.

About Sahil

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Sahil’s education background includes Engineering & a Marketing Post graduate.  He has been associated with Oracle Linux & VM Support business for 3 years and has been the primary single point of contact for Linux & VM queries across Canada’s for the last three years.  He has recently moved into a managerial position and is motived to also manage & promote Oracle’s offerings in parts of central and Eastern US states.

On the lighter side, Sahil is a sports enthusiast which includes golfing & occasional workout activities.  He also enjoys reading outside of work.

OEM12c for automated provisioning

Sundeep Dhall

Sundeep will cover the more technical aspects of Oracle Linux & VM and conduct a live demo demonstrating the full integrated life-cycle management of Oracle Linux, Oracle Database and WebLogic using a single OEM12c dashboard.  He will showcase the ability to create gold-images which provides compliance, consistency, repeatability, and agility in rolling out environments and business applications.

About Sundeep

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Sundeep Dhall has a Masters from University of Toledo, Ohio and has been in the Chicagoland area since 1990.  He has been with Sun and Oracle since 2003 and prior to that worked for Netscape. Communications and AOL from 1997 onward as a delivery consultant on internet enabled solutions.

Within Oracle, Sundeep has worked as an embedded solutions architect within the telecommunications space before joining the OL/OVM team as a sales consultant two years ago.  His focus over the last ten years has been on optimal & secured deployment architectures for scalable and highly available systems.  He has leveraged best practices from Solaris, Linux, Clustering, and Virtualization technologies to build & deploy these solutions.

Outside of work, Sundeep enjoys time with his wife and kids and engages in racquetball, back-packing, river-rafting, biking, yoga, and home-remodeling.

 

OEM12c Member Showcase Story

David Shirtliff

David’s presentation will showcase his company (MacDon) and share their team’s experience with OEM12c.  It will include implementation and configuration successes, challenges, and issues.  Most importantly, lessons learned and proposed best practices will shared and discussed as well.

About David

David

David Shirtliff has been with MacDon Industries for two and a half years in the role of Applications and Database Administrator. He joined MacDon after graduating from the University of Manitoba with his B.Sc in computer science.

At MacDon David is responsible for maintaining a variety of serverbased applications ranging in depth from Glassfish to JD Edwards, managing Oracle and SQL Server databases, and some Linux administration.

David grew up in rural Manitoba, so in his spare time he likes to poke around in the dirt and try to make things grow. He also enjoys biking, slo-pitch, board games, reading comics, hockey, and solving Rubik’s cubes.

Registration

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

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Our Sponsors for this event

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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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