DOAG annual conference 2015 – great as always!

Another annual DOAG conference has passed, and I can only say the very best about it: Perfectly organized, large and modern location, impressive list of well known speakers and over 2100 attendees – wow!

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My presentation Best of RMAN was scheduled at the first slot on the first day, so I was a bit concerned whether many people would attend that early. It turned out that the room got so full that I was asked by the organizers to deliver the same talk again next day – which I happily did, again with a packed room 🙂

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Apart from speaking myself, I enjoyed very much to see friends and colleagues again, as well as people I knew from social media before but never met in person yet. Thank you all for your good company guys – I may appear a bit quiet and distanced sometimes, but I really appreciate you and our little conversations. Personal highlight: The lady who approached me at the stairs, shaking hands and telling me that she knew me from an Oracle University class that she liked so much 🙂

There were many interesting presentations, just to mention some of those I attended myself:

Frits Hoogland with Oracle Exadata and database memory

Frits

In his very detailed talk, he emphasized the importance of using Huge Pages on Exadata and that MEMORY_TARGET aka Automatic Memory Management is not an option here.

Jonathan Lewis presented Five Hints for Optimising SQL

Jonathan

I’m always amazed how much this man knows and how good he is able to explain it to us mere mortals 🙂

Lothar Flatz was presenting Anatomie eines SQL Befehls (how to do Oracle Performance Tuning with a scientific approach)

Lothar

During his very entertaining talk, he quoted no less than seven Oakies (including himself), so that was quite good advertising for the OakTable Network 🙂

Frank Schneede delivered Eine Datenbank kommt selten allein (DB Cloning on Exadata using sparse diskgroups)

Frank

while Ulrike Schwinn presented Oracle DB Memory Techniken für mehr Performance (Overview about the meanwhile so many different ways to deal with memory in Oracle)

Ulrike

Couldn’t really catch her because she was running out of the picture all the time 🙂

Martin Berger also did an interesting talk: Wie misst Oracle die Verwendung von Database Features? (How to make sense of DBA_FEATURE_USAGE STATISTICS)

Martin

I liked his presentation style with many live demonstrations very much!

My dear colleague Joel Goodman talked about Automatic Parallel Execution

Joel

Joel is what I call a ‘Standup Instructor’ – mention any database related topic and he will be able to deliver an excellent 30 minutes talk about it instantly 🙂

A big  THANK YOU to the many people from DOAG who helped to make that event take place again in such an impressive way! Hope to be there again next year.

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