The Oracle circus went to Liverpool this year for the annual conference of the UK Oracle User Group and it was a fantastic event there! Top speakers and a very knowledgeable audience too, I was really impressed by the quality we have experienced. Together with my friends and colleagues Iloon and Joel, I was waving the flag for Oracle University again – and it was really fun to do so 🙂
One little obstacle was that I actually did many presentations and roundtables. So less time for me to listen to the high quality talks of the other speakers…
Joel and I hosted three roundtables:
About Exadata, where we had amongst others Dan Norris (Member of the Platform Integration MAA Team, Oracle) and Jason Arneil (Solutions Architect, e-DBA) contributing
About Grid Infrastructure & RAC, where Ian Cookson (Product Manager Clusterware, Oracle) took many questions from the audience. We could have had Markus Michalewicz also if I only would have told him the day before during the party night – I’m still embarrassed about that.
About Data Guard, where Larry Carpenter (Master product Manager Data Guard and Maximum Availability Architecture, Oracle) took all the questions as usual. AND he hit me for the article about the Active Data Guard underscore parameter, so I think I will remove it…
Iloon delivered her presentation about Apex for DBA Audience, which was very much appreciated and attracted a big crowd again, same as in Nürnberg before.
Joel had two talks on Sunday already: Managing Sequences in a RAC Environment (This is actually a more complex topic than you may think!) and Oracle Automatic Parallel Execution (Obviously complex stuff)
I did two presentations as well: The Data Guard Broker – Why it is recommended and Data Guard 12c New Features in Action
Both times, the UKOUG was so kind to give me very large rooms, and I can say that they haven’t looked empty although I faced tough competition by other interesting talks. This is from the first presentation:
A big THANK YOU goes out to all the friendly people of UKOUG who made this possible and maintained the great event Tech14 was! And also to the bright bunch of Oracle colleagues and Oracle techies (speakers and attendees included) that gave me good company there: You guys are the best! Looking forward to see you at the next conference 🙂